State of the Art Finance 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.

Today, nearly one-third of Babson students pursue a degree in finance. With the increased demands on the Cutler Center, a larger space was required for teaching graduate, undergraduate, and executive education courses. In June 2019, we opened a new, expanded center in the Babson Commons.

A World-Class Finance Lab

The new finance lab sits at the heart of campus and has 42 workstations equipped with Bloomberg, FactSet, and other tools used by industry professionals. The new state-of-the-art facility will provide Babson students with unique opportunities to learn and lead through signature learning experiences designed to prepare them for successful careers in financial services and a variety of thought leadership events that bring some of the brightest minds in finance to campus. Through course integration and exclusive workshops, the new center will profoundly change the educational experience for our finance students. It will also allow our application-oriented faculty from other disciplines to integrate the Cutler Center resources into the courses they teach.


 

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 
Market professionals around the world depend on Bloomberg as their source for real-time market data and news for all market sectors. Bloomberg seamlessly integrates data, news, analytics, multimedia reports, email and trading capabilities into a single platform. For further information please contact Jack Cahill, manager, Cutler Center Research and Instruction.

​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.

​CoStar Real Estate Manager 
Combines cloud-based software, professional services, and industry-leading market information, delivered in one streamlined platform. Get access to the reliable real estate and lease data needed to make smarter decisions.

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.

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

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.

Thomson Reuters Eikon
Set of software products for financial professionals to monitor and analyze financial information. It provides access to real-time market data, news, fundamental data, analytics, trading, and messaging tools.

​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
Wall Street Prep's online courses span Excel, financial and valuation modeling as well as technical finance interview topics and utilizing a video-based approach, are designed to replicate the interactive experience of intensive instructor-led live training seminars to ensure that all students pursuing finance careers have solid foundation across all of these core areas ahead of recruiting process and job commencement. For further information, please contact Leslie Romiza, Cutler Center Program Manager.

​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.