IU Northwest School of Business and Economics Trading Floor
Established in Gary, Indiana, in 1963, IU Northwest is located on a 36-acre campus. IU Northwest is pleased to be a focal point for students and the region offering nationally recognized degree programs among a diverse student body in a supportive environment with unique cultural opportunities. At IU Northwest, you can earn an Indiana University degree in more than 30 academic programs. Presently, there are over 5,300 students enrolled at IU Northwest.
Our School of Business and Economics has 448 undergraduate students and 132 graduate students. Only 15 percent of the business schools worldwide hold an accreditation with the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. IU Northwest School of Business and Economics has achieved accreditation of its bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Business Administration with concentrations in Business Administration and Financial Information Systems. A Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Accounting is also available for professionals seeking additional credentials.
Because Lake County has some of the highest bankruptcy rates in the State and students and their families are particularly vulnerable, one of the School’s service focus areas is financial literacy. The trading floor will serve the School’s emphasis on financial literacy on how to save and invest funds as well as manage money effectively. High school economics and social studies teachers will have access to the trading floor and provide seminars, upper level high school students selected by their teachers will have the opportunity to visit our University and experience simulated trades on the floor. Hundreds of area K-12 students will be offered the chance to learn about personal finance and money management through this opportunity. The trading floor will also be available to local businesses to train their employees and other professionals in asset management.
The School of Business and Economics has developed a trading floor to provide a unique instructional experience in the operation of the stock market for business students, high school teachers, upper level high school students, and for professionals in asset management. Students at the School of Business and Economics enrolled in any finance, accounting and database management course will have access to the trading floor as a part of their classroom instruction. Academic institutions in the Chicago land area will also be invited to participate. On the trading floor, participants will engage in an interactive day trading experience, which will be used to provide instruction about the operation of the stock market.