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Professional Development

The Market Information Lab Certification gives students in-depth exposure to the tools required for careers in finance. To earn a certificate, you must complete all modules from the software vendor and pass its exam.

Bloomberg Market Concepts

Bloomberg Market Concepts provides a visual introduction to the financial markets. The 8-hour self-paced e-learning course consists of four modules — economics, currencies, fixed income, and equities — woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics and television.

About Bloomberg
Thompson Reuters Eikon

Access an incredible depth and breadth of financial analysis data to make smarter decisions. Eikon is a flexible, open platform that’s purpose-built for trade innovation and lets you connect with the world’s largest directory of verified financial professionals.

About Eikon
Morningstar Direct

Morningstar Direct is an investment analysis platform built for asset management and financial services professionals. You will learn how to analyze, work with, visualize, and back your ideas with quality data.

About Morningstar

Getting Started on Bloomberg

This is a self-paced e-learning course accessible at the lab or remotely that provides an interactive introduction to the financial markets. You can work on your certificate on Sundays during open lab hours (4pm-8pm) or anytime that a station is available. To enroll, you can attend a Bloomberg information session or ask the front desk specialist to guide you through the registration process.

Guide - Bloomberg Account Setup
Guide - Bloomberg Certification Sign Up
Market Lab Class Code: C9MRYGHNJZ

Remote Access - Bloomberg Market Concepts

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Portal - Bloomberg for Education


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