The Leeds “End the Gap” initiative was launched in 2017 with the goal of reaching equitable gender parity across all business programs by 2020. Several business programs have either met or are close to meeting this objective. One of the programs that is the furthest from meeting this objective is Finance. Women continue to comprise approximately 20% of finance graduates – a statistic that has remained nearly constant since the 1980’s.
The Women in Finance Forum brings female finance professionals together to speak to students about their careers, experiences and have an open discussion. Meetings for Spring 2021 will be remote, and take place 5:30-7PM MT.
Partners Group (PG) is a global private markets investment manager, with US headquarters right here in Broomfield, Colorado.
We are fortunate to be working with them in hosting the first Partners Group/CU Case Competition. We are looking for student teams, composed of 3-5 students each. Teams must be all Undergrad or all Graduate. Tentative dates are March 22 case released, pitches morning of April 9th, with hopes to held in person on PG's Broomfield Campus.
You will be asked to evaluate the potential opportunity to co-invest with another financial buyer acquiring a software company in the ERP space.
The financial planning track is a new addition to the tracks available in the finance area of emphasis, beginning fall, 2016. The track is designed to prepare students for a career as a personal financial planner and to take the CFP® certification exam. The development of the program has been fostered by a generous grant from Charles Schwab & Co.
Personal Financial Planning is a holistic process involving:
Establishing a client relationship;
Determining client goals;
Collection of relevant information;
Financial analysis and formulation of a plan of action;
Working with the client to implement the financial plan;
Monitoring the plan and making adjustments over time.
Quantitative Finance Certificate
The Quantitative Finance Certificate Program is an undergraduate certificate program housed in the Leeds School of Business, designed to provide the foundation for a lifetime of analytical problem solving. The Program appeals to accomplished students who enjoy solving analytic problems as applied in their career of choice. Students with these skills and interests are in high demand in the business world which becomes more analytical and mathematical every year. In addition, successful candidates will be well-prepared for further study at the graduate level.
The program offers two tracks:
The Actuarial Studies Track
The Quantitative Finance Track
The two tracks differ only in application. If you are unfamiliar with the two fields, see the links to the left for an overview. Although similar, each curriculum is tailored to the area of application. Curricula are rigorous and multi-disciplinary, with required coursework drawing from the Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and the Economics Department, as well as the Finance Division of the Leeds School of Business. The confluence of such widely varying material is one of the unique features of the program. Successful completion of the Program requirements is a significant accomplishment. The Program is not a major and is open to students majoring in any subject. However, the program has extensive course requirements which mesh most closely with students majoring in Business (finance emphasis), Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Economics.