provide incoming doctoral students with the essential mathematical
tools for their programs, the Economics Department at Northwestern
offers a course during the three weeks prior to the start of fall
quarter classes. This year Math
Review is held Tuesday, September 3, through Friday, September
20, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. - noon in the Jacobs Center, Room 3245; TA sessions are held from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
The class is open to any student from Kellogg who wishes to prepare for the ECON 410 (Microeconomics) sequence of classes, but Math Review is primarily for students in Accounting Information & Management, Finance, Managerial Economics & Strategy, Operations Management, and Marketing (quantitative students).
The class is tuition-free. There is no need to register for this class, and no official grades are recorded. The course covers topics in real analysis, linear algebra, optimization, and dynamics. Aside from providing mathematical tools, one of the primary aims of this course is to develop the level of mathematical sophistication necessary to conduct research in modern economics. The course will emphasize logical clarity and mathematical rigor, along with the ability to follow and construct mathematical proofs.
There will be
daily lectures, followed by problem sessions and daily problem sets.
Continue to check the Web
site for more information about the summer 2013 class.
Please note: In some circumstances students may be waived from attending Math Review due to their prior academic training. Waivers are granted by the PhD coordinator for each student’s program. Otherwise, attendance at Math Review is expected.