Master in Applied Econometrics and Forecasting

General

Program Description

It prepares professionals in the quantitative areas that are requested by banks, insurance companies, consultants and study departments, in various fields such as statistics, planning and management control, finance, risk analysis, among others.

Objectives

The Masters aims to train specialized staff for financial institutions, companies, and other public and private institutions that use data analysis and processing to support decision making, as well as teachers and researchers. In this sense, it aims to develop the ability to integrate theoretical and empirical knowledge in a critical and creative way, and to familiarize students with various quantitative analysis computer programs.

Recipients

The master's degree is intended for those who want to complete, solidify, deepen and update their first cycle training in the areas of statistics, econometrics, time series and forecasting. It is a professional master's degree, conferring a specialization that can culminate with an internship in the business sector. It is also intended for those who wish to enhance their prospects for an academic and / or research career.

Access Skills and Selection Criteria

Applications from holders of national or foreign higher education equivalent to the 1st cycle in the areas of economic and business sciences, general social sciences, finance, mathematics, statistics and engineering are considered. Other applications considered appropriate by the scientific and pedagogical committee are also evaluated. Candidates are judged on the basis of the final grade of the 1st cycle, the curriculum analysis and a possible interview.

Organization

The master's degree is organized in four semesters, totaling 120 credits. The first three semesters are fully completed with the curriculum component totaling a total of 78 credits to provide the student with the skills inherent in a solid background in applied econometrics and forecasting. The fourth and final semester is devoted to the preparation of the final master's work (TFM) - dissertation, project work or internship - totaling 42 credits (of which 12 credits are obtained in the 3rd semester).

Last updated Nov 2019

About the School

The first school of Economics and Management in Portugal, ISEG belongs to the University of Lisbon, the largest Portuguese University. ISEG Lisbon is internationally recognized and accredited by AACSB ... Read More

The first school of Economics and Management in Portugal, ISEG belongs to the University of Lisbon, the largest Portuguese University. ISEG Lisbon is internationally recognized and accredited by AACSB and AMBA, complying with the best higher education standards. ISEG’s research centers are very well rated by the Portuguese research council (FCT). With an experienced and well prepared faculty, students from more than 70 countries contribute to an ever-increasing international academic environment, and take advantage of the school's excellence and location. ISEG Lisbon has excellent modern premises at the heart of Lisbon, right next to the Parliament and the river Tagus, in a vibrant neighborhood full of social life, business and culture. At ISEG, you will find a culture of excellence and achievement, alongside a climate of inclusiveness and cooperation. This is made by the mutual collaboration of students, faculty and staff. ISEG is a School prepared for the future: with a unique blend of quantitative skills and social contextualization of economic and managerial decisions, ISEG’s faculty, professionals, students and alumni are at the forefront of those who address the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset. Read less