Bloomberg Institute has recently released a comprehensive introduction to the financial markets, entitled Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC). This asynchronous course is self-paced and supplements videos and learning activities with assessment modules. This is the only certification program that is currently available from Bloomberg.

The course is broken into eight sections:

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  • Economic Indicators
  • Currencies
  • Fixed Income
  • Equities
  • Terminal Basics
  • Commodities
  • Equity Options
  • Portfolio Management

Each section discusses key concepts and information about the topic, using over 70 Bloomberg Terminal functions, and short quizzes are interspersed with the videos and readings. The first four sections listed are called Core Concepts, and take 8 hours to complete. The remaining optional modules total 7 hours of instruction.

More information about the course can be found at https://www.bloomberg.com/professional/product/bloomberg-market-concepts/. Once you have completed the Core Concepts modules, you can receive a certificate of completion from Bloomberg.

The course costs $149 if you would like to complete it at home, but is free for Trinity students through the Bloomberg terminals in the FRTC. Just login and enter <BMC> GO to sign up for the course. If you are taking it for free through the terminals, you will need to complete it in the lab. When you sign up, leave the entry blank when asked for a code to track classroom instruction. There is also remote access for Trinity students to the BMC course through the web until April 30, 2022.