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Faculty Research Data Center & KBS Labs


Twenty Bloomberg Terminals are located in the Department of Finance lab “Financial Trading Center” (Room 284, 4th Floor, Building 24).

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.

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. 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.

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.


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.


Faculty Research Data Center

The Faculty Research Center at KBS is host to many different international software and databases to support research and analysis and teaching activities for faculty. The Research Center is located on the 3rd floor of Building 24, Room 161.

KBS hosts Faculty Research Centre (Room 161) for faculty and  three labs for students to use:

  1. Lab 284 – Financial Trading Center/Bloomberg Lab
  2. Lab 278 – General Purpose Lab
  3. Lab 277 – E-Commerce Lab
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