APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2012/2013
FORK 1003 Preparatory course for MSc in Business and Economics|
Responsible for the course
Erling Røed Larsen, Jon H Fiva
Department of Economics
According to study plan
Language of instruction
The students are given a brief overview over key topics in micro, macro, and econometrics. This overview is meant to assist the students in the transfer from Bachelor-level to Master-level.
BI Norwegian Business School wants to ensure that all students who want to take the Master’s part of the Programme in Business and Economics have previous knowledge at the same level in mathematics, economics and method.
Consequently, this intensive preparatory course that covers topics in the set of courses including mathematics, economics and econometrics is recommended for students who have not documented this knowledge in their bachelor’s degree
Bachelor degree in business, economics or eq. qualifying for admission to the MSc in Business and Economics
Gärtner, Manfred. 2009. Macroeconomics. 3rd ed. FT Prentice Hall. Chapter 9 and 14
Pindyck, Robert S. and Daniel L. Rubinfeld. 2012. Microeconomics. 8th ed. Pearson Prentice Hall
Stock, James H., Mark W. Watson. 2012. Introduction to econometrics. 3rd ed. Pearson. Kapittel 1, 6, 7, 12.
Sydsæter, Knut and Peter Hammond. 2008. Essential mathematics for economic analysis. 3rd ed. Prentice Hall. Selected parts from chapters 15 and 16
The main four topics are:
During the course students will be presented with assignments and exercises.
Learning process and workload
Linear algebra (9 hours)
Econometrics (12 hours)
Issues in microeconomics (12 hours)
Issues in macroeconomics (12 hours)
There is no exam in this preparatory course
Examination support materials
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