College of Business > News & Events > DePaul Recognized as a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner
By Robin Florzak /
June 22, 2021 /
Posted in: College and Schools, Rankings and Recognition /
The Driehaus College of Business has been designated a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner (ELP), joining a select group of colleges recognized for offering students practical learning experiences using the Bloomberg Terminal, a powerful analytics tool that is widely used by business and government decision-makers.
Students can access a wide range of data from 20 Bloomberg Terminals in the DePaul business college and Loop Campus library – a more robust resource than many other universities offer. Most of the Bloomberg Terminals are located in the college’s
Christopher L. Keeley Finance Lab, where students access data for finance program classwork, industry research and investing competitions, including the
Driehaus Capital Management Investment Challenge, an annual mock stock portfolio contest. Students accessed the data remotely during the pandemic but will be back in the lab this fall.
Mark Shore, who teaches courses in risk management, is among a half dozen finance faculty members who incorporate Bloomberg data, news and analytics into DePaul courses. “Student use the Bloomberg Terminals to do hands-on research into economic, financial, social media and other data that allows them to connect what’s going on in the world with what’s happening in the market.”
Students also have the opportunity to use the software to earn Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certification. This gives them a competitive edge when seeking internships and full-time work, says Thomas Berry, chair of the Department of Finance & Real Estate. “When students can say they are Bloomberg proficient, it’s a signal to employers that that they know how to do certain types of research and have tech skills that are sought-after in the market.”
Shore says students are even using the Bloomberg Terminal itself as a tool in their career searches “It’s a huge advantage for finding jobs because students can use it to post their profiles, network and do industry research before an interview.”
One of Shore’s students, Christopher Huber, who graduated with an
MBA in business strategy & decision making in June, says learning how to mine data using the Bloomberg Terminal provided “a solid framework for understanding financial markets, especially when coupled with the Market Concepts (certificate) coursework.”
“I feel it has made me more marketable to employers because it signals a familiarity with market data,” he adds.
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