Brookdale Community College is excited to announce the addition of a new course to its curriculum, the “Fundamentals of Finance” that offers students the opportunity to earn the Bloomberg certification of Basic Specialist. This three-credit introductory course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the financial system while equipping students with hands-on skills through creating and managing an investment portfolio.

Professor Phyllis T. Shafer, MBA, highlighted the practical aspects of the curriculum, stating, “This course goes beyond theoretical knowledge. Students will have the chance to apply what they learn in real-world scenarios, giving them a competitive advantage in the professional world of Business.”

Upon successful completion of the “Fundamentals of Finance” course, students will:

The certification offered through Bloomberg Market Concepts covers Terminal Basics, Economic Indicators, Fixed Income, Equities, Currencies, and Portfolio Management. This will provide students with valuable credentials for their chosen field of study.

To enroll in the “Fundamentals of Finance” course, students must have completed the prerequisite course, “Introduction to Business – BUSI-105,” or receive approval from the professor.

The course will equip students with essential knowledge of investment setting, they will explore various investment vehicles, including securities, mutual funds, real estate, fixed income, and foreign markets. Students will engage in fundamental and technical analysis, developing their skills to make informed financial decisions.

The addition of “Fundamentals of Finance” reflects Brookdale Community College’s commitment to providing students with relevant and practical education, ensuring they are well-prepared for the challenges of the modern workforce and for success in the evolving landscape of finance. Get started today!