For the Fall 2023 semester we will again be offering the finance elective, FIN 397 - Titans of Investing (W 4:00 – 6:30p) taught by Britt Harris. This is an application-based course, and the application submission deadline is 11:55 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2023. Please read the information in the sections below BEFORE you access the application.
You can access the application here.
For application information, please contact Juana Hardwick.
- FIN 357 – Business Finance and
- FIN 367 – Investment Management
For Graduate Students:
- FIN 297.1 – Investment Theory & Practice
Requirements for consideration:
- Attend final in-person Titans 11 class on April 26, 2023 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. CT with guest speaker followed by Zoom breakout sessions at approximately 7 PM with 1-2 Titan alums as meeting hosts.
- During this conversation, candidates can learn more about the class and ask any questions; there will be approximately 4 to 8 applicants per breakout session.
- This session will be approximately 45 minutes and attendance is required to be considered for Titans 12.
Class uses a Junto model, which is designed as a society for mutual self-improvement populated by high capacity people who “do well by doing good.” This concept was first employed by Ben Franklin. - Class meets once per week for two hours to discuss key “big picture” issues in investing, finance and life using Classic Briefs written and updated by Titans. - Classic Briefs are summaries of historical/classic writings that must be less than 10 pages and communicate the book’s key message in a clear and interesting way.
- Week One: Titans meet alone and discuss the material among themselves: -
- Preparing a summary of their key lessons as well as their particular questions and observations.
- Update various global portfolios that they are required to manage.
- Prepare a market report on investment results and key market factors.
- Week Two: Britt Harris meets with the Titan group to receive their portfolio review, market updates, and key lessons on that week’s material. Harris then presents the lesson directly.
- Following each class led by Harris, the Titans are taken to dinner at a location of their choice. The purpose is to create lifelong friendships.
- Classic readings are taken from a proprietary list of books that all nominated by 80 leading CIO’s, investors, CEO’s, top academics, and top economists each semester.
- As the class progresses the Titans take on incrementally more responsibility for their own teaching.
The class will be a mix of MBA, MSF and BBA students (~20).