Action-Based Learning

for Portfolio Managers

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he Maize and Blue Fund is a student-managed investment fund, responsible for managing assets on behalf of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Founded in 2000 by Professor Richard Sloan, the fund contributes to the Ross School’s action-based curriculum by providing relevant, real-time learning experience for both MBA and BBA students. This platform allows students to apply the concepts of asset valuation, equity research and portfolio management in the real world.

Maize and Blue Fund members gain real-world experience by actively researching and managing the fund’s investments, consisting primarily of mid-capitalization common stocks trading in US markets. BBAs and MBAs work together in teams to use fundamental and quantitative analysis to select investments that maximize the mid/long-term returns of the fund. Students receive course credit for their work on the fund. >>More

The class is open to undergraduate and graduate students, but acceptance into the fund is based on an application / interview process and there are a limited number of slots available.


Applications for 2012-2013 school year are now closed. We encourage you to apply next year.

The Maize and Blue Advantage

Bull Market

Analysts present investment proposals at weekly fund meetings to fund members and directors, who then vote to approve or reject the proposals. Fund membership is highly selective, limited to approximately 35 students per year. The small size of the fund allows members to work with other talented, highly-motivated students throughout the course of a year, truly providing a hands-on learning experience.


Along with learning from their talented student peers, members have direct access to superb faculty advisors at Ross and the highly advanced Tozzi Trading Lab, providing an unparalleled exposure to investment management that is not obtainable in the classroom alone.
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