Econometrics is a study field that applies statistical methods and mathematical techniques to data to explain phenomena and create models. A Master’s Degree in Econometrics allows students to use econometric techniques either to perform empirical checks on specific economic models or as tools for forecasting and policy evaluation. It provides students with an advanced understanding of econometric theories and empirical research and develops students' powers of inquiry, critical analysis, and logical thinking and independent learning. It also builds skills in computer literacy, numeracy, use of databases and IT, problem-solving, written and oral communication, report writing and presentation. Econometrics master’s degree graduates can pursue careers in economics and/or econometrics, in government, in industrial firms and the service and public sectors such as financial risk analysts, stockbrokers, data or investment analysts.