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MSc Econometrics and Operations Research / Econometrics


About This Masters Degree

Course Description

Fast and accurate responses to financial developments
The Econometrics track uses not only academic theory, but also hands-on case studies in order to give you a well-rounded education in how to solve economic problems.

High demand
There is a huge undersupply of econometricians in today’s complex economic environment. Industries, banks, insurers, governmental and commercial organisations are just a few examples of the kinds of organisations that need people like you: people who can manage resources, people who can adapt to changes in the market, people who can manage risk, people who can make predictions of future trends based on past experience, and people who can take decisions.

Econometrics is a 1-year, full-time programme and is taught entirely in English. Graduates will a master's degree in Econometrics and Operations Research with a specialisation in Econometrics.

Programme Information

The Econometrics track looks at three major areas:

• statistical analysis of economic data
• finance – including financial theory
• asset liability management

What will you learn?
In pensions and investment funds, investors need predictions of how their portfolio will develop over time. Econometrics will give you the tools to predict this for them, making you an extremely valuable human resource in the investment sector. Econometrics will provide you with the know-how to get to grips with new information quickly, in order to be able to solve problems. Fast.

At the end of the track, you will be able to:

• analyse data using statistical and econometric tools
• model future developments based on past data

Career Prospects

If you want a career as a top analyst, this track is for you. The skills that you will acquire through Econometrics can also be employed in pension and investment funds. Indeed, any role that requires you to use previous data to model future data, and to predict how a customer’s portfolio will develop over time, would be well served by this track.

Graduates have found positions in:

- governmental institutions
- banking
- large corporations
- research institutes, including PhD positions
- analytical firms

Entry Requirements

http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Faculties/SBE/TargetGroup/Education/MastersProgrammes/Econometrics/Admissions2.htm

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