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Bloomberg Market Concepts Course Overview

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC), also known as Bloomberg Certification, is a self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to financial markets and the core functionality of the Bloomberg terminal. It takes 8 hours to complete and progress is saved automatically. After finishing BMC, Bloomberg provides a "Certificate of Completion". 

BMC Modules Required for Certificate:

  1. Economic Indicators (1 hour): The primacy of GDP; monitoring GDP; forecasting GDP.
  2. Currencies (1 hour): Currency market mechanics; currency valuation; central banks and currencies; currency risk.
  3. Fixed Income (3 hours): The roots of the bond market, bond valuation drivers; central bankers and interest rates; the yield curve and why it matters; movements in the yield curve.
  4. Equities (3 hours): Introducing the stock market; the nature of equities; equity research; absolute valuation; relative valuation.


Watch a video introduction to Bloomberg Market Concepts; Learn more about the content and format of the course and each of the modules, and frequently asked questions by Students.

Bloomberg Market Concepts (Bloomberg for Education)

Training Bloomberg Market Concept from Home

Bloomberg is now offering FREE access to BMC. The fee for web access for this program is normally $149 US but is now being waived for academic customers. The program is in place until December 31, 2021.  You do not need to have a Course Code to sign up for the training. 

Students with existing BMC accounts can log in for free to continue working on their certification on the BMC portal:

Students without current BMC accounts can create these on the BMC portal, using their Pace email address. And select Pace University as your institution :

Upon successful completion of the program,  a certificate of achievement will be issued to students, just as is done with the terminal version.