The Financial Systems Center is a fully functioning, state-of-the-art facility that gives faculty and students the ability to access and analyze a vast array of financial and economic data, apply analytical methods, conduct interactive trading simulations, and develop contemporary financial models. The structure and schedule of the facility is tied to courses and research projects in several disciplines, including finance engineering, quantitative methods, systems security engineering, software engineering, cyber security and computer science.
Faculty/Students will access to the same market data, analysis and news available to professional traders in financial institutions. In addition, the center provides advanced learning laboratory for students at all levels: undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D., and executive education.
The FSC center will consist of:
- The Hanlon Financial Systems Lab
- Trading Room
- Advanced Financial Research and Training Facility
- Software Engineering Lab
- Cyber-security Testing Facility
Each of the thirty five workstations in the laboratory/trading room are equipped with monitors, a powerful computer, and the software needed for simulated trading, deal capture, settlement, analytics, pricing, portfolio management, derivatives pricing, and other finance-related challenges. Televisions offer access to live coverage of CNBC, CNN, and other financial and news networks. Real-time tickers and stock boards will surround students with important financial information. Bloomberg terminals round-out a robust offering of data and live information.