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BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
How do I create a log in on the Bloomberg Terminal? Click here for step by step directions on how to create a Bloomberg log in.
I forgot my log in to the Terminal. How do I retieve it? On the Terminal log in page, click on reset login/password. If this does not work, create a new account.

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BLOOMBERG MARKET CONCEPTS
At what stage should I take BMC? Ideally before you apply for your first internship so you get the full benefit of BMC on your resume.
What is the time commitment? It takes approximately 8-10 hours to complete all 4 modules. Your BMC subscription is valid for 12 months from your registration date.
Do all modules take the same amount of time to complete? No, the modules vary in length. Typically, Economic Indicators takes 1 hour, Currencies takes 1 hour, and Fixed Income and Equities take 3 hours each.
I know nothing about finance – is the course for me? Yes. BMC is an introduction to finance course designed for people with limited prior exposure to the financial markets.
What level of mathematics skill is needed? Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and basic algebra are required. Advanced statistics and regressions are not required.
How much does BMC cost? BMC is free through the Bloomberg Terminal and available online for $149 USD ($249 for professionals). To register for the course on the Terminal, log into a Terminal, type BMC in the command bar and sign up
Do I need a calculator to complete the course? Yes. A basic calculator or phone calculator is sufficient.
What are the system requirements to run BMC? You will need to download the latest version of adobe flash (18.0.0.209). This can be downloaded free of charge here: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
If you skip forward repeatedly there is a small chance you will experience technical issues with your web browser. In order to avoid this, ensure you clear your browsing history/cache before starting BMC.
If you experience any unexpected technical difficulties, please send an email to bbg.edu@bloomberg.net and a Bloomberg representative will be in touch shortly.
How long is my BMC access valid for? Access is valid for 12 months from the registration date. Subscriptions cannot be extended.
When do I get the certificate? If you log in to the BMC, your certificate will be downloadable from the course home page as soon as you have completed all four modules. It cannot be emailed to you.
Do I get a certificate after completing each module? You have to complete all 4 modules in order to be awarded a certificate of completion.
Is there a pass/fail mark to obtain the certificate? No, it is a certificate of completion.
Can I just do one module? Yes. However to earn the certificate of completion you must complete all modules.
Can I access BMC through my phone or tablet? BMC is a media-rich, immersive experience designed for desktop consumption.
Will doing BMC make me more attractive to employers? People frequently cite experience with market data platforms on their resume. BMC is a way to signal familiarity with the Bloomberg Terminal. After completing the course, students add BMC to the “Certifications” section of their LinkedIn profile.
How often is the content updated? The financial markets are constantly evolving and the Bloomberg Terminal evolves alongside the markets. Accordingly, the BMC will be updated periodically.
I am a student, but I don’t have a .edu or .ac e-mail address. How can I purchase BMC at the student discounted rate? If you have a school email address which does not conform to this format, email us at bbg.edu@bloomberg.net and we will apply the student discount.
Please note that we will not provide the discount for regular web mail accounts such as gmail, hotmail etc.
Do I need access to a Bloomberg Terminal to be able to take BMC? No. BMC is accessible through the Bloomberg for Education website and Bloomberg Terminal access is not required.
Who devised the program? BMC was scripted by a team of finance professionals including CFA charter holders.
I cannot see the 8h credit on my CFA account. How come? Your CFA account will be credited at the beginning of the month folliwng your registration.
Can I take BMC with a normal keyboard? Yes.
Can I download the videos? No. The videos are the property of Bloomberg LP.
I have paid to access BMC on the web however I have changed my mind and no longer want to do the course. I have not started BMC yet – can I get a refund? No. All sales are final and we do not grant refunds.
Why am I getting a blank screen when trying to play a video? Please ensure that you have a recent version of Adobe Flash on your computer and that the Flash plugin is enabled on your Internet browser.
Why am I getting a blank screen when trying to play a video? Please ensure that you have a recent version of Adobe Flash on your computer and that the Flash plugin is enabled on your Internet browser.
Where do I add my class code? Class codes are provided directly from your professor, Bloomberg for Education does not provide class codes to students. Your class code can be added when you first register for BMC or by logging into your account and clicking “EDIT” next to class code.

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I have a question that isn’t answered here, who can I talk to about it? If you have any questions or concerns about the payment policy or procedures, please send them in an email to bbg.edu@bloomberg.net. Someone on the Bloomberg for Education team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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