Thanks to our loyal alumni and friends, MSU business students have the opportunity to learn about financial markets and real-world investment tools in the Strategic Finance Laboratory at McCool Hall.
This advanced learning environment is designed to integrate investment education, financial research, and professional practice. This state-of-the-art facility functions as both classroom and a laboratory that brings a piece of Wall Street to Mississippi State University.
The Strategic Finance Laboratory is designed to provide students with a competitive edge as they obtain jobs in the investments industry or sit for professional certification exams. This multi-disciplinary facility also plays a role in student recruiting, industry relations, and the interactions between alumni and students. It is also the site of our semi-annual offering of the Bloomberg Aptitude Test.
Offering 21 student terminals and the ability for interactive professor/student learning in a simulated trading floor environment, the Strategic Finance Laboratory is complete with a 24-foot stock ticker and ten 51-inch televisions which provide live coverage of the financial markets and world news. More importantly, this room is the only location in Mississippi where students have access to the Bloomberg Terminal, Wharton Research Data Services, and Trading Technologies professional software.