Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

Introduction to Mathematics for Finance and Economics

Module L1054

Module details for 2017/18.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

The aims of this module are to introduce students to the basic mathematical methods and techniques used in economic analysis, and to enable the confident and independent use of these skills. The skills also have a transferable content and are useful in other disciplines and applications.

Module learning outcomes

Have demonstrated a detailed and in-depth knowledge of quantitative techniques appropriate to the study of economics and a facility with their use

Have demonstrated a facility in numeracy and other quantitative techniques, such as correctly interpreting graphs

Have demonstrated an understanding of appropriate concepts in economics that may be of wider use in a decision-making context (e.g. opportunity cost)

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework30.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
TestT1 Week 12 100.00%
Unseen ExaminationSemester 1 Assessment70.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour222222222222
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour011111111111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Miss Joanna O'Connor

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/425942

Mr Michael Barrow

Convenor, Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/144

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