Finance Decision lab

Finance Decision lab

An immersive experience that combines world-class financial and business analytics  with real market data to demonstrate the impact of finance decisions.

Macquarie Business School’s Finance Decision Lab is a collaborative space where real-time financial data, global business intelligence and your analytical contribution meet. The lab gives you a close look at how markets operate and a hands on experience of financial decision-making.

The 36-seat lab is a multi-use environment for learning and teaching, research and industry engagement.

Live data and analytics  from our partners FactSet and Refinitiv (formerly known as Thomson Reuters)  simulate stock exchanges around the world to provide an industry standard environment to give students a greater understanding of financial markets, their rules and regulations. Students and academics can leverage this to gain practical experience in a parallel setting and see the impact of their decisions in a global context.


The Finance Decision Lab has partnered with Factset and Refinitiv, two of the world’s leading sources of financial data and business intelligence, to provide a financial decision-making environment for students and academics.

The partnership provides access to live data that includes stock prices, industry reports, current information on financial markets, financial institutions and other corporations, to simulate financial markets around the world. The data and intelligence provided by Factset and Refinitiv are used to undertake advanced research and educational programs, including executive educational projects.


Finance Decision Lab room booking

The Finance Decision Lab can be booked using the university’s room booking system. Please consult the timetable and this document before submitting a room booking request using OneHelp.

Students must consult with their unit convenors before requesting a booking.

Accessing FactSet & Refinitiv Eikon

Staff Access: The easiest way to access FactSet and Eikon is to book the Finance Decision Lab using the meeting room booking functionality on OneHelp.

If you would like an individual FactSet licence, please consult this document to request access to FactSet either for yourself or for your class.

Student Access: Please contact your unit convenors if you require access to FactSet or TRE.

FactSet is a multi-award-winning company for its analytical and data-driven solutions and it is repeatedly ranked as one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For and a Best Workplace in the United Kingdom and France.

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Getting started with FactSet

  • FactSet Quick Start Guide (Desktop)
  • FactSet Quick Start Guide (Web Version)

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Getting Started with Thomson Reuters

  • Thomson Reuters Eikon Quick Start Guide
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon Quick Reference Card for Microsoft Office
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon Quick Shortcuts: Equities
  • Thomson Reuters Eikon Quick Shortcuts: Asset Management
  • Thomson Reuters Datastream for Office (DFO) Quick Reference Card

Content owner: Macquarie Business School Last updated: 08 May 2019 12:31am

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