Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC): Certification for Students (and Their Professors)

10 Pages Posted: 1 May 2023 Last revised: 14 Jun 2023

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Timothy Falcon Crack

University of Otago - Department of Accountancy and Finance

Date Written: June 14, 2023

Abstract

I show you how to use the Bloomberg Professional Service (i.e., the “Bloomberg Terminal”) to obtain Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certification.

BMC certification is a self-paced e-learning interactive course that can be taken for free when sitting in front of the Bloomberg Terminal. It is run by the Bloomberg for Education group at Bloomberg LP. I explain the structure of the BMC certification process and I give advice for anyone attempting to gain this certification.

You can make BMC certification a formal requirement in your course or a strong recommendation. BMC certification can be followed up with the more specialized Bloomberg Environmental Social Governance (ESG) certification (as discussed in [Crack, 2023b]).

I argue that exploiting BMC and ESG certification for undergraduate students, graduate students, and academic faculty is part of a virtuous cycle that builds knowledge and skills that lead to a self-reinforcing increase in the use of the Bloomberg Terminal at your institution, justifying its funding and adding value to all involved (sponsors, administrators, academics, graduate students, and undergraduate students). Using well-constructed hands-on Bloomberg exercises (e.g., Crack, 2023a and Crack, 2023c for value investing and ESG investing, respectively) buttresses this virtuous cycle.

Keywords: Bloomberg Professional Service, Bloomberg Terminal, Bloomberg Market Concepts Certification, BMC Certification, ESG Certification, Sponsorship

JEL Classification: G11, G12, A22, A23

Suggested Citation

Crack, Timothy Falcon, Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC): Certification for Students (and Their Professors) (June 14, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4410208 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4410208

Timothy Falcon Crack (Contact Author)

University of Otago - Department of Accountancy and Finance ( email )

Dunedin
New Zealand

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