Econometrics

Study Econometrics at UNE

Econometrics provides a set of analytical tools that are useful to business and commerce students as well as economics students. Econometrics is an important area of study because it strives to test economic theory by examining empirical evidence. Also, econometric methods are used to analyse practical business and planning problems, ranging from federal government taxation plans to small business sales campaigns. Studying econometrics fills a gap between being "a student" and being "a practitioner". Because quantitative analytical skills are highly valued in the workplace, inclusion of units in econometric or quantitative methods in a business, commerce or economics degree will improve a student's job prospects.

Units of study in econometrics and quantitative methods provide the necessary base for such quantitative work.First year units are business statistics units designed to provide a basic grounding in statistical inference, in the context of economic and business applications. Note: QM (Quantative Methods) units are offered by the Discipline of Econometrics.

UNE has been consistently awarded five stars in the Good Universities Guide for student satisfaction. We have excellent student/staff ratios which means our academics have more time to spend with each student, offering you a more personal experience.  The UNE Business School is ranked highly for student satisfaction.  Our academic team include active researchers who bring their expertise to the classroom, maximising your learning.

Flexible learning environment

We offer flexible learning environments for on- and off-campus students including a fully supported, interactive online learning experience. Students who choose to study on-campus get to experience our beautiful and expansive campus.  If you choose to study by distance education you can be assured of great IT support with your interactive online learning experience.

UNE's online technology allows all students close engagement with both academics and your peers.

Courses

Undergraduate

Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws

Postgraduate Research

Master of Philosophy (Economics)

Postgraduate

Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics
Graduate Diploma in Economics
Master of Economics
Master of Economic Studies

Bachelor Honours

Bachelor of Agribusiness with Honours
Bachelor of Economics with Honours

Careers

Many graduates find careers in the:

  • Private sector
  • Government
  • Non-government organisations
  • Research organisations

Career Opportunities in the Private Sector:

  • Banks and financial institutions/insurance companies
  • Wholesale/retail/export
  • Manufacturing and Infrastructure
  • Information technology

Career Opportunities in the Government Sector

  • Policy-making roles involving analysis and implementation of economic policy issues, such as Treasury, Planning Departments
  • Research and development in government bodies such as CSIRO, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Teaching: Secondary; University
  • International agency work, such as International Monetary Fund, World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, Asian Development Bank

Partnerships, Networks and Industry Links

Economics Society

Agricultural Business Research Institute (ABRI)

Institute for Rural Futures

Meat & Livestock Australia
http://www.mla.com.au/

Sheep CRC
http://www.sheepcrc.org.au

NSW Agriculture
http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture