BEX2440 - Mathematics for economics and business - 2017

0 points, SCA Band 3, 0.000 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Econometrics and Business Statistics


Mr John Stapleton

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)


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)


ETF2700, ECC2440.