For Students

The Fink Center provides students with a central location to access, and the opportunity to shape, resources at UCLA Anderson dedicated to finance. We believe that experiential learning is just as important in preparing the next generation of leaders as the education received in the classroom. The Center supports students’ career aspirations through fellowships, and partners with students to host conferences, plan pitch competitions and bring practitioners to campus for speaking engagements. Our students play a pivotal role in the Center’s programmatic offerings, and we value the voice they bring to the advancement of our mission.

 

Fellows Program

 

The Fink Center is committed to helping our students become the next generation of industry leaders in the field of finance. Every year, we select Fink fellows, who are interested in pursuing careers in investment banking, investment management, private equity and financial engineering. Fellows are provided with a nominal fellowship award and invaluable mentorship from practitioners in the field.

 

Academics

 

Specializations

Students interested in finance can dive deeper into their target industry or function by completing an optional specialization during their MBA. Specializations are offered in finance, investment management, corporate finance and accounting.


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Anderson Student Asset Management

The Anderson Student Asset Management fund allows selected MBA and FEMBA students the opportunity to invest real money for the UCLA Foundation. The group is led by faculty advisor Professor Ivo Welch and receives administrative support from the Fink Center.


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Fink Credit Pitch Competition

MBA teams from top business schools pitch their best credit investment idea, and defend their strategy, to a panel of expert judges. All teams walk away with valuable investing knowledge, but only one takes home the top prize.



 

Events and Career Support

 

Investment Finance Association

The Fink Center works closely with the student-led Investment Finance Association, one of the largest student organizations on campus. Student directors help in the planning of our signature events and also organize a variety of industry-focused events on and off campus.


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Speaker/Panel Events

The Fink Center supports, sponsors and hosts numerous events each year that address the critical issues and emerging trends affecting financial markets and the industry.


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Networking Sessions for Eight

Throughout the year, the Fink Center hosts networking sessions between students and practitioners. The series presents an opportunity for eight students to connect with industry leaders over a business casual luncheon or dinner.

 

Student Research Support

 

Ph.D. Students

UCLA Anderson’s finance area has long been recognized as one of the world’s top-10 programs. The Fink Center supports Ph.D. students by providing summer and year-round research grants.


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Research Tools

In partnership with the Rosenfeld Library, the Fink Center funds financial research databases and datasets for use by the Anderson community. Click on the links below for more information on how to gain access:

For a complete list of databases, visit the Rosenfeld Library.