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Creating your account on Bloomberg


Bloomberg users require individual accounts set up. You may be asked to create your account before attending a Bloomberg Taster session – or you may want to get started yourself.

Once you have logged into the University network on a Bloomberg terminal, you need to click on the green Bloomberg icon to get started.  Setting up your account only takes a few minutes.

Here is the default Bloomberg login screen. New users should click on ‘Create a new login’ (beneath the login boxes) to start the process.


Next, Bloomberg will ask a few questions about any previous Bloomberg use. Fill these and click to ‘Continue’. If you have an existing account on their system, they will link it to your Cranfield account. If you are going to use our terminals, you will need to have a Cranfield registered account. Bloomberg will not allow logins from other organisations on Cranfield registered terminals.

Creating a login

Now fill out your details. You will need to include two phone numbers and your Cranfield email address. Your ‘work’ phone number will appear on your Bloomberg profile so make sure it is one that you are happy to share.

Enter your user information

The next part of your registration process will be to validate your account. This can be done by SMS, telephone call or email. You are free to decide.

Validating your account – step 1

After this point, Bloomberg will send a validation code to your chosen destination. This can take a few minutes. Use it on the next screen to complete the registration process.

Validating your account – step 2

The final stage of your registration involves setting up your username and password. Bloomberg will create your username and you set your password. At the end of the process, you will be taken back to the login screen to login properly for the first time.

When you login for the first time, you are required to set some personal defaults. You can return to this page at any time by using Bloomberg code PDFQ.

Set your personal defaults

Congratulations! You are now a fully-fledged Bloomberg user. Why not try out Bloomberg’s online training programmes, Bloomberg Certification <BCER> – including Bloomberg Market Concepts <BMC>, to get yourself started?

If you have any questions about Bloomberg or would like to attend a Taster session, please contact SOM Library staff.

Karen Stokes

Written By: Karen Stokes

A Business Librarian since 2009, Karen leads support for the Cranfield MBA courses, both full-time and Executive.

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  1. Jorg Stromsdorfer 19/01/2024 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Hi Karen. Thank you for the detailed tips on setting up a Bloomberg account. Your guidance makes the process seem straightforward and manageable, especially for someone new to Bloomberg. Understanding that I need to create my account before attending a Bloomberg Taster session or even initiating the process on my own is really helpful. The instruction to log into the University network on a Bloomberg terminal and then click on the green Bloomberg icon is clear and concise. Also, knowing that the setup only takes a few minutes is reassuring. Your direction to click on ‘Create a new login’ on the default Bloomberg login screen to start the account creation process is particularly useful. I appreciate the time and effort you took to provide these instructions.

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