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A Prestigious Global Business School Gains a Competitive Edge

Highlights

With growing competition for new faculty and students, business schools can no longer use basic financial data and tools for research and experiential learning.

Business schools must maintain a solid reputation as competition for faculty and students continues to increase.

Market Intelligence’s partnership with Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) provides researchers with one location to access over 250 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines.

Data-driven analysis continues to be more sophisticated across disciplines, requiring business schools to harness the power of data for faculty and students alike. This can help support research, curricula, and learning the workings of financial markets.

The head of the business school’s library at this well-established university wanted to help create a truly competitive edge by offering a range of new data services and analytical tools used by some of the world’s largest financial organizations. The head librarian believed this would provide an enhanced learning experience for students, while improving the analysis undertaken by professors and researchers.

Pain Points

With growing competition for new faculty and students, business schools can no longer use basic financial data and tools for research and experiential learning. Given this, the head of the Business School Library wanted to upgrade the university’s analytical capabilities. In addition, she was hoping to find information to support networking and fundraising activities. In particular, she wanted access to:

  • Extensive financial data on companies around the world to evaluate corporate performance.
  • Breaking news and events to monitor the impact on market prices.
  • Insights on key developments at firms to stay on top of earnings announcements and organizational changes.
  • Screening, targeting, and comparison tools to do valuation and peer group analysis.
  • Information on potential employers, university affiliations, board members, and fellow professionals to support outreach initiatives.

It was very important that the capabilities be provided by a well-known and trusted source, so the head of the library contacted S&P Global Market Intelligence (“Market Intelligence”) to learn more about the firm’s essential solutions for academics.

The Solution

Market Intelligence discussed a wide range of capabilities that would enable the faculty and students to:

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