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Ellis Finance & Analytics Lab
Beacom Hall, Room 309
414 E. Clark Street
Vermillion, S.D. 57069
Office Hours

Spring Semester Lab Hours:

Monday: 8 - 10 a.m., 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 - 9:30 a.m., 3:30 - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 - 10 a.m., 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday: 8 - 9:30 a.m., 3:30 - 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 - 10 a.m., 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.


College Dean

The Beacom School of Business at the University of South Dakota has launched the Ellis Finance & Analytics Lab, a cutting-edge facility that offers students and faculty access to state-of-the-art technology. The lab utilizes Bloomberg Terminals, the industry standard in finance and business information, enabling students to gain hands-on experience and a competitive edge in the job market.

The lab provides a transformative learning environment, allowing students to analyze financial markets, evaluate economic scenarios, and interpret global news developments. It features 12 Bloomberg Terminals, advanced hardware and software for data analysis and visualization, and provides access to a wide range of corporate data, research, news, and analytics. The lab also offers simulation tools for making informed financial decisions.

Faculty members can integrate industry-leading data, research, news, and analytics into their teaching and research initiatives using the Ellis Finance & Analytics Lab. It facilitates interdisciplinary research and study, offering creative opportunities for business school faculty.

The Ellis Finance & Analytics Lab at USD is designed to provide students with transformative learning experiences and faculty members with valuable tools to enhance their teaching and research in the field of finance.

Get Started on the Bloomberg Terminals

A student working on a Bloomberg Terminal.

Bloomberg Terminals

Through the Bloomberg Terminals, educators and students can access cross-asset, real-time data and historical time series analysis in all markets. Students will learn how to analyze financial markets, assess economic scenarios and interpret the key news developments that impact the global economy.

student success story

Success story Conrad Adam smiling.
The Finance and Accounting faculty create a top-notch learning experience and an outlet into career opportunity networks.  Following graduation, I completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program, a three-year investment education curriculum. The Finance and Accounting education at USD was an excellent lead into a career in finance.

Conrad Adam

B.B.A. Finance '18
Portfolio Manager, Elgethun Capital Management
Sioux Falls, SD