Kingston Uni gits Bloomberg Trading room
By adam_leone | Thursday, December 27, 2012, 09:43
Students at Kingston University's Business School have started using technology to give them a taste of high-flying trading.
Kingston Business School won the Universities Trading Challenge cup, offering direct use of Bloomberg data, information and analytics.
Access is through a suite of Bloomberg terminals in a dedicated simulated dealing room located in the University's library.
"The idea was to better prepare students for the job market," said Dr George Alexandrou, principal lecturer from the department of accounting and finance.
According to Dr Alexandrou, the trading room facility gives students a competitive advantage when seeking employment.
"It enables job-seekers to demonstrate that they can quickly contribute to the employer's business and, in certain city jobs, the ability to use Bloomberg terminals is as important as being able to use Microsoft Office," he said.
The students can use the terminal to get real-time stock, bond or commodity prices and news on companies, industries and global markers.
The service provides relevant information and market data to more than 35,000 market professionals around the world.
"We are very pleased that here at the Kingston Business School we have a full subscription to Bloomberg services and offer our students access and training through twelve twin-screen full trading stations," Dr Alexandrou said.
"The use of Bloomberg is now being integrated into the teaching on many modules in our MSc in Banking and Finance and other MSc programmes."