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Econometrics: Big Data Business Analytics

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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The Big Data Business Analytics track of the Master's in Econometrics will teach you to unravel and interpret correlations among the petabytes of complex data.

The varied and flexible structure of the Master's programme in Econometrics means you can focus on the specific topics that interest you most. The programme provides you with the skills, expertise and techniques required to apply robust statistical methods to explore the topics, research and issues associated with this discipline. Besides the Big Data Business Analytics track, the programme offers four more tracks from which you can choose one to specialise in:

* Econometrics: emphasises quantitative techniques for microeconometric and macroeconometric analysis.
* Financial Econometrics: focuses on the application of mathematical and statistical techniques to financial models and time series.
* Mathematical Economics: emphasises mathematical modelling of economic and financial markets.
* Free track: a flexible combination of the four specialisations.

Combining this programme with a Mathematical MSc for a double degree is also possible. By the end of the Master's programme, you will be able to apply advanced mathematical and statistical methods using modern software packages for the exploration and analysis of problems in economics and finance.


2018 Full-time Institutioneel € 19100 / jaar
2018 Full-time Internationaal € 21010 / jaar
2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar


Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae with their application form.


The Amsterdam School of Economics' Master's in Econometrics provides a balanced and rigorous training in the quantitative analysis of problems in economics and finance. You will become fluent in the application of advanced mathematical and statistical methods, supported by modern software packages such as E-Views and Matlab. The multidisciplinary one-year programme consists of advanced courses in both mathematical economics and econometrics.


General Equilibrium Theory (5 EC)
Advanced Econometrics 1 (5 EC)
Advanced Econometrics 2 (5 EC)
Game Theory (5 EC)
Machine Learning for Econometrics (5 EC)
Quantitative Marketing (5 EC)
Elective Master's course from the list of Master's courses MSc in Econometrics (5 EC)
Electives (10 EC)
Master's thesis Econometrics (15 EC)

job perspective

In the Master's in Econometrics programme, you receive high quality training in the quantitative analysis of problems in economics and finance. The valuable knowledge, understanding, professional experience and expertise you acquire translate into worthy job prospects. Salaries for graduates in econometrics are substantially higher than those of economics graduates (Elsevier Magazine).

Graduates can be found in a wide variety of private and public organisations, such as:

* Financial institutions and banks;
* research departments of large public and private organisations (DNB, CPB, CBS, IMF, ECB);
* public agencies;
* multinationals;
* consultancy.

In addition, the Master's in Econometrics is the ideal stepping stone into a PhD programme.

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 60