Financial Trading Room
The Micron Business and Economics Building Financial Trading Room gives finance students access to a wealth of technological tools. Available databases provide hands-on experience in a variety of financial management applications.
The financial trading room (MBEB 2012) houses nine individually licensed Bloomberg terminals, allowing you to use the same data, research, analytics and news that industry professionals employ.
Financial Trading Room Assistance
The department provides graduate students to assist you in the Financial Trading Room (MBEB 2012) during the fall/spring semesters. You can receive one-on-one assistance logging in for the first time as well as receive training to navigate the Bloomberg resources.
Bloomberg Assessment Test
The department also partners with Bloomberg in offering the Bloomberg Assessment Test—a hybrid finance and general career skills exam. Subscribing employers located around the world can access the following for each student:
- eleven individual subject area scores
- an aggregate score
- student contact information
- the student’s resume
Completing the Bloomberg certification process lets you demonstrate proficiency with the tools employers will want you to use.
Each year a select number of finance students are eligible to participate in investment-focused programs:
- In the two-semester Portfolio Performance Measurement course, students manage a portfolio of stocks and mutual funds that generate returns used to fund scholarships and technology for future classes of finance students. Please contact one of the finance faculty or your advisor for more information on this class.
- The CFA Institute Research Challenge provides an opportunity for a group of five students to assume the role of research analyst by conducting a valuation and financial performance analysis of a company in the region. If selected, you are mentored by a faculty CFA and a CFA from the Idaho Society. You present your research in a regional competition before a panel of CFA judges. The winner progresses to the U.S. finals. In 2012 our team advanced to the finals which were held in New York City.