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Financial Services Lab

Financial Services Lab

More than ever, today's employers demand that college graduates have the ability to use advanced technology. Niagara University's College of Business Administration has invested in the resources to make sure you get those skills!

As a Niagara student, you’ll take many of your classes in one of our three state-of-the-art business technology classrooms, including our Financial Services Laboratory. In your accounting class, you’ll learn to extract and analyze financial statements with tools such as QuickBooks and x*. In marketing, you can perform high level data analysis using statistics packages, including SAS. In the supply chain classes, you will use simulation and modeling software to plan for optimum delivery of goods. The finance classes develop models in Excel to analyze stocks and bonds, and plan portfolio strategies.

The Financial Services Laboratory, located in Bisgrove Hall, Room 150, offers the following in software resources:

Standard & Poor's Research Insight

Complete source of financial and pricing data on equity securities, with 20-year historical coverage. It allows students to prepare, analyze and run studies on security pricing and trading strategies.

Thompson One Investment Management

Portfolio management software that provides complete analysis of portfolio holdings. Real-time information is provided on securities prices, showing order flow and execution as it is happening on the exchanges. Full text of analyst's research reports, company conference calls and press conferences.

Morningstar

Analysis and ranking of mutual fund securities.

SAS (Statistical Analysis System)

Software used to conduct sophisticated data analysis and modeling.

@Risk

Simulation program that works with Excel to provide detailed "what-if?" analysis in spreadsheet models. Widely used in operations analysis, risk management and corporate finance.

FTS (Financial Trading Systems)

Simulation software that lets you trade real time position in stocks, bonds, future and options. Test equity selection, bond immunization and derivative hedging strategies.

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