Scuola di Economia e Management
Syllabus
Academic Year 2018/19 Annual

Learning Objectives
This course introduces students to fundamental concepts of calculus, linear algebra and financial mathematics. The emphasis is on the application of mathematical methods to solving practical problems in business, economics and finance.
At the end of the course students will be able to:
Learning targets
The student will gain knowledge and understanding of
Course Content
Topics covered in Mathematics for Business, Economics and Finance are linear functions, polynomial functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse functions, composite functions, limits, continuity and derivatives of functions of one and several variables, rules for differentiation, interpretations of the derivative, second and higher order derivatives, concavity and convexity, implicit differentiation, Taylor’s Formula, constrained and unconstrained optimization, integration, introduction to linear algebra, series, including geometric and harmonic series, ordinary differential equations, interest rates, present value and discounting, mortgages and investment appraisal.
Course Delivery
The course is made up of theoretical lessons, inclass assignments, homework assignments, case studies and experiential laboratory.
Lectures are held throughout the entire year. Students are responsible for learning the material before coming to class.
Students are responsible for consulting on a regular basis the website of the course on “my.liuc.it” where updates, additional material, slides and exercises for the course are posted.
There will be a test at the end of the first semester.
Course Evaluation
Final exam:
The assessment is based on a written exam at the end of the course. To pass the exam the student needs to achieve at least 18/30 marks.
Partial exams:
For attending students only, the exam is made up of two written tests, one at the end of each semester. Sufficiency in both tests is required to pass the exam (sufficiency = at least 18/30). Homework is assigned throughout the year and a positive evaluation of homework entitles the student to a maximum of 3 extra points on the score of the first test and 3 extra points on the score of the second test.