Learn, Experiment, Engage, Innovate, and Create

The CME Group Foundation Business Analytics Lab serves both the immediate needs for hands-on training in financial services and the rapidly growing field of business analytics. These values are applicable in various industry sectors besides finance such as marketing, healthcare, legal, insurance, risk management, government, and supply chain management. With the advent of "big data", the new race and competitive edge for many companies is converting streaming data into actionable business insights — and doing it fast.

Our mission is to facilitate educational and research activities, supplement course work with lab capabilities, help with experiential learning, experiment with current trends, explore innovative ideas, and acquire hands-on training using the latest software tools and data products, all while fostering an environment for investigative work, creative thinking and entrepreneurial approach to devise the solutions best fitting a rapidly evolving market environment and best rewarding to the growth of the lab and its mission.