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 22, and runs through Friday, September 16, 2016.
Lectures will be from 9:00am - 12:00pm, except Wednesdays. Discussion sessions will be from 1:00 - 2:00pm, except Wednesdays; on Wednesdays, there will be discussion sessions from 9:00am - 12:00pm as well as 1:00 - 2:00pm. All lectures and discussion sessions meet in room 3245 Jacobs Center/Kellogg building.

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
syllabus for more information.  Natalya Naumenko from the Economics Dept. will be the instructor for summer 2016.  Additional information about Math Review will be provided over the summer.

Econometrics Review

There is another math preparation session for econometrics. Econometrics Review begins Wednesday, August 31 and continues through Friday, September 16. It will be held from 2:00pm - 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, in room 3245, Jacobs Center. It’s taught by an economics graduate student. Here is a copy of the topics covered previously. The topics for summer 2016 should follow this syllabus; however, additional information about the Econometrics Review will be provided by the Economics Department in the summer