Bloomberg is now offering FREE access to BMC, Bloomberg’s certification program, via the web, in lieu of a terminal connection. The fee for web access to this program is normally $149USD but is now being waived for academic customers. This program is in place until June 30, 2022.
Students with existing BMC accounts can log-in for free to continue working on their certification on the BMC portal.
Students without current BMC credentials can create these on the portal, using their @uwo.ca email address. In both instances, a certificate of achievement will be issued to students upon successful completion of the program, just as is done with the terminal version.
BMC is an 8 hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to the financial markets. BMC includes 4 modules:
You do not have to do the full course in one sitting!
Any current student, staff, or faculty member at Western is eligible to do the BMC training. The Bloombergs require an active Western ID - alumni and guests are not eligible.
BMC is available online for a limited time (until December 17, 2021).
From the BMC portal: Click Sign Up and create your account with @uwo.ca email
From the Bloomberg workstation: create a Bloomberg account, then type in the command line BMC<GO>. From within the BMC function, select Sign Up.
After completing all the modules and the multiple choice exam, you can download the BMC certificate. There is no grade requirement to acquire the certificate - it is a certificate of completion.