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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Mathematics for Economics
Module Code MS145A
School School of Mathematical Sciences
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Nina Snigireva
Semester 2: Nina Snigireva
Autumn: Nina Snigireva
Module TeacherNo Teacher Assigned
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Learning Outcomes

1. Construct and apply mathematical models of problems in economics, business and finance using elementary mathematical functions.
2. Construct and interpret graphs of economic functions for specific classes of mathematical functions, using differential calculus when required.
3. Interpret and apply derivatives, including partial derivatives, of economic functions (marginal functions), especially in optimization problems.
4. Interpret and apply the compound interest formula to solve problems in mathematical finance.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Online activity20No Description
Lecture10No Description
Tutorial10No Description
Independent Study85No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Short Answer Questionsn/a10%n/a
Written Examn/a60%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    EPLBA in Economics, Politics and Law

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