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Ville Potka came in 1st place for the EMEA region on Bloomberg Aptitude Test

Each month Bloomberg Institute recognises top performers by adding them to their monthly Hall of Fame.

Aalto University School of Business student Ville Potka has become first in the BAT Europe, Africa and Middle East (EMEA) Hall of Fame for the month of January 2015. The Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) allows students who are interested in pursuing a career in the finance sector to compare themselves internationally and to showcase their strengths to potential financial employers worldwide.

This global, standardised online exam was developed by the Bloomberg Institute – the educational and graduate career networking division of Bloomberg LP – in collaboration with financial professionals, recruiters and academics. Each month Bloomberg Institute recognises top performers by adding them to their monthly Hall of Fame, tells Marketing Manager Blair Wilkie from the Bloomberg Institute.

Ville was delighted when he heard that he succeeded in the BAT Hall of Fame.
"Together with my profound interest in economics and finance, I think the main reason for my success in the test was that at Aalto University School of Business I have had the possibility to create a curriculum that suits my strengths and interests perfectly. I feel that in every course I have taken at the Department of Economics and Department of Finance, the teachers have succeeded in focusing on the stuff that really matters. This, combined with top-class students, makes studying and learning at our school a very easy and pleasant process. This was clearly reflected in my test score, and my Aalto background has also helped me in getting a great part-time job in the finance industry", says Ville Potka.

"I hope that many others feel encouraged to take the test, as it’s free and I’m sure that there are lots of students at Aalto who would receive great scores, even better than mine. I think the BAT gives you a good way of comparing yourself to your peers and showing your skills to prospective employers", Ville Potka continues.

About the BAT

This comprehensive and objective test which is currently offered at over 3,000 universities and business schools in 60 countries around the world comprises of 100 multiple-choice questions and lasts two hours. Students can assess their abilities in 8 key performance areas, including analytical reasoning, global markets, math, economics, news analysis, and other relevant topics. After completing the BAT students receive their scores, being able to compare themselves to a talent pool of over 250,000 students around the world and have the chance to anonymously market themselves to over 20,000 financial companies that use the Bloomberg Professional Service for internships and full-time positions in finance.

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