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School joins global learning partnership

16 May 2019

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Cardiff Business School has been recognised as a leader in experiential learning.

One of an exclusive group of educational institutions worldwide, the School is the latest to become a Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner (ELP).

The Bloomberg ELP recognises academic institutions as leaders in experiential learning through the integration of Bloomberg terminal exercises in their curricula.

Market awareness and career readiness

The initiative aims to build a community of peer universities and teachers that provide students with innovative courses to build their financial market awareness and career readiness.

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Dr Woon Wong, Director of Trading Room Operations and Development at Cardiff Business School, said: “The recognition of the School as a Bloomberg ELP has vindicated the strategic themes of the Way Forward which aims to make Cardiff University into a world-leading, research-excellent, educationally outstanding institution...”

Woon Wong

“Our trading room of Bloomberg terminals was first initiated by Kent Matthews, Sir Julian Hodge Professor of Banking and Finance, in order to provide a research- and teaching- excellent environment for both academics and students.”

Dr Woon Wong, Reader in Financial Economics

To be considered for the programme, Cardiff Business School fulfilled Bloomberg’s eligibility criteria excelling in the areas of course delivery and use of Bloomberg terminals.

Real-life scenarios

The terminals make up part of the School’s stat-of-the-art Trading Room, the largest in Wales and based the £13.5 million Postgraduate Teaching Centre.

Bloomberg is used in five modules across the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum on which around 1093 students are enrolled.

Bloomberg also forms part of the database used by students to carry out MSc dissertations.

Dr Hossein Jahanshahloo, a Lecturer in Finance at Cardiff Business School, said: “We strive to give our students a vivid learning experience. One that’s interactive and engages them in a way that traditional classroom teaching might not...”

Hossein Jahanshahloo

“This type of hands-on approach is key in giving them a competitive edge when they enter the workplace, too.”

Dr Hossein Jahanshahloo, Lecturer in Finance

“So, as well as being a chance for students to develop analytical skills that they can apply in real-life scenarios, our partnership is a stamp of approval for prospective employers who are always on the lookout for graduates with Bloomberg knowledge.”

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