The Frederick S. Pardee Management Library currently provides students access to the Bloomberg for Education certificates program. You can choose between the Bloomberg Market Concepts, the Bloomberg Finance Fundamentals, and the Environmental Social Governance certificates.
All BU students can take courses towards the Bloomberg Market Concepts or Environmental Social Governance certificates using either the Bloomberg Terminal or the Bloomberg for Education website.
Here are the steps for signing up using the Bloomberg Terminal:
1. Enter BCER into the search bar, then press <GO>.
Bloomberg will open a window with the available courses, and an option to launch directly. Do not launch the course without clicking sign up on this screen (left hand menu). The course will load, but you may experience issues re-entering the course later if you attempt to log in during a different session.
2. Click Sign Up located on the left hand menu, then click "I am a Learner" and agree to the terms, then click the Sign Up button at the bottom.
3. Once you have logged in, click Launch Course, which will open the BCER website with your Bloomberg account already logged in.
4. To view the available courses, click Certificates in the top menu.
5. Select the certificate you wish to complete, and click Learn More.
6. Select which module you would like to begin, and click the title.
7. This will show you the videos connected with each module, click Start to begin viewing.
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a library of e-learning courses that provides an introduction to financial markets and the core functionality of the Bloomberg terminal. Students can access BMC for free on a Bloomberg terminal.
By taking BMC, you will:
Certificate of Completion
After completing BMC, a certificate of completion is available for download.
Note: You will have one year from your registration date to finish the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certificate.
BMC Modules Required for Certificate:
Economic Indicators - 1 hour
Currencies - 1 hour
Fixed Income - 3 hours
Equities - 3 hours
Optional BMC Modules:
Terminal Basics - 2 hours
Commodities - 2 hours
Equity Options - 2 hours
Portfolio Management - 2 hours
The Bloomberg ESG 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. You'll follow practitioners at the firm as they launch new ESG products to meet client demand and implement ESG strategies into their investment process. Students can access BMC for free on a Bloomberg terminal.
By taking ESG, you will:
Certificate of Completion
After completing ESG, a certificate of completion is available for download.
Note: You will have one year from your registration date to finish the Bloomberg ESG certificate.
ESG Modules Required for Certificate:
Introduction to ESG & Sustainable Finance - 1 hour
Researching and Adopting ESG - 1 hour
Negative Screening & Positive Screening - 1 hour
ESG Integration - Fixed Income - 1 hour
ESG Integration – Equities - 1 hour
Corporate Governance & Shareholder Activism - 1 hour
Reporting Sustainability Activities - 1 hour
Bloomberg Finance Fundamentals (BFF) is a self-paced, interactive e-learning course that provides an introduction to the key concepts involved in finance and investment. Throughout the course, you’ll explore real-life scenarios through the perspectives of various professionals, helping you to manage your money and build an understanding of the different careers available across the finance sector. Students can access BMC for free on a Bloomberg terminal. By taking Bloomberg Finance Fundamentals, you will:
The Purpose of Investing - 1.5 hours
Type of Investment - 1.5 hours
Risk and Reward - 1.5 hours
Portfolio Management - 1.5 hours
How long do I have access to Bloomberg for Education (BFE) account?
You have lifetime access to BFE. Please not that your BFE expiration is independent of your Terminal login expiration.
Does BFE content qualify for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits?
Yes, our certificates, interactive videos, and webinars are CPD accredited. You can find more information on Bloomberg Professional Services
Where do I input my class code?
You can input your Class Code on the BFE signup screen or on the learner dashboard screen immediately after you log in.
Can I pause a module and resume it at a later date?
Yes. When you log back into the module, it will reopen where you left off.
Can I just do one module?
Yes. However, to earn the certificate of completion, you must complete all required modules, indicated by the blur ribbon next to the course module name.
Is there a pass/fail mark learners need to achieve in order to obtain the certificate?
No. It is a certificate of completion.
When do I get the certificate?
Once you completed the required modules, log into your BFE account and go to the certificates tab. Click on the "completed" button for the respective certificate. You will see the option to download and/or obtain the verification link.
Is my score private?
Can I download the videos?
No. The videos are the property of Bloomberg LP.
Why am I hitting the paywall if I have a Bloomberg Terminal subscription?
Terminal subscribers can have access for free when logged into the terminal. Make sure you click on the "Launch course" button after login. Also check if your default browser is set to Chrome or Firefox.
Why am I getting a blank screen when trying to play a video?
Try watching the course on Firefox or Chrome. If you are still having problems, reach out to email@example.com.