Bloomberg is the industry standard when it comes to real-time finance and economics data, and students gain hands-on expertise using this critical technology in Widener’s new finance lab. A Bloomberg certificate means that students have mastered the Bloomberg system when it comes to retrieving and using economic, currency, fixed income, and equity data. These skills are highly sought after in industry.
Students are eligible for the Bloomberg Certificate after successfully completing the following:
- Registering for Bloomberg Terminal access and use
- Completing Bloomberg training modules in economic indicators, currencies, fixed income
instruments, and equities.
The entire certification process takes approximately eight hours outside of class. Bloomberg module topics are covered in FIN 303 (financial management), which is a required course in the School of Business Administration’s core curriculum. Therefore, all Widener business students can obtain the Bloomberg Certificate.
How the Bloomberg Certificate Helps You
The finance industry runs on data, and Bloomberg is the primary tool for obtaining that data. Earning a Bloomberg Certificate means that you have the expertise required to access and work with key components of the Bloomberg system, which translates into a huge competitive advantage when you get ready to enter the exciting world of finance.