Maine Business School IT Certifications

The Maine Business School offers students a number of opportunities to earn professional IT certifications. These certifications add value to your degree and provide demonstrated proof to employers that MBS students have the specialized technical skills they are looking for. 

Bloomberg Market Concepts
Universities and colleges around the globe use Bloomberg to bring the real world of finance into the classroom, providing students with access to the same information platform used by leading decision makers in business, finance and government.

Bloomberg Market Concepts Certification

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certification is a self-paced e-learning course that provides an interactive introduction to the financial markets. BMC consists of 3 sections — Core Concepts (includes four modules – Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income, Equities), Getting Started on the Terminal and Portfolio Management. The sections are woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics and television. The course is available through the Bloomberg Terminal at BMC or through the Bloomberg for Education website. 

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an 8 hour self-paced e-learning course that provides a visual introduction to capital markets. BMC is recognized world wide, and will signal to prospective employers that you have attained a high level of competency in using the Bloomberg Professional Service as well as optimize job performance.

Students in the finance major get jobs in 

  • Corporate Finance
  • Commercial Banking and Insurance
  • Asset Management
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Investment Banking / Asset Management
  • Fintech

The benefit of adding this certificate to your resume is that they can impress your employer with knowledge about Bloomberg which other business schools in Maine cannot offer.

It is a unique value proposition that the MBS can offer.

ESG Logo for Certification

Environmental Social Governance

What started as a corporate social responsibility initiative by the United Nations 20 years ago has swelled into the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) movement. Many financial institutions and organizations have launched sustainability initiatives related to its governance, but there are critical questions to ask as we evaluate ESG investments, such as:

  • What are the key differences between public equity and public debt investing and between public and private markets?
  • What are the key regulatory efforts in ESG investing in the United States, Europe, and China?
  • How does a portfolio manager incorporate ESG factors into investment analysis?
  • How are investors thinking about climate change risk, and is there a useful framework that helps simplify this topic for capital allocators?

This certification is offered through Bloomberg for Education.

Excel logo
Demonstrate that you have the skills needed to get the most out of Excel by earning a Microsoft Excel Certification. These certifications demonstrates competency in the fundamentals of creating and managing worksheets and workbooks, creating cells and ranges, creating tables, applying formulas and functions, and creating charts and objects.

MS Excel Certification

Earning a MS Excel Certification is one of the best ways you can demonstrate to employers that you are knowledgeable and skilled with how to use MS Excel. All business students have the opportunity to certify at the Associates level. Those who earn the Associates Certification may also move on to certify at the Excel Expert level.

Excel is one of the most sought after skills by employers across all majors and is particularly useful for students planning to work in the fields of:

  • Accounting and auditing 
  • Financial analytics
  • Data analytics
  • Business intelligence analytics
  • Market research and analytics
  • Cost estimating 
  • Digital marketing

Required Classes for Certification

BIS 105 Excel Fundamentals for Business Analytics

SAP is the world's largest provider of enterprise application software which helps companies of all sizes and all industries run at their best.  Their products touch more than 77% of all the worlds financial transactions and provide enterprise resource planning (ERP), business intelligence (BI), and related services. 

SAP Student Recognition Award

The purpose of the Student Recognition Award is to recognize students at University Alliance member schools that have spent notable time using the SAP product suite within their degree program.

The SAP Student Recognition certificate is great for all Business Disciplines, Management, Marketing, Accounting, Finance, and Information Systems!

Students wishing to have a formal / recognized SAP certification may choose to participate in a Student Certification Academy (TS410). TS410 is an associate level certification course and exam that may result in the student achieving a SAP Certified Associate – Business Foundation & Integration with SAP ERP certificate that is recognized across the SAP ecosystem.

This recognition/award is issued by the school.  It is signed by the school official, usually the college Dean, and the appropriate University Alliances (UA) Program Manager.

The specific criteria are determined by the University Alliances member school with the following minimum standards:

  • Student must complete all SAP-supported coursework with a C or better
  • Qualifying courses must contain at least a one third hands-on component using SAP products
  • Students must complete a minimum of three different courses containing SAP content

Because SAP certification spans all business processes, it is valuable for all business disciplines, and is particularly useful for students planning to work in the fields of:

  • Application Consultant
  • Business Process Architect
  • Business Process Owner / Team Lead / Power User
  • Accounting and corporate finance
  • Operations – including supply chain and warehouse management
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Program/Project Manager

Required Classes for SAP Certificate of Recognition

BIS 235 Digital Transformation

BIS 345 Business Analytics

BIS 364 Business Process Configuration

The TestOut Network Pro prepares students for the TestOut Network Pro certification exam and CompTIA's N10-007 certification exam. Students gain the knowledge and skills they need to install, configure, and maintain a network for a small business.

TestOut Network Pro

The TestOut Network Pro certification measures an examinee’s ability to perform tasks commonly performed by IT network professionals, including systems administrators, network administrators, network engineers and related careers. The core responsibilities of these job roles typically revolve around the management of hardware and software networking components and include IP configuration, setting up wireless and wired networks, managing networks, basic network security, software updates, hardware upgrades and network protocols.

Those earning this certification can work in the fields of:

  • IT Support 
  • IT Systems Administration
  • Network Engineering
  • Network Administration

Required Classes for the Network Pro Certification

BIS 235 Digital Transformation

BIS 363 Network Design & Applications

More Certification Opportunities from SAP and Pearson Vue

Additional SAP Certifications through SAP OpenSap

Through the Maine Business School’s University Alliance with SAP, we are able to offer many more SAP certification opportunities to Maine Business School students!  Students can earn certifications in Accounting Systems, Finance Systems, Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and so much more!

Click the link below for more information!

The Maine Business School is a Pearson Vue and Certiport IT Certification Testing Center

The Maine Business School is also one of very few Pearson Vue and Certiport Testing Centers in the state of Maine. Through our testing center, students and non-students can sit for a variety of IT certifications. Get certified in: Microsoft Office Products such as MS Excel and MS Access, App Development with Apple’s Swift, and Information Technology Specialist, to name a few.

For more information about the various certifications available through the Maine Business Schools Pearson Vue and Certiport Testing Center please click the link below: