Master of Economics in Statistics

Objectives

The program is designed to mainly train students to performs well both in research and application, with rich mathematical foundation, statistical theoretical attainments, mastering statistical methods, ability of analyzing and processing data proficiently using statistical methods and computer techniques. A solid foundation will be laid for students to pursue a PhD degree in statistics or economics. Graduates are expected to engage in statistical analysis, quantitative modeling and forecasting work at all levels of government management offices, financial-related offices, and various types of enterprises and institutions, or engage in teaching and researching in education-related, and research-related departments.


Program duration: 2 years full-time study
Teaching language: English
Program commencement: Fall semester
Tuition fees: 90,000RMB in total (for two years)
Application fee: 400RMB

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens generally under the age of 45 at the time of applying, be in good health, and possess a valid passport.
  • Applicants should hold a recognized bachelor's degree or above.
  • Applicants should present a TOEFL certificate with a score of 80 or above, or an IELTS certificate with a score of 6.0 or above, or other certificate of English proficiency from an accredited test. Native English speakers are exempt from this requirement. Applicants who have taken courses in English during their bachelor's degree studies should provide a medium-of-instruction certificate.
  • The ability to demonstrate relevant professional experience will be given individual consideration.

Program Structure

General courses
(4 credits)

Selected Issues on China

Chinese I

Foundation core courses
(15 credits)

Advanced Econometrics I 

Advanced Macroeconomics I 

Advanced Microeconomics I 

Introductory Mathematical Economics

Advanced Econometrics II

Major core courses
(9 credits, choose three of five)

Introductory Time Series Analysis

Stochastic Processes

Categorical Data Analysis

Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance

Generalized Linear Model

Elective courses
(6 credits)

Other master level non-discipline core courses from WISE and SOE

Advanced Graduate Economics courses from WISE

Seminar / Internship
(1 credit)

Academic Seminars/ Internship

Thesis

Thesis Research
(The master’s thesis must be written in English. An abstract in both English and Chinese must be provided.)


Typical Program Course Schedule

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Selected Issues on China
Chinese I
Advanced Macroeconomics I
Advanced Microeconomics I
Advanced Econometrics I 
Introductory Mathematical Economics

Advanced Econometrics II
Introductory Time Series Analysis
Stochastic Processes
Elective
Seminar

Thesis Research(submit proposal by summer semester)
Internship (optional)

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance
Categorical Data Analysis
Generalized Linear Model
Elective
Seminar
Thesis Research

Thesis Research
(submission deadline: March 15)
Choose three of four major courses

How to apply

We invite you to explore our various study programs. By joining us, we are sure you would find your time here intellectually rewarding and challenging.

 
 

Contact information

Tel.: +86(0)592-2189805
Email: enquiries.imwise@gmail.com
Address: N106 Economics Building, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China 361005
 

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