April 5, 2012 | 12:58 p.m.
By the Office of Communications and Marketing
A team of five students representing Bethel’s Department of Business and Economics competed in the recent CFA Research Challenge, a prestigious internationally recognized equity research challenge. In intense competition against programs like the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management and the St. Thomas MBA program, Bethel made a strong fourth-place showing, with just five points separating the team from first place. Placing ahead of the St. Thomas MBA team was a particularly significant achievement for the Bethel group, which included Ethan Anderson, Kellan Dahlquist, Toby Robinson, Dan Cannon, and Will Pearce.
CFA Research Challenge participants often see positive results well beyond a strong showing in the competition. Last year’s participants saw doors open for internships and permanent job placement that likely would not have happened before, including a financial analyst position at 3M. “Bethel is gaining respect in the finance community for its academic excellence,” says Chuck Hannema, associate professor of business and department chair. “We’re the smallest school with the lowest budget, yet we are very competitive.”