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Hurley Finance and Business Analytics Lab

The Joe and Diana Hurley Finance and Business Analytics Lab offers students the opportunity for hands-on training in the collection and assessment of real-time business data from a spectrum of industries and applications.

Furman’s innovative Business Core Block provides Business Administration majors with an MBA-level experience, emphasizing an integrated working knowledge of accounting, finance, marketing, and operations. Students who complete the Block program have a holistic understanding of business and are well prepared to enter the career field upon graduation.

To enhance and complement this experience, the University and Department of Business & Accounting created the Joe and Diana Hurley Finance and Business Analytics Lab to provide students hands-on, real-time training with “big data” in business analytics for a variety of applications—finance, marketing, health care, real estate, insurance, risk management, government, and supply chain management. Students not only have access to the data, but can use it in the lab to learn how to make thoughtful business decisions.

In addition, the lab’s video conferencing capabilities connect students with business executives and leaders all over the world. Students have the opportunity to seek advice about the data they are studying as well as have the chance to ask broader questions regarding current events and pressing issues in the business world.

Support the Finance and
Business Analytics Lab

For information about corporate and individual naming opportunities, contact Tricia Carswell ’82 at or 615.642.9387.

Committed naming opportunities

OpportunityEstablished by

Lead Naming Gift Joe and Diana Hurley
Founding Partners Plaque names established within lab
Data Wall Relus Technologies


Naming opportunities available as of April 1, 2016

OpportunityDollar amount

Large Display Ticker
viewed externally and internally
Lab Team Rooms (2)
Includes digital displays/Bloomberg terminal
$50,000 ea
Investment Club Ticker $25,000
Digital Teaching Lectern $25,000
Bloomberg Stations (6) $15,000 ea
World Clocks (8) $5,000 ea
Operating Partners Plaque $15,000*
*annually to list individuals and corporations committing $5000 per year for three years (no more than 10 partners per year.) Corporate and individual sponsorship benefits available.

All gifts may be pledged over time.