Application deadline: February: for all graduates of foreign universities, April: for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges
Tuition fee:
  • € 700 / Year (EEA)
  • € 700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 15 months
Languages:
  • English
  • French
Location:
Disciplines:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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On the one side, there is a need to aggregate and understand the data, thereby selecting the most appropriate techniques for their analysis. On the other side, it is of increasing importance for these techniques to be as accurate and precise as possible so as to reduce risks in the decision-making procedure or in research-based conclusions.

The members of the Research Center for Statistics (RCS) have been developing fundamental statistical research over the years and are continuing to actively contribute to the creation and improvement of statistical methods and techniques. They do so by constantly bringing forward numerous international collaborations which deliver benefits in terms of quality and importance of their research activities.

The programme is open not only to experts who wish to improve their theoretical skills in statistical research, but also to non-experts who wish to develop their data analysis skills in an area of specialisation acquired at the Bachelor level.

Career opportunitiesHEC Geneva graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance agencies, local and international manufacturing, international trade companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administration.

Contents

* Required courses, 30 credits

E.g. Mixed linear models; multivariate analysis; time series; generalized linear and additive models.

* Electives, 30 credits

* Dissertation, 30 credits

Requirements

Level of French requiredNo French proficiency test required for non-Francophones

Admission criteriaA Bachelors degree including a certain number of credits in statistics, or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of up to 30 credits of corequisites.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 577
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

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