SUBANG JAYA, 5 December 2019 – Taylor’s University partners with Bloomberg to equip its students with real-world finance application within the walls of the classroom and provide them access to real-time platforms utilised by bankers, traders, and brokers through simulation.
Taylor’s University Deputy Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Professor Dr Pradeep Nair said that the Taylor’s Trading Room, conceptualised in collaboration with Bloomberg, is an effort to bring the learning and professional setting experience closer, preparing work-ready graduates.
“We are pleased to partner with Bloomberg, a global leader in business and financial data, news and insight, as we believe that quality and innovation in learning should grow in tandem with advances in technology today,” he said.
The Taylor’s Trading Room fully integrates the Bloomberg Certificate in its curriculum, achieving the Bloomberg Experiential Learning Partner (ELP) status.
The Bloomberg ELP status is designed to recognise academic institutions that are leaders in experiential learning through the integration of Bloomberg terminal exercises in their curricula. The room is equipped with 16 units of fully functional Bloomberg terminals, combining high-tech technology, an authentic teaching environment and world class-resources.
Professor Pradeep said that the ELP status and especially the Bloomberg Certificate will be an added advantage for students, as the recognition will set them apart as they are able to experience the same real-time data and historical time series analysis in all markets, including foreign exchange; derivative; equity and fixed income.
With the job market becoming increasingly active, where leading financial organisations are becoming less traditional, organisations are painting themselves as media-savvy and digital- centric.
However, even with a high demand for graduates mastering the Financial Technologies, organisations are still experiencing a shortage of highly skilled candidates. Following this, employers are starting to look for candidates who possess self-promotion and training as essential to the enticement of the younger generation.