The CME Group Foundation Business Analytics Lab offers a broad array of software programs and data products to Loyola students, faculty, and staff. The resources can be accessed at a physical workstation in the lab or from any internet-connected device through LUC.apporto.com.

For use in faculty research and instruction, the lab also maintains paid subscriptions to CRSP, Morningstar Direct, Refinitiv, and S&P Global’s Compustat Financials Dataset. Faculty interested in these resources should contact Borchuluun Yadamsuren, assistant director of analytics, at byadamsuren@luc.edu.

Following is a sampling of software available through the lab.



Surveys & Data Analytics

Mathmatica is the world's definitive system for modern technical computing.

NVivo is the premier software for qualitative data analysis.

Qualtrics, an online survey software, makes it easy to create, test, and modify surveys with no coding required.

Python is an interpreted, high-level, general-purpose programming language that can be used for data analytics, application development, etc.

RStudio is a free and open source data analysis software used for the foundation for innovative and important work in science, education, and industry. It produces a family of interactive data visualization products focused on business intelligence.

SPSS Statistics is a software package used for statistical analysis. It is used to manage data and calculate a wide variety of statistics.

Stata SE is statistical software for data science.

Systat is a versatile and comprehensive statistical software package.

Visual Analytics

Power BI is an interactive data visualization software product developed by Microsoft with a primary focus on business intelligence.

Tableau is an industry-leading tool for interactive data visualization focused on business intelligence. Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data, connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.