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The Interactive Trading Floor (ITF) is a state of the art technologically advanced facility that offers a 23-seats learning environment that is designed as an exact replication of the trading floor in a typical Wall Street or DIFC investment firm. ITF offers to students an access to the same Bloomberg Terminals, life feeds, industry software and analytical tools as professionals.
The main purpose of the ITF is to bridge the gap between theory and practice so students are prepared for the challenges they will face in the workplace. The ITF resources are integrated into assignments, exams, and projects in different courses in the finance curriculum, including trading, investments, portfolio management and asset valuation.
Other than its use as a learning tool, the ITF also provides research support to faculty who need access to Capital IQ or Thomson Reuters.
The ITF has been generously funded by HSBC and was inaugurated in February 2016. Since then, more than 100 students have obtained their Bloomberg certifications, and several activities have been organized, including trading competitions, and HSBC Speakers Series.
For any further inquiries, please contact us:
School of Business Administration
American University of Sharjah
PO Box 26666, Sharjah
United Arab Emirates