The Master's in Econometrics offers you the option to choose one of five top-level academic specialisation tracks:
- Financial Econometrics
- Mathematical Economics
- Big Data Business Analytics
- Free Track
Econometrics offers five tracks where you can explore different specialisations in Econometrics. The Econometrics track explores economic complexity, Big Data delves into correlating and interpreting the petabytes of data generated every day by social media and the internet, Financial Econometrics studies the techniques used to analyse financial markets, Mathematical Econometrics looks at the complex calculations governing markets and pricing structures, and finally there is the Free Track for students with an independent approach to their studies who want to choose their own path in econometrics.
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This applies to applicants with a foreign diploma. If you have a Dutch vwo diploma with Mathematics B, you will be unconditionally admitted to the programme.
The UvA is a world class centre of research and teaching, commited to original, critical scientific reasoning. We apply an interactive style of teaching, that encourages you to think independently. You will benefit from the quality of your UvA degree for sure.
As a qualified Econometrician you could work for a government ministr, the Dutch Central Bank, CPB Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, Statistics Netherlands, Multinationals, consultancies, banks, pension funds or insurance companies. OR specialists usually work for multinationals (Ahold, Heineken), in the transport sector (airlines, railways), IT consultancies (Logica, Getronics) and for research institutions (universities, hospitals).
Our international university participates in a large number of collaborative and exchange programmes. We actively encourage you to expand your horizon by studying a semester abroad.
The College of Economics & Business applies a binding advice regarding continuation of studies (BSA). This means that you must earn at least 48 of the 60 ECTS credits in the first year, including the Mathematics 1 course. Regular contact with your study advisers regarding your progress ensures that any problems can be quickly identified and resolved.
Increasing levels of competition mean that businesses have an ever-greater need for efficiency, which requires the analytical skills of econometrists and ORM specialists.
Econometrists can work for (amongst others):
* multinationals, banks, pension funds and insurance companies
* government ministries
* the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank)
* CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and Statistics Netherlands
* consultancy firms
ORM specialists can work for:
* multinationals (AH, Heineken, Corus)
* transport companies (Schiphol, KLM, NS)
* logistics agencies and IT consultancies (Logica, Getronics)
* research institutions (Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research, KPN, National Aerospace Laboratory NLR, hospitals).
You can further specialise in this discipline by taking the one-year, English-language Master's programme in Econometrics. In this programme, you can choose from a variety of tracks: General Econometrics, Financial Econometrics, Mathematical Economics or Big Data Business Analytics. Finally, you also have the opportunity to combine various courses within the Free Track.
The College of Economics & Business applies a binding advice regarding continuation of studies (BSA). This means that you must earn at least 42 of the 60 ECTS credits in the first year, including the Mathematics 1 course. Regular contact with your study advisers regarding your progress ensures that any problems can be quickly identified and resolved.