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, via e-mail, from the Bloomberg Analyst Help Desk, press the green HELP key twice at any Bloomberg terminal.

If you need phone assistance, provide your cell phone number in the message and ask the analyst to call you.  Cell phone use is permitted at the Bloomberg terminal to facilitate those conversations.  Please set on vibrate.

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

Bloomberg Certification Program

While a current affiliate, consider taking Bloomberg's self-paced certification program, Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC), as a way to obtain, and convey to potential employers, more in-depth knowledge or use of the Bloomberg service. After 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, type BMC in the Bloomberg service and hit <GO>