What is Bloomberg?

The Bloomberg Terminal provides access to real-time data on every market, breaking news, in-depth research, powerful analytics, and communications tools all in one place. Wall Street relies heavily on the Bloomberg software—but the database offers so much more than just a tool for the financial services industry.

Northeastern students have utilized the Bloomberg research capabilities to connect their academics with the professional world and to position themselves as competitive candidates for co-ops and in full-time job searches.

Northeastern is one of only a handful of schools admitted to Bloomberg's selective Experiential Learning Partner program, which grants students, faculty, and staff access to exclusive resources — even remotely.

Incoming First-Years

Interested in business and finance? Learn how to navigate the Bloomberg Terminal early in your academic career to benefit your future studies (including BUSN 1101) and co-op searches.

Taking BUSN 1101: Introduction to Business? During BUSN 1101, students utilize Bloomberg as a research tool for their Business Pitch Project. Students also become Bloomberg certified, giving them sufficient exposure to how financial markets function, as well as the mechanics and nuances of the global economy and other areas of business. Students will complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certification and hone their Bloomberg skills in BUSN 1101.

Learn the ropes of Bloomberg before you're on campus. The first step is to become Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certified.

Upper-level and Graduate Students

Want to add to your resume? Bloomberg offers the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certification, which introduces you to financial markets and their four core concepts. Not only do you leave with a raw knowledge of these topics, but you also leave with a toolbox of Bloomberg skills that you can utilize for both your classwork, professional work, and other research endeavors.

Need help with the job/co-op search? Bloomberg leads to higher scores on automated resume scans. If you have already completed the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certification, Bloomberg has recently released a new Portfolio Management certification.

The Bloomberg certification is a great resource because it teaches you the mechanics and nuances of both financial markets and the global economy, all through the lens of the Bloomberg Terminal and its limitless functionalities. If you have already completed the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certification, Bloomberg has recently released a new Portfolio Management certification

Faculty and Staff

  • The entire Northeastern community has access to Bloomberg resources.
  • We have relevant assignments, lecture slides, and practical case studies on hand, allowing you to seamlessly integrate Bloomberg into your lesson plans.
  • Learn how to harness the power of Bloomberg for your research.

Additional Related Resources

Bloomberg Live TV

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Bloomberg Webinars

Northeastern Students, Faculty, and Staff have access to additional webinars available from Bloomberg on timely topics like ESG, Data Science, and Emerging Markets.
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