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This module introduces students to software that is widely used across the Financial industry. It is run as an intensive two-week course over the Summer term. Students will learn about Relational Database Management Systems and use the SQL language to communicate with the database, to search and sort databases and produce user-friendly output. This language is used extensively in financial institutions and wider business communities. Students will also learn to use the statistical software package, R. Again, this is a popular coding language in the modern workplace and students will learn to manipulate and graphically present data, and analyse relationships between financial variables building on the statistical skills acquired on earlier taught modules. Familiarity with these essential software packages are designed to give students a head start in their early careers.