We are excited to announce the AIM Class of 2013. Following an extensive selection process, the new Applied Investment Management students were admitted to the program and will begin taking investment classes in the spring semester.
Dr. David Krause, AIM program director said, “This year we were again impressed with the high quality of the students who applied to the program. Their experiences and the average GPA of the applying students continue to rise each year. The AIM Class of 2013 looks to be a very strong class – this is an enthusiastic and passionate group of young adults that are anxious to begin the program.”
Unlike other offerings in the College of Business Administration, the AIM selection process is highly competitive due to the limited capacity of the program. Applicants were required to submit a formal application packet to the director of the AIM program. Applicants were evaluated by the AIM Admissions Committee, which is comprised of the AIM director, investment company representatives, AIM alumni, and members of the finance faculty and administration. The selection of students into the AIM program was based upon the following:
- Overall academic performance
- Performance in courses relevant to investment management (e.g. finance, accounting, economics, and statistics);
- An application essay that articulates why the student wants to be in the AIM program and how it fits into their career plans; and
- Experiences and career objectives as demonstrated in the student’s resume, letters of recommendation, and interviews.
“AIM continues to meet the goals we established when the program was developed in 2004,” reflects Dr. Krause. “The Class of 2013 is a group of very bright and motivated students who have accomplished much thus far in their academic careers. I am privileged to be able to work with them for the next 18 months.”
The average GPA of the students admitted into the AIM Class of 2013 was over 3.60. The following students were admitted into the AIM Class of 2013: