The latest stock market results scrolled across the top of the room. And, in U-M Dearborn’s College of Business finance lab, students researched the reasons behind those numbers through a newly formed partnership with Bloomberg Finance. The COB recently acquired Bloomberg Terminals and courses began incorporating the dozen specialized software machines and keyboards — located in the new Bloomberg Finance Lab — into lessons this summer.
“Initiatives that deliver experiential learning opportunities with real-world applications is a College of Business focus,” said COB Dean Raju Balakrishnan. “Bloomberg Professional Service brings the real world of business and finance into our classes, providing students with access to the same information platform used by leading decision makers.” Bloomberg Professional Service supported the dean’s initiative by reducing costs so the college could obtain more terminals to help meet student demand.