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Financial Platforms: Training and Certifications

The Goizueta Business Library licenses several Wall Street financial platforms: Bloomberg, LSEG EIKON, FactSet, and Pitchbook. Each offers various options for learning to use the platform, understanding more about topics (e.g. equities, fixed income) and most include courses for which you can earn certificates. Below is relevant information and links for each platform Bloomberg Bloomberg Read More …

This Day in Business History: Apple Macintosh Goes on Sale

Jan 24, 1984:  The Apple Macintosh computer first goes on sale, featuring a graphical user interface and a mouse.  Two days prior to the sale, Apple announced the new computer’s launch via a dramatic ad during Super Bowl XVIII.  In the first three months after the launch, Apple sold over 5,000 Macintosh computers. The One Device: The Secret Read More …

Bloomberg Monthly Data Download Limits: How to Avoid

If you use Bloomberg to create and download large datasets using the Excel Add-On, please read this handout now. Bloomberg imposes monthly data download limits on each of its terminals; these limits are tied to individual terminals, not student usernames/passwords. If Bloomberg terminal users exceed Bloomberg’s limit, for the remainder of that month, no one Read More …

Gartner Research Database: Going Away – and What To Do

As of February 1, 2024, Gartner Group Research will, unfortunately, no longer be licensed for the broader Emory community due to unexpected changes in the budget allocation for this resource. Gartner has been an important resource for technology-focused market trends, and we are sorry to see it go away. But don’t worry! The business librarians Read More …

This Day in Business History: Happy Birthday, André Michelin!

January 16, 1853: André Michelin, founder of Michelin Tire Company, is born in Paris. Michelin took over his family’s failing farm equipment company, which manufactured rubber parts such as belts and valves, in 1886. A few years later, he was approached by a cyclist who was having trouble with his tires. At that time, bicycle Read More …

The Most Popular Articles from Business Schools in 2023

Curious what Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan articles were most read in 2023?  Easy. Just check out these lists!  Harvard Business School The most-read stories about HBS faculty research reflect a year filled with both excitement and concern about the influence of generative artificial intelligence on the workplace, as well as a determination to Read More …

This Day in Business History: Burj Khalifa opens

Jan. 4, 2010:  Burj Khalifa in Dubai, U.A.E., opens as the worlds tallest building at 2,717 feet (828m).  At over 160 stories tall, it also has the highest occupied floor in the world.  The building includes 900 residential apartments, office space and a 304 room hotel, as well as an observation deck. Sources: Burj Khalifa Read More …

This Day in Business History: The European Economic Community Is Formed

January 1, 1958: The European Economic Community, known as the Common Market, becomes official. Belgium, France, West Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, and The Netherlands signed the Treaty of Rome in March 1957, which laid the plan for this trade community, and was later joined by the United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, Greece, Portugal,and Spain. East Germany also Read More …

This Day in Business History: Monopoly Patented – Pass Go Collect $2021

December 31, 1935: Charles B. Darrow patented the real-estate board game, Monopoly (Patent Number 2,026,082). Although Darrow has been given credit for creating the now “ubiquitous winner-take-all board game,” it was actually invented in 1903 by Elizabeth “Lizzie” Magie. Magie created the pre-cursor to Monopoly, The Landlord’s Game, as an educational tool to help explain Read More …