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Investment Management

The Center for Excellence in Investment Management at UNC Kenan-Flagler

The Center for Excellence in Investment Management at UNC Kenan-Flagler integrates and supports the research, teaching, career preparation and alumni engagement that prepares leaders to succeed in the investment management field. Our primary goal includes creating a community of professionals engaged in lifelong learning and career development in all investment management disciplines: public and private equities and debt, capital allocation, private wealth management and alternative investments. We place a focus on creating a cutting-edge program, that is relevant to the industry by embedding aspects such as artificial intelligence, diversity, equity and inclusion as well as environmental, social and governance issues into our offerings.

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About the center

By maintaining an engaged community and fostering an experiential learning environment, the Center for Excellence in Investment Management prepares students for sustained career success.

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We build robust academic rigor through a focused concentration in the MBA program, an area of emphasis in the undergraduate program, opportunities for academic internships and a pre-eminent investment pitch competition.


Student experience

UNC Kenan-Flagler students engage with the investment management discipline through student-led career clubs, key recruiting opportunities, investment competitions and career workshops.

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Alpha Challenge

Students from leading global business schools pitch investment recommendations to an acclaimed group of buy-side investment professionals in this two-day event.

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AIM Program and fund

The Applied Investment Management Program gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a real-world environment, managing a $2.5 million investment fund.


Contact us.

Center for Excellence in Investment Management
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
300 Kenan Center Drive, Campus Box 3490
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
919-962-3742 |
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