Master of Analytical Finance

Finance Lab

Learn by Doing

An Immersive Hub for Experiential Learning

Serving as the central hub for immersive, action-based learning, the Finance Lab enables students to experience the pace of global markets and trading products in real time in a professional trading floor setting. You will leverage state-of-the-art tools, real-time market data, and trading platforms to model, trade, and collaborate on real-world consultancy projects with industry clients.

  • “On the job” training

    Experience life in an analyst rotation program at a financial institution, compete in local and global competitions such as stock pitch contests, trading challenges, and FinTech buildathons, and consult with real industry clients.
  • Build your network

    Build connections to the global finance industry as you network and collaborate with industry professionals, clients, and mentors. Gain professional experience and insights from industry specialists on ethics and compliance, legal, and regulatory news.
  • Expand your skillset

    Learn and utilize professional tools, data, and trading platforms including Bloomberg, FactSet, Thompsons, Python, R Studio, Barra, and MATLAB. Earn professional licensing including Bloomberg BMC, SIE (Series 7 preview), and CFA prep.

Fridays "On the Job"

This is real world, experiential learning at its finest. Goizueta's masters in finance program has built the experience gained in an internship within the program. Each rotation represents one of four divisions of a top-tier global bank or fund. As you move through the program, you will rotate to a new division and a new team spending Fridays "on the job" in the Finance Lab solving real world problems in each area and completing real client projects along the way. The real-time setting, topics, and format of Fridays mark the beginning of your career.

During the Global Markets Rotation, you will be part of a Wall Street research team responsible for understanding the global markets, analyzing connections in real time and publishing sell-side client research. Each Friday will start with an industry-style global market update call, where you will develop market intelligence and make connections. Analyst deliverables include building a dynamic dashboard of global market conditions, writing research reports, and pitching ideas. As you gain expertise in how the global markets work and how the financial system operates, you will track real world news and events and make connections to the fundamentals of finance learned in the classroom.

"On the job" Activities

The Future of FinTech

FinTech

Devise new applications within FinTech

Bridge theory and practice as you take lessons learned in the classroom and implement them in the Finance Lab. Apply cutting edge technologies such as blockchain, AI, and machine learning to the finance industry, including payment systems, capital raising and lending, initial coin offerings (ICOs), and digital marketplaces.