Earn Your Bloomberg BMC Certification Remotely!

Bloomberg BMC is a 10-hour, self-paced course that provides an interactive introduction to financial markets. It consists of 3 sections – Core Concepts (includes 4 modules: Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income, Equities); Getting Started on the Terminal; and Portfolio Management.  The sections are woven together from Bloomberg data, news, and analytics.   Upon successful completion of all the modules, you will…

This Day in Business History: Starbucks opens its first doors in Seattle

March 30, 1971: Well before Howard Schultz walked into the picture, a small coffee shop with a name inspired by Moby Dick opened its doors in Seattle’s Pike Place Market for the first time. What started as a humble coffee shop has boomed since then into a monolithic organization which leads the industry. Today, it…

Using FactSet: Honing Your Skills

If you are planning to work on Wall Street or some other area in Finance, you will want to be familiar with using FactSet, a competitor of Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, and Capital IQ. While you are taking your classes remotely, this is a great time to take advantage of FactSet’s online learning, including its…

GlobalData Launches COVID-19 Playbook and Featured Analysis

GlobalData has created a COVID-19 Playbook compiling their analysts’ insights in four key areas: decoding the business impact, understanding the economic impact, monitoring the spread, and the strategic response across businesses. To access the COVID-19 Playbook, and all other content from GlobalData,  you will need to log in using one of the username/password sets from…

Free Access to eTextbooks during COVID-19 Campus Closures

VitalSource® has joined leading publishers to help ensure students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will have free access to quality digital learning materials through the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester. Beginning March 16 through May 25, 2020, access to an expansive catalog of eTexts will be available for free to students at semester-calendar institutions…

Fear Not!: Alternatives for Bloomberg

Bloomberg’s terminal “on campus only” access is, unfortunately, creating a barrier to using this resource during the current virtual spring semester.   But don’t despair! The Goizueta Business Library licenses FactSet and Thomson Reuters EIKON for the GBS community and both can be accessed remotely. Both are great alternative resources to Bloomberg that can help…

Supply Chain, FinTech, Marketing…recommended COVID-19 market research portals

Many market researchers are providing ongoing analysis of COVID-19, including coverage of the personal, business, and political implications. A few market research portals you may wish to review outside of daily news sources are: eMarketer: Coronavirus Coverage Daily updated coverage on how COVID-19 has, and has not, impacted global ad spending, how it is changing…

April is Virtual Business Essentials Month via Canvas!

Even though your business librarians will be working virtually for the remainder of the semester, we are still pleased to offer three Junior Seminar Business Essentials classes via Canvas in April.  Become a Business Source Complete Rock Star. (Online 4/1 – 4/20) Learn to use Business Source Complete to search business, trade, and scholarly articles for…

This Day in Business History: Word’s First Internet Domain Is Registered

March 15, 1985:  The world’s first internet domain name, symbolics.com, was registered by the Symbolics Computer Corporation of Massachusetts. The international private non-profit Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers  was created in 1998 to maintain domain name coordination; there are now  over 1 billion domains in existence.      Signposts in cyberspace the Domain…

This Day in Business History: Pan Am Airways Takes Flight

March 14, 1927: Initially designed to be just an air mail and passenger service operation between Key West, Florida and Havana, Cuba, Pan Am grew to be one of the most influential and innovative airline companies of the twentieth century. Within the same year of its launch as a mail carrier, the company was selected…