Events and Workshops
Students and faculty can attend the following workshops. These workshops are voluntary and non-credit. Stay tuned for more information as the semester begins.
The Matthew McCormick Cincinnati Investment Symposium and Economic Outlook
The Annual Matthew McCormick Cincinnati Investment Symposium and Economic Outlook will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Westin Cincinnati. Tom Jalics has been secured as the keynote speaker, Tom Jalics is the Chief Market Strategist at Fifth Third Bank where he is responsible for leading the Investment Management Group’s asset allocation process, both strategic and tactical. A Student Investment Challenge will follow the keynote speaker, and we will close the event with a panel of VIPs who will discuss the Business of Professional Sports in Cincinnati. Be sure to RSVP soon as this event will fill up quickly.
Young Women in Business
Hosted by Xavier University's Fifth Third Trading Center
February 27, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM Via Zoom
A virtual workshop designed especially for young women in grades 9 through 12. At this event, you can expect to
- Explore Business Majors
- Learn about Career Opportunities
- Meet Female Xavier Students, Faculty, and Alumni
- Delve Into Mock Business Cases
- Earn Prizes!
Contact Ally Thompson with any questions
Microsoft Excel Workshops
Looking for an Excel course for beginners to experts? This course has something for everyone, covering beginner, intermediate and advanced lessons in Excel. Workshops are taught by the Fifth Third Trading Center staff and will be held on the following dates:
Introduction to S&P Capital IQ
This is a one-hour workshop designed to teach you the basics of navigating through S&P Capital IQ. An overview of the capabilities of the software will be provided. Capital IQ is a web and Excel based research database. The software provides deep research capabilities with robust analytics that are more powerful than the Google or Yahoo search engines. Workshops do NOT require registration to attend. Workshops are taught by the Fifth Third Trading Center staff and will be held on the following dates:
Introduction to Bloomberg
This is a one-hour workshop designed to teach you the basics of navigating through Bloomberg. An overview of the capabilities of the software will be provided. Workshops do NOT require registration to attend. Workshops are taught by the Fifth Third Trading Center staff and will be held on the following dates:
Bloomberg Training and Certification
You can become proficient on the Bloomberg terminal through a combination of e-learning and hands-on training in the lab. The e-learning component, Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC), is available on the Bloomberg terminal. Hands-on training is through workshops periodically offered in the Fifth Third Trading Center.
Learning to Use the Bloomberg
Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC)
BMC is an eight-hour, self-paced e-learning course that introduces students to important financial markets concepts while demonstrating numerous Bloomberg functions. BMC consist of four interactive video modules – Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income, and Equities. The modules introduce you to important functions on the Bloomberg terminal. Bloomberg provides a certificate of completion, a valuable addition to your resume, if you complete all four modules. You access BMC by logging onto the Bloomberg terminal with a personal login, typing
BMCon the command line, and registering for the course.
Where do I complete BMC?
BMC can be completed on any of the Bloomberg terminals located in the Fifth Third Trading Center (SMH 106 and SMH 101).
Is there a charge for BMC?
There is no charge if the BMC is completed on the Bloomberg terminal.
What is the procedure for receiving acknowledgment of BMC Certification?
Once you have completed all Bloomberg Market Concepts Certification exams, use the appropriate website link to access a PDF file containing your BMC Certificate.