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UCC students get first trading lab in Ireland

March 18th, 2015 12:50 PM

By Southern Star Team

Masters students at Cork University Business School (CUBS) trade in the financial markets at the launch of the new QSTC Trading Lab located in the Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems at UCC.

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CORK University Business School has announced the opening of a new ‘Trading Lab’ at the Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems in University College Cork.

UCC is the first university in Ireland to be selected for this most advanced form of collaboration.

The new state-of-the-art OSTC Trading Lab will give postgraduate students and academics the opportunity to develop hands-on experience of trading on global financial markets and will enable them to conduct extensive scientific research.

OSTC is a leading global trading company that specialises in exchange traded products in all major asset classes on the biggest international derivatives exchanges.

The Trading Lab is equipped with high-end computers and world-class software provided by OSTC’s partners – Stellar Trading Systems and world’s largest derivatives exchanges, including the CME Group, Liffe, Eurex, the InterContinental Exchange and the Montreal Exchange.Speaking at the launch Professor Mark Hutchinson said: ‘A highly successful international company such as OSTC choosing to sponsor the Trading Laboratory at UCC is a real testament to the quality of the MSc Corporate Finance and MSc Asset Management programmes we offer.’

The Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems is the largest in UCC, and is responsible for a number of courses including the MSc Asset Management, the MSc Corporate Finance, and the BSc Finance, and other academic programmes.

It also incorporates the Centre for Investment Research, the Financial Services Innovation Centre and the Governance, Risk and Compliance Technology Centre.

Graduate Surveys from 2013 show that 100% of UCC Department of Accounting, Finance and Information Systems students were in full time employment – or further study – within six months of graduating.

For more information on the course, see www.ucc.ie/en/accfin.

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