Our students can use industry-leading Bloomberg data in Essex Business School’s virtual trading floor. This state-of-the-art facility gives you access to the same tools used by traders and business analysts worldwide.
The trading floor is open to all students but is particularly useful for students of accounting and finance. You’ll receive some initial training in class but the Bloomberg trading floor is open access so everyone can access it outside of scheduled lessons to take part in peer-led training and for personal study.
The Bloomberg virtual trading floor facility at Essex Business School features 12 Bloomberg Terminals with access to the Bloomberg financial and almost real-time data feed. It's a hands-on facility that offers students at all levels the opportunity to learn essential portfolio management skills. It also helps you to learn how to model financial data in a practical setting based on the live financial markets.
Watch below as Dr Sam Astill, Senior Lecturer in Finance at Essex Business School, demonstrates the Bloomberg Terminals and financial data feed.
(Visiting from China? Watch the video on QQ instead.)
"One of the reasons I came to Essex was because of the Bloomberg terminals. I had always wanted to learn how to use them and I knew that if I became a Bloomberger I would make myself learn. A Bloomberger is a student who is particularly proficient at using the Bloomberg financial data terminals to manipulate trade and commodities data and asses the financial portfolios of companies from around the world. We are paid by Essex Business School to run drop-in sessions on how to use the terminals for other students."