The John Cook School Of Business Launches New Edward Jones Data Analytics Lab


The John Cook School of Business recently completed construction on a new data analytics lab with a naming gift commitment from Edward Jones.

The room will feature 12 Bloomberg terminals, the ability for students to use laptop computers and can be configured for use as a flipped classroom where content is often delivered online outside of the classroom and in classroom time is utilized to expand on those concepts. Students taking finance courses will use the Bloomberg terminals as part of their coursework. Additionally, the lab will be a key component in the FIN 4630 Applied Portfolio Management course and the Master of Science in Applied Finance and Economics (MS-AFE) program.

Mark Higgins, Ph.D., dean of the Cook School said, “The space was designed to serve multiple purposes and to be used by all the students regardless of major. While the space just became available this semester, in addition to Finance classes, students taking international business and data analytics classes as well as students in graduate classes are utilizing the room.”

Edward Jones provided funding for the new lab, and continues to be a strong partner of the Cook School.

“As a growing firm, Edward Jones relies on a talented workforce that enables us to serve our clients and we are proud to support the education of today’s students for tomorrow’s roles,” said Managing Partner Jim Weddle. “We know that access to real-world tools will better prepare students for exciting careers in business.”

About the John Cook School of Business

Founded in 1910 with Father Joseph Davis’ vision to create a flourishing school of finance and commerce, the John Cook School of Business is the oldest business school west of the Mississippi River. Rooted in a rich history of values-based business education, for the past century Saint Louis University’s business school has continuously sought to define business education.  

Accredited by AACSB International the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University is home to top-20 programs in entrepreneurship, international business and supply chain management, and top-25 program in accounting. In 2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Cook School one of the top-100 business schools in the country. To learn more, visit business.slu.edu

About Edward Jones

Edward Jones, a FORTUNE 500 firm, provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices, is designed to cater to individual investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 13,000-plus financial advisors work directly with more than 7 million clients.  Edward Jones, which ranked No. 10 on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2016,” is headquartered in St. Louis. The Edward Jones Web site is located at www.edwardjones.com, and its recruiting Web site is www.careers.edwardjones.com. Member SIPC.

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