About Us

In the Michael and Gail Irwin Family Trading Room, business students have the opportunity to experience the excitement of managing an investment portfolio on a virtual trading platform.  Trades will be based on real-time data and can be denominated in multiple global currencies.  Students will be able to trade equities, bonds, options, futures, mutual funds, and world currencies on more than twenty global exchanges.

The Irwin Family Trading room at Penn State Altoona will enhance our business program and will offer our students a competitive edge in understanding the intricacies of finance and how global markets function.  Our graduates will have the opportunity to gain valuable and marketable skills that may make them more attractive to potential employers.

The business faculty, students, and administration are grateful to the Irwin and Sheetz families for their unwavering support of Penn State Altoona’s business program, for kindling a spirit of entrepreneurship in young people, and for their generosity in bringing this state-of-the-art trading facility and building to Penn State Altoona.