Leading business and financial subscribers worldwide use the Bloomberg Terminal, a software platform that provides trusted real-time and historical data, market-moving news and analytics to help business and financial professionals make better informed investment decisions. The College’s subscription to the Terminal serves as a resource for both students and professors. It will enable students to become familiar with tools used in financial services, thereby reinforcing classroom theory, while professors can use it to further their own research.
“Students will now have an even better opportunity to interact in a very valuable way with faculty who can share their significant practical experience in the finance, accounting and economics fields, and apply the principles and concepts that the students learn in their classes,” said Gray who, prior to teaching at North Central, worked in finance and recalled when Bloomberg became a tool of the industry in the mid-1990s. “My desk looked like the bridge of the Starship Enterprise. I had four monitors and everything I needed in front of me,” he said.
“I’m very proud of our students and institution,” said Gray. “There’s nothing that makes me happier than students who ask me, ‘I have three job offers, which one should I take?’ We’ve done well as an institution, but we’re a whole lot better and competitive with the addition of Bloomberg. We’ve notched up our game to a whole new level.”