Econometrics – ECON 620

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course provides the application of statistical methods to the testing and estimation of economic relationships. Statistical methods applied will include basic data analysis, regression analysis, and forecasting. Students will gain experience using leading statistical analysis software.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

Econometrics is a valuable tool in business and economic empirical research. This course presents the theoretical as well as the practical knowledge in econometrics. By acquiring this knowledge, students will have the ability to conduct a sound empirical study.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Approach econometric topics from a biblical perspective. (PLO 1 emphasized)
  2. Organize, manage, evaluate, and prepare data for statistical analysis. (PLO 2 emphasized)
  3. Select appropriate statistical methods based upon research questions and the hypothesis. (PLO 2 emphasized)
  4. Conduct the appropriate statistical analysis, interpret the results and present the findings. (PLO 3 emphasized)

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and PowerPoint presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (6)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will be presented with questions in Discussion Board Forums. The student is required to answer 1 question in each forum with at least 1 citation in current APA format. Each Discussion Board Forum thread must be at least 300 words. The student must also reply to 1 classmate’s thread and the reply must be at least 150 words.

Homework (8)

The student will be required to answer a set of end-of-chapter problems and exercises.

Tests (4)

Each test will cover the Reading & Study material for the modules/weeks in which it is assigned. Each test will be open-book/open-notes, contain 30 multiple-choice questions, and have a 2-hour time limit. The student will have one opportunity to complete each test.