Something pretty spectacular is taking place this week in one of the old BATS classrooms (LL261) in the SDSU Library. Created through a collaboration between the College of Business Administration, Wells Fargo, and the SDSU Library, the Wells Fargo Financial Markets Laboratory is opening on September 21, and it promises to revolutionize the way professors teach finance and financial literacy.
The former BATS classroom, which is down a short hallway on the west side of the Student Computing Center, contained rows of computers and was used by the campus ITS Department to teach basic computer skills to students, faculty, and staff. The old PCs are gone now, replaced by 12 Bloomberg terminals and the Wharton financial database and augmented by a stock ticker and monitors displaying worldwide financial news.
The lab will offer students from all over campus the skills that are increasingly required to ensure their competitiveness for the current and future job market. It will function as a library resource as well as a classroom where students and faculty will retrieve, process, and analyze real-time economic and financial data.
Financial Markets Lab Coming to Library