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Hawk Center for Investment Analysis

Premier investment education, strong industry connections

The Stephen L. Hawk Center for Investment Analysis helps deliver a comprehensive educational experience for graduate and undergraduate students at the Wisconsin School of Business. The Center directly supports the Wisconsin MBA concentration in Applied Security Analysis Program (ASAP), where students use real world tools to manage in excess of $25 million in portfolios of equity, investment-grade, high-yield, and Treasury-bond portfolios. Established in 1970, ASAP is one of the oldest running student managed investment programs in the world.

A core strength of our program is the significant support we receive from alumni and other industry supporters. A network of over 700 alumni serve as weekly class speakers, mentors, employers, and advisory board members and offer students firm visits, conference opportunities, and events. Students often choose our program for these enriching experiences and the competitive advantage they provide to help launch careers in investment research and portfolio management.

Programs We Support

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Applied Equity Market Research (FIN 535) for Undergraduates

This class for Juniors and Seniors focuses on business model analysis, valuation approaches, and preparing a professional stock pitch. Taught by successful institutional investors, the course prepares you for a career in investment management.

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MS in Finance, Investment and Banking

Any UW–Madison major can earn an MS in Finance with just one year of additional coursework.

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MBA Specialization in Applied Security Analysis

Earn a Wisconsin MBA that provides the analytic skill set and investment experience to elevate your career in portfolio management.

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CFA Program Partner

The Applied Securities Analysis curriculum prepares students to sit for the CFA exam.

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Hawk Center Investment Conference

Join us at our biannual event. Hear industry speakers and network with alumni.

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Our History and Mission

We celebrated 50 years of teaching, research, and outreach in 2020.

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Board Members

Two boards serve as clients for student portfolio management experience and another is dedicated to placement and networking.

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Alumni & Friends

Alumni involvement is a core strength of the center’s programs.

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Meet our Founder

Stephen L. Hawk’s financial support and participation were instrumental in achieving our mission.

Capital Management Club

Undergraduate students are invited to join us for a five-week training program and opportunity to pitch investments.

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Invest in financial education excellence

Gifts to the Hawk Center support exceptional education by helping cover our staffing costs, providing students with world-class research resources, and providing additional support to students through scholarships and travel opportunities. Please consider making a pledge or gift today.

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Contact Us

Contact us to learn more about the Hawk Center.