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BAEcon Economics
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BAEcon Economics / Course details

Year of entry: 2018

Course unit details:
Further Mathematics

Unit code ECON20281
Credit rating 10
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Economics
Available as a free choice unit? Yes


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Unit title Unit code Requirement type Description
Introductory Mathematics ECON10061 Pre-Requisite Compulsory
Pre-requisite: ECON10061


The aim of this module is to equip students with mathematical skills required for pursuing second and third year studies in economics, finance and management science.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course, students should be able to demonstrate their understanding of:

  1. Techniques for solving optimization problems.
  2. The basics of integration.
  3. The fundamentals of solving linear equations.


The topics will include:

  1. Univariate calculus and optimization.
  2. Multivariate calculus and optimization.
  3. Integration.

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures and exercise classes.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written exam 100%

Feedback methods

  • Past exam papers.
  • Online quizzes.
  • Tutorial feedback.
  • Office hours.
  • Revision sessions.
  • Discussion boards.

Recommended reading

A self-contained booklet is available for download on the course webpage.

Students interested in further reading may like to refer to a library copy of:

  • Mathematics for Economics, G. Renshaw (Oxford University Press) 2005,
  • Mathematics for Economics and Business, Ian Jacques, (Prentice Hall), or
  • Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics, Alpha C. Chiang (McGraw-Hill).

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Assessment written exam 1.5
Lectures 15
Tutorials 10
Independent study hours
Independent study 73.5

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Ralf Becker Unit coordinator

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