APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017
GRA 6035 Mathematics
Responsible for the course
Department of Economics
According to study plan
Language of instruction
In finance and economics, the mathematical language and techniques of mathematical analysis are extensively used.
The mathematical requirements of a graduate student go beyond the material usually taught in undergraduate courses.
This course introduces the students to the most frequently used subjects.
After completing the course, the student will be familiar with several mathematical methods and techniques that are used in advanced courses in economics and finance. The student will have developed skills in solving relevant problems.
All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have spesific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.
Simon, Carl P. and Lawrence Blume. 1994. Mathematics for economists. International student ed. Norton
Sydsæter, Knut ... [et al.]. 2008. Further mathematics for economic analysis. 2nd ed. Financial Times/Prentice-Hall
- Linear algebra
- Optimization in several variables
- Differential and difference equations
Learning process and workload
A course of 6 ECTS credits corresponds to a workload of 160-180 hours. The course is taught through lectures and problem assignments. In addition there will be problem sessions. Please see syllabus (on It's learning) for further details.
Please note that while attendance is not compulsory in all courses, it is the student’s own responsibility to obtain any information provided in class that is not included on the course homepage/It's learning or text book.
|Form of assessment||Weight||Group size|
|Multiple choice examination||20%||Individual|
|Written examination 3 hours||80%||Individual|
Specific information regarding student assessment will be provided in class. This information may be relevant to requirements for term papers or other hand-ins, and/or where class participation can be one of several components of the overall assessment. All parts of the assessment must be passed in order to get a grade in the course. Candidates may be called in for an oral hearing as a verification/control of written assignments.
GRA 60352 for the 1 hour multiple choice mid-term examination (20% of the final grade)
GRA 60353 for the 3 hour written exam (80% of the final grade)
Both evaluations must be passed in order to get a grade in the course.
Examination support materials
BI approved exam calculator
Permitted examination support materials for written examinations are detailed under examination information in the student portal @bi. The section on support materials and the use of calculators and dictionaries should be paid special attention to.
It is only possible to retake an examination when the course is next taught. The assessment in some courses is based on more than one exam code. Where this is the case, you may retake only the assessed components of one of these exam codes. All retaken examinations will incur an additional fee. Please note that you need to retake the latest version of the course with updated course literature and assessment. Please make sure that you have familiarised yourself with the latest course description.
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