In line with the University’s new strategic plan, the Stillman School of Business is expanding its trading floor and relaunching itself as a Center for Securities Trading and Business Analytics to meet the needs of students today and tomorrow.
Since 2004, Stillman students have combined classroom concepts with real-world practice, and the innovative financial trading room replicates a Wall Street experience. Students studying in finance courses, participating in the student-managed investment fund, or participating in (and winning) the CFA Institute Research Challenge have fully utilized the room and its resident Bloomberg terminals.
“We are excited about this opportunity to dramatically improve the applied learning tools and experiences available to our Stillman students, including expanding the scope of our learning lab to include business analysis,” said Joyce Strawser. , Ph.D., Dean of the Stillman School. work. “I am very grateful to the many dedicated alumni whose generosity will allow us to significantly enrich the learning and development of our students. “
Thanks to Stillman’s growing eminence and advancements throughout the university, the Stillman School now has approximately 500 finance students. In addition, 350 to 400 introductory business students are assigned to use Bloomberg terminals for several weeks each semester. In fact, the use of the trading room has become so popular that there is now a need for additional space.
Located on the fifth floor of Jubilee Hall, this project will expand the trading floor area by 50 percent, resulting in 14 dedicated terminal locations and additional tables for small group work and teaching. The full capacity of the hall in the new space will accommodate 30 students. In addition, new video monitors will enhance the teaching and learning experience using advanced technology.
“The Expanded Center for Securities Trading and Business Analysis, with global and rapid data, revolutionary news, financial tools and business analysis, will transport students from academia to business: today’s education ‘today and tomorrow,’ said Anthony Loviscek, Ph.D., chairman of the Department of Finance.
Similar to the major renovation of the University Center and improvements to Boland Hall, this project aligns with the university’s strategic plan, Harvest Our Treasures, which contemplates several critical improvements to enhance the student experience and foster excellence. academic.
Stillman School has already received several large donations from alumni and friends to fund the first phase of the expansion and continues to seek donations to cover 100% of project expenses. Renovations will take place this summer.
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