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Bloomberg certification

Bloomberg for Education offers three certification programmes for students:

  • Bloomberg Finance Fundamentals
  • Bloomberg Market Concepts
  • Bloomberg Environmental Social Governance

These can be completed from any computer, and make great additions to a CV. Find out more about them below, and then follow the instructions below to sign up.

Bloomberg Finance Fundamentals

Bloomberg Finance Fundamentals is a self-paced, interactive e-learning course that provides an introduction to the key concepts involved in finance and investment. It makes a great starting point to learn about the basics of finance, including:

  • Investment
  • Risk and reward
  • Portfolio management

Bloomberg Market Concepts

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a specialised training programme run by Bloomberg that teaches you about financial markets and how to use Bloomberg to access information about them.

Available modules include:

Environmental Social Governance

The Bloomberg ESG (Environmental Social Governance) Certificate is a self-paced, interactive e-learning course that shows learners how to implement ESG strategies and prepare ESG reports for regulators through the lens of a fictitious buy-side asset management firm.

Bloomberg ESG consists of the following modules:

  1. Introduction to ESG and Sustainable Finance
  2. Researching and Adopting ESG
  3. Negative Screening & Positive Screening
  4. ESG Integration - Fixed Income
  5. ESG Integration – Equities
  6. Corporate Governance & Shareholder Activism
  7. Reporting Sustainability Activities

By taking ESG you will 

  • Describe ESG trends and common ESG investment strategies;
  • Analyse how asset managers integrate ESG considerations into their investment decision-making process;
  • Explain how shareholder activism influences corporate behaviour;
  • Practice tasks within various stages of the investment process.

Signing up for Bloomberg for Education

  1. Go to the Bloomberg for Education Sign Up page.
  2. Select the Learner button.
  3. Enter your City email address. The institution will automatically update to City University London (Bayes Business School).
  4. Create a password.
  5. Enter your first and last name as you want them to appear on your BMC certificate.
  6. Don't forget to check the I'm not a robot box.
  7. Press the Sign Up button.Bloomberg for Education sign-up screen showing preceding steps 1-7 above.
  8. On the Purchase Access to Bloomberg for Education Content page, the option you need will be pre-selected. Check that the price given is $0.00.
  9. If you have to complete the BMC for your module, please ensure you have used the class code which your lecturer will have provided, otherwise leave it empty.
  10. Ensure you read the Terms of Service and check the box to agree before selecting the Complete button.The Bloomberg for Education Purchase screen showing preceding steps 8-10.
  11. You will be emailed an account activation link to your City email address. Ensure you use it to activate your account within 24 hours.