Bloomberg Professional Services, the Competitive Edge

Bloomberg is a global provider of 24-hour financial news and information, including real-time and historic price data, financials data, trading news, and analyst coverage. It also provides general news and sports updates.  The Bloomberg Terminal, is an integrated platform that streams together price data, news and trading data to more than 300,000 consumers. It delivers fast and deep access to news, data and insights and its technology powers much of the financial markets.

The Bloomberg Terminal goes beyond the graphs and charts that we see on TV. Also known as the Bloomberg Professional Services, the Bloomberg Terminal is a software system that gives financial professionals the ability to analyze global news in real-time. The Bloomberg Terminal assists in facilitating communication and trades between large institutional investors and is a fantastic resource to include in any generalist’s professional tool box.

Bloomberg Certification creates a bridge between what students are learning in the classroom to real world investment practice. Experience with the Bloomberg Terminal establishes a competitive edge and adds to marketability in the financial arena.

The Bloomberg Lab at UMASS Boston provides students with access to the same information platform used by leading decision makers, asset managers and policy architects in business, finance and government around the world. There are a number of benefits to becoming Bloomberg Certified:

  • Access to Bloomberg Alumni, a great networking opportunity
  • Access to perform thorough research on a company to prepare yourself for an interview
  • Upload your resume, increase your employment opportunities
  • Participate in national championships.

Bloomberg Market Concepts is a 10 hour, self-paced e-learning course that provides an interactive introduction to the financial markets. The BMC course consists of four modules that cover the essentials of the financial market and integrates more than 70 Bloomberg Terminal functions.  At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion. It will enhance your knowledge of Data-driven marketing. You will learn how to pull Bloomberg data (industry data, social media data etc.) to develop business (or marketing) strategy. In conjunction, you will cover Social Responsibility data. Detailed and reliable Environmental, Social and Governance data helps decision-makers in corporate sectors and government to build a sustainable business and society. Hence knowing how to collect and understand those data becomes crucial for students who are interested in working in those entities.

On July 2nd and July 9th from 4:30-5:30pm, an introduction to the Bloomberg platform (and certification) is available at the Bloomberg lab.  Hugh will be your Bloomberg mentor and can be reached at One to One mentoring is available every week through July and August. We encourage you to take advantage of this invaluable opportunity!


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