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M.Sc in Economic Data Analytics

The Economic Data Analytics programme offered by University of Texas Arlington examines how individuals, businesses, and societies interact.

By studying economics, you gain a better understanding of the costs and benefits of alternative courses of action and thus make informed decisions. Decision-making skills are necessary in all areas of the economy including the government and business.

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Full-time Duration:  
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $21,026 per year
Location: Arlington Campus, Texas City, United States

The Economic Data Analytics programme offered by University of Texas Arlington focuses on the major growth area of data analytics. Hal Varian, chief economist at Google, has explained why the demand for data analysis is growing rapidly. Organizations have low-cost computer time, huge quantities of data, and access to software tools that allow data analysis. The problem in using these assets is a shortage of qualified empirical analysts.

One must know how to find data, be critical of it, develop it by use of software packages, and explain what has been learned by analysis through the lens of economic theory. Advances in econometrics analysis allow us to better understand key issues, such as pricing and cost, inventory management, population trends, and other issues that impact business and government.

The focus of the MS in Economic Data Analytics program is on quantitative analysis based on economic logic. It is a 10-course, 30-hour program highly focused on development of relevant economic theory and empirical tools needed by successful analysts.

Economics teaches you to think critically and to solve problems, skills that are highly valued in the workplace. You learn not only how to find data, but how to work with that data and then logically explain insights gained from the analyses.

Current research interests of economics faculty include topics in technology, telecommunications, behavioral economics, forecasting, environment, labor, health, international trade, and international finance. The diverse skills and interests of the economics faculty provide opportunities for learning and growth to the student in our modern economy.

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”UTA’s program turned out to be the perfect match in terms of curriculum, internships, and the assistance that is provided to students to establish a wide network of professional contacts.”

Ulyana Zavadskaya – College of Business – Belarus

Courses included

  • Economic Analysis for Business Decisions
  • Data Science: a Programming Approach
  • Applied Business and Economics Data Analysis
  • Monetary Policy and Financial System Analysis
  • Applied Business and Economics Data Analysis
  • Advanced Business and Economic Data Analytics
  • Business & Economic Forecasting
  • Causal Inference for Business Decisions

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