Economics and finance majors have many opportunities for activities that will enrich their formal classroom instruction. Most of these involve hands-on experiences that give them skills that will significantly enhance their career prospects. Business firms are looking for college graduates that have not only received the highest quality classroom instruction, but also demonstrate real world experience. At UD, we have both. Many of these opportunities also allow students to network with industry professionals, another huge advantage enjoyed by economics and finance majors.

    Davis Center

    The Richard P. and Susan P. Davis Center for Portfolio Management is a unique opportunity.  The Center is run by student managers and team leaders selected competitively each year.  The most visible part of the Center is the $17 million portfolio of stocks managed by Center students.  This is real money and students make the decisions as to what stocks to buy and sell.  They are assisted by the Center director and two executives-in-residence, real world practitioners—but the decisions are made by the students.  This is one of the largest student managed funds in the world.  They play a role in hosting RISE, the world’s largest student investment forum.  They also conduct educational seminars, arrange field trips, participate in national finance competitions, undertake service projects—and, perhaps most importantly—they teach each other. Visit the Davis Center for Portfolio Management>>

    Flyer Trading Group

    The Flyer Trading Group is a student run organizations who's primary goal is to teach its members the fundamentals and technicals of the financial markets by empowering members to develop advanced critical thinking skills as well as superb presentation abilities. The FTG primarily invests in the FOREX market place utilizing non-discretionary algorithmic models built by students and automated through different trading platforms to ensure accuracy. The FTG is a strong supporter of the University's values of Learn, Lead, and Serve and it constantly strives to instill those values in all tasks necessary to ensure the operational efficiency and integrity of the FTG. The FTG strives to be a top performing student run alternative investments group not only in the nation, but world wide.

    Kudla Dynamic Allocation Fund

    The Kudla Dynamic Allocation Fund is a unique, undergraduate managed Fund that invests in a wide selection of exchange-traded funds, mutual funds, and individual stocks and bonds. The Fund will seek to capitalize alpha on macro driven, secular trends and maximize total return through unique investment vehicles.

    Omicron Delta Epsilon

    ODE is the international honor society for economics.  The Ohio Tau chapter is housed at the University of Dayton. Members must achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.25, take at least 12 hours of economics courses, and maintain a 3.25 GPA in economics.  The focus of ODE at UD is to build closer relationships with faculty and economics students through interaction outside of the classroom.  Members also receive a subscription to The American Economist and become eligible to earn awards for writing in economics.  Visit