The Sanders Financial Markets Lab is the first and most advanced classroom of its kind in the region. Made possible through the vision and generosity of IU Southeast School of Business alumnae Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders, the Financial Markets Lab is a state-of-the-art facility with data, analytical, technological, and other resources that rival those found in real-world trading rooms.
Graduate and undergraduate courses in Geographical Information Systems, Investments, Valuation, Security Analysis & Portfolio Management, Accounting, Economics, and Advanced Corporate Finance frequently use this space. In addition, the Financial Markets Lab is used by student teams competing in the CFA Investment Challenge and students managing the IU Southeast Student Investment Fund. The lab also provides training space for corporate partners in the financial services industry throughout the Greater Louisville region.
Both the Financial Markets Lab and the Student Investment Fund provide unique applied learning opportunities not available in other area business programs. These unrivaled resources create unique experiential learning opportunities and enable us to provide innovative, cutting-edge curriculum for our students.
Our learning facility features innovative classroom designs, the latest technology, and space for collaborative work.
The Graduate Center located at 300 Water Tower Square in Jeffersonville, Indiana, is located at the foot of the Clark Memorial Bridge. The Graduate Center demonstrates our long-term commitment to offering convenient, high-end facilities for the working professionals in our M.B.A. and Masters of Science in Strategic Finance programs. According to David Eplion, Dean of the School of Business, “What we wanted to do with the new space was to get both additional classroom space and space for breakout areas, collaborative work, and research.”
Each classroom in the graduate center is configured with the same technology and data access you would expect to find on the main campus and most can be reconfigured for different instructional styles. “The new space allowed us to design very innovative classrooms both in terms of layout and technology,” Eplion said.
The Collaborative Computer Classroom is the most advanced of its kind in the region. The design allows for a more interactive approach for instruction in financial and economic research and advanced modeling and simulation. In addition, the design allows for group collaboration and the preparation of presentations.
The board room, or seminar room, is laid out to resemble what one would find in a typical corporate board-room. The main focus is an 80-inch touch screen monitor at the front that replaces both old-style projection systems and white-boards. The technology allows for a basically infinite white board that can be saved and emailed to students. In addition, the touch screen technology is very intuitive to anyone that uses smart-phones or pad type devices.
The remaining two classroom spaces are designed to be reconfigurable for a seminar format, group work, or whatever configuration is needed to accommodate different instructional modes. Just like the other rooms, the technology is state-of-the-art.
The Graduate Center is more than just classroom space however. It provides common areas for team breakouts, collaborations, study, or simply relaxing between work and class. The new Graduate Center has all of the amenities one expects of a nationally ranked graduate business program. All that plus great views of the river and the Louisville skyline create an ideal learning environment.
These facilities are unrivaled in the region and allow us to offer the most relevant and practical learning opportunities possible. Both the resources at the Graduate Center and on the main campus in New Albany enable us to provide innovative, cutting-edge curriculum for students in our M.B.A., and Master of Science in Strategic Finance, and Master of Science in Management programs.