The Bloomberg database offers financial data: real-time prices, fundamental data, graphical applications, financial-analysis tools and news from their own news agency and other providers.
Near the Search and Find desk in the library you will have access to five Bloomberg Terminals. To start the computer, you can log in with your HSG e-mail address and password. You can find an icon to start the programme right on the desktop. You will need your mobile phone at hand because the validation code necessary for finishing the registration is sent to your mobile number (SMS).

The access and the use of the Bloomberg database at HSG is only possible and allowed for members of the University of St.Gallen. Terminal reservations cannot be made.


Support for Bloomberg is provided by Dr. Thorsten Uehlein, subject librarian for Company & Finance databases.
Please pay attention that data download is limited. Daily and monthly download limits restrict data download. Unfortunately, users are not able to verify how much data has yet been downloaded at a specific point in time. If a limit has been achieved, please try again at another Bloomberg PC or on another day, respectively.

In order to alleviate the limit problems Bloomberg recommends to use Bloomberg Query Language (BQL). This facility allows to download the data in a more efficient way compared to conventional requests by means of BDP and BDH formulae. By doing so, much less data capacities will be stressed by each request than with BDP and BDH, respectively. Please use this option in the interest of all Bloomberg users at HSG. Thank you very much!

You find more details on Bloomberg Query Language (BQL) in the BQL FactSheet.



Bloomberg Market Concepts

Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) is a 12-hour e-learning course for an interactive introduction to the financial markets.

  • Six modules on Economics, Equities, Fixed Income, Currencies, Getting started at the terminal and Portfolio Management.
  • Each module takes one to two hours to complete.
  • Modules can be completed in different order and can also be paused or restarted at any time.
  • 160 quizzes and case studies throughout the course reinforce learning.

Create an account: Learner Sign Up.

  • Registration requires you to enter your HSG e-mail address.
  • Please use the Chrome or Firefox browser (Internet Explorer is not supported).

Free Web BMC

For schools with 5+ billable terminals Bloomberg offers free access to sign up for BMC via the web. This means that an unlimited number of students can sign up to complete BMC in their own time via web access. From the sign up date they have 1 year to complete BMC.

To access BMC, visit the Bloomberg for Education portal