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One of the main goals of The Ronald and Maxine Linde Institute of Economic and Management Sciences is to prepare Caltech students for a variety of careers, empowering them to make their mark on society.

The Linde Institute encourages and supports initiatives aimed at facilitating the student experience both within the classroom and beyond Caltech—particularly for students interested in pursuing careers in the financial or consulting industries, or who want to start their own businesses and work with other entrepreneurs.   

The Caltech business, economics, and management (BEM) undergraduate option (major) in the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences is unique among other undergraduate business majors because it emphasizes a rigorous quantitative and interdisciplinary approach to the study of business, business strategy, and finance. The Linde Institute also supports relevant undergraduate instruction in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science, such as the entrepreneurial development course (E 102).

Beyond the classroom, students learn about interesting career paths from Caltech alumni, faculty, and others through regularly scheduled panels, informational interviews, and summer research fellowships and internships, as well as an annual finance open house sponsored by The Linde Institute. Learn more about these student opportunities on the following pages.

At the graduate level, The Linde Institute regularly awards fellowships to Caltech graduate students with interests that align with one of The Linde Institute's areas of research concentration.

The Linde Institute awards grants to Caltech graduate students to provide seed money for experimental and empirical research projects in the social sciences.