Concentration in Alternative Investments

The alternative investments sub-area of finance covers topics such as private equity, venture capital, hard assets, commodities, real estate investment management, and hedge fund investing. These are growth fields with significant hiring potential.

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Alternative investments can be pursued by Gabelli students as a secondary concentration only.

The secondary concentration in alternative investments can be completed by taking any three courses related to alternative investing.  All secondary concentration students are eligible to apply for inclusion in the alternatives investment program resume book and are encouraged to participate in club programs, skill set training and networking events during the semester.

CourseTitleCredits
FNBU 4455SPECIAL TOPIC: HEDGE FUNDS 13
FNBU 3447REAL ESTATE FINANCE3
FNBU 4456SPECIAL TOPIC: VENTURE CAPITAL3
FNBU 4448ST: PRIVATE EQUITY3
FNBU 4466SPECIAL TOPIC: ALTERNATIVE INVESTING 2,33
1

FNBU 3441 INVESTMENTS & SECURITY ANLYS is a prerequisite for FNBU 4455 SPECIAL TOPIC: HEDGE FUNDS.

2

FNBU 4466 SPECIAL TOPIC: ALTERNATIVE INVESTING is only available in the fall of senior year.  Therefore, students who wish to take this course must complete the two other alternative investing courses by the end of the summer term after their junior year.

3

The alternative investing seminar course will be limited in size in order to prepare students to apply for CAIA examination scholarships and may require a minimum GPA, active club participation, or advance approval to register. 

In fall of their senior year, students must apply for and receive approval to take the research-based course, FNBU 4466 SPECIAL TOPIC: ALTERNATIVE INVESTING. This course focuses on the more esoteric aspects of alternative investing and on additional alternative assets that are not covered in stand-alone courses, such as real assets, collectibles, structured products, managed futures, and commodities.