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-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. Due to the extenuating circumstance with the campus being closed, please note the following about accessing these analytical tools remotely: 

Accessible Online:

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.

  • Currently, students enrolled in approved classes requiring CapIQ have access to it.
  • All MSA students have access for the entirety of their program.
  • All MSF students have access for the entirety of their program.
  • Access will expire at the end of each semester. Only those students taking approved classes during the summer will be allowed to access CapIQ during the summer.

​​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.

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.

Value Line 

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

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.

Accessible via Cutler Center Program Manager; please email Leslie Romiza at lromiza1@babson.edu

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.

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.

Access restricted to students enrolled in certain courses.  For more information, please email 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.