Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Economics

The Force Awakens… through the data

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Přijímací řízení do navazujících magisterských programů - akad.rok 2021/2022 (zahájení: podzim 2021)
Submission deadline until midnight 30 Apr 2021

What will you learn?

The Mathematical and Statistical Methods in Economics study programme offers students a superior knowledge of the advanced quantitative tools and techniques used in economics and a very good knowledge of current trends of macroeconomic and microeconomic modelling. Students are gradually introduced to the fields of classical econometrics, Bayesian econometrics, and macroeconomic modelling, including practical applications. Attention is also paid to the development of skills in data mining and other advanced applied statistics techniques.

The main objective of this study programme is thus to cultivate the analytical skills that can be used to solve complex analytical tasks based on a non-trivial statistical analysis of the underlying data, to solve the tasks of formulating and estimating economic models using alternative software tools, and to solve the tasks involving the search for optimal variants in complex decision situations, based on a detailed quantitative analysis of the problem.

The versatility of mathematical and statistical methods opens the door for graduates into the world of financial economics or business economics. Students may profile their specialization within the selection of thesis topic and supervisor. Graduates are well prepared for the labour market, or for the further study of contemporary economic theory based on advanced quantitative methods.

Practical training

Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan.

Further information

http://www.econ.muni.cz/katedra-ekonomie

Career opportunities

Graduates have a wide choice of occupations. They should be eligible for analytical and scientific research positions in central and commercial banks and government agencies involved in the preparation and implementation of instruments of economic policy (e.g. the Ministry of Finance or the Czech National Bank). Excellent knowledge of empirical work with data and economic modelling are a good prerequisite for the graduates applying for positions in statistical offices and agencies, in financial companies, or in the analytical departments of public institutions and private companies. A very good knowledge of economics and mathematical methods allows graduates to continue in a doctoral study programme and to enhance their qualifications for subsequent employment in private national and multinational companies and national or international economic and political institutions.

Graduates have found jobs in the following workplaces:

  • The Czech National Bank (supervision of financial markets and the banking sector);
  • National Bank of Slovakia (macroeconomic analysis and forecasting);
  • Home Credit International (risk management and statistical analysis of data);
  • AVG Technologies CZ (programming, data processing and analysis);
  • Goldman Sachs (analyst position);
  • Acrea (exclusive distributor of IBM SPSS software, lecturing and training the applying of statistical methods);
  • Fujitsu (analyst, data processing and programming);
  • Financial Express Czech Republic (data analyst of investment funds, developer of automated processes of data processing);
  • UniCredit Bank (investment analyst, risk management, product management and private banking);
  • KPMG (department of Management Consulting, specializing in the area of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics).
  • McKinsey (Lead Data Scientist, Prague Service Hub)

Admission requirements

You can find detailed information about the admission procedure at ECON.MUNI. Contact information: - questions concerning the electronic application form issues: prihlaska@muni.cz - questions concerning the payment for the electronically submitted application form: prihlaska@muni.cz - questions concerning of various fields of study, study purport and organization: studijni@econ.muni.cz.

Criteria for evaluation

Please see ECON.MUNI.

Recommended literature

Please see https://www.econ.muni.cz/pro-uchazece/navazujici-magisterske-studium/materialy-pro-uchazece ">ECON.MUNI .

Application guide

Deadlines

1 Jan – 30 Apr 2021

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Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Courses – curriculum examples

An example of your study plan:

Single-subject studies

Follow-up studies

After completing the Master’s degree study programme, it is possible to continue further studies in any doctoral degree study programme (after satisfying the admission requirements), especially in the study field of Economics.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Economics and Administration
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction Czech

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