As the vast amount of data available to organizations increases there is growing need to be able to analyze and evaluate patterns of behavior, trends, and strategic options. In increasingly complex business markets, the effective evaluation of economic performance makes the difference in maintaining or increasing the overall competitive position of the firm.
Applied Economics and Statistics extends statistical and economic principles from the undergraduate level to the graduate level. This course helps learners build a solid background in quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills.
max. 8 weeks
Estimated time per week
Accountants, Economists, Financial advisors
Applied Economics and Statistics Course Overview
Examine the fundamental concepts and methods of data driven decision making
Apply statistical and data analyses best practices as part of the overall data-driven decision making process
Apply evaluative economic models to respond to external market events
Compare and contrast the needs of data collection, data analysis, and data interpretation
Apply the concepts of market behavior, principles of demand behaviors, and market reactions to economic forces
Develop a solid economic strategy for an organization integrating data-driven decision making principles and practices
Applied Economics and Statistics Course Skills
Data analysisEconomic modellingEconomic strategy
How will I learn?
Your course starts on the first of the month. The course consists of 6 modules, and is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.
Nexford courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google.
You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars.Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.
1: Fundamental concepts of data driven decision making
2: Estimation and applications: comparing and contrasting the interpretation of data
3: Hypothesis testing and applications: application of statistics in data-driven decision making processes
4: Simple linear regression: fundamentals of statistical applications on economic events
5: Multiple regression and Issues in regression analysis: application of economic models
6: Time series analysis: economic behavior over time and its analysis
7: Final Project
How will I be graded?
View the catalog to learn about how this course is graded.
What will I get after completing the course?
You'll get real skills you can use at work, straight away.
Once you've taken one course, you can take more. Using stacked credentials, you’re able to take enough courses to make a certificate, and take enough certificates to build a degree.
If you apply for a Nexford certificate or degree, you'll get credit for each course you take.
What support will I receive?
When you have a dedicated team on your side, you'll never be alone studying at Nexford.
Hailing from many different countries and with online education expertise, our faculty provides you world-class support.
Ask them questions during one-to-one office hours or live chat, email them any time, and get individual feedback on your assessments.
While you’re learning, you’ll also have full access to the Nexford online library, which includes access to millions of full-text articles, industry reports and key sources such as the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and The Economist.
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