Marist’s state-of-the-art Hancock Center is home to a fully functional trading floor, similar to those you might find in investment banks around the world. The Investment Center, equipped with large screen TVs, stock ticker and computerized financial news feeds, provides students with access to the same technology that Wall Street traders employ to do their jobs, while providing through the glass wall a magnificent panoramic view of the Hudson River.
The world-class Investment Center is equipped with twelve Bloomberg terminals that facilitate a “hands-on” learning experience. Students have access to real-time news, financial market data and prices, and professional tools that enable them to explore, investigate and analyze companies and securities. The classroom is designed to encourage collaboration, with seats arranged in clusters to faciliate student group work.
The resources in the Investment Center are available to all of our students, not just those studying finance. Economics and accounting majors can perform research there, as can our communications, foreign language, and fashion students, for example. Meanwhile, the finance curriculum includes classes in applied finance, structured around the Greystone Equity Fund and the Greystone Fixed-Income Fund, in keeping with our guiding philosophy of providing our students with the best possible preparation for careers in the increasingly complex world of finance.