Villanova U. Sets Up 'Wall Street' Lab

In an effort to bring classroom theory into practice, Dell and Philadelphia’s Villanova University have partnered to create a Wall Street-esque experience without ever having to leave for the big city. The Applied Finance Lab, a rare state-of-the-art facility, features group-work areas equipped with Dell desktop systems, flat-panel monitors and LCD TVs; ticker displays; and a Bloomberg terminal showing financial information for students to use while making important decisions. The university’s College of Commerce & Finance recently opened the lab, which also features a simulated trading floor, to equip their students with a unique experience that will help them get a leg up on the competition in their field of study.

This article originally appeared in the 05/01/2005 issue of THE Journal.

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