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Access Analytical Tool Resources

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-quarter 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. The finance lab will be open during the fall semester and masks will be required while in the finance lab. For all students, staff, and faculty, please note the following about accessing these analytical tools remotely. For assistance with the resources available through the Cutler Center, please reach out to cutlercentersupport@babson.edu.

These analytical tools are accessible online through the links below:

Bloomberg Market Concepts

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a self-paced e-learning course that provides an interactive introduction to the financial markets. BMC consists of 3 sections — Core Concepts (includes four modules – Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income, Equities), Getting Started on the Terminal, and Portfolio Management. The sections are woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics, and television.

Students, faculty, and staff can access and work through BMC on the Bloomberg for Education website for free provided you use your Babson email address to access the program. 

  • Students with an existing login created prior to leaving campus can access and resume the program on the Bloomberg for Education website
  • For those who are getting started from home, simply go to the Bloomberg for Education website and create a new account using your Babson email address.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Students that are asked for their credit card information should contact Bloomberg directly at bbg.edu@bloomberg.net to prevent an unnecessary charge.

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.

​​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. Students who need access should request an account through the Academic ID Request. Upon completion of the form, a login ID will be created and sent via email with 7-10 business days.

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.

S&P Net Advantage

Financial and operating data on global public and private companies plus S&P Industry Surveys, Stock Reports (S&P Equity Research). Use this as a compact version of Capital IQ.

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.

These analytical tools are accessible via approval from Cutler Center Program Manager Leslie Romiza at lromiza1@babson.edu 

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 a solid foundation across all of these core areas ahead of recruiting process and job commencement.

These analytical tools are restricted to students enrolled in specific courses. For more information, please email Cutler Center Program Manager Leslie Romiza at lromiza1@babson.edu

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.

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.

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.

Analytical Tool Tutorials 

Access detailed written and video tutorials on analytical tools available through the finance lab, created by our finance lab student assistants.

Access the tutorials 


 

Lab Calendar 

As a reminder, when classes are in session, the finance lab is closed to all other students. Please review the calendar below for the fall 2021 class schedule.


 

Cutler Center Finance Lab Student Assistants 

Cutler Center staff assistants are required to have taken two finance courses and be recommended by a member of the Finance Division to apply for the positions. Each is trained on key financial and library research resources, including Bloomberg, CapitalIQ, and FactSet, and can assist with research and assignments during library hours.

For assistance with the resources available through the Cutler Center, please reach out to cutlercentersupport@babson.edu.

Interested in becoming a Cutler Center Staff Assistant? Reach out to Leslie Romiza, Cutler Center Program Manager. 

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Aditya Agarwal '22

Undergraduate

Concentration: Finance & Economics

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Ayussh Ahuja '22

Undergraduate 

Concentration: Finance & Business Analytics

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Peter D’Ambrosio '24

Undergraduate 

Concentration: Finance & Entrepreneurship

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Tyson Corner '22

Undergraduate 

Concentration: Finance and Computational Finance

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Calliope Cortright '23

Undergraduate 

Concentration: Finance and Strategic Management 

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Cecilia Li '23

Undergraduate 

Concentration: Finance 

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Callum Nicholson '23

Undergraduate 

Concentration: Finance & Entrepreneurship

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Gabriel Papa '23

Undergraduate 

Concentration: Finance 

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Finance Lab 101 Series 

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Taught by our Cutler Center student assistants, the Finance Lab 101 series provides students with the opportunity to learn more about the various analytical tools and resources available in the finance lab through hands-on sessions that will help students strengthen their skills, gain more practice for coursework, and prepare for internships and job opportunities. Sessions are open to Babson undergraduate and graduate students.

10/8 - Excel for Finance: Basic Functions with Calliope Cortright ’23 and Cecilia Li ’23 »

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Reserve the Lab

If you would like to reserve the finance lab, please email Leslie Romiza, Cutler Center Program Manager.

Fall Semester Hours 

Monday: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Fall lab hours are subject to change.

Contact Us

Find the Cutler Center Investments Lab on the campus map »

Babson Commons
11 Babson College Drive
Babson Park, MA

For assistance with the resources available through the Cutler Center, please reach out to cutlercentersupport@babson.edu.