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The LSBU Business School provides students with excellent facilities across both our Southwark and Croydon campuses. Our teaching and learning spaces are both contemporary and flexible and can be used for everything from large meetings to informal get-togethers. Everyone shares our multi-use spaces from attending classes, meeting with your personal tutor, or finding a quiet place to study. Find out more about the University's facilities for students, student services and our inspiring London location.
Our campus buildings are flat with lifts for different floor access. Classrooms and teaching spaces offer flexible and accessible layouts for all students.
We use the following software and applications to enhance applied learning and practice across our Finance, Economics, Accounting and Analytics courses.
Our Bloomberg Suite is available for Economics, Accounting and Finance students to use and for training. We use Bloomberg to monitor and analyse real-time financial market data and run simulations where students place trades on an electronic trading platform. Our students use Bloomberg to access news, price quotes and Bloomberg is used as a vital part in our modules such as risk management and financial econometrics. Most large financial firms have subscriptions to this service, and we provide the environment for our students to develop their knowledge on the platform and obtain qualifications.
FAME provides comprehensive financial accounting information on companies in the UK and Ireland. It is often used to research individual companies, search for companies with specific profiles and for analysis.
Jupyter Notebook:Project Jupyter is a non-profit, open-source project, born out of the IPython Project in 2014 as it evolved to support interactive data science and scientific computing across all programming languages.We use Jupyter Notebook as a graphical user interface (GUI) to access Python as it provides a very friendly environment of input and output cells that allows us to mix code and text.
NVIVO software is a qualitative data analysis (QDA) computer software package designed for qualitative researchers working with very rich text-based and/or multimedia information, where deep levels of analysis on small or large volumes of data is required. It is used widely in academia and industry.
Python is a computer programming language widely used Finance, Economics, Data Analysis, Network Science and Machine Learning. Learning how to use Python can offer a series of skills essential for a successful career in the industry. Organisations such as the IMF, BoE and World Bank use Python in research associated with policy making. Financial institutions such as Blackrock, Goldman Sacks and JP Morgan use statistical software and programming languages in portfolio optimisation, risk assessment, asset pricing, fintech as well as data analysis and cryptocurrencies. Python is one of the most popular programming languages for data analysis in the financial sector and it is open source. We teach our students the fundamentals of Python, including collections, control flow, functions, regressions, data visualisation and more advanced applications such as portfolio optimisation, machine learning, neural networks as well modelling Covid-19.
R is a license-free software environment for statistical computing and data visualisation. We use R for econometric and statistical analysis as well as measuring the economic costs of earthquakes and assessing the impact of UK Prime Ministers’ and US Presidents’ speeches to the economy and financial markets.
SPSS is an industry-strength software package for the statistical analysis of data. It is used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, marketing organisations and academia.
Stata is a statistical software widely used in data sciences. We use Stata in our econometrics and statistics modules and we use it in combination with Bloomberg to assess the impact and persistence of major macroeconomic and financial shocks to asset and commodity prices.
Xero is a cloud-based accounting software, used for real time financial management of small to medium sized businesses and enterprises.
The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation at our Southwark campus, is available to all our students. It offers facilities for workshops, presentations and meetings, as well as business advice and mentoring. It is also a permanent home to the University's Enterprise and Central Research Teams.
The Business Solutions Centre delivered at both our Southwark Campus and Croydon Campus, offers free drop-in service for local businesses run by a trained team of student advisors and University professional and academic staff to help with business advise such as; small business accounting, marketing, social media and IT solutions.