Bloomberg Finance Lab to provide powerful, real-time analytics to WSU’s Barton School


The same data, software and tools used by the world’s leading business and financial decision-makers can now be accessed in the Koch Global Trading Center of the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University.

The Bloomberg Terminal is software provided by the financial information and technology company, Bloomberg LP, which allows users to monitor real-time data on every market and provides unparalleled news and research, as well as powerful analytics in one fully integrated solution. The terminal provides unprecedented access and insight to Barton School students and faculty. The Koch Global Trading Center will have 12 Bloomberg Terminals.

“This is a massive opportunity for everyone within the Barton School,” said Dr. Timothy Craft, director of the Koch Global Trading Center and associate professor of finance within the Barton School. “The Bloomberg Finance Lab will transform our entire student experience and prepare them to hit the ground running when they enter the workforce.”

Along with market data and research, more than 2,000 Barton School students will have access to exclusive webinars, job listings, alumni lists and Bloomberg trading challenges. Students will even be able to apply for  certification in the Bloomberg Market Concepts course. Faculty and staff will also be able to use the Bloomberg Terminal for research and in the classroom.

“The content and knowledge that the Bloomberg Terminal provides is going to change the way we teach,” said Rick LeCompte, associate professor of finance at the Barton School. “With access to the latest news, data and trading tools, the terminal will be an integral part of our curriculum going forward.”

“These terminals are just the start,” said Dr. Larisa Genin, dean of the Barton School. “We’re going to continue to provide world-class resources on our journey to become one of the best business schools in the country.”

Wichita State University serves as the Kansas urban-based research university, enrolling more than 16,000 students from every state in the U.S. and more than 100 countries. Wichita State and WSU Tech are recognized for being student centered and innovation driven.

Located in the largest city in the state with one of the highest concentrations in the United States of jobs involving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), Wichita State University provides uniquely distinctive and innovative pathways of applied learning, applied research and career opportunities for all of our students.

The Innovation Campus, which is a physical extension of the Wichita State University main campus, is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing research/innovation parks, encompassing over 120 acres and is home to a number of global companies and organizations.

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About the W. Frank Barton School of Business

Located in Kansas’ business hub and with significant ties to the business community, the W. Frank Barton School of Business provides extensive applied learning opportunities. With in-person and online options, Barton School undergraduate and graduate programs are tailored to transform the lives of its students. It also holds a double AACSB accreditation for business and accounting, which puts it in the top 1% of business schools worldwide. The Barton School was established as the university’s College of Business Administration and Industry in 1926 and has thousands of graduates around the world.