Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics

Financial Trading Room

The Financial Trading Room is an experiential learning environment in which students can observe the interaction of market concepts and behaviors through simulated trading and analyses. Based on the research and observations of faculty members across the country, it has been found that the immediacy of stock and global news information adds important realism to the classroom.

Through team-based and individual study, students gain a greater understanding of how financial markets respond to new information. As students experience the impact of global currency fluctuations, variances in governmental policy, and corporate and individual decision-making, the sense of a "global economy" expands beyond that of a textbook discussion to one that is more attuned with the way 21st century students learn.

From a research perspective, the Financial Trading Room offers broad opportunities for faculty and student collaborations. The ability to quickly access and assimilate current and historical financial data significantly supports quantitative faculty research, while also providing learning opportunities for students who assist in extracting the required information. Further, access to commodity and financial data creates opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Financial Trading Room

The Financial Trading Room is located on the 2nd floor of Craig Hall, Room 213 and will accommodate a maximum class-size of 32 students.

The Room is equipped with:

  • 32 dual-screen student workstations.
  • 2 Ticker tape LED display systems within the Financial Trading Room and in the 2nd floor corridor of Craig Hall.
  • Two large rear-projection screen displays.
  • An instructor workstation equipped to control the projection screens to include a document camera, DVD/VHS player, and related auxiliary video/computer inputs.

Data resources include:

  • FactSet provides information on thousands of public and private companies and private equity firms, including company descriptions, business segments size, market performance, summary financial, events, deal history, ownership, private equity holdings, and key executives.
  • FactSet Global Historical Information provides 20 years of historical prices, financial, ratios, filings, consensus and detail estimates.
  • FactSet Corporate Ownership gives institutions, hedge funds, and insider holdings, historical share movements, peer reports, ownership statistics, contact details, and investor regions analysis.
  • Bloomberg Terminal which brings together real-time data on every market, breaking news, in-depth research, powerful analytics, communications tools, and world-class execution capabilities in one fully integrated solution.
  •  Aggie Financially Fit Workshops

For more Information, contact:

North Carolina A&T State University
Willie A. Deese College of Business and Economics
1601 East Market Street
213 Craig Hall 
Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: 336-285-3311
Fax: 336-256-2090