Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Ralph Snyder and Mr John Stapleton


This unit introduces mathematical techniques that are invaluable tools for econometrics, economics, finance, and business. Topics covered include: matrix algebra; linear simultaneous systems; Eigen values, random vectors; optimisation, including the Lagrange multiplier method; partial differentiation; multiple integration; difference and differential equations. Some emphasis will be given to the use of computer programs for performing matrix calculations.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. provide a practical training in basic mathematics needed for the study of econometrics
  2. examine the calculus of many variables and its application in econometrics and business statistics
  3. introduce matrix algebra
  4. provide a training in the use of mathematical software.


Within semester assessment: 40%
Examination (2 hours): 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Ralph Snyder

Contact hours

4 hours per week




ECC2440, ETF2700