Department of Finance
Bloomberg is a 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
- And much more
Bloomberg User ID
After logging into the computer with your GSU username and password and launching the Bloomberg application, new users must create their own Bloomberg user ID to log in. To do so from the Bloomberg terminal, hit the button from the front page of the Bloomberg application, then click on Create a New Login and follow the on-screen instructions. 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.
Students who wish to watch videos on the terminals are responsible for bringing their own headset.
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.
What are the benefits of completing Bloomberg Market Concepts?
Learn the Language of Finance
- Supplement your university learnings with practical knowledge of the markets
- Familiarize yourself with the Bloomberg Professional Service
Get Bloomberg On Your Resume
- Receive a certificate and get your resume on Bloomberg
- Demonstrate your comfort with the gold standard market data platform to our network of financial employers
Discover the Inner Workings of the Markets
- Learn what moves markets and drives valuations
- Familiarize yourself with key benchmarks that professionals monitor
Terminals one, two and three located in the Department of Finance (35 Broad St. NW, 12th floor) are available for reservations in 90-minute windows Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Robinson College of Business
- second floor (Economic Forecasting Center) - one terminal
- 11th floor (Department of Risk Management & Insurance) - one terminal
- 12th floor (Department of Finance) - four terminals
- second floor (CURVE) - two terminals
- one terminal
Andrew Young School of Policy Studies
- one terminal
How to Take Bloomberg Market Concepts for Free on the Bloomberg Terminal
- Log in to the Bloomberg terminal on campus and type BMC <GO> in the command line at the top of the screen
- Click Sign Up and create a new BMC login using your .edu university email address
- Since you are taking BMC as a part of a class, please check the box found under the password field
- Enter your class’s group code* and click OK
- Check the box to confirm that you have read and agreed to the Terms of Service
- Click Sign Up to complete your registration
- Check your university email, as you will be receiving instructions on how to activate your account
- Click on the Activate My Account link once you receive the email from Bloomberg Institute
* You will not receive credit from your professor if you do not add your group code. This code allows your professor to track and monitor student performance. Although you may retake Bloomberg Market Concepts as often as you wish, only your first submission will be recorded and sent to your professor.