Boost your Knowledge & Credibility with Bloomberg!

John Miller, PhDAre you researching information about a company, industry, government or market sector? Looking for data and analysis on securities, investments or even a specific stock portfolio? Bloomberg is “your one-stop shop for all that information and more,” says John Miller, the new CME Group Foundation Market Training Lab Director in Douglas Hall.

Finance Professor Dale Rosenthal adds that “there really is something for everyone” when it comes to using the Bloomberg terminal.  You can find everything from financial, accounting, marketing, supply chain and real estate data, news and information all in one place.

UIC Business is excited to bring Bloomberg, one of the world’s leading providers of news, data and financial analytics, on campus.  We have installed 12 terminals for faculty, staff and students to use in the following locations:

  • CME Group Foundation Market Lab - Douglas Hall 170 (10 terminals for faculty & student use)
     
  • Daley Library – Idea Commons (1 terminal for public use)
     
  • University Hall (1 terminal for faculty research)
     

So, if you’re working on a paper or project and you’re spending way too much time doing Google searches for data that is not readily available on the web, take a few minutes to check out the Bloomberg terminal and see if you can find what you’re looking for! 

Ready to start using the Bloomberg terminal?  Contact John Miller at jpmill@uic.edu

And…there’s more to Bloomberg than just the terminal!  Here are some good things to know:

  • Take the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT)  9/27/13, 12:30pm-3pm, DH170 – is offered by the Bloomberg Institute.  The test is 2 hours and 100 multiple-choice questions covering such areas such as economics, math skills, analytic reasoning and financial statements analysis.  BAT allows students to compare themselves with their international peers and also showcase their strengths to potential employers.  After taking the BAT, you have the opportunity to enter your profile anonymously into the Bloomberg Talent Search, a tool that over 20,000 employers are using to find top new talent for financial employment opportunities. RSVP HERE

  • Get Bloomberg Certified – Bloomberg Certification on your resume can set you apart from other candidates and give you real-world marketable skills that are used in the industry.  All you have to do is watch four core videos and one sector video from the Bloomberg Essentials Online Training Program and complete the online test.  Score at least 75% and you can be Bloomberg Certified.  Having this knowledge will also help you develop the competency to use Bloomberg effectively for course work and ultimately for your professional career.

  • Stay tuned & Give Feedback! – John Miller and the Finance Department are working to incorporate the use of Bloomberg terminals and other financial analytics and trading technology software in the classroom.  Contact John about your needs and interests and take full advantage of everything Bloomberg has to offer.  The Bloomberg terminals also have thousands of industry contact information, many of whom are fellow alums.

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Universities and colleges around the globe use Bloomberg to bring the real world of finance into the classroom, providing students with access to the same information platform used by leading decision makers in business, finance and government.

The BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service and BLOOMBERG TERMINAL® seamlessly integrate the very best in data, news and analytics. The Terminal is a 24-hour, global financial services system that provides transparent and reliable financial, economic and government information covering all market sectors. It features company financials, market data spanning more than 20 years, charts, statistics, a communications platform and current news reports.

More About John P. Miller, Ph.D.jpmill@uic.edu

John is currently a clinical assistant professor of finance and director of the CME Foundation Market Training Lab at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  Prior to joining UIC, Dr. Miller was a director of Quantitative Research at Citadel Investment Group in the fixed income arbitrage group; he has also served in different capacities at Greenwich Capital, Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns.  Dr. Miller received his B.A. in economics from Moorhead State University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.