Cutler Center

​​​State of the Art Finance Lab​​

Cutler Center Investments Lab

To prepare students for a career in finance, the Cutler Center provides access to state-of-the-art information resources and educational opportunities in and outside of the classroom.

The center is in constant use by undergraduate students conducting financial analyses for class projects, graduate students examining mergers and acquisitions, and faculty monitoring market activity in preparation for class presentations. Babson College Fund students utilize the center’s resources to manage their investment portfolio, conduct risk analysis and write investment research reports. The center is open to all students. It is a highly utilized space for students preparing for careers in finance.

Finance Lab Resources


The Cutler Center provides research and data sources for student and faculty use—some are available at the center, while others are accessible through a secure internet connection.

ARGUS Commercial Real Estate
ARGUS models all aspects of the real estate life cycle—from initial acquisition, through development, to lease up, and disposition.

​Bloomberg
Integrates data, news, multimedia reports, and portfolio analytics into a single platform.

​Capital IQ
Provides information on public and private companies and professionals worldwide. Used for complex financial statement analysis, comparable analysis, financial modeling, sector analysis, and charting.

ESG Manager (formerly KLD Socrates)
Monitors the social records for 3,000 publicly traded U.S. and international companies.

​eVestment
A data, analytics, and research platform serving the global institutional community.

​Factiva
Covers more than 8,000 of the world’s leading business and news publications, including Dow Jones publications, The Wall Street Journal & Barron’s, and Reuters Business Briefings.

​Factset
Creates flexible, open data and software solutions for tens of thousands of investment professionals around the world, providing instant access to financial data and analytics that investors use to make crucial investment decisions.

​Global Insight DataInsight Web
Economic and financial time series data from the IMF, DRI, OECD, US. Comprehensive Web version and subset of data files in WRDS.

​Mergent
Leading provider of business and financial information on public and private companies globally to provide several online/print solutions.

​Morningstar
Provides information on 6,000+ stocks, 20,000 mutual funds and 150+ Exchange Traded Funds. In addition, it provides stock screening functions and portfolio analysis tools.

Rotman Interactive Trader
Stock exchange simulator software, designed so users can transact financial securities with other users on a real-time basis, while learning about order-driven markets, liquidity, the impact of trading costs, and price discovery.

​Thomson Deals
Provides M&A and corporate transactions data.

​Thomson One Banker
Provides access to company overviews and financials, stock quotes, earnings estimates, SEC filings, ownership information, and investment analyst reports.

​Value Line
Provides online access to stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities, and special situation stocks reports.

​VentureXpert
Source covering venture, buyouts, private equity funds, firms, executives, portfolio companies and limited partners around the world.

Wall Street Prep
The trusted training provider for the world’s top investment banks, private equity firms, Fortune 1000 companies, and business schools.

​WRDS
Warehouse of financial, accounting, banking, economics, management, and marketing data accessible through a single web-based interface from the following providers: Compustat, CRSP, TAQ, Global Insight and ExecuComp.

Katherine Will ’18

Katherine Will ’18 discusses her decision to attend Babson College and concentrate in finance. Since day one of her college career, she has been able to take advantage of tremendous finance offerings and utilize the resources in the Cutler Center Investments Lab including Bloomberg and S&P Capital IQ.

Justin Atwood MBA’18