The T. Paul Bulmahn Research and Trading Lab is a state-of-the-art facility that allows students to experience a “real world” trading room.
The lab contains 30 dual-monitor workstations for students. Each workstation is loaded with a plethora of software, including Crystal Ball, a predictive modeling software package and FactSet, software from a leading provider of financial information and analytic applications for investment professionals.
The lab is also equipped with six 40-inch LCD displays. These display current financial market information, headlines, lab hours and other announcements. In addition, just outside the lab, is a 90-foot LED ticker that displays financial market activity and current headlines.
Several classes are taught in the lab, including ECO 4313: Econometrics, ECO 4305: Urban and Regional Economics, FIN 3316: Financial Information Technologies, FIN 4322: Student Managed Investment Fund, and MBA: Global Equity Manager Seminar.
The lab’s namesake, T. Paul Bulmahn, chairman and president of ATP Oil & Gas Corp., made the 1,600-square-foot computer lab possible through a $1.5 million donation.