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Module Title LC Introduction to Mathematics for Economics
SchoolBirmingham Business School
Department Economics
Module Code 08 30390
Module Lead TBC
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions Available to students studying in Dubai
Contact Hours Lecture-60 hours
Guided independent study-140 hours
Total: 200 hours
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 30390-01 : Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
30390-02 : Test 1 : Class Test (25%)
30390-03 : Test 2 : Class Test (25%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 2 x 60 min class test (25% each), 2 hour written examination (50%)
Reassessment: by failed element
Other Duplicate of Bham-based module 08 29186
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