Econometrics: Wooldridge. decent intro book.
Excel: Issac Gottlieb. This is a general Excel book not one specific to Econometrics. Covers Regression, Statistical tools and lot more about excel in general.
The previous posts were refering to tuition rates not being up to date. I was refering to that. In addition, the courses have changed, the entire website is new. As a prospective applicant, the courses being offered and tuition would be of interest to me. Agreed, placement stats and student...
Some of the topics that you might want to study are:
3. Time Series
4. Risk Management
If you don't want to go back to school, try to get good books. I can give you a few names if needed.
The problems I see are
1. Its not ethical.
2. Like Ohad said you will not get good recommendation from your advisor.
3. You may have to explain why you started a PhD program and dropped out. Meaning, Do you give up on other things mid way also?
Cost of living is much higher in Cali. Don't forget to take that into account and use it as a bargaining chip. From what I had heard last something like 20%.
Try n sell all your strengths and justify a higher salary that way (easier said than done). From what I have seen, companies do pay you...
Sure, I will suggest it. 2011-2012 tuition rates r not out yet due to the PA budget issues and the PA funding cut to Temple. I think I should aslo suggest getting rid of the info session (geared for MBA program), if they don't provide additional information compared to website.