Finance Honors Program

Finance students wishing graduate with honors are given a unique opportunity to complete their honors thesis in conjunction with the Applied Portfolio Management class and Professor Matt Haertzen. Please note that students must apply for the class and be accepted before being considered for a finance honors thesis.

Completing the finance honors program allows students to:

  • Combine real-time investment decisions with investment theory in the classroom
  • Complete the circle of experience for the other students, and
  • Provide leadership to the next class of students managing the classes' portfolio for the UA Foundation

In addition to full participation in the Applied Portfolio Management class, honors students will keep a diary of their individual perspective on the class activities and decisions, evaluate one or more of the guest speaker's talks and how the information is reflected in class policy, and write a critical paper evaluating the class meetings with the UA Foundation and the Applied Portfolio Management Investment Committee and its impact on class policy.

You can read the full requirements for a finance honors thesis here.

For additional information, please contact us.