First MOOC of Erasmus University Rotterdam is online

The first massive open online course (MOOC) of Erasmus University Rotterdam is now online. In the MOOC ‘Econometrics: Methods and Applications’ learners from all over the world can explore the fascinating world of econometrics and learn how to analyse and solve business and economic questions with data analysis tools. The Econometrics MOOC is provided by Erasmus School of Economics.

With econometric knowledge, someone is able to translate data into models to make forecasts and to support decision making in a wide variety of fields, ranging from macroeconomics to finance and marketing. By watching videos, making quizzes and exercises, learners study topics like regression, probability, binary choice data and model specification. During the months of January and February the teachers of Erasmus School of Economics provide intensive guidance and assistance. The course takes an average six weeks to complete and is open for everyone to follow on the Coursera platform.

Boost to studies or career
The new MOOC is particularly interesting to students with an advanced undergraduate level in business, economics or engineering, and for those who work in business, management and data analysis. Unique about this MOOC is the emphasis on the practical application of econometric theories, which will help learners to get hands-on experience and will be of great help in their further studies or career.

Econometrics at Erasmus University Rotterdam
In 1956, the world’s first academic programme in Econometrics started at Erasmus University Rotterdam. The award-winning academic staff of the Econometric Institute – Erasmus School of Economics is well-known in the international research arena.

More MOOCs to come
Erasmus University Rotterdam has strong ambitions to further develop its open online course material. The next MOOC coming up on Coursera is about Serious Gaming.

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