Monday, November 19, 2012

SXU receives $100,000 grant to create Center for the Study of Financial Markets and Derivatives



Saint Xavier University recently received a $100,000 grant from the CME Group Foundation to institute a Center for the Study of Financial Markets and Derivatives (CSFMD) at the Graham School of Management.

Using real-world applications and innovative teaching techniques, the Center will provide students with an in-depth education about trading, risk-management, and other financial concepts, and will provide collaborative research opportunities for students and faculty members. The Center, which is expected to be operational for the Spring 2013 semester, will be equipped with portable equipment for in-class lectures and demonstrations, and a hands-on laboratory where students can work on projects such as simulated financial portfolios. Ultimately, students will manage a real-time investment portfolio for the Graham School of Management. 

The CSFMD also will strengthen SXU's ties with the community by enhancing the Graham School’s existing opportunities to consult with local businesses. In addition, plans are underway to partner with local high schools so that high school students can learn basic financial concepts.

"We are grateful to the CME Group Foundation for their advocacy on behalf of Saint Xavier University," said SXU President Christine M. Wiseman, J.D. "We appreciate the Foundation’s efforts to increase student and community understanding about finance and financial markets, and are pleased to have their support in developing this exciting new Center."

The CME Group Foundation enhances economic opportunity by supporting academic initiatives and activities in the Chicago region, including those that promote research, teaching, and learning in financial markets, futures, and derivatives. It also promotes the education of disadvantaged children and youth. In partnership with the Big Shoulders Fund, Saint Xavier University is already engaged in a project to improve and support teaching of early mathematics in urban Catholic elementary schools.

For more information about the Graham School of Management, please contact (773) 298-3600.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Its truly awesome paragraph, I have got much clear idea regarding from this article.


My web page; Orlando Chiropractor

Anonymous said...

Good blog post. I absolutely love this website.

Continue the good work!

Also visit my page :: sciatica Management emedicine

Anonymous said...

After looking at a handful of the articles on your site, I seriously appreciate your
technique of writing a blog. I saved it to my bookmark webpage list and will be
checking back in the near future. Please check out my web site as well
and tell me your opinion.

My web site - japanese restaurant orlando florida (http://shopping.tntmarketingsolutions.ca)

Anonymous said...

Heya! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?
My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended
up losing months of hard work due to no backup.
Do you have any methods to prevent hackers?


My web page; how to treat middle back spasms

 
Subscribe in a reader