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 provide transparent and reliable financial, economic and government information covering all major market sectors, namely equity, fixed income, commodities and forex.

History and software basics
Kingston University students working at Kingston Business School

Bringing the real world into the classroom

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 and brokers. 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.

As part of module coursework, students download and analyse company and financial market data from time-to-time. Working knowledge of Bloomberg eases data collection and analyses process, and enables students to obtain useful information (analyst and research reports) to include in assignments and dissertations.

Most importantly, hands-on experience in using Bloomberg Professional® helps boost credentials in the job market.

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.

Learning opportunities for business

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.

Students and lecturer in Kingston Business School