In 2012, UConn purchased its first series of Bloomberg terminals for the Storrs campus. After seeing the incredible value that Bloomberg has offered students, UConn decided to expand its Bloomberg presence across two additional campuses in Downtown Hartford and Stamford. Due to a tremendous increase in demand by School of Business students, we plan to expand the number of Bloomberg terminals in each of our Bloomberg Labs on the Storrs, Downtown Hartford and Stamford campuses. We also plan to launch a Bloomberg Lab in the Business Connections Learning Community at Belden Hall to open in Fall 2016.
What is a Bloomberg terminal?
A Bloomberg terminal is an advanced computer system with integrated financial software, which allows users to access real-time financial data and news on markets, economies, and businesses around the world. The terminal can also facilitate trade placements and act as a messaging platform for other users on Bloomberg terminals. The vast content, trending news filters, research and analysis tools, and software integration are just some of the many key features that Bloomberg has to offer and contribute to its success as the leading financial computer system in the industry.
Bloomberg Training Sessions
UConn has held Bloomberg training sessions throughout the academic year at the Storrs campus. These training sessions are designed to introduce students to Bloomberg as the industry leading financial software. Led by the Bloomberg representative for UConn, these training sessions explain the software’s functionalities, capabilities, and importance to students who are interested in a career in the Financial Services industry. Specialized training sessions will be held during the semester.
Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an 8-hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to the financial markets. The course run by Bloomberg LP, consists of 4 modules – Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities – woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics and television. Registered students will be able to access and complete the certificate at the terminals located in the Bloomberg Lab Room. The course format comprises of about 8 hours of teaching videos, edited in a documentary style that seeks to engage and educate the learner. Rather than a person speaking to the camera and a whiteboard, the videos mainly teach through footage of case studies, highlighting feeds from Bloomberg terminals and interaction through quizzes that serve as a form of review. The course caters to individuals interested in a financial career, including students and non-financial professionals. For students, completion of the completion of the Bloomberg Market Concepts course and having relevant, practical knowledge is important to land key internships in the financial world.
Bloomberg Walk In Hours
The Bloomberg Lab has moved across the hall to room 410 and will be open during regular business hours Monday-Friday from 9:00am to 6:00pm. There will also be a Bloomberg Specialist in the Lab, who will be able to assist with BMC and general questions regarding the Terminals. The hours in the Fall 2016 semester will be: Mon-Thurs 9:00 – 12:00 and Fri 9:00 – 3:00pm. More hours will be added in the coming weeks – so please check back soon.