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The Bloomberg Business and Economics Lab at Brandeis

The Bloomberg Lab at Brandeis International Business School (IBS) gives students access to a world-renowned financial, regulatory and market database that is used by virtually all of the major financial firms and organizations around the globe.


Using Bloomberg resources, students are able to store, crunch and analyze information about a comprehensive list of companies. 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. 

The lab facilitates workshops on Excel, MATLAB, STATA and other programs to provide students with the opportunity to gain exceptional quantitative skills and extensive experience with global financial modeling. The lab provides a bridge to the workplace, allowing students to gain hands-on experience and put theory into practice. 

Our Bloomberg Lab is one of the largest in Greater Boston, with 11 Bloomberg Terminal Computers (10 for general use and 1 for instructor/training purposes) in the lab and 5 additional terminals throughout our classrooms.  Each computer has a dual monitor with extensive software offerings, including:

  • Bloomberg
  • Capital IQ
  • CRSP/Compustat
  • Datastream
  • Microsoft Office (with Excel plugins for Bloomberg, Morningstar, and Capital IQ)
  • Mintel Oxygen
  • Morningstar
  • SPSS
  • StatTransfer
  • Thomson One
  • WRDS

The Bloomberg Lab is available to members of the Brandeis community, often used by faculty for coursework and classroom learning. This lab is located on the bottom level of Lemberg Academic Center by the rear entrance.