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Dykman Financial Trading Room and Student Managed Investment Fund

student in MBEB Dykman Trading Room

The Dykman 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 Dykman 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.

Dykman Financial Trading Room Assistance

The department provides graduate students to assist you in the Dykman 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.

Student Managed Investment Fund

Students do research, estimate returns and risks, experiment with different investment strategies and ultimately the students decide how to allocate the fund’s portfolio.

After completing the class, students will have an e-portfolio they can show potential employers. The e-portfolio shows examples of students’ work with real-world applications.

Play the video to hear about the Student Managed Investment Fund from teachers, donors and students.

Bloomberg Assessment Test

The Department of Finance partners with Bloomberg to offer 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.