Masters Program in Econometrics in Africa

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Econometrics

A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Econometrics uses statistics, mathematics, and economic theory to help create understandable economic models. Those economic models are then used to make important economic policy decisions that can impact greater areas such as finance and labor markets. 

Africa is a continent of 53 independent countries and a rich mix of native peoples, cultures, economies and history. Africa is the second largest continent in the world.

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MCom in Econometrics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 weeks February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of econometric methods. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economic applications by using econometric techniques either to perform empirical checks on specific economic models, or as tools for forecasting and policy evaluation. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original work. [+]

Masters in Econometrics in Africa 2017. The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of econometric methods. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economic applications by using econometric techniques either to perform empirical checks on specific economic models, or as tools for forecasting and policy evaluation. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original work. Admission requirements: A potential student must be in possession of a Bachelor of Commerce Honours qualification on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7, which is deemed applicable by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Finalisation of registration for the programme (and/or continued registration) is subject to applicants complying with departmental-specific requirements. Such requirements usually include preparatory work leading up to a research proposal that is approved by the department. Possible examples of preparatory work are pre-reading, literature reviews, concept development, and successful completion of short courses aimed at skills and/or knowledge development. Candidates may also be required to successfully defend their research proposals at special discussion sessions. Contact details: Dr Christie Schoeman / 011 559 2062 / christies@uj.ac.za [-]

MPhil in Industrial Policy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. [+]

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. The programme consists of core modules offering an in-depth coverage of a broad range of issues pertaining to industrial development policies, strategies and management in Africa, and allowing students to test the practical application of the knowledge imparted, participate in analysing case studies, conducting field visits, and prepare individual technical reports on the various themes covered. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to be able to reflect critically on theory of industrial policy and its application. They will be able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, design and critically appraise research, make sound judgments using data and information using the econometric techniques learned and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Admission requirements: A potential student should possess an honours qualification or a postgraduate diploma in Accounting or a Tax related honours degree on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with honours status on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7 and related taxation experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Accountancy. Preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the Department of Accountancy. A selection process will be followed. Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee / 011 559 3859 / dcoetsee@uj.ac.za [-]

Master of Economics

Kenyatta University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The School was established in 2008 from the then Department of Economics that was housed in the School of Humanity and Social Sciences. Formation of a School of Economics was to give the economics discipline at Kenyatta University a chance to evolve and increase its research activities in order for the School to contribute its fair share to knowledge augmentation in Economics. [+]

Masters in Econometrics in Africa 2017. The School was established in 2008 from the then Department of Economics that was housed in the School of Humanity and Social Sciences. Formation of a School of Economics was to give the economics discipline at Kenyatta University a chance to evolve and increase its research activities in order for the School to contribute its fair share to knowledge augmentation in Economics. The School has the autonomy to develop specialized Degree Programmes that are market driven so as to attract more students who currently go abroad in search of specialized economics courses such as Bachelor of Economics and Statistics; Bachelor of Economics and Finance; Master of Economics in such specialized areas as Health Economics, Financial Economics, Environmental Economics, just to mention but a few. Moreover, the for a very long time, the students of economics have been clamouring for an award of the “Degree of Economics” as distinct from the general Bachelor of Arts degree. Furthermore, there exists great demand by both the public and private sectors for graduates with degrees in specialized fields of Economics. This is evidenced by the large number of students with degrees in Economics, who have in the recent past been employed by financial institutions and the Public Service Commission. We are therefore responding to a market need. Entry Regulations The following shall be eligible for admission into the Masters programmes in the School of Economics: A holder of at least an Upper Second Class Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Economics and Statistics or Economics and Finance from Kenyatta University or any other recognized Institution of comparable status. A holder of a Lower Second Class degree in the stated disciplines from Kenyatta University or any other recognized university with two (2) years relevant experience. Pattern of the Programmes The Masters programmes will consist of coursework, examination and research project. The programmes will be offered in two modules, full-time and evening with students in both modes being required to take at least a total of sixteen (16) units by the end of the programme. In the first year of study, a student will be required to take eight (8) units: four (4) units in the first semester, and four (4) in the second. During the second year of study, a student will be required to take four (4) units in the first semester and undertake a research project in the second semester. The research project shall be equivalent to four (4) unit The duration of the programmes shall be a minimum of eighteen (18) months from the date of registration. At the end of the programme a student will be required to have specialized in one of the following: Economics Econometrics Environmental Economics Financial Economics Development Economics Economic Policy and Management Health Economics International Economics Agricultural Economics Examinations University examination regulations shall apply. University examinations shall be given at the end of each semester and shall contribute 70 percent of the total marks: continuous assessment shall constitute the remaining 30 percent. For the purposes of evaluation, a research project shall be regarded as equivalent to four (4) units and shall be examined at the end of the academic year. The duration for the University examination shall be three (3) hours per unit. The minimum pass mark for each unit shall be 50%. A candidate who fails to satisfy requirement (2.3.5) above may be permitted on the recommendation of the Board of Examiners and with the approval of the Senate to take supplementary examinations in the failed units up to a maximum of two units in any year. The maximum mark attainable in each unit examined in supplementary examination shall be 50%. A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in supplementary examination shall be discontinued. A candidate shall not be allowed to undertake project work prior to passing supplementary examination if any. A candidate who fails more than two units in the ordinary University examinations in any one year shall be discontinued Structure of the Master Degrees in Economics Candidates pursuing a master degree in economics will be expected to take all core units that are offered in their particular areas of specialization in the first and second years of study. In the second year of study, candidates shall choose at least one (1) elective. The maximum number of units per semester that candidates shall be allowed to take is five (5). [-]