Finance Lab is one of the Business School’s most essential teaching and learning resources. It has now been formally integrated into the curriculum of our second year Money, Banking and Finance module taken by some 200 students.
The simulation is flexibly used both for small-size ‘trading classes’ that support our main lectures and for an end-of-term trading test. It provides an innovative and diversified way of assessing our students.
Finance Lab’s interactive game settings and vivid news feeds make it a very engaging tool that immerses users in a pseudo-trading environment, guaranteeing not just the pressure of decision making but plenty of fun too.
The simulation is also used by the student-led trading society for their weekly meetings and the students really enjoy it. We also use Finance Lab to support our open-day showcases of the trading room with which we impress many visitors, including a large number of prospective students.
Zhirong Ou, Lecturer in Economics, Cardiff Business School
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