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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 while, from the very same screen, teleconference with peers and monitor 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.

Through the lab, students gain exceptional quantitative skills, extensive experience with global financial modeling and a well-packed analytic toolkit. They graduate with the ability to interpret and translate hard data in meaningful ways.

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.