Journal of Business & Economics Research (JBER)

Trading Room Educational Programs: Issues And Recommendations

Amit Sinha, Eurico J. Ferreira, Ronald Green

Abstract


The last few decades have witnessed the transformation of financial markets in the United States. Electronic trading markets have now surpassed floor-based trading systems in terms of both trading volume and importance. The growth in technology-driven markets has led universities to evaluate and establish financial trading rooms in their College or School of Business. In this paper we discuss the purpose of such a room, the need for one, and how such a room fits into the overall mission of ‘excellence in teaching’ of a general College or School of Business. We find that the two most important factors to consider for a successful trading room program are faculty and curriculum.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19030/jber.v4i3.2646