The Crazy Idea That Could Celebrating 20 years of the Applied Portfolio management program (apmp) at michigan tech

Twenty years ago, a donor gave $20,000 to Michigan Technological University for a very unlikely purposeā€”to give to students to invest in the stock market.

Campus recently welcomed back APMP alumni, donors, and board members.

Over the years, teams of students of all majors have grown the portfolio into one of the top 50 student funds in the nation.

APMP welcomes junior members to experience the program firsthand.

Applied Portfolio Management Program is an entrepreneurial experience of setting up a new asset management firm. Fourteen students are selected each year. It's an intense one-year, team-based experience. "We look for demonstrated aptitude and leadership skills in the area of finance and financial economic theory," says Dean Johnson, dean of the School of Business and Economics and founder/director of APMP.

Dean Johnson, dean, Michigan Tech School of Business and Economics
Alumni like Marilyn and Dave Bernard help make student opportunities possible.

Other universities now have similar programs, but Michigan Tech's is still very unique. Here, there is no safety net. Students call the shots. Students have full control to determine the investment philosophy. Crazy? Maybe. Smart. No doubt. Huskies have grown the fund to $1.5 million.

Students report to the APMP Advisory Board.
APMP is a family within a family.

APMP students have won seven national investment championships. There's a reason CNBC calls to ask us to be a feature on student money management.

More than 200 APMP alumni have gone on to be major movers in the financial industry.
Bonfire Grill was backdrop to the APMP 20-year reunion September 2018.
2018-19 APMP students

Support another generation of Huskies with the hands-on experience of the Applied Portfolio Management Program.

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