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Capital Markets & Investments

The concentration in Capital Markets and Investments (CMI) prepares students for positions on the buy and sell sides of the capital markets, including corporate treasury, securities analysis and portfolio management, sales and trading, and personal client services.

The curriculum includes a rigorous theoretical component and a demanding applied component. Courses are structured to provide students a nearly comprehensive preparation for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. Many CMI students apply to the Applied Investment Management (AIM) course, in which students manage a real portfolio of financial assets. Historically, UNC Kenan-Flagler has placed about 15 percent of the graduating class in capital markets and investment positions. The school has alumni in all global financial centers and major financial institutions.

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Alpha Challenge

The Alpha Challenge is one of the world’s premier stock pitch competitions. Hosted annually by UNC Kenan-Flagler, this competition attracts teams of business students from leading global business schools to pitch their investment recommendation to an acclaimed group of buy-side investment professionals. The two-day event brings together over 40 top investment management firms for interviewing, networking and the competition.

Student-managed funds

Students can manage live portfolios in public securities through the Global Perspectives hedge fund, the private equity or real estate fund to supplement a finance curriculum with cooperative, experiential learning that develops tangible skills in global macroeconomic asset allocation, portfolio management and investment communication. All totaled students manage nearly $14 million in assets.

Kenan Flagler classroom with stock screens and monitors set up

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