In the Seale Finance Learning Center, students will learn in a technologically advanced classroom which simulates a real trading environment with digital displays that will feed real-time financial and market information. Students will sit in small clusters throughout the room allowing for more collaboration and giving them an introduction to the environment and atmosphere they will be working in following graduation.
Mondays and Wednesdays: 6pm – 9:00pm (B&E 260)
Tuesdays: 7:15pm - 9:30pm (B&E 264)
Thursdays: 7:15pm - 9:30pm (B&E 260)
*Doors will be locked during the above hours. Entry will be provided by lab managers. The Spring Lab ends on April 28, 2023.
Getting Access to the Bloomberg Terminal
All students have access to log into the computers that house the Bloomberg Terminal but you will need a free Bloomberg for Education account. Go to https://portal.bloombergforeducation.com/sign_up to create your account. You can access the BMC course/certification content through the account you create and the Bloomberg for Education site. Access the material through the terminals in Seale Center (B&E 260 and B&E 264) will be free.
Once a student creates an account through the link on the site, they will be prompted to pay for the course. To bypass this, students must open the Bloomberg app on the computer and create an account again using the same email. Once they do this and get logged in on the actual terminal, they type “BCER” in the search bar and log in again. After they do this, the website that was prompting a payment will refresh and allow students to access the materials.
When using the Bloomberg Terminals, be courteous and considerate to others in the lab. Minimize conversation, especially if other students are utilizing the Business Analytics Lab help desk hours, which may overlap the Bloomberg open hours. For the BMC certification, bring headphones and allow at least 8 hours in total to complete the course. You can pause the lessons and complete BMC over multiple days. Report any hardware issues to the TA, Gatton IT offices in room 337 or email email@example.com.
Take an interactive 360 degree tour of the Seale Center and the MSF program
To start the tour, click on the image below. To see some of the embedded information and videos, look for the colored pins and click on the blue or green circles. A box should come up with information and at the bottom there are links to go to the previous stop on the tour or the next stop on the tour. To look around, click and drag in the direction you want to look. To move through the model on your own you can click on the small white circles on the floor.
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) Certification
Are you pursuing a finance internship or career but don't have much experience yet? Consider obtaining the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certification. If you use the Bloomberg terminals in the Seale Finance Learning Center (B&E 260), there is no cost to you. The certification is normally $140 online.
Interested UK students may visit the Seale Finance Learning Center during lab hours. The BMC video viewing and open-notes exam will take 8 – 9 hours to complete and you may pause during training. When completed, add the certification to your resume. It is an excellent way to show initiative interest in the world of finance.