Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics: Maths (N1582F)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

In this module, you are introduced to the mathematical methods and techniques commonly used in business, finance, economics and other social sciences.

You learn how to read and use simple mathematical terms, formulae and expressions – developing your confidence in presenting and interpreting data through the use of charts and graphs and simple summary statistics.

There will be a strong emphasis on practical applications to ‘real-world’ issues, for example through looking at economic, business and finance data and applying ideas such as discount rates to investment decisions.

The skills you develop in this module will also be transferable for use in a range of disciplines, as well as in everyday life.

Note: You need a good level of numeracy. You can only take this optional module if you have GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics, with at least grade C.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. The structure of some courses means that the modules you choose first may determine whether later modules are core or optional.


This module is offered on the following courses: