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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-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. 


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. 22 Bloomberg terminals are available in the Cutler Center finance lab and are available for all Babson students to access. 

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.

ESG Direct (formerly MSCI ESG Direct)

View environmental, social, governance ratings of global firms.

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.


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


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.

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.


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 the recruiting process and job commencement.

The Cutler Center contracts with Wall Street Prep for a limited number of student passport licenses each academic year. Currently, all available licenses have been allocated for the 2023-2024 academic year. We expect a new allotment in Fall 2024. 

Students must first complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts certification program before reaching out to request a Wall Street Prep account.

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.

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 »

Finance Lab Schedule - Summer 2024

Summer hours for Monday, May 13 – Sunday, August 25. Finance lab hours are subject to change. The finance lab is closed to all other students when classes are in session. 

Monday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Thursday – 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Friday – CLOSED
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday – CLOSED

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.

Are you interested in becoming a Cutler Center Staff Assistant? Please complete this form. If there are open opportunities and your qualifications are a good fit for the role, our Program Manager will contact you.  

Reserve the Lab

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

Contact Us

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Babson Commons
11 Babson College Drive
Babson Park, MA