Welcome to Finance-Economics-Legal Studies
and General Business
Training in finance at MSU's Department of Economics and Finance helps prepare students for positions in financial institutions such as banks, savings and loans, credit unions, insurance companies, and investment firms. They are also prepared for positions as city managers, budget specialists for the state and federal government, and even purchasing agents and senior buyers for your favorite large department store chain.
Economists study how society distributes scarce resources such as land, labor raw material, and machinery to produce goods and services. They conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts. They research issues such as energy costs, inflation, interest rates, imports, or employment levels. Most economists are concerned with practical applications of economic policies.
Dillard College of Business Administration
Security Trading and Research Lab
What is the STAR Lab?
Funded generously by Ms. Kay Dillard, the Dillard College of Business Administration�s Security Trading and Research Lab, or the Dillard STAR Lab, creates a simulated trading floor where students gain experience in the fast-paced world of securities trading and research. The Lab is equipped with 23 networked workstations, of which 9 are Bloomberg terminals, to gives students significant on-the-job-style training. In addition, the Lab features a full-color LED ticker and an interactive portal of financial information from Rise Display. Students use the lab to manage the College's investment portfolio. Through the Bloomberg terminals, the STAR Lab also provides faculty and students access to financial and economic data for research.
Application for Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)
1) Applicants should have a "B" or above from Investment (FINC4733).
2) Once admitted, students need to register for FINC4943
3) The Student Managed Investment Fund is a two-semester committment with a total of 6 credit hours.
For More Information, please contact:
Dr. Adam Lei 940-397-4403 email@example.com
Dr. Qian Li 940-397-4711 firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Alejandro Gelves 940-397-4990 email@example.com Lab Access Policy Notice on Obtaining Bloomberg Data Through API