Master Specialisations Econometrics
At Erasmus University Rotterdam, there are four different Master specialisations in Econometrics. All specialisations take one year and are made up of seven core courses, a seminar and the Master's thesis. Each core course focuses on a particular technique or methodology. In the seminar, students form small groups and focus their complete attention to solve an actual business case in eight weeks time. The seminar is usually organised in cooperation with a company.
During this programme, you will learn how to solve complex financial problems through quantitative and empirical research using the latest techniques and sheer computer power. Teaching is based on the latest insights and focus on the econometric and quantitative skills to solve poignant financial issues, especially in areas like portfolio and risk management. This specialisation consists of courses like Asset Pricing, Financial Derivatives, Quantitative Risk Management and Portfolio Management. Find more information about this specialisation here.
Business Analytics & Quantitative Marketing
A student in the Business Analytics & Quantitative Marketing specialisation learns how to make sense of the enormous amount of data that is available in corporations and other organisations to support decision making in business. This specialisation consists of courses like Computer Science for Business Analytics, Multivariate Statistics and Data Visualisation, Machine Learning, Advanced Marketing Models. Find more information about this specialisation here.
Operations Research & Quantitative Logistics
This specialisation focuses on areas in transport and logistics requiring strong quantitative skills. It differs from other standard logistics or supply chain management programmes in the sense that you also learn all about the methodology underlying advanced decision support systems. A student in the Operations Research & Quantitative Logistics specialisation becomes an expert in revenue management, workforce optimisations, transport planning and scheduling railways, shipping lines and airlines and supply chain design. The strong focus on methodology also prepares you well for a PhD trajectory. This specialisation consists of courses like Stochastic Models and Optimisation, Mathematical Programming, Machine Learning and Advanced Inventory Supply Chain Management. Find more information about this specialisation here.
This specialisation is for students who want to extend their econometric knowledge beyond linear regression, instrument variable regression, limited dependent variables models and time series analysis. A student in the Econometrics specialisation becomes an indispensable expert in effectively combining economic theory and quantitative analysis. This specialisation consists of courses like Asset Pricing, Multivariate Statistics, Advanced Time Series Econometrics and Applied Microeconometrics. Besides that, you will have one elective. Possible electives are Advanced Money, Credit and Banking, Quantitative Risk Management, Advanced Behavioural Finance and Advanced Marketing Models. Find more information about this specialisation here.