Getting Started with Bloomberg

Provides an overview of how to use Bloomberg at SMU

Bloomberg Market Concepts

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is an 8-hour, self-paced, e-learning video course consisting of four modules: Economic Indicators, Currencies, Fixed Income and Equities. 

Participating in BMC will help you:

  • Learn about financial markets
  • Familiarize yourself with over 70 Bloomberg terminal functions
  • Solidify your knowledge with over 100 interactive questions

BMC is a free program if completed on the Terminal. Users can opt to complete BMC on the Bloomberg Institute website for an out-of-pocket fee. 

To begin the BMC training program on the Terminal, login with your Bloomberg account and enter BMC and click the green GO key.

Bloomberg Help and Learning

Bloomberg Help and Learning (BHL) features help documentation on how to use market-specifc and advanced features on the terminal. BHL covers:

  • Getting Started 
  • Market Sectors
  • Communication & Community
  • News & Research
  • Launchpad
  • Tips & Tricks 
  • and more

Bloomberg University (BU) features webinars and trainings hosted by Bloomberg. Sign up on the Bloomberg terminal but watch anywhere. 

Functions for the Market (FFM) features ideas for analyzing current events that are affecting the market and is great way to learn how to use advanced functions. 

Frequently Used Functions & Shortcuts

Getting Started with Bloomberg:
MAIN:   Main menu
BLP:   Bloomberg Launchpad
SITE:  Overview of system (select heading for functions)

CHEAT:  Directory of Bloomberg Cheatsheets 

 

Business Library Workshops

Register for and learn more about Business Library workshops, led by Business Library librarians, that focus on the information you will need to successfully complete your research.

Business Library Workshops: