Sunday, September 29, 2013

First Week Statistics for Free, Online Course: Introduction to Applied Investing

2500 enrollees in first week (and nearly 200,000 page visits).

Enrollment is still open for the free, online course (Introduction to Applied Investing):

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Movie Opening: Money for Nothing

The documentary “Money for Nothing” is is opening now and getting great reviews. Check out the trailer:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

AIM Students Will Present at Chicago Circles Event - 10/29/13


Visit the CIRCLES - Chicago website for complete event information

Marquette University CIRCLES is an innovative business networking program that connects Marquette alumni, parents and friends in mutual industries.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

5:00 to 8:30 p.m.
The Union League Club

65 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PRE-RECEPTIONS

  • Human Resources Trends with Brian Noviskis, Bus Ad ’82, Vice President for Human Resources at Molecular Imaging — Siemens Healthcare
  • Marquette Applied Investment Management Program Student Equity Research Pitches with David Krause, Ph.D., Director, Marquette AIM program


6:15 p.m. WELCOME


7:45 p.m. NETWORK
Meet with Marquette alumni, parents and friends connected to your business sector.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) notes Marquette’s Applied Investment MOOC

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is a national voluntary service organization whose mission is to serve its member institutions: the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States.
ImageThe September 13, 2013 edition of AJCU Higher Ed News contained a news story about Marquette University‘s First MOOC Course: Introduction to Applied Investing.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Enrollment cap raised due to strong enrollments in Marquette's Applied Investing MOOC

September 4, 2013

Marquette University announced in August that it is moving into the area of open online education with an introductory course in investing. Dr. David Krause, director of Marquette Business’ Applied Investment Management program, will teach “Introduction to Applied Investing,” a short, self-paced course intended for individuals who want to be more informed and savvier about investing.

David Krause with students at NYSE

The course will be delivered through the open source learning management system Canvas from Instructure, another outlet for the growing popularity of Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs. Other institutions with offerings on the Canvas Network include Brown University, Michigan State University, University of South Florida and Santa Clara University.

According to Krause, Marquette is believed to be among the first institutions to offer a MOOC on the topic of applied investing.

“I look forward to launching this course,” Krause said. “It has been developed and will be delivered with the same quality that Marquette brings to all its business courses and programs.”

Dr. Mark Eppli, interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration, agreed.

“This is an exciting first step for the college and the university,” he said. “MOOCs have great potential to showcase a university’s intellectual capital and expand knowledge in an important and relevant topic, like investment management.”

The Marquette course will cover major investment vehicles, including common stock, bonds, real estate and alternative investments, as well as discuss the various methods of investing. Students will also develop insights into the financial markets and learn how to establish a long-term investment strategy, according to Krause.

“If you are new to investing, this course can give you the confidence to begin building your own investment plan,” Krause said. “It can also help you better understand the recommendations of more experienced investors and financial advisors.”

Enrollment in the pilot course is now open and will be limited to 2,000 students. The course begins Monday, Sept. 23 – it is self-paced but designed to be completed in four weeks. The course will remain open until mid-October