Data and Statistics: Bloomberg

What is Bloomberg and how do I use it?

To use Bloomberg remotely (on a temporary basis) during the current lockdown situation, you will need to install the software on your personal device and request activation. Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian with your Bloomberg username to initiate the access request. You will then be emailed instructions on how to proceed.

Bloomberg is a global financial markets database providing economic and business news, analytics, real time pricing for over 5 million securities world-wide. It also includes extensive historical pricing and stock charts.

A "getting started" guide has been created by Bloomberg and provides an overview of, and how to navigate and search, the resource.

To explore the Bloomberg terminal, type User into the search box (at the top left), then select Learn the Bloomberg, at the bottom of the menu list. This opens a new window, Master the Bloomberg Terminal which takes you through a quick tour, helping you Discover, Explore, Target, Get Alerted, Keep up and Accelerate.

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) Certification

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a self-paced e-learning course that provides an interactive introduction to the financial markets. The course helps you learn to use Bloomberg through an exploration of financial market concepts.

It consists of 3 parts:

  • Core Concepts which comprises an introduction plus 4 modules – Economics, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities
  • Getting Started with the Terminal
  • Portfolio Management.

You will receive a certificate on completion of the course which you can add to your CV.

BMC is usually available through the Bloomberg Terminal or online at a cost. However due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, BMC has been offered freely online for staff and students.

If you are an existing user, login to your account with the link below.

Accessing your existing BMC account

New users will need to create an account using their Brunel University email address and join a class.

Setting up a new BMC account

Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for the class code.

Academic Liaison Librarian