Instructions and tips for getting started on the Bloomberg Professional terminals for research in business, finance, real estate and economics.

Bloomberg Analyst Help Desk

For assistance from the Bloomberg Analyst Help Desk, press the green HELP key twice. You should receive a reply by e-mail within 24 hours.

To access your Help Message log, type HDSK and hit <GO>.


Bloomberg Certification Program

As a current student or professor, consider taking Bloomberg's self-paced certification program, Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC), in order to obtain, and convey to potential employers, more in-depth knowledge or use of the Bloomberg service. Upon reviewing the required material and successfully passing the online quizzes, Bloomberg will send a certificate to your university e-mail address.

To request access to this free, online course from your computer, contact Heather Tapager ( 

If you prefer to complete it through your Bloomberg account on the Bloomberg terminal instead, type BMC in the Bloomberg service and hit <GO>