Applied Investment Management Program Director and Founder Dr. David Krause Retires



Dr. David Krause, founding director of the College of Business Administration’s nationally recognized Applied Investment Management program, will retire at the end of the academic term, the acting dean of Keyes announced to the college this week in business administration, Tim Hanley. Krause plans to continue teaching as a professor emeritus and will help transition the AIM program to a new director.

Krause joined Marquette in 2004, and in 2005 he launched and became the first director of the highly competitive AIM program, which provides a select group of finance majors with hands-on experience in academic and financial analysis. , including an opportunity to actively manage domestic markets and international equity and fixed income portfolios.

“AIM’s unique applied learning model, coupled with David’s knowledge of industry trends, and most importantly his tireless commitment to his students, has helped AIM become a flagship program for our institution and for the undergraduate financial education in general,” says Hanley.

Under Krause’s leadership, the AIM program has grown every year since its beginning with 12 students. In 2014, AIM expanded to include a second track in private equity and banking. Additionally, Krause led AIM to become the first undergraduate business program selected as a program partner by the CFA Institute, a designation that signifies that the AIM program covers at least 70% of a candidate’s body of knowledge in the CFA program. Institute, the CFA Institute Ethical and Professional Standards and other requirements. This historic partnership set the standard for how CFA now works with hundreds of colleges and universities around the world.

“Starting the AIM program in 2005 and serving as its director ever since has been a privilege and an honor. Students, alumni and industry partners have been an inspiration over the years and together we have built a world-class program,” said Krause. “Wonderful relationships have been formed and I am grateful to Marquette for supporting the vision and execution of this program. I look forward to continuing to support the AIM program by teaching and exploring other emerging industry trends while having more time to travel the world with my family.

Krause, who has taught and coached hundreds of Marquette finance students over the past two decades, has also served at the university level as a member of the endowment committee.

Krause has been published in numerous academic and professional journals. Prior to joining Marquette, Krause was active in several companies he co-founded that were engaged in manufacturing, healthcare, medical devices and financial services. He holds a bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in finance. He also sits on numerous local and national investment boards and advises emerging FinTech companies.


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