Answered By: Business and Management Librarians
Last Updated: Jan 22, 2024     Views: 42

The following databases & platforms, available through Yale University and the School of Management, offer certification programs: 



  • Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a library of e-learning courses that provides an introduction to the Bloomberg platform and financial markets. 
  • Bloomberg ESG is an interactive e-learning course that provides an introduction to implementing ESG strategies and reporting. 
  • Bloomberg Finance Fundamentals (BFF) provides an introduction to the key concepts involved in finance and investment and explores real-life scenarios through the perspectives of various professionals.

All programs are free if completed on a Bloomberg Terminal. Learn more here



  • The FactSet Essentials: Core Products course teaches how to use Factset to analyze multiple asset classes.

Learn more about certificates here  - Requires a FactSet Login to access 


LSEG (formerly Refintiv)

  • LSEG Workspace Certification provides a self-paced, interactive way to explore different areas of finance and get started using Workspace. 
  • Datastream Certification covers the core functionality within Datastreamm including how to create charts, search for financial instruments & datatypes, and create formulas to extract data. 

Learn more about LSEG and LSEG certificates here 


S&P Global Capital IQ Pro 

  • Capital IQ Pro 101 Certification covers 4 key areas on the platform, including Market Monitoring, Company Information, Office & Screening, and Data Visualization
  • Banking 101 Certification covers Bank Financials, Bank Modeling, and Bank Valuation

Learn more on the Capital IQ Pro Academy   - Requires a Capital IQ Pro Login to access

Video Training for the legacy Capital IQ platform is also available - learn more here.