The Blank School engages Babson community members and leads research to create entrepreneurial leaders.
The Cutler Center has multiple strategic partnerships with educational programs and industry groups to help Babson students and alumni advance their finance careers. The Cutler Center also partners with various internal and external partners on various events.
Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner
Babson College is a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner (ELP), which was developed to recognize academic institutions that integrate Bloomberg into their undergraduate and graduate curricula. The Cutler Center is equipped with 18 Bloomberg terminals that provide students and faculty with access to the data and analytical tools used by investment professionals. Students also have the opportunity to improve their skillsets and marketability through the Bloomberg Market Concepts Certification, which is an eight-hour self-directed program covering Equities, Fixed Income, and Currencies.
CFA Society Boston
Now, more than ever, finance needs more women. The Cutler Center hosted the CFA Society of Boston, which welcomed an accomplished group of women professionals to campus who spoke about their career choices and investment management experiences. This event was targeted at students who would be interested in a career in investment management.
CFA Institute University Affiliation Program
At Babson College, the Bachelor of Science in Finance and the Master of Science in Finance programs have been acknowledged as incorporating at least 70 percent of the CFA Program Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) and placing emphasis on the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice within the program. These programs position students well to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation, which has become the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world.
Entry into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace the Babson College curriculum is closely tied to professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the CFA examinations.
In 2019, the Cutler Center welcomed more than 1,800 attendees, including Babson students, faculty, alumni, and staff, at the Babson Boston location for Boston FinTech Week, an event hosted by FinTech Sandbox designed to explore how increased access to data and technology will affect the future of financial services.
MassChallenge FinTech: Entrepreneurship in Finance
In partnership with MassChallenge FinTech, the Cutler Center hosted a panel of industry experts to discuss what they've learned as fintech entrepreneurs, investors, and partners. From the collaboration between fintechs to emerging technologies and key trends, this impressive group of panelists discussed the evolution of fintech and what’s ahead for the industry.
Mass Fintech Hub
The Cutler Center has become an academic member of the Mass Fintech Hub, a collaborative and cross-disciplinary working group of technology innovators, financial service and investment leaders, academics, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, which was designed to serve as a community to help spur regional innovation leadership and the economic growth of all aspects of the fintech ecosystem in Massachusetts.
Project Destined, founded by a former Carlyle Group executive, has partnered with 100+ leading real estate firms and 70+ universities around the country to provide diverse students with internship opportunities to explore ownership through live real estate deals. The 8-week paid virtual internship program is launching in Boston with an incredible group of partners including Brookfield, Related, JLL, Walker & Dunlop, Berkadia, CBRE Global Investors among others.
Undergraduate Women's Investment Network (UWIN)
The Loomis Sayles Undergraduate Women’s Investment Network (UWIN) is designed to inspire, develop and recruit undergraduate women for investment management careers through mentorship and internship opportunities. The mentorship program matches undergraduate women with a Loomis Sayles mentor to help connect the educational experience to a potential career in investment management by sharing knowledge, experience, and career advice. In the paid internship program, women experience two investment or client-facing functions in 10-week rotations during the school year. The program is designed for female undergraduates in their sophomore and junior years who have an interest in business, finance, accounting, mathematics, economics or investments. The UWIN program is helping to seed the pipeline of diverse talent into the investment management industry.
Wall Street Prep
Wall Street Prep is a global financial training firm that specializes in courses on financial and valuation modeling and Excel for finance professionals. The self-paced learning program is available to Babson students interested in developing and strengthening their financial modeling skills and is particularly helpful for those pursuing careers in investment management, investment banking, corporate finance, private equity, and financial planning & analysis.
WAVE Career Forum
The Cutler Center is a supporting school for the annual Women's Association of Venture & Equity (WAVE) Career Forum, which targets women who are currently undergraduate or graduate students or have graduated within the last three years. The overarching goal of the event is to provide a platform for young women to learn, engage and network with industry veterans within alternative investments while efficiently helping employers solve the continuing issue of finding qualified female candidates.
Finance Faculty Research
Babson College encourages and supports a variety of thought leadership and research activities to increase the public visibility and academic reputation of the College and its faculty, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
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Seminar Speaker Series
The Cutler Center sponsors the Seminar Speaker Series, which allows Babson’s finance faculty to build relationships in the academic community, to exchange research ideas with other top researchers from other institutions, to share academic research with the local practitioner community, and to enhance Babson’s reputation as a research institution.