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Bloomberg Lab

Dual Monitor Computers in the Brandeis IBS Bloomberg Lab

Each dual-screen computer terminal in our Bloomberg Lab has a Quad-Core 64-Bit processor and 16 GB of memory.

The Bloomberg Lab at Brandeis IBS

In our lab, students gain exceptional quantitative skills, extensive experience with global financial modeling & a well-packed analytic toolkit.


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. The lab gives students and faculty access to financial, economic and market databases, analysis tools, and more. 

Databases Include:

  • Bloomberg
  • Capital IQ
  • Compustat Global
  • CRSP/Compustat
  • Datastream
  • IHS Global Insight
  • Mintel Oxygen
  • Morningstar
  • SDC
  • StatTransfer
  • Thomson One
  • WRDS
  • ...and more...

Data Analysis Tools Include:

  • MATLAB
  • Morningstar
  • SPSS
  • STATA
  • ...and more...

Each terminal has:

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

With one terminal for every 25 business students on campus, available 24/7, the lab allows students to crunch, store, 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. In the classroom, students learn concepts, skills, and methodology. In the lab, hands-on experience turns theory into practice. 

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