The Kennesaw State University Student Managed Investment Fund LLC (KSU SMIF) in the Coles College of Business began fully operating in 2010 with the stated purpose of providing real-time, hands on experience in portfolio management and investing to a select group of high achievers. Students are actively involved in the management of the fund on a day to day basis effectively applying classroom theory to a real world setting.

Funding: The Kennesaw State University SMIF was made possible through a generous  starting gift from G.W. Henssler & Associates, Ltd. (GWH). The organization operates as a limited liability corporation, solely owned by the Kennesaw State University, a non-profit organization.

Oversight: The Student Executive Board is overseen by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors consists of Faculty Advisors that provide fundamental direction and guidance for the fund, members of the board are Professor Govind Hariharan (Chair and faculty advisor), Prof. Roger Tutterow, Prof. David Bray, and Prof. Victor Wakeling.

Global Engagement: KSU SMIF provides students with the unique opportunity to further their global education at partner institutions abroad. Currently SMIF students enjoy a privileged track for selection to the KSU-Soka University Student Exchange Program. In addition to Soka University, the KSU SMIF has participated to the exchange with University of Laval, Quebec, Canada. Similar exchange agreements are being explored with other established global universities.


Members of the Kennesaw State University Student Managed Investment Fund have received offers for internships and fulltime positions from top tier companies.

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