What some of our partners are saying about RIT

"[When students who graduated a few years ago visit me], they just talk about how much they learned from going through the experience [of using the RIT]. It provides an outstanding opportunity for students to see how the concepts they're hearing about in class are applied, and the challenges of doing so."

David Haushalter
Professor of Finance
Penn State University

"The RIT approach is experiential learning, which is becoming very popular in business schools and other professional schools. There are some students that learn a lot more effectively when doing something, rather than by listening to formal lectures, or reading written notes and books."

Gordon Sick
Professor of Finance
Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

"Tom McCurdy's Financial Research and Trading Lab (FRTL) has paved the way for a leap forward in teaching finance. They [students] like to learn how real markets work. The 35+ RIT cases represent an extremely powerful tool."

Emilio Barone
Adjunct Professor - Financial Economics
LUISS Guido Carli - University of Rome

"[RIT] is an outstanding immersive experience for my students. For most of them, who are completing a one year Engineering Management degree, everything about trading is completely new. The concepts of limit and market orders, market risk and execution risk, that can seem very abstract when described, become tangible, and students learn far more than they could from a mere description."

"One of the things I really like about the Rotman software is how realistic the trading environment is"

"...it takes luck out of the equation, and it really forces you to think about the exact parameters of what you consider a buy or sell situation"

Daniel Egger
Executive in Residence and Director, Center for Quantitative Modeling
Duke University

"...it helps them [the students] reach their learning objectives with a hands-on experience. The interactivity and the class dynamics are fairly different from the more classic approach in a sense that we usually have discussions during the cases in order to solve them step by step. Overall, most of the students feel included and validated during the whole process since they get immediate feedback which in turn helps them reach their learning objectives quicker."

Marc-Andre' Picard
Trading Lab Supervisor
Universite' Laval

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