ITFD students receive a thorough preparation in theoretical modeling, quantitative and empirical analysis, and handling of large datasets. In September, students take refresher courses in Mathematics and Statistics, and introductory courses in STATA, R, and Matlab. In the first term, they take core courses in Quantitative and Statistical Methods, International Trade and Finance, and Economic Growth and Development. In terms two and three, students choose from a varied set of courses in different fields, ranging from the more applied and policy oriented to PhD level courses.
The ability to extract, handle, and analyse large amounts of data is therefore a key skill on today’s job market.
However, gathering and summarizing data is not enough. Data science can only improve decision making with an understanding of how choices affect outcomes. Data Scientists must therefore increasingly combine standard tools in machine learning with an understanding of the causal relationships behind the data.
The digital revolution brings an explosion of data with significant value for businesses, science, and society. As data becomes larger and more complex, extracting useful quantitative insights becomes more challenging.
The Master's prepares graduates to design and build data-driven systems in the private, public and research sectors. The curriculum guides students from modelling and theory to computational practice and cutting edge tools, teaching skills that are in growing global demand.
After this Master's program, students are fully prepared to start a Phd in Economics at any top university in the United States or Europe, including the PhD program at UPF (organized jointly with BSE). Depending on the background of the student, the student may take a track on theoretical foundations of Economics and strong quantitative analysis, or a combination of this with more applied courses, such as Data Science courses.
The Australian government has announced that restrictions on working hours per week for international students will not be reintroduced until at least mid-2023.
In January this year the government announced that all international students in Australia would be able to work more than 20 hours a week (40 hours a fortnight).
This means that international students, working in any sector, are able to work an unlimited number of hours per week.
Choosing a university and navigating the application process can be daunting for international students. But many people are willing to share their experiences and make the application process go more smoothly.
Duolingo English Test (DET) certification is accepted by more than 4,000 institutions around the world for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. “Because it is a relatively inexpensive and very accessible test, it’s easy to take and get your results quickly,” says Ian Riggins, support operations manager at Duolingo. “Within 48 hours, you can have your English-language proficiency certified to use on applications.”
Studying abroad can be expensive and many students choose to work while studying. It’s a good way to make some extra money and fund your study abroad experience. But working rules for student visas can be strict and international students need to be aware of what is and is not allowed.
If you live in the European Union (or one of a few other countries outside the EU), you may be able to take part in the Erasmus exchange programme, which is designed for university students in the EU and partner countries to study abroad. Here we look at what the Erasmus+ programme can offer, explain how to apply to it and hear directly from a student who took part in Erasmus.