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Bloomberg: BMC

Tips and resources to support the use of Bloomberg terminals at USC

What is Bloomberg Certification BMC (new)

New Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC)

BMC is a e-learning tool providing deeper leaning on market concepts and cross asset nature of the financial markets.  To access this course, login to Bloomberg using your personal login information (see box below for instructions) . 

Enter BMC and hit GO (Green 'Enter' button) and you will be directed to the course.  

You do not have to do the course in one sitting. :-)


How do I get started?

In order to begin the certification program, you must create a personal USERNAME & PASSWORD.  Do not use the USC login, you will not receive credit from our academic account.


1.  Launch Bloomberg

2. Press the CONN/DEFAULT key on the upper right (the RED key),

3.  When asked for the username/password, SELECT THE LINK TO CREATE A NEW USER

4.  Fill in the data as prompted, creating your own username and password.  In order for Bloomberg to provide you a validation code,  you will need to provide a way for Bloomberg to send it to you, they recommend TEXT MESSAGE via your cell phone.

5.  When you receive your validation code, enter it into Bloomberg.  You may need to answer some additional questions.

6.  When logging in to view the tutorials and take the exam, be sure you have logged in with your user name and password, otherwise, you will not get credit!





BMC - Bloomberg Market Concepts


Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an 8 hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to the financial markets. BMC consists of 4 modules – Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities – woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics and television. Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an 8 hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to the financial markets.

e-mail Helga Haraldsson for information on BMC:

The Modules:

  • Economic Indicators
  • Currencies
  • Fixed Income
  • Equities

Learn the language of finance
>> Supplement your university learnings with practical knowledge of the markets
>> Familiarize yourself with over 70 Bloomberg Terminal functions

Discover the inner workings of the markets
>> Learn what moves markets
>> Familiarize yourself with key benchmarks that professionals monitor

Get Bloomberg on your resume
>> Receive a certificate of completion after completing BMC
>> Demonstrate your comfort with the gold standard data platform

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) FAQ's

BMC Consists of:

  • 4 Modules:  Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities
  • modules vary in length and take 8-10 hours to complete
  • Certification of completion is delivered at conclusion of 4th module
  • 73 terminal functions are covered
  • 122 questions delivered throughout modules 

Can I take more than one Market Sector Exam?

You can take all 4 Market Sector exams and recieve acknowldgement, but you must take:

  • 1 Core Exam , all 4 of the Bloomberg Core Videos (see above)
  • 1 Market Sector Exam, choose from athe list of 4 Bloomberg Market Sector Videos (see above)

How do I access the videos and exams?

Once you have logged into Bloomberg using your own username and password:



  •  Enter BMC <GO>