Quantitative Analysis for Business and Economics - ECON1202

Faculty: UNSW Business School

School: School of Economics

Course Outline: ECON1202 Course Outline

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Equivalent: ECON2291

Excluded: ECON2291, MATH1011, MATH1031, MATH1131, MATH1141, MATH1151

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Mathematics is an important part of theoretical and applied analysis in economics and business. This course equips students with a working knowledge of the most common techniques, providing the basis for their further studies. Topics include the mathematics of finance, matrix algebra, linear programming, as well as calculus and (unconstrained and constrained) optimisation. Special emphasis is put on the illustration of the covered concepts and techniques with applications to typical problems in business and economics.

This course assumes a level of knowledge in mathematics equivalent to HSC Mathematics. If you have not studied HSC mathematics in New South Wales, remedial work might be necessary. Knowledge of the following topics is essential: basic functions and graphs, including logarithms and exponentials, and solutions of linear and quadratic equations.

Summer Term
This course is offered in the Summer Term from December to February for students wishing to fast track their degree, add flexibility or catch up on courses missed.

During Summer Term, this course is available as General Education to students from faculties outside the Australian School of Business.
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