15.453 Finance Research Practicum


Class Info

Students work with leading industry practitioners on topical and important business problems, bridging the gap between theory and practice. Provides a full-time immersive learning experience during IAP, followed by a classroom segment in the first half of the spring term. Students work in small teams on finance research questions posed by external sponsors, then deliver a nuanced analysis to the sponsor and report findings to their peers in the classroom. Sponsors represent a range of financial institutions, including investment management, hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, risk, and consulting. Examples of project topics include equity and fixed income research, trading, risk analysis, venture capital valuation, private equity due diligence, and industry analysis. Application required; restricted to MIT students.

This class has 15.401, 15.414, and 15.415 as prerequisites.

15.453 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the IAP and Spring semesters, and will be instructed by G. Rao.

Lecture occurs 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in E51-395.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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