Asset Management Track

Asset Management


Contact Us

Kurtay Ogunc
Instructor, Undergraduate, Honors, Minor, and Internship Advisor
Department of Finance
2904 Business Education Complex North
Telephone: 225-578-6291




The Asset Management Career Track prepares students majoring in finance for lucrative and rewarding career paths in portfolio management, equity analysis, derivatives trading, fixed income markets, and alternative investments.

Students are encouraged to complete Bloomberg Market Concepts ideally during their sophomore year, and take the SIE (Securities Industry Essentials) exam by the end of their junior year. Both will prepare students for a rigorous study of finance and asset management throughout college.

High achieving and aspiring students are advised to take Level 1 of the CFA designation, the most prestigious one in all of finance. Additionally, students are advised to take Level 1 of the CAIA designation, if they are interested in alternative investments such as hedge fund strategies.

Engaged and high GPA students will have a chance to go on field trips to New York and Houston, and meet with LSU alumni and other professionals at various fund managers, financial institutions and consulting firms such as Blackrock, Goldman Sachs, Varadero Capital, Bloomberg, Franklin Templeton, EnCap Investments, Denham Capital, Macquarie Bank, Amegy Bank and Capital One.

Student competitions, such as Bloomberg Trading Challenge, ETF Global Portfolio Challenge, CFA Research Challenge, Southeastern Hedge Fund Competition, and University of Georgia Stock Pitch Competition, are highly recommended. 

Core Courses

Course Description
FIN 3716 Principles of Finance
FIN 3717 Fundamentals of Corporate Finance
FIN 3826 Fundamentals of Asset Management
FIN 4820 Financial Modeling and Analytics
FIN 4830               Financial Statement Analysis


Asset Management Track Electives

Course                Description
FIN 3636 Financial Markets and Institutions
FIN 3460 Risk Management
FIN 3840  Fixed Income Securities
FIN 3845 Student Managed Investment Fund
FIN 3910 Topics in Finance
FIN 4828 Security Analysis and Portfolio Management
FIN 4840 Asset Allocation
FIN 4850 Financial Derivatives
FIN 4910 Advanced Topics in Finance