About the Lubar School
David O. Nicholas Applied Finance Lab
The David O. Nicholas Applied Finance Lab bridges between the classroom and the world of investment finance, providing cutting edge tools and training for students entering careers in investments and corporate finance. Equipped with state-of-the-art professional databases, streaming financial news, financial software, and high-power dual-monitor computers, the Nicholas Lab features much of the same technology and real-time market data, analysis, and news available to professional traders in investment firms. It also houses multimedia capabilities that facilitates group discussions and presentations focused on investment analysis and real-life applied finance projects. The facility supports a full spectrum of curriculum enhancements in both the investment and corporate finance arenas.

David O. Nicholas (MS-Finance ’87) is the President & Chief Investment Officer of Nicholas Company, Inc., a private investment firm with more than $3 billion under management in seven, no-load mutual funds, and separate accounts managed for employee benefit plans, foundations, endowments, corporations, and individuals.