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High-Tech Facilities

With the combined CFA major, opportunities to put your skills into practice, using the latest accounting and financial tools, will be woven throughout your curriculum.

You’ll spend plenty of time in two of our high-tech learning labs: the Accounting Center for Electronic Learning and Business Measurement (ACELAB) and the Hughey Center for Financial Services (Trading Room).

ACELAB

Here, you’ll dig into the fast-paced tutorials and state-of-the-art software that are reshaping the accounting profession.

Features

  • Software programs including ACL, Great Plains Learning Insights, Peachtree and TurboTax
  • Breakout room with 15 individual and group workstations, 42-inch Panasonic plasma display screens, and conference room with Mitsubishi projector
  • Networked laser printer
  • 36 networked Pentium III computers

Trading Room

In this financial nerve center, one of a select few of such facilities nationwide, you’ll gain exposure to the intricacies of risk management, asset valuation and portfolio construction.

Features

  • Software such as Crystal Ball Pro, DataStream Advance, FactSet, Mergent Horizon, Morningstar Direct, S&P Compustat, SPSS and William O’Neil Direct Access
  • Three ticker tapes displaying market information, news headlines and real-time data
  • Five Bloomberg terminals
  • 60 Hewlett-Packard XW4600 workstations
  • 10 IBM servers offering file and application serving