Faculty of Business and Economics

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Econometrics and Business Statistics
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)John Stapleton


This unit introduces mathematical techniques that are invaluable tools for econometrics, economics, finance, and business. Topics covered include matrix algebra, linear simultaneous equations and the LU decomposition, eigenvalues and the Schur decomposition, 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: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

4 hours per week



ETF2700, ECC2440. Students are also prohibited from enrolling in ETC2440 if they have passed both MTH2010 and MTH2021.