About Bloomberg Professional Services
The David Kotok and Cumberland Advisors Bloomberg Lab hosts 10 Bloomberg Terminals that allow students access to Bloomberg Professional Services, a powerful resource
providing real-time data from markets around the world, in addition to news, research, and powerful analytics used by top decision-makers in finance, business, and government.
Who Can Use the Bloomberg Lab?
All USF Sarasota-Manatee students and students from other C4 institutions are welcome to use the David Kotok and Cumberland Advisors Bloomberg Lab for class work, for research, or just to learn about the Bloomberg system. To learn more about using the Bloomberg terminals, as well as how to make your résumé available to all members of the Bloomberg network, read the Getting Started Guide.
Creating a Bloomberg ID
In order to access the Bloomberg Professional service, students must create a Bloomberg user ID. Follow the steps on the front page of the terminal, and make sure to have your mobile phone on hand- your ID will be authenticated via text or phone call from Bloomberg Customer Service.
Build Your Resume – Get Bloomberg Certified
Students can earn certification from Bloomberg by completing the Bloomberg Market
Concepts (BMC) courses. The program is an eight hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to the financial markets. BMC consists of four modules – Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities – woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics and television. By taking BMC, learners familiarize themselves with the industry standard service through four heavily interconnected modules. There is no cost to
students completing the certification using the Bloomberg terminals. Any students
completing the certification should include it on their resume.
The Bloomberg Terminals at USF Sarasota-Manatee are available to all members of C4 (the Consortium of Colleges on the Creative Coast). Students may work without a time limit if there are open terminals available. If the lab is at capacity and students are waiting to use the terminals, usage will be limited to one hour.