The Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) was created with $1.0 million from the Chapman University general operating surplus to prepare students for careers in financial services, investment analysis and portfolio management. Students learn investment practice by managing a real portfolio of equities under the supervision of a faculty member, two volunteer practitioners and an advisory board of faculty and investment professionals. The goal is to provide an interactive, real-time application of standard concepts in finance and investments through equity analysis, portfolio management and group decision making. Participating students enroll in a two course sequence of classes and earn six units of credit during the fall and spring semesters.
SMIF participants also have access to a state-of-the-art Bloomberg Terminal. Used on trading floors by financial professionals worldwide, the Bloomberg Terminal enables its users to monitor and analyze real-time financial market data with Bloomberg Professional service. The Bloomberg Terminal is the most useful and flexible tool available to financial professionals, and it is located in the Hoag Center.