March 27, 2007—Baruch’s Wasserman Trading Floor / Subotnick Financial Services Center will host a visit by the winners of a Japanese high school contest for students interested in business on Wednesday, March 28.
The visit is the result of the positive press Baruch and the Subotnick Center received in an article on international business education by the Nikkei Shimbun, Japan’s leading financial newspaper with a circulation of three million. The annual contest is sponsored by Nomura Securities and drew nearly 30,000 entrants, with the winners getting a trip to New York.
Bernard Donefer, Associate Director of the Subotnick Center will escort the students on their visit. Members of the Japanese press, including reporters from the Nikkei Shimbun and CNBC Japan, will also tour the Wasserman Trading Floor in the Subotnick Center.
In March 2000 the Zicklin School opened the Subotnick Financial Services Center, a state-of-the-art instructional facility that integrates hands-on financial services practice into the business curriculum. The Subotnick Center is the only business school resource of its kind in New York and one of a handful of comparable facilities at top educational institutions nationwide. Its centerpiece is the Bert W. and Sandra Wasserman Trading Floor, a fully equipped, simulated trading environment featuring 42 high-end networked computer workstations, continuous live data feeds, real-time market quotes, and computerized trading models. Actual market technology is used to teach students about markets and financial services-valuable experience for graduates seeking leading positions in the financial, banking, or accounting services industries. The Center also features a 60-seat seminar room and a 25-seat development lab.