The newly approved Value Investing Concentration is intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers in which they will be faced with the challenge of evaluating investment opportunities and making active decisions to direct capital to enhance value. Such careers include high level executive positions within companies, careers in alternative investment firms such as private equity or distressed debt firms, or in actively managed mutual funds. A student graduating from this concentration will be able to understand the full set of fundamental economic and strategic forces that favor or disfavor a particular investment opportunity from both a theoretical and historical perspective.

The academic component consists of three core courses taught by real-world practitioners known as “Investors in Residence” and are among the most heavily highly rated in the Economics Department. Additionally, students select two additional upper-division electives from a pre-approved list which can be found here: “Concentration Requirements .” Upon completing the Value Investing Concentration requirements, exceptional students will be eligible to apply for the Simon Fellowship: an in-depth overview of the buy-side including firm-sponsored projects, site visits, and career support.

For more information, Please contact Humberto Merino-Hernandez, Program Manager for the Value Investing Concentration.

E-mail: hmhernadez@econ.ucla.edu
Direct Line: (310) 500-4289