The UOS Financial Market for women has been launched at the beginning of the academic year 2012/2013, and a similar one has been launched at the beginning of the academic year 2013/2014 for men. In fact the College of Business Administration at the University of Sharjah is considered to be the pioneer in the region in this regard.
The College of Business Administration is proud that His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi inaugurated the UOS Financial Market Simulator twice, on 1/10/2012 and 25/9/2013.This gives us the incentive to work hard towards the continuous improvement of our programs, teaching methods and techniques to be applied.
The establishment of the UOS Financial Market Simulator was a result of the creation of the Department of Finance and Economics for the fist time in the academic year 2011-2012.
The main objective of this new Department is to apply the latest techniques in teaching and learning; therefore, and in line with this philosophy, the establishment of the UOS Financial Market Simulator has been accomplished with the support and encouragement of the University management, the sponsorship of the Securities and Commodities Authority(SCA), and the technical support of Dubai Financial Market(DFM). Furthermore, the establishment of the market reflects the continuous efforts of the University in general and the College in particular, in developing the academic programs and in providing the most advanced and up-to-date learning and teaching methods available. In addition, one of the objective of the establishment of the UOS Financial Market Simulator is to enhance the financial literacy and investment culture among the University students and staff.
The UOS Financial Market Simulator consists of two trading rooms that are located in the women side and the men’s side; each room is provided with a ticker and a big screen of which they are lively connected with Dubai Financial Market and Abu Dhabi Securities Market.
The market will be used as one of the tools of teaching Finance courses. Therefore, the Department of Finance and Economics’ plan is to allocate all finance classes in four rooms with coordination with the Registration Department.