During the fall 2020 semester, sixteen Allegheny College students distinguished themselves by completing BMC Certification in the Bloomberg Lab located in Quigley Hall. By taking the Introduction to Bloomberg Terminals Course, students received an introduction to financial markets, benefiting from faculty guidance and instruction throughout the process. With on-campus course integration, students learned how to use important analytical functions in the terminal, conduct economic research and analysis, and benefit from a wide-range of pre-built analytical models.
Adapting to the “new normal’ while earning certification
According to Assistant Professor Tim Bianco, “The students thrived taking the Bloomberg course during the pandemic, even those attending remotely. Those taking the course in person were able to get the desirable hands-on training in Bloomberg as usual. Even those taking the class remotely thrived. We adapted by using more case studies and discussing current topics regarding the markets and Covid-19. The remote students are eager to get back to campus soon, and when they do, they will already have a new set of skills using Bloomberg.”
Bloomberg certification is a globally recognized credential, giving students a competitive edge when looking for post-graduate opportunities in banking and finance. The Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a course that provides an interactive introduction to the financial markets. BMC consists of 3 sections — Core Concepts (includes four modules – Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income, Equities), Getting Started on the Terminal and Portfolio Management.
Students who completed certification in the fall include:
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The Bruce R. Thompson Center for Business and Economics is home to the Bloomberg Lab at Allegheny College. When hiring new employees, businesses involved in banking and finance are looking for students skilled in utilizing the Bloomberg terminal to conduct research using the world’s most valuable tool in banking and finance. Allegheny’s Bloomberg terminals teach students to access and analyze real-time data on every market, discover breaking news, perform in-depth research and take advantage of sophisticated communications tools.