Answered By: Claire Townsend
Last Updated: 14 May, 2024     Views: 11

Bloomberg Professional is a leading source of detailed market data, news and analytics that is used in trading markets and financial institutions globally. 

Details of how to get started using Bloomberg can be found on the Business and Management Libguide

Please note: Bloomberg is only available on campus on specific workstations, it is managed by the Aston Business School and taught as part of the MSc Finance programmes.  University students can access Bloomberg for their own research but support is limited.


Logging in to Bloomberg for the first time

  1. Login to the PC with your Aston University username and password
  2. On the desktop there is a GREEN Bloomberg icon – double click this icon, it may take a few seconds to connect to the server
  3. You will then see a login screen
  4. You will need to “CREATE A PROFILE” via the blue link towards the bottom of the screen
  5. Follow the instructions on the screen to create your Bloomberg username and password
  6. You will need access to your phone or email as you will be sent a verification code
  7. You can now login to Bloomberg with the username and password you created  

If you do not see the "CREATE A PROFILE" option please alert a member of staff who will register this issue at Digital Services.


Finding Bloomberg workstations

Access is available via Aston Apps on University computers.  Workstations have a dedicated Bloomberg keyboard. They can be found:

  • Library Ground Floor main computer lab near the large windows.  
  • Library First floor computer next to the Library office. 
  • Main building Fourth Floor MB477


Bloomberg Certification

Access via the Education website. Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an 8 hour self-paced e-learning course providing a visual introduction to capital markets. BMC is recognized world wide, and will signal to prospective employers that you have attained a high level of competency in using the Bloomberg Professional Service and optimize job performance.

The BMC course consists of the following 4 modules:

  1. Economics
  2. Currencies
  3. Fixed Income
  4. Equities

To receive your Acknowledgement of Completion, take the core exam and pass with 75% or more as well as at least one market sector exam.  You may retake each exam once.