Bloomberg Lab

Sixteen Bloomberg Terminals are located in the Department of Finance lab “Financial Center and Trading Room” (Room 236, 2nd floor, building 24), working from Sunday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

What is a Bloomberg terminal?

A Bloomberg terminal is an advanced computer system for professionals in business (primarily finance) and other industries to access, monitor and analyze real-time financial market data and place trades on its electronic trading platform. The system also provides up-to-date news, price quotes and messaging across its network.

Our Bloomberg subscription allows students to:

  • Monitor real-time financial market changes and their effects
  • Track financial market news
  • Compare stocks and company information
  • Access industry overviews
  • Track foreign exchange, gold and oil trade information
  • Build and maintain stock/bond portfolios, and much more.

Accessing Bloomberg Terminal

Bloomberg User ID

To launch Bloomberg, click the “BLOOMBERG.INK” icon on the desktop or: Start > All Programs >Bloomberg.

New users must create their own Bloomberg user ID to log in.

Create an Account

There are 5 steps to create an account:

  1. Hit the button from the front page of the Bloomberg application.
  2. Then click on Create a New Login and follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. Fill in your contact information
  4. Choose your user name and password
  5. Verify your information you entered in the previous steps

You will need to either receive a text message or an automated call during this process to validate your username and ID, so please have a cell phone with you.

Bloomberg Market Concepts

Bloomberg Market Concepts is a self-paced e-learning course that blends the fundamentals of financial theory with real-world events and data through a series of interactive and engaging tutorials that tell the story of finance from a practitioner’s perspective. Bloomberg Market Concepts consists of four modules – Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities – woven together from Bloomberg data, news, analytics and television.

Students can work through Bloomberg Market Concepts, an eight-hour e-learning course which provides a visual introduction to financial markets analysis whilst introducing essential Bloomberg Professional commands. This learning, together with the certificate of completion, is a valuable asset to students interested in pursuing a career in finance.

Where can I get help with Bloomberg?

Documentation from Bloomberg

Bloomberg provides detailed documentation on the content and functionality of the database, including videos, sample spreadsheets, and more. When you are on the Bloomberg machine, enter to get to the main help page.

Some examples of the help documents available within Bloomberg:

Chat with a Bloomberg representative

If you want to chat with Bloomberg representatives directly, press the Help key twice to open a chat window.