IRSC Bloomberg Lab Will Give Finance Students an Edge – WQCS

Published February 23, 2022 at 3:58 PM EST

Indian River State College cut the ribbon Wednesday on its Bloomberg Finance Lab. The lab has 12 Bloomberg terminals that provide access to real time data from the world’s financial markets and in-depth research reports on stocks, currencies and businesses.

The lab will give students training on a sophisticated business software system used by financial professionals worldwide. They’ll become familiar with the tools used in financial services, reinforcing classroom theory, and IRSC professors can use it to further their research.

Students who learn how to use the Bloomberg Terminal will have an edge over the competition in their job search after graduation. “Having the Bloomberg certificate is a value add,” said Business Division Dean Dr. Prashanth Pilly, “because when a hiring manager looks at the certificate they know that this is a certified qualified individual and not just getting a degree.”

Students, faculty and school administrators gathered in the Brown Center on campus for the opening of lab. It’s the latest in a string of advanced software training programs available at the college. IRSC President Dr. Timothy Moore spoke at the dedication ceremony.

“I wanted to provide world class tools for our students for free,” said Dr. Moore. “We did that.” He gave credit to Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Michael Hageloh and his team for the new training programs which include student access to Adobe creative software, and the technical computing and high end design systems from Wolfram Research. “Then Bloomberg showed up,” he said. “And that’s the magic. The magic that my team creates every day.”

IRSC is the only school on Florida’s Treasure Coast to integrate Bloomberg into its business and finance degree programs.