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Student Research

Research is embedded throughout the undergraduate and graduate curriculum at Stuart School of Business. Students have a variety of opportunities to engage in research with faculty as mentors, such as:

  • Graduate thesis and capstone projects
  • Scholarly research papers and presentations at academic conferences
  • Independent study projects
  • Projects for courses

Stuart students also engage in national and international competitions that require in-depth research in areas such as equity valuation and portfolio management.

Xinting Zhen (Ph.D. MSC ’18)

A Research and Teaching Career Takes Off

“My academic experience at Stuart has equipped me with quantitative skills and passions for academic research that are both vital in advancing my career,” says Xinting Zhen (Ph.D. MSC ’18). Now an assistant professor at Saint Michael’s College, Zhen won an award for her dissertation research and has published two papers with her Stuart adviser, Associate Professor of Finance Haizhi Wang.

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“For my capstone project, I worked with Associate Professor Kang to develop an optimal portfolio and trading strategy within the alternative energy sector. For it, we used a combination of financial analysis, statistical analysis, and machine learning. Being able to take what I learned from the classroom and apply it to actual companies in a real-world scenario was extremely helpful.”

—Trevor Wheeler (M.B.A. and M.S. Finance Student)

Trevor Wheeler

Stuart School of Business

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