FIL believes that the word “investment” is not only applicable to students pursuing a career in finance, but to all students. For example, someone working in media needs to know the status of overall corporate profitability that drive advertising expenditures, critical to the survival of the media house and thus for their own continued employment. Looked another way, it is essential for a student planning a long-term career in any company in any field to understand the survivability of the company.
Experiences from layoffs in 2008, suggest this is more important than ever. As such, FIL is open to registered students from FSLE class of 2007 along with all postgraduate students from FSB and FSC. Students of all majors and NOT only finance at FLAME are encouraged to attend so as to bring intellectual diversity and multi disciplinary viewpoints to the lab. Previous knowledge of investing is not required. In fact, FIL's efforts will be directed towards educating members with little or no prior experience.