The mission of the Capital Markets Lab is to promote the importance of financial education and to spread financial literacy awareness throughout the South Florida community. Recognizing the implications financial literacy has on our economy and society, our team strives to educate, not just FIU students, but also our local community. As a research facility dedicated to academic excellence, we aim to prepare students for today’s competitive job market. This involves researching innovative ways to effectively integrate contemporary financial strategies with classroom discussion. By merging conceptual basics with a “hands-on” approach, we seek to enhance student learning while encouraging creativity and innovation in financial decision-making.
Virtual Assistant Information
Please note that the Capital Markets Lab – MANGO 230 – is operating with limited hours. CBC 252 remains closed. Hours of operation are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and, Thursdays from 12 - 4 p.m. If you are reaching us during these hours, reach out to a lab representative through zoom.
Updates on our pending re-opening plans for CBC 252 and possible expansion of hours for MANGO 230 will be posted as they become available.
If your professor has instructed you to utilize the Capital Markets Labs, please note that the professor must schedule lab time and accompany you during the entirety of your visit to the lab.
If you need further assistance, you may contact us at 305-348-1542 or 305-348-1552.
- The Capital Markets Lab
Financial Literacy Programs
Since the fall semester of 2009, the Capital Markets Lab has been working with high school students in the South Florida region in its own self-initiated financial markets training program. These free training courses are held at the Modesto Maidique FIU campus, in the Capital Markets Lab - CBC 252. The course is given by lab interns who are finance majors (or graduate students) with experience in the field. It is aimed at giving students a crash course in the financial markets and investment world, specifically the debt and equity markets.
The typical meeting consists of a review of the last session, a powerpoint presentation of new material, and a closing with open questions and discussion. The material ranges from market functions to company data and investing techniques.
We have had a great experience thus far with our first group, which comes from the investment club of Christopher Columbus High School. We are open to and have space for any more interested high school students and groups.
List of Programs
- Employee Financial Literacy Program
- Greater Miami Adventist Academy
- Miami Northwestern Senior High School
- Private Education Literacy Program
- Upward Bound
- Women of Tomorrow
Intercollegiate Case Competitions
Each year students from the College of Business at Florida International University proudly participate in a variety of case competitions at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Case competitions convert classroom experiences into “real-world” learning opportunities for students, faculty and university business partners.
Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF)
Founded in 2008, the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF) was created with the idea of giving students a hands-on experience with equity analysis and portfolio management.
Diversity to Find the Holy Grail of Investing
Former Dean Joanne Li and Flavio Carrillo shared their insights on how diversity can help all investors all take the first steps on the road to what you might call a “holy grail portfolio” – U.S. News & World Report
Academy of Finance students share winning impressions of FIU Business
As director of the State Farm Financial Literacy Lab, Flavio Carillo introduces Miami-Dade high school students to the lab's real-world tools. He tells how the lab's Wall Street technology can help launch great careers for FIU Business graduates.
Flavio Carrillo, Director, FIU State Farm Financial Literacy Lab
As director of the Lab, Flavio Carillo introduces Miami-Dade high school students to the lab's real-world tools. He tells how the lab's Wall Street technology can help launch great careers for FIU Business graduates.
Advice on doing your taxes, investing in the stock markets and financial planning (Bloomberg.com).
CashCourse is your real-life guide to taking charge of your money. Our online personal finance tools help you build real-life-ready financial skills (Cashcourse.org).