Practitioner-led Finance Courses

The Boehly Center is proud to support these practitioner-led finance courses. Each course presents material from academic and practitioner perspectives. These case-based courses also provide students with invaluable opportunities for networking, as they often feature guest lecturers and case judges who are professionals in the field. For more information about each course, click the corresponding picture below.

Mr. Carl Tack '78

BUAD 290: Financial Services Industry

This course introduces students to the institutional framework of financial markets and the financial services industry, advances students' understanding of the application of basic financial concepts to "real world" situations encountered in the financial services industry and prepares students better for jobs in and around the financial services industry (and for getting those jobs).

BUAD 492: Risk Management (Currently Not Being Offered)

This class engaged prominent William & Mary alumni and friends who are specialists in the areas of risk, and may include participation in a hand's on simulation exercise or case study. The 2019 course examined risk management challenges at both financial and non-financial firms with alumni presenters Dave Larson '75 and Craig Broderick '81.

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BUAD 422: Applied Financial Concepts | Mr. Glenn Crafford '77

The goal of this course is to expose students to practices and recent developments within several specialized areas of the financial services sector utilizing a case method format. The course utilizes cases from leading graduate business schools as well as original cases written by case sponsors.

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BUAD 426: Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management | Mr. Matthew B. Siano '96

This course provides students an overview of the hedge fund industry. Topics covered include typical fund structures, primary stakeholders and partners, key regulatory and legal issues and important items for management to consider in the establishment and management of funds.

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BUAD 421: Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) | Professor Hugh Marble

The purpose of this course is to provide portfolio management and security analysis experience through the management of the Mason School Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF). This course may be repeated one time.

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BUAD 492: The Business of Luxury with Ruggero Caterini, COO of Dolce Gabbana

An interactive workshop where teams will develop competing business cases in the Fashion Industry with guest lecturer Ruggero Caterini, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Dolce and Gabbana. The course will give you a hands-on overview of the Luxury and fashion business, under the guidance of one of the industry’s global leaders.

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BUAD 492: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, & Finance | Professors Julie Agnew, Graham Henshaw, and Michael Luchs

This course gives students the opportunity to learn the various ways entrepreneurs think, find financing, and run their enterprises. Through a unique video interview project, students interact one-on-one with successful W&M alumni entrepreneurs.

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