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The Center for Investment and Wealth Management

Polaris Investment CompetitionThe Center for Investment and Wealth Management embraces the complexities of creation, management, and intergenerational transfer of wealth. We draw on expertise from business leaders and university scholars as we mentor, teach, and advise students in the community. The Center provides the impetus for discussion and study of critical industry issues. As your schedule permits, you can take MBA elective course offerings in Financial Planning, Investments, and Wealth Management.

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Polaris Investment Competition

Would you like to pay for your MBA with someone else’s money? You could if you’re successful in the Polaris Investment Competition. Sponsored by the Center for Investment and Wealth Management, the competition is open only to Merage MBA students. Teams work together choosing investments and creating a portfolio – using real money for real-world accountability. Each team must select companies worthy of their investment based upon an exhaustive qualitative and quantitative analysis.

The investment funds, totaling $1.5 million a year, are generously provided by venture capitalist Chuck Martin, Chairman and CEO of Mont Pelerin Capital, who supervises the process. The experience gives students a pragmatic experience in evaluating companies and business models, using the stock market as a tool. This is the only investment competition offered by any MBA program that allows an open forum for every single student across all MBA sections to participate – and receive real cash rewards.

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