Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis

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The Advanced Certificate in Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis is designed to meet a growing need in today’s world of finance by training analysts to evaluate large data sets. Such analysis requires a strong knowledge of econometric techniques as well as the computer programming skills needed to manipulate large data sets.

Certificate Requirements

The Advanced Certificate in Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis is earned by having an appropriate background in finance and successfully completing ECON 6910 Applied Econometrics (or ECON 6950 Financial Econometrics) and CISC 6950 Algorithms and Data Analysis with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better. ECON 6910 Applied Econometrics will give you the analytical skills needed to test for the existence of statistically significant relationships in the data, while CISC 6950 Algorithms and Data Analysis will give you the ability to manipulate large data sets. Both courses rely heavily on SAS programming methods. IPED students specializing in International Banking and Finance are deemed to have the appropriate background in finance needed to take this certificate.

IPED students who are specializing in International Banking and Finance may also fulfill the requirements for this Certificate as part of their 12 MA courses. ECON 6910 Applied Econometrics is normally taken in the Fall of their first year of studies to satisfy their core requirement in quantitative methods, while CISC 6950 Algorithms and Data Analysis may be taken in the Fall of their second year of studies as an elective toward their International Banking and Finance Specialization.

Private loans or payment plans may be available to assist in financing the Financial Econometrics and Data Analysis Advanced Certificate. Because of its brevity, this program as a stand alone program is not eligible for aid through the United States Federal Aid programs.