Ralph S. Larsen Finance Lab
The Ralph S. Larsen Finance Lab equips you with state-of-the-art technology and market data using Bloomberg terminals in a Wall Street trading floor atmosphere. You'll receive Bloomberg certification as you learn to research historical and real-time data on stocks, bonds, economic indicators, foreign currencies, commodities and options.
The lab contains 26 computer workstations with dual monitors and instructor podium; 10 Bloomberg Professional terminals; three large-screen televisions showing CNBC, Bloomberg and other financial markets media; and a stock ticker continuously displaying market information.
Finance majors participate in the annual Bloomberg Trading Challenge, a nationwide stock-trading simulation where teams have $1 million to invest for eight weeks based on a defined trading strategy they develop on Bloomberg terminals.
The finance Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program at Messiah University is a CFA University Affiliation Program Partner of the CFA Institute. Preparing for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exam is a long and arduous task that students begin to prepare for from their first year on campus through graduation and beyond. The CFA designation is highly regarded and recognized internationally as the standard of excellence in investment analysis and portfolio management. Messiah's program is accepted by CFA Institute as part of its University Affiliation Program, based on our curriculum covering at least 85% of the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge as well as other requirements. Finance students are eligible for scholarships to take the exams and have exclusive access to all three levels of the CFA Program® eBook curriculum, access to sample exams for each level of the CFA Program exams, and a complimentary online subscription to the Financial Analysts Journal®.