Manage a real mutual fund and grow your expertise

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Quinnipiac University’s GAME Forum X Global Portfolio Competition 2020

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Graduate Student Value Fund at the 2009 R.I.S.E IX

Our student directors have created a completely student-organized and managed learning environment. I don’t get up and lecture and say, “This is how it’s done”; instead, students stand up and say, “This is how I’ve learned to do it.”

Harlan Platt, 360 Huntington Fund founder and advisor

360 Huntington Fund offers an amazing opportunity for our graduate students at Northeastern—it’s the chance to join the management team of a real mutual fund in Northeastern’s endowment. No matter what your experience level with managing stocks, you’ll learn invaluable skills in an environment that no simulated fund exercise can match.

As a team member, you’ll be part of a diverse group of students who research, recommend, and choose the stocks that make up the fund. You can participate in two ways:

  • For credit, if your program allows. (Scroll down for a list of eligible programs.) Apply for a management position or join as an entry-level analyst; you’ll be responsible for at least one stock pitch per semester.
  • As a non-credit club member. Attend meetings, ask questions, and absorb all of the day-to-day intricacies of managing investments.

Unique Opportunities

Managing the 360 Huntington Fund is a great way to explore your interests in finance, network with like-minded peers, and cultivate skills that can carry you far in your career.

  • Learn how to analyze the finances of a company and write original research reports about potential investments
  • Hold a position on the management team and learn the responsibilities involved in running a real mutual fund—or work your way to a leadership position through active participation over several semesters
  • Present investment recommendations to a panel of your peers
  • Participate in lively debate on the merits of each presentation
  • Make investment decisions with real-world implications

The 360 Huntington Fund is a dynamic environment where you can make your own way. If you come in with some investment finance or accounting experience you can start at the management level; if you have no experience at all, you can grow into a management role by showing initiative.

Connor Smith-Subecz, MBA’21, 360 Huntington Fund Student Managing Director 2020-21

As a first-time student joining the fund, you may come in knowing very little about the stock market—and by the end of one meeting you’ll know how to write an original research report on a stock and get sound ideas about how to analyze the finances of a stock. It’s a huge, huge learning experience that has only the pressure or responsibility of a one-credit class.

Scott Schoen, Faculty Advisor and Guest Lecturer

Our Process

360 Huntington Fund research and decision making process chart

Portfolio: Sector Weightings

360 Huntington Fund portfolio sector weights

Eligible Programs

Earn credit for your participation in 360 Huntington Fund through any of the following…

Build the tech-focused business expertise employers want—and power your learning with unique experiences, such as our high-impact corporate residency. Choose from 19 in-demand concentrations, including our signature non-business MBA x concentrations.

Build the core skills that prepare you to lead in business—along with advanced financial expertise that gives you unique insight into decision-making. Choose from 19 in-demand concentrations, including our signature non-business MBA x concentrations, and power your learning with unique experiences, such as our high-impact corporate residency.

Earn an MBA degree that prepares you to meet the challenges of a tech-driven, high-speed business world—on a part-time schedule that works with your life. Choose from 10 in-demand concentrations.

Develop a powerful blend of financial and business expertise by combining two advanced degrees—on a part-time schedule that works with your life. Choose from 10 in-demand concentrations.

Become a leader in the rapidly changing field of accounting by building comprehensive accounting knowledge, critical business skills, and proficiency in data analytics—and gain professional accounting experience through an intensive corporate residency. This degree is designed for non-accounting majors.

Prepare to thrive in a finance industry being transformed by technology and innovation. The full-time quantitative finance coursework is STEM designated; our part-time and online options focus on financial theory and practice.

Master the principles of innovation that make companies successful—plus the data and technology tools you need to lead high-performance teams effectively.