Bloomberg trading room

History and software basics

Bloomberg, founded in 1981 is a powerful and flexible financial and multi-media tool used by more than 300,000 market professionals in 174 countries.

The Bloomberg Professional® service and Bloomberg Terminal® seamlessly integrate the very best in data, news and analytics and provides transparent and reliable financial, economic and government information covering all major market sectors, namely; equity, fixed income, commodities and forex.

History and software basics

At Kingston Business School, we use Bloomberg to bring the real world of finance into the classroom, providing our students with access to the same information platform used by traders, investment bankers, portfolio managers, brokers etc. Through the 12 dual screen terminals, you can access company financials, market data spanning more than 30 years with charts, statistics, a communications platform and current news and proprietary research reports.

In short, most information required to undertake a detailed study on a company, sector, security, economy and country can be accessed using the Bloomberg Professional suite.

Please Note: Kingston Business School Bloomberg accounts cannot be used to place real-time trade orders or for any other trading activity directed towards personal or commercial purpose.


  • As part of your module coursework, you will be required to download and analyse company and financial market data from time to time. Working knowledge of Bloomberg will ease your data collection and analyses process. You can obtain useful information (analyst and research reports) to include in your assignment and dissertation.
  • Moreover, hands on experience in using Bloomberg Professional® will help boost your credentials in the job market.

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Summer school enquiries

We offer bespoke summer school programmes that integrate the use of Bloomberg Professional suite and cover elements of accounting, finance, investment analysis, economics and business fundamentals. You are most welcome to drop us an enquiry email at, or for consultancy and executive training needs get in touch with Dr. John Sebastian Pereira - Bloomberg academic leader at Kingston Business School.

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