4408082: Data Sourcing and Analysis

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Semester:WS 17/18
Scheduled in semester:1
Semester Hours per Week / Contact Hours:14.0 L / 10.5 h
Self-directed study time:19.5 h

Module coordination/Lecturers


Master's degree programme in Finance (01.09.2015)


This course covers:

  • Data retrieval from different sources important for Finance (ThomsonReuters Eikon, finance.yahoo.com and others)
  • The import of such data into excel (for possible data manipulation) and R (for further analysis)

Learning Outcomes

  • Students understand ThomsonReuters Eikon and how they can find and download relevant data
  • Students are able to import and manipulate such data sets with Excel and R
  • Students gain knowledge on and the necessary instruments to analyse these datasets
  • Students know how to visualize and present such results with tables and graphics


Lectures Method

Interactive exercise with home assignments


Venables, W. N., & Smith, D. M. (2009). An introduction to R (2nd ed.). Surrey: Network Theory Limited

Exam Modalities

Home assignments
Obligatory class participation


26.09.201709:00 - 12:15H4
10.10.201709:00 - 12:15H4
17.10.201709:00 - 11:30H4
27.10.201709:00 - 11:30H3


  • PWW-MA_Data Sourcing and Analysis (WS 17/18, bewertet)