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Mathematics for Economic and Statistical Analysis

Mathematics is a useful tool in many subjects, and this course is for you who need a little more maths for further studies in economics or statistics. The course is mandatory in the Master's Programme in Economics and the Master's Programme in Statistics .

In this course you learns mathematics that will be useful for further studies in economics or statistics. You learn to use basic methods of analysis in one or multiple variables to solve mathematical and applied problems in for example geometry and economics. You also learn some basic linear algebra, so that you can solve simple problems concerning matrices, vectors and determinants.

Course contents

The course covers elementary functions, derivatives, max and min problems, Taylor's formula and Taylor series, integrals, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, optimization problems with and without constraints, matrices and determinants.

The contents of the course may be used in modelling in a number of fields, for example economy and statistics.

  • Course structure

    The course consists of one element, assessed with a written examination.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of lectures and exercise sessions.


    The course is assessed through written examination, with grades between A-F where A-E are passing grades.


    A list of examiners can be found on

    Exam information

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Course literature Department of Mathematics

  • More information

    New student
    During your studies

    Course web

    We do not use Athena, you can find our course webpages on

  • Contact

    Student affairs office
    Student advisor in mathematics and mathematical statistics