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Finance Databases: Bloomberg


The Bloomberg terminal is a powerful financial tool that provides 15-minute delayed securities pricing and a wide range of financial and economic data for over 250 exchanges and 125 countries. Bloomberg also has an excel plugin to download large sets of data.

There are Bloomberg terminals available in the Walker Management Library for current Owen students, faculty, and staff. You will need to create a Bloomberg account with your Vanderbilt email address. Bloomberg is not available for remote use. Bloomberg is only available when the library is open. Please check the hours for availability

Current Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff in other programs may access a Bloomberg terminal in the Managerial Studies office in Calhoun Hall. 

Supporting Bloomberg Documents

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC)

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an interactive introduction to financial markets. It utilizes the Bloomberg Professional Terminal and functions, such as LaunchPad, 

  • 14 hours, self-paced, e-learning video course
  • Consists of 5 sections:
    • Core Concepts: 8 hours (4 modules: Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income, Equities)
    • Terminal Basics: 2 hours
    • Portfolio Management: 2 hours (launched in August 2019)
    • Equity Options: 2 hours (launched September 2020)
    • Commodities: 2 hours (launched September 2020)
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion (received after completing Core Concepts modules.)
  • Utilizes over 70 Bloomberg Terminal functions

At any time, all BMC modules are accessible on the Bloomberg Terminal by video, ear buds required. You do not have to do all modules in one sitting. Having a calculator is handy, you can borrow one from the library.

On the Bloomberg Terminal Type BMC <GO>

The program will prompt you to take short three to four question exams throughout the modules.

Certificate of Completion
After all Core Concept modules are complete you will be prompted to download a Certificate of Completion.