Math Review (Mathematical Methods)
The Economics Department at Northwestern University offers a course during the late summer that provides incoming doctoral students with the essential mathematical tools needed for their doctoral studies.  The class prepares Kellogg PhD students for the ECON 410 (Microeconomics) sequence of classes.  The summer class is called Econ 401, Mathematical Methods, but is commonly referred to as “Math Review.”  The course covers topics in topology, real analysis, optimization, linear algebra and probability theory.

Math Review begins Monday, August 21, and runs through Friday, September 15, 2017.
Typically lectures will be held weekdays from 9:00am - 12:00pm, followed by a one-hour discussion session.

While any student can attend Math Review, the course is primarily for students in Accounting Information & Management, Finance, Managerial Economics & Strategy, Marketing (quantitative students), and Operations Management.  The class is tuition-free. There is no formal registration through Northwestern; however,
the expectation is that you attend all sessions and take the final exam. 

Please refer to the 2016
syllabus for more information.  Additional information for summer 2017, including exact times and locations, will be provided over the summer.

Econometrics Review

Econometrics review is an additional math preparation class required for econometrics. Econometrics Review begins Wednesday, August 30 and continues through Friday, September 15. It is held Monday through Friday, usually from 2:00 to 3:30 and taught by an economics graduate student. Here is a copy of the topics covered previously. The topics for summer 2017 should follow this syllabus; however, additional information about the Econometrics Review will be provided by the Economics Department in the summer