Financial Services Lab

FSL lab2

Global Finance and Strategy Center Offers Unique Opportunities for NU Students

Niagara University's MBA program offers end-to-end financial analytics with near real-time stock information. The Global Finance and Strategy Center includes access to state-of-the-art databases and simulations, including Standard and Poor's Research Insight, Thomson One Investment Management, Morningstar, Crystal Ball, and MATLAB. These resources allow students to apply theory to the real world and observe results with hands-on applications.  

Understand these resources better:

Standard & Poor's Research Insight

Complete source of financial and pricing data on equity securities, with 20-year historical coverage. It allows students to prepare, analyze and run studies on security pricing and trading strategies.

Thompson One Investment Management

Portfolio Management software that provides complete analysis of portfolio holdings. Real time information is provided on securities prices, showing order flow and execution as it is happening on the Exchanges. Full text of analyst's research reports, company conference calls, and press conferences.


Analysis and ranking of mutual fund securities.


Statistical Analysis System, software used to conduct sophisticated data analysis and modeling.

Crystal Ball

Simulation program that works with Excel to provide detailed "what-if?" analysis in spreadsheet models. Widely used in operations analysis, risk management and corporate finance.


High level matrix/array computer modeling system that allows for model building and analysis of financial and economic data. Widely used to model financial assets such as futures, options, swaps and other derivatives.

The Financial Services Laboratory is located in Bisgrove Hall, Room 150. 

For more information about the Financial Services Lab or finance program options, please contact Professor Edward Hutton at 716.286.8208 or via email at