Inside Look of the FCBE Cook Lab

Cook Analytics & Trading Lab

The Cook Analytics & Trading Lab offers innovative tools to help supplement traditional classroom teaching and provide resources to help students stay on the cusp of an ever-growing industry. The leading-edge technology and data center allows students to experience pragmatic, hands-on learning in an academic environment, able to run simulations with actual data and observe how their decisions could actually impact the market, with the goal of preparing students to become competent and confident finance professionals.

Bloomberg Student Opportunities

The Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate at the College of Business at University of Memphis provides many training and certification opportunities to its students in the Bloomberg lab (FCB 123). Students can take advantage of the lab hours of availability to improve their skill sets by:

Information Session

  • Basic Bloomberg Functionality

Core Training

  • Getting Started
  • Bloomberg News
  • Market Monitors and Launchpad
  • API (Bloomberg data in Excel)


Bloomberg Market Concepts , BMC <GO>, is an 8 hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to the financial markets. BMC consists of 4 modules – Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities – woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics and television.

Advanced Finance Courses (Full semester Classes)

  • FIR 4331 and FIR 6331 Stock Portfolio Management
  • FIR 7840 Quantitative Finance App

Lab Data Access

  • Oxford Analytica
  • Bank Regulatory
  • Blockholders
  • CBOE Indexes
  • CRSP
  • DMEF Academic Data
  • Dow Jones
  • Fama French & Liquidity Factors
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Markit
  • PHLX
  • Penn World Tables
  • SEC Order Execution
  • WRDS SEC Analytics Suite
  • WRDS SEC Analytics Suite Trial