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Module Title LC Introduction to Mathematics for Economics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Birmingham Business School
Module Code 08 29186
Module Lead Marco Ercolani and Federico Lampis
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions Available only to students on degree programmes that include this module in their first year module portfolio.
Description This module provides an introduction to some of the mathematical techniques employed in economic analysis. The module starts with an introduction to elementary algebra and proceeds to show how economic problems can be formulated and solved algebraically. The emphasis is on practical application rather than on the study of mathematics for its own sake. The material covered also provides a solid foundation for studies at the intermediate level. Topics covered include: linear and non-linear equations, differentiation, integration and elements of matrix algebra.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of elementary quantitative methods necessary for problem solving in economics;
  • solve standard quantitative calculations logically and accurately;
  • develop effective quantitative problem solving and decision making skills.
Assessment 29186-01 : Test 1 : Class Test (25%)
29186-02 : Test 2 : Class Test (25%)
29186-03 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 2 x 60 min class test (25% each), 2 hour written examination (50%)
Reassessment: by failed element
Other Duplicate of Dubai-based module 08 30390
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