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This subject is taught by the School of Economics and Finance.
If economics and finance are to be useful for policy purposes, for testing theory or for making forecasts, they need to use quantitative work that is based upon economic and finance reasoning. Econometrics provides the necessary base for such quantitative work—it is all about using powerful techniques to test economic and/or finance ideas. Econometrics is concerned with the theory and application of statistical methodology in economics. It strives to test economic/finance theory by examining empirical evidence. Studying econometrics bridges the gap between being 'a student and being a practitioner' because quantitative analytical skills are highly valued in the workplace. Inclusion of units in econometrics in a business, commerce or economics and finance degree will significantly improve a student's job prospects.
Econometrics study begins in your first year, covering statistical techniques used in research and business, and mathematics in the courses QUAN 102 and QUAN 111. Second year courses cover regression models, business and economic forecasting and quantitative methods in QUAN 201, QUAN 202 and QUAN 203. Third year courses are labelled as ECON 301, ECON 303 and FINA 306.
Postgraduate qualifications in Econometrics
While there is not dedicated Econometrics Honours programme, it is possible to add Econometrics courses to a BCom(Hons) or BA(Hons) programme.
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Course learning objectives
Each course has specific learning objectives that we expect students to have attained by the time that they have successfully completed the course.
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List of courses
Please note: the list below shows undergraduate-level courses only. For a complete course listing, see the list of all Econometrics courses.
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|100 Level Courses|
QUAN 102 – Statistics for Business
QUAN 103 – Introductory Maths for Business
QUAN 111 – Mathematics for Economics and Finance
|200 Level Courses|
QUAN 201 – Introduction to Econometrics
QUAN 202 – Business and Economic Forecasting