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Application Requirements


For the Spring 2024 semester we will again be offering the finance elective, FIN 397 (FIN 372) - Titans of Investing (W 4:00 – 6:30p) taught by Britt Harris.  This is an application-based course, and the application submission deadline is 11:55 p.m. on Monday, November 6, 2023. Please read the information in the sections below BEFORE you access the application.


You can access the application here. Application opens at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2023


For application information, please contact Juana Hardwick.


For Undergraduates: 

  1. FIN 357 – Business Finance and
  2. FIN 367 – Investment Management


For Graduate Students (preferred not required):

  1. FIN 297.1 – Investment Theory & Practice


Requirements for consideration:

  • Attend both the final in-person Titans 12 class on November 28, 2023 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. CT with guest speaker and dinner at approximately 6:45 p.m. with Titan alums as hosts.

  • Dinner is an integral part of the application process providing candidates an opportunity to learn more about the class and discuss their interest in it with a Titan alum in a small group setting of 4 to 8 applicants.

  • Attendance at both the class and dinner is required to be considered for Titans 13. Dress code is business professional for class and dinner.

Class Format

Class uses a Junto model, which is designed as a society for mutual self-improvement populated by high capacity people who “do well by doing good.” This concept was first employed by Ben Franklin. - Class meets once per week for two hours to discuss key “big picture” issues in investing, finance and life using Classic Briefs written and updated by Titans. - Classic Briefs are summaries of historical/classic writings that must be less than 10 pages and communicate the book’s key message in a clear and interesting way.  

  • Week One:  Titans meet alone and discuss the material among themselves: -
    • Preparing a summary of their key lessons as well as their particular questions and observations.
    • Update various global portfolios that they are required to manage.
    • Prepare a market report on investment results and key market factors. 


  • Week Two: Britt Harris meets with the Titan group to receive their portfolio review, market updates, and key lessons on that week’s material. Harris then presents the lesson directly.
    • Following each class led by Harris, the Titans are taken to dinner at a location of their choice. The purpose is to create lifelong friendships.
    • Classic readings are taken from a proprietary list of books that all nominated by 80 leading CIO’s, investors, CEO’s, top academics, and top economists each semester.
    • As the class progresses the Titans take on incrementally more responsibility for their own teaching. 


The class will be a mix of MBA, MSF and BBA students (~20).