About the trading room

Created in collaboration with the Macquarie Group, the Macquarie Trading Room is a state-of-the-art educational facility providing 24-hour access* to Bloomberg market data terminals, streamed market information, electronic trading platforms and ticker screens. Bond University students have access to 24 Bloomberg terminals, 18 of which are situated in the Macquarie Trading Room.

As the leading facility of its type in Australia, students gain practical experience in executing deals, managing portfolios, trading financial securities and changing market conditions. Advanced finance classes setup simulated trading environments for students and adjust the market conditions to show the impact of changing markets on trading as a direct application of finance theories.

The facility has a dedicated supervisor who is available to provide training for Bloomberg certification and the [R] programming software.


  • 18 Bloomberg Terminals (24 on campus)
  • 36 Dual-Monitor Computer Stations
  • Live Financial and Economic Data (Bloomberg Professional)
  • Stock Price Quotation Ticker Screens
  • World Clocks: Chicago, Hong Kong, London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo

*24-hour swipe card access available upon completing the relevant certifications.

Training workshops

The Bond Business School offers training to all students, staff and alumni.

Bloomberg Essentials Training

Learn about Bloomberg Professional Service and receive recognition of their knowledge through the Bloomberg Essentials Online Training Program (BESS). Recognised worldwide, completion of the program certifies that the individual has attained a high level of competency in using the Bloomberg Professional Service.

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[R] Programming Training

Learn about the R programming language. This course will introduce students to the R language, and provide resources for students to pursue further learning. The first half of the semester will provide introductory courses, the second half of the semester will cover more advanced topics.

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