Published on June 23, 2014 by Kara Kennedy  
This spring Samford University’s Brock School of Business finance students once again excelled on the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT).  The global test is designed to aid employers in identifying and screening students who wish to pursue careers in investment management and financial services.  The test encompasses current events in business, finance and economics, as well as business skills and aptitude.
Samford students scored high on the BAT relative to other university students from around the world, including Europe, North and South America, Asia and the Pacific Rim, and the Middle East and Africa.
The Brock School of Business made the investment in this state-of-the-art program to provide students the opportunity to learn to analyze and perform research with economic and financial market data in real-time, according to Howard Finch, dean of the Brock School of Business.  In addition, students can become certified in their Bloomberg proficiency skills while still enrolled in school.
“The BAT results provide concrete evidence of our return on this investment,” Finch said.  “Our students demonstrated a level of performance that indicates they are well-prepared to make immediate contributions as research and investment professionals following graduation.”  Employers worldwide have access to the test results from Bloomberg when seeking to fill positions at their companies.    
About Samford's Brock School of Business: U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South, and the university is widely acknowledged as a leader in liberal arts and professional school education.  Samford University’s Brock School of Business has a long history of achievements in business education. The university has offered degrees in business and commerce since 1922. In 1965, the School of Business was established to offer both bachelors and masters degrees in business. It was formally named the Brock School in 2007 for Birmingham banker and Samford trustee Harry B. Brock Jr., reflecting his long career in business and his commitment to high quality business and entrepreneurship education. The Brock School of Business holds AACSB Accreditation, the benchmark of quality worldwide and the most widely sought after standard of excellence by U.S. business schools.  Learn more at

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