Center for Investment Studies
Founded in 2002, the USC Marshall School Center for Investment Studies (CIS) is a premier global academic institution specializing in financial analysis and valuation. The Center supports faculty research on capital markets, corporate finance, and investments. The Center also administers academic programs that equip undergraduate and graduate students with the knowledge of how financial markets work and the skills to identify investment opportunities congruent with investment objectives. The Center’s faculty, in collaboration with leading industry practitioners, not only teach the fundamentals of investment management, but connect theory to the real world. Students engage in hands on portfolio management, meet with industry leaders and connect with practitioners inside and outside the classroom through special events, speaker series and class trips to centers of industry.