Master of Applied Statistics

by | Feb 20, 2019

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The Master of Applied Statistics programme is designed to upgrade the analytical skills of managerial and technical personnel for their career advancement and to enhance their competence in application of statistics. The focus is on highly sought after data analysis skills demanded by the industries. The programme aims to provide training in the arts and science of collecting, organizing, presenting, analyzing and interpreting numerical data, and the ability to use the results for decision making and problem solving in a range of fields including banking, business, economics, health, population studies and social sciences. The programme is practical-oriented and emphasis is given to the use of software in developing statistical skills.

Career Opportunity

Graduates will be able to find careers which are related to data analysis, data mining or become software application specialist in:

  • Government agencies ( Department of Statistics, LPPKN and others)
  • Educational services (universities, colleges and others)
  • Financial Institutions (central bank, commercial banks)
  • Software companies (SPSS, SAS and others)
  • Research houses (stockbroking, fund management, insurance)
  • Marketing research companies (Social, media or brand research like Ipsos or Nielsen)

Core Courses

  • Statistical Methods
  • Survey Techniques and Sampling Design
  • Experimental Design
  • Statistical Data Analysis

Optional Courses

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Research Paper
  • Biostatistics
  • Actuarial Statistics
  • Applications of Demographic Techniques
  • Marketing Research Techniques
  • Operations Research Methods
  • Applied Financial Econometrics
  • Readings In Applied Statistics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Statistical Methods for Quality Management
  • The Malaysian Economy
  • Financial Markets & Institutions
  • Philosophy and Methodology of Research
  • Applied Macroeconomics
  • Money and Finance in Economic Development

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