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MPA (Master of Professional Accounting) Guide: 3. Learn to use Financial databases

Basic guide for masters of Professional Accounting

Looking for company information is a very important part of your course. There are many databases we subscribe to that you can use.

I recommend you start learning how to use

1. Capital IQ

2. Bloomberg

3. Datastream

For listing of databases

Find information from high-end financial databases

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

WRDS is an Internet-based business data research service from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. WRDS provides access to Compustat, CRSP, NYSE TAQ, I/B/E/S, Institutional (13F), Mutual Funds, Insiders Filing Data, and other important business research databases.

Faculty/Postgraduate Students/Staff: Register with WRDS for a personal account.

The following databases are available with our subscription:

The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy