EF2452 - Mathematics for Economics and Finance

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Economics and Finance
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to equip students with a set of fundamental mathematical concepts underlying decision-making in economics and finance.

It also aims to develop students’ creativity and originality through various assessment tasks and teaching and learning. The lectures encourage students to develop their discovery ability through in-class discussions, which enhance students’ understanding of mathematical concepts.

Students are required to apply fundamental mathematical concepts to solve real world problems in designed scenarios. Only an accurate understanding of the underlying economic concepts can direct which mathematical tools can be applied to the situation. A final interpretation of the numerical solution with economic concepts shows the accomplishment of students’ ability to discover and innovate.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%
Examination Duration: 2 hours
Students are required to pass both coursework and examination components in order to pass the course.
Detailed Course Information


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Department of Economics and Finance