Career and Workforce Development offers Bloomberg Finance Lab

Posted by: Elizabeth Richardson on April 10, 2018, No Comments

East Stroudsburg University will celebrate the opening of its Bloomberg Finance Lab on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. in Beers Lecture Hall followed by guided tours of the Lab located in Gessner Hall, Room 117.

The Bloomberg Finance Lab features the Bloomberg Terminal used by leading business and financial professionals worldwide.

“East Stroudsburg University is proud to join the Bloomberg global network.” said Marcia G. Welsh, Ph.D., president of East Stroudsburg University. “The Bloomberg Lab supports our initiative to incorporate real world technology, resources and certifications into our classrooms and greater community.”

The Lab includes the Bloomberg Terminal, a platform offering that provides trusted real-time and historical data, market moving news and analytics, as well as execution platforms for every asset class, research and a global network to communicate securely and reliably.

The university’s subscriptions to the Bloomberg Terminal will serve as a resource for both students and faculty members. It will enable students to become familiar with tools used in financial services, thereby reinforcing classroom theory, while faculty members can use it to further their own research.

“Probably the greatest benefit to students is the fact that they can obtain certification through Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC), an eight-hour self-directed course that will give them an edge over other job applicants,” said Sheila A. Handy, Ph.D., professor and chair of business management. “This course explores topics such as economics, fixed income, equities, and currencies and offers a wealth of knowledge that any student, regardless of their major, will find beneficial in his or her professional life.”

Director of Career and Workforce Development at ESU, Sharone Jones, believes this technology will help students become a more desirable job applicant when they graduate.  “Students having skills associated with the use of Bloomberg Technology and Bloomberg Market Concept Certificates will have a stronger competitive edge entering the workplace,” she said.

The Lab was developed through a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to purchase the Bloomberg Terminals. The ESU Center for Research and Economic Development provided matching funds for furniture and technology associated with the Bloomberg Finance Lab. A total of 12 Bloomberg Terminals are available; 10 will be located in Gessner Hall, Room 117 and two terminals will be available at the Innovation Center to serve business accelerator companies and workforce industry partners.

For additional information about the Bloomberg Lab at ESU, contact Sharone Jones at 570-422-7952 or email For more information about Bloomberg Finance Labs, visit Bloomberg for Education.