Ring, Ring Goes the Bell

Welcome to year two of TAML, it's back to school time once again for yours truly. The first week of my second (and final) year of graduate education is at hand, and already recruiting season is in full swing. I've been to three recruiting functions in the last three nights. Monday was TD Securities, yesterday was RBC Financial and tonight was Scotia Capital. I've had so much practice with schmoozing over the past year or so that I could literally teach a class.

For those of you who actually read this blog for the inside MBA scoop - demented as that may be - my major will officially be Risk Management and Financial Engineering. My courses for 2nd year will consist of the following:

Security Analysis & Portfolio Management
Financial Institutions & Capital Markets
Options & Futures Markets*
Game Theory & Competitive Strategy
Applied Portfolio Management
Advanced Derivatives
Financial Risk Management
Risk Moderation & Trade Strategy
Special Topics in Accounting
and Intregrative Management Challenge (described earlier here)

*taught by Prof. John Hull, probably Canada's foremost expert in derivatives

There is, no doubt, a lot to look forward to this year. For starters, we will be hazing the first year students in a way that will make Dazed & Confused look like an MBA-style wine and cheese. (kidding, of course) But there are also plenty of real things to be excited about. Next week Michael Dell will be at Rotman to give a talk and have some breakfast with us. I'm going to be playing some Rugby this year with the Rotman team, we'll be playing against other MBA programs and the plan is to finish the year with a big tournament at Duke University in North Carolina. Lastly, in what will be a huge honour for all involved, our portfolio management class will be travelling all expenses paid to Omaha, Nebraska in April to hang out with Warren Buffett. We will be spending a couple of hours with the world's greatest investor running exercises, touring some of his businesses, and going to lunch.

Yes, lots of great good stuff is still ahead. I'll have much more on all of this in the weeks to come and hopefully a job waiting for me at the end of it all. Stay tuned.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Risk Management???? WHat does that involve, playing the game of "Risk"???? And who is Warren Buffet? He may be worth 36 billion dollars but someone should tell him to get a new set of glasses and comb his god^$mn hair, the guy looks like a mess!

All I know is when this is over, you better be able to tell me how to make a lot of money (and it better be AMerican Greenbacks, not that funny Monopoly money you guys use) - Detroit Jay

9/17/2004 1:16 PM  

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