BU Opens Center Where Students Will Manage Millions

Dedication ceremonies are Wednesday afternoon for Baylor University’s Southwest Securities Markets Center, which the university says is equipped with cutting-edge technology identical to that found in the offices of the country’s top investment firms and financial institutions.

Click Here For Hankamer School Of Business Web Site

The opening, Baylor says, marks the start “of a new era in the Finance program at the Hankamer School of Business” where students in the Portfolio Practicum class, which started in 2001, manage a portfolio now valued at $6 million.

It's one of the largest student-managed portfolios in the country, Baylor says.

"This new facility, coupled with the Philip M. Dorr & Alumni Endowed Investment Fund, is a very mission-driven program," said Hankamer School of Business Dean Terry Maness.

"Our mission calls for us to engage students in active learning - this program really does that. You can read about it and you can write papers, but until you are actually managing real money and being held accountable for it - there's just no comparison."

Click Here For Baylor University Web Site