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Professional course

Skills for Decision Makers: An Introduction to Econometrics

About this course

Course code:
Professional/Short Course
Bristol Business School
Four Days
Course director:
Dr Felix Ritchie

Page last updated 22 January 2018


Effective use of information is a key part of the decision-makers toolkit.

Do publicity campaigns have any permanent effect?  Is there an underlying trend in sales?  Can we tailor special offers more effectively?  Is there a productivity gain from wage increases?  Are my customers likely to respond positively to an offer of smart meters?

Econometrics the applied use of statistics to address economic questions can help to provide the tools to answer such questions. 

Careers / Further study

Credits earnt during this course can count towards postgraduate and MSc level qualifications.



What does it cover?

  • Modelling relationships between multiple factors
  • Evaluating the strength of relationships
  • Separating correlation from causation
  • How to read analytical reports
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Modelling change over time
  • Dealing with yes/no questions

Learning and Teaching

You will be taught how to use a powerful software package, and how to interpret results sensibly in an uncertain world.

This course will be taught intensively over four days by leading academics and consultants from Bristol Economic Analysis.

The course will apply cutting edge thinking to enlighten and resolve decision making in business and policy contexts. 

All experts are proven communicators (verbally and written) to non-academic audiences and all three courses are run at our Frenchay Campus in Bristol. 

Study time

This introductory course runs over four days. 


This course offers you the opportunity to complete UWE's Master's level 15 credit module in Introductory Economics for Decision Makers. To achieve this accreditation you will be required to complete coursework and an exam.


Professional accreditation


Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Available on request for bespoke delivery


Please note we no longer deliver this course as an open programme. We can deliver this as a bespoke programme for your organisation at your preferred location or at our Bristol Business School on Frenchay Campus.

If you are interested in having this course delivered for your organisation, please complete the enquiry form below.

How to apply

How to apply

For all enquiries please complete our online enquiry form or contact us on the number below.

For further information

  • Email: Please complete the enquiry form above
  • Telephone: 0117 32 87265

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