Posted by Kara Kennedy on 2014-06-23

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.