Setting up a Bloomberg Account

For first time users, you will need to set up a login name and password. To access the Bloomberg terminal, you will need to log into designated Bloomberg terminals. The following information is needed to access the computer:

USERNAME: Bloomberg

Password: Finance1

  1. Find the Bloomberg icon on the desktop to access Bloomberg. Double-click the icon.
  2. Press the enter () key or the blue text directly under "Bloomberg".
  3. You will be prompted for a login and password. If this is the first time that you have used Bloomberg, press "Create a New Login" to create a login name and password (blue text towards the bottom of the screen). In the first screen that returns to you, click "NO" to the prompt, "Have you ever been a Bloomberg client" Press "continue".
  4. In the next screen, (User Information) you will be prompted for your personal information (name) and a password. Make sure that you provide both a work and mobile number (they can be the same), and use your Mason email address. Press "continue".
  5. In order to proceed, Bloomberg will send you a validation code. Choose how you would like receive the code (Bloomberg recommends using SMS Text Message for speed). You will want to choose SMS Text next to your mobile number. Press "send code".
  6. Once you receive the validation code on your mobile, type the validation code, and press "create login".
  7. A screen will return to you with Bloomberg's selected Login Name. You may change your login name at this point (some students want it to match their userid for Mason). After typing in a new username, press enter. The system will determine if it is a unique ID and will ask you to confirm the new login name that you have chosen. Remember your login name and password. You will use this in the future to access Bloomberg.
  8. Once your login name is established, press "2 to Login" at the top of the screen.
  9. Log in with your login name and password.
  10. Congratulations! You are in Bloomberg.