Current Students - Master of Finance


Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT)


Bloomberg L.P. will be launching a standardized test known as the Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT) soon. BAT is designed primarily for undergraduate students to assess their basic financial knowledge and a variety of skills and abilities relevant to financial professionals. Students can release their BAT score to potential employers to demonstrate their ability and knowledge in finance.  BAT will also help employers screen their entry level applicants more objectively.

Bloomberg L.P. is now inviting HKU undergraduate students to take the trial version of BAT free of charge. You can benefit from taking this exam in two respects. First, if you plan to take the actual exam later, this trial exam is an opportunity for you to familiarize with the exam questions and style. Second, you can choose to release your trial exam score to potential employers if you do well in the exam. According to Bloomberg L.P., a number of financial institutions including Barclays, Credit Suisse, HSBC and Morgan Stanley will be using BAT as part of their undergraduate hiring plans this year. However, note that it is up to individual employers to consider the relevance of the trial BAT scores as compared to the actual BAT scores.

BAT overview (PDF)

If you are interested in taking the trial test, please pre-register for the testing sessions via

    ->Click on "Register for the BAT"

    ->Fill out the personal information for registration

    ->Under "Test Location" section choose:

    ** Continent=Asia

    ** Country=Hong Kong

    ** Then pick one of the two "University of Hong Kong" testing sessions

Note that this is a three-hour exam and you are required to arrive approximately 20 minutes ahead of time. You must bring your UID. No phones/external calculators allowed during testing session and scrap-paper for will be provided at testing site.