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This guide has been adapted from the Using Bloomberg Professional Service guide at the Albert D. Cohen Management Library, University of Manitoba, originally created by Amanda Wheatley.

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Bloomberg offers free access to McGill students wishing to complete the BMC. To register or login to your existing account, please click here.

Statement on the Educational Use of Databases

The use of McGill Library's professional business databases is limited to academic purposes. These databases are not to be used on behalf of external organizations or for commercial reasons.

Students completing internships may not access resources and reports on behalf of their employers.

Please refer to the McGill Library policy on electronic resources or to the licensing and conditions of use for further information.

Bloomberg Market Concepts

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a free e-learning finance course that can be integrated into finance curricula. It is an 8-12 hour, self-paced course that provides deeper learning on market concepts and financial markets.

Bloomberg BMC

For Core Concepts, there are 4 modules that must be completed in order to earn a certificate.

  • Economic Indicators
  • Currencies
  • Fixed Income
  • Equities

Some of the learning objectives include: learning about financial markets via 23 learning outcomes, familiarizing yourself with over 70 Bloomberg terminal functions, and solidifying your knowledge with over 120 interactive questions.

A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon finishing all 4 modules. The course is accredited by the CFA and can be applied to your resume!

In addition, there are Getting Started on the Terminal and Portfolio Management courses that can further compliment Core Concepts.

Getting Started on the Terminal

Access to the course is free through the Bloomberg terminals. Use BMC<GO> to create a separate account using your McGill email and activate your account with the provided validation code. 

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