First year MBA students interested in fundamental research begin their training in the summer and fall of their first year by pursuing the summer prep program, one-day Stock Camp, participating in the Investment Management Club and working on their own. This is in addition to completing coursework in finance, accounting and business strategy and management. In early October they apply for participation as First Year Cayuga Fund Analysts. They are only accepted after demonstrating strong interest in investment management and commitment to supporting the Fund.
Students complete several assignments to earn course credit. Students work with 2nd-years to identify industries to research during the year. They participate in sector team meetings and in the regular Fund investment meetings. First year analysts present their research recommendations at the end of the spring semester and assume responsibility for monitoring a small, select group of Fund holdings during the summer.