Business and Student Technology Center
Located in Stanger Hall, the Business and Student Technology Center houses over 44 computer systems, both Windows and Macintosh. Included are also 11 dedicated Bloomberg systems available for student use.
Bloomberg Professional Service
The Bloomberg Professional service is the world’s leading interactive financial information network, seamlessly integrating the very best in real-time data, news and analytics. Within the business community and especially in the fields of finance, economics, banking and investment management, the use of information from Bloomberg has become an integral part of research and management. Stonehill Business and Economics faculty have embraced the use of this service as part of the practical application of the curriculum.
All Stonehill students are actively encouraged to achieve Bloomberg Certification. Students participate in Bloomberg University’s on-line training program. Stonehill College sponsors this certification so there is no additional charge to our students. Students spend about 6 hours of their own time and can proceed at their own pace. Once students complete the first part of the educational material and are comfortable with the included material, they become eligible to take the first on-line exam. Once passed, students can then complete additional modules in equities, fixed income, commodities and currency. After completing a second exam, students receive a certificate of completion and can then add this important skill to their professional resume.
Technology Helpdesk and Support
Staffed by trained students and professional staff from the Stonehill Information Technology Department, support and assistance are available to all students by telephone, email or in person. Services are available during and after business hours and on an extended schedule during exam periods.
Stonehill Library Services
The Stonehill College Library provides online and in person reference services. The library collection provides a variety of discipline-specific data resources for student academic research. Personal support can be obtained through the Library staff. Some of the more common services used by Business students are listed below.
Compustat is a leading provider of financial information and products for institutional investors, universities, consultants, and financial and quantitative analysts around the world. A robust proprietary platform as well as data feeds, enables a broad array of users to quickly and easily take advantage of the rich content available in our databases. Our key restated and un-restated data, unrivaled historical and point-in-time data, multiple delivery options, and a knowledgeable and responsive support staff give our clients the market edge.
Research Insight is a powerful financial modeling application built to quickly evaluate company performance, produce in-depth peer analysis and conduct long-term backtest research. Built upon the foundation of Compustat standardized databases, Research Insight enables you to rapidly create custom analysis using the familiar Microsoft® Excel® add-in. With access to over 300 predefined company and industry reports, you can develop high performing models and add depth to your analysis.
Containing information on over 50,000 companies, 215 countries, over 2000 industries, live news feeds, 500 news comments and news articles per week, and details of over 3000 financial agreements per month, Marketline offers a comprehensive collection of company, industry, financial, product and company information and research. Data can be interrogated with highly advanced search and navigation for use in both classroom and individual activities.