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Welcome to the FSIT Lab resource guide!

Welcome

The Financial Services and Information Technology Lab (FSIT Lab) was created to develop educational programs that bridge theory and practice with specific applications towards financial services, information technology and applied research.

The FSIT Lab demonstrates the Kogod School of Business' commitment to prepare students for careers in global finance and technology related areas as well as to assist in advancing research and establishing stronger ties with the corporate community.

Lab Financial Resources

 

Bloomberg Database  Bloomberg is a professional on-line database that provides real-time and historic trading data, analytics and research, and news for global financial markets. The markets include but are not limited to government securities, corporate securities, mortgage, money-market, indices, currency, commodities and equities. 

Thomson ONE Data is drawn from multiple sources, including Thomson Financial, Extel, I/B/E/S, First Call, Datastream, SDC, Worldscope, and Disclosure with advanced filtering and screening capabilities.

SDC Platinum SDC Platinum lets you access Securities Data Company's online databases of financial transactions. It enables you to identify comparable transactions, monitor markets and industries, prospect for new business and evaluate advisors.

Library Financial Resources

The Following financial resources are available in the lab and remotely via the AU Library Website:

Other Lab Business Resources

ARGUS models all aspects of the real estate life cycle from initial acquisition, through development, to lease up, and disposition. This software provides the complete solution for managing and growing your commercial real estate portfolio. ARGUS can also be used to value assets, view partnership structures and analyze debt financing.
@RISK software for risk and decision analysis that works with Excel to provide detailed "what-if?" analysis in spreadsheet models. Widely used in operations analysis, risk management and corporate finance. @RISK performs risk analysis using Monte Carlo simulation to show you many possible outcomes and tells you how likely they are to occur. This means you can judge which risks to take and which ones to avoid, allowing for the best decision making under uncertainty
Claritas is a geo-demographic marketing research tool
DirectRT is used for reaction time measuring program for lab experiments
MarkStrat is an online learning software for strategic marketing
MediaLab used to create questionnaires and multi-media experiments

Lab Statistical Analysis Packages

The lab offers the following statistical analysis packages:

EViews provides data analysis, regression, and forecasting tools. With EViews you can quickly develop a statistical relation from your data and then use the relation to forecast future values of the data.     
SAS
Stata is an integrated statistical package that allows one to do data analysis, data management, and graphics.

Information Technology/Management

The following information technology and management software is available in the lab:

  • MS Access - Database program
  • MS Excel - Spreadsheet software
  • MS Project - Project management software
  • MS Visio - Microsoft software product for creating a wide variety of business and technical drawings.
  • Dreamweaver - Web design package
  • Expert Choice - Collaboration and decision-support software
  • Certiprep - MS Office training and testing software
  • iQsystem Exams - MS Office certification exam
  • LINDO - Optimization Modeling Software for Linear, Nonlinear, and Integer Programming
  • POM - Product operation management software package

Questions?

Adrian Mihailescu
Director of Technology

(202) 885-1904
adrian@american.edu

IT Help Line: (202) 885-2550

Financial Services & IT Lab
Mon-Fri: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sat/Sun: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Student Lab
Mon-Fri: 7:45 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat/Sun: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Find the reservation form on the FSIT lab site: https://www.american.edu/kogod/research/labs/fsit/ 

 

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