Business Students Join Stock Market Webinar by PSE
Upon invitation of the Philippine Stock Exchange, the School of Business facilitated the participation in the Stock Market Webinar of all the majoring students from the five (5) business academic programs. It was held online last 31 July 2015 at 3:30-5:00 pm. The Webinar featured a presentation about the basics of stock investing that ran for one hour and thirty minutes (1hr, 30min). It covered topics on basic stock market concepts, investment procedures, trading schedule, and stock market quotations.
As a collaborative activity in the School, the tasks of the mobilization and logistics were handled by the five (5) student academic organizations (BITS, BM, EconOrg, JAM, JFinex and JMA) in coordination with their respective Department Chairs. The Computer Center made available four (4) computer rooms to accommodate at least 120 student participants in the Webinar.
The “online seminar” (Webinar) was initiated by the Philippine Stock Exchange, through its PSE Academy, the official market education website created in partnership with the PSE Foundation, Inc. According to its website, the PSE Academy provides a comprehensive, interactive, and practical web-based investor education for market participants, would-be equity investors, and the public in general.
The Webinar is an excellent opportunity for our business students in St. Scholastica’s College to be introduced and educated further to the intricacies of stock market investment. It is a hassle-free event and yet equally effective interactive set up by which participant has the option to engage anywhere (school premises, home, internet café, hotspots, coffee shops, etc.) as long as there is internet connection. The Q & A portion is as effectual in both voice and chat media. Future Webinar participation of the School shall be more user-friendly and will not require anymore the use of computer classrooms. It will be a BYOD & DIA drill.
By Ramon R. Mañalac, Dean, School of Business