Answered By: IESE Library
Last Updated: Oct 06, 2021     Views: 1494

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an 8 hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to capital markets. BMC is recognized world wide, and will signal to prospective employers that you have attained a high level of competency in using the Bloomberg Professional Service as well as optimize job performance. The BMC course consists of 4 modules: Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income, and Equities.

After completing all four modules, students receive a certificate of completion.

How to register:

Bloomberg (available in the Financial Room of Barcelona IESE Library. Ask staff for password).

Type BMC into the search bar and hit <GO>.

Go to sign up.


Click Continue as Learner

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Fill In First Name and Last Name.

Provide a valid email address.

Create Password. Follow criteria displayed below.

Do not check the first box asking whether you are taking BMC as part of a group.

Read terms and agreements, and then signify by checking off the box.


You will receive an account activation link to the email you provided.

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Activate your account.

Now, you can login with your username and password.


BMC Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long do I have access to BMC?

Access to BMC is valid for one year from the registration date. After expiration, you will no longer have access to the course modules, but you will still be able to log into your account to review scores and access Talent Search features. Please not that your BMC expiration is independent of your Terminal login expiration. 

  • Can I access BMC on my personal computer (i.e. on the web)?

Yes. You can upgrade your BMC account to a web version for a fee. This will allow dual access to BMC on the Bloomberg Terminal and on your personal computer. The upgrade option is available after you login. 

  • Can I pause a module and resume it at a later date?

Yes. When you log back into the module, it will reopen where you left off.

  • Can I just do one module?

Yes. However to earn the certificate of completion you must complete all modules.

  • When do I get the certificate?

When you log in at BMC<GO>, your certificate will be downloadable from the course home page as soon as you have completed all four modules.

  • Do I  need a calculator to complete the course?

Yes. A basic calculator is sufficient.

  • Is there a pass/fail mark learners need to achieve in order to obtain the certificate?

No. It is a certificate of completion.

  • Is my score private?

Yes. Per Bloomberg Privacy Policy, your personal information and score are private.

  • Can I download the videos?

No. The videos are the property of Bloomberg LP.

  • Why am I getting a blank screen when trying to play a video?

Please ensure that you have a recent version of Adobe Flash on your computer and that the Flash plugin is enabled on your Internet browser.


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