The Stillman School of Business Center for Securities Trading and Analysis is a first-class, state-of-the-art trading room.
Its Fall 2004 opening was marked by the ringing of the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and a $50,000 grant from the NYSE Foundation. In February 2005, the School followed the bell ringing with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Richard Cody, New Jersey acting governor at the time.
Transforming concepts into practice is the essence of a Stillman School degree and The Trading Room is an excellent example of that. It functions as a finance laboratory and allows classroom concepts to be discovered and tested in a live, real-world setting. The Trading Room also helps students develop expertise in information systems and technology — areas vital to trading room and market activities.
If you're good with numbers, enjoy "following the money" from Wall Street to Main Street, and are interested in the art and science of money management, this concentration may be your perfect fit. Students will be exposed to stock evaluations, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and portfolio analysis.
The concentration in mathematical finance seeks to broaden and deepen the educational experience of students by offering them the opportunity to be active participants—effective problem solvers—in what is becoming a structural shift in thinking since the global financial crisis of 2007–2009. This shift is occurring in both the academic and corporate communities. The demand is not only for new thinking but new talent in both communities. As a response, the concentration in mathematical finance seeks not only to prepare students for careers in the corporate sector but also to groom them for graduate degrees.
In this concentration, you'll build the theoretical foundations and gain the hands-on experience you need to excel in the financial services industry. In fact, many of our students go on to pass all three CFA-level examinations.