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Bloomberg Essentials Online Training Program

Bloomberg has enabled students to demonstrate their knowledge and skill when it comes to the product by offering training and proof through its 'certification' program.


Outline of Activity

BESS is often referred to as a Bloomberg Certification. After completing certain training and exam requirements, Bloomberg will issue a student with a number and certificate that will provide evidence of their accomplishment, which is a noteworthy achievement to include on a CV. Students of Accounting, Finance and Economics are enabled to do this program through the Financial Innovation Lab which contains Bloomberg Terminals.

Learning Outcomes

After completing certain training and exam requirements, Bloomberg will issue a student with a number and certificate that will provide evidence of their accomplishment, which is a noteworthy achievement to include on a CV.
Students of Accounting, Finance and Economics are enabled to do this program through the Financial Innovation Lab which contains Bloomberg Terminals.

Assessment Details

  • There are two online tests (to be completed in the lab).
  • The first test is on the core fundamentals of Bloomberg and a second test on a Market Sector.
  • Each exam may take at least 30 minutes.
  • The pass mark for each test is 75%.

Level of Commitment

Students must:

Complete 5 out of 8 sessions offered by Bloomberg.

Four Core Videos are required and then you can select one other Market Sector Video.

Approximately 5 hours total.

Most videos last 30-40 minutes, and each exam may take at least 30 minutes.

Related Staff

Claire McCann

Lecturer in Finance
Department of Acc, Finance & Economics
+44 28 9036 6447
c.badger@ulster.ac.uk
03C22 - Jordanstown campus

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