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Bloomberg Lab

The Brandeis University Business and Economics Lab, often referred to as the "Bloomberg Lab," puts a wealth of real-time financial data at students’ fingertips. 

Students are able to store, crunch and analyze information about a comprehensive list of companies while, from the very same screen, teleconferencing with peers and monitoring the changing economic relationships between currencies and countries.

For careers in professional mutual funds, hedge funds, private partnerships, insurance companies, banks, and other financial institutions, 
exposure to Bloomberg software is an absolute pre-requisite.

A bridge to the workplace 

In class, you learn the concepts, skills and methodology – the lab, meanwhile, is the place where you develop hands-on experience and truly put the theory into practice.

Integration into the curriculum

This is not just some facility to use “on the side” of your studies – direct experience with the lab is encouraged and even required for many of our classes, including financial modeling, stocks and bonds, fixed income, and portfolio management.

Personal attention

We have one terminal for every 25 business students on campus, a ratio that is much lower than what you’ll find at larger universities and business schools - and it is available 24/7. Our faculty and staff are well-versed in the technology and able to provide comprehensive training, workshops and mentorship you need to use the facility.

Applications to student activities

Many clubs take advantage of these resources, like the Global Markets Investment Club (GMIC), whose late nights working in Bloomberg helped them finish first at the CFA Institute’s New England Investment Challenge in 2013.

Career opportunities

These skills that you practice and learn in the classroom and in the lab give you great leverage in a competitive job market. Tom Weaver, MA ’12, who works as a Transfer Pricing Consultant at Deloitte, says that his hours of practice in the lab at Brandeis IBS has given him a huge advantage. "The vast majority of resources provided to us at Brandeis IBS are resources that I use at work. I could literally do my job at Brandeis if I were asked to."


Bloomberg Lab Resources

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We offer the following resources in the lab:

  • Bloomberg
  • Capital IQ
  • Matlab
  • STATA 
  • SPSS
  • Datastream ("Brandeis 11" Only)
  • StatTransfer ("Brandeis 11" Only)
  • Microsoft Office

The Bloomberg Lab is for the use of members of the Brandeis community and is often used by faculty in their coursework and classroom learning.  Due to the use by faculty for instructional purposes, the Bloomberg Lab may not always be available.  To check lab availability of the visit its UNet Calendar. 

Located on the bottom level of Lemberg Academic Center by the rear entrance, The Business and Economics Lab contains 11 computers with:

  • Quad-Core 64-Bit Processors
  • 16GB of Memory
  • 64-Bit Windows 7
  • Dual Monitor Support

In addition, the instructor terminal ("Brandeis-11") at the front of the room is equipped with a large television screen for training, presentations and access to news and Bloomberg TV. Each computer has a standard suite of statistical tools for students and researchers to obtain and analyze data. Resources that have a single access point are placed on Brandeis-11 at the front of the room to facilitate demonstrations on the large screen. 



The Business and Economics Lab contains 11 computers with:

  • Quad-Core 64-Bit Processors
  • 16GB of Memory
  • 64-Bit Windows 7
  • Dual Monitor Support

In addition, the instructor terminal ("Brandeis-11") at the front of the room is equipped with a large television screen for training, presentations and access to news and Bloomberg TV. Each computer has a standard suite of statistical tools for students and researchers to obtain and analyze data. Resources that have a single access point are placed on Brandeis-11 at the front of the room to facilitate demonstrations on the large screen.