A world-class educational and research facility

Macquarie Business School’s Finance Decision Lab is an immersive experience that combines leading financial and business analytics with real market data to demonstrate the impact of financial decisions.

The Finance Decision Lab is a collaborative space where real-time financial data and analytics, global business intelligence and your analytical contribution meet.

The 36-seat lab is a multi-use environment for learning and teaching, research and industry engagement and gives you a close look at how markets operate and a hands-on experience of financial decision-making.

This industry-standard environment provides students with a greater understanding of financial markets, their rules and regulations. Students and academics can use 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 (formerly known as Thomson Reuters), 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.

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Serving more than 40,000 institutions in more than 190 countries, Refinitiv provides information, insights, and technology that drive innovation and performance in global markets.

Our 160-year Reuters heritage of integrity enables customers to make critical decisions with confidence, while our unique open platform, best-in-class data and cutting-edge technology bring greater opportunity to our customers.

By advancing our customers, we drive progress for the entire financial community. Find out more on the Refinitiv website.

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Staff access: The Finance Decision Lab can be booked using the university’s room booking system. Consult the timetable and read our 'how to book' instructions before submitting a room booking request using OneHelp.

Student access: You must consult your unit convenors before requesting a booking.

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

If you would like an individual FactSet licence, you need to request access to FactSet either for yourself or for your class.

Student access: Contact your unit convenors if you require access to FactSet or Refinitiv Eikon.