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 Thursday, August 27, and runs through Tuesday, September 22, 2015.
Lecture will be from 9:00am - 12:00pm, except Wednesdays. Problem Sessions will be from 1:00 - 2:00pm, except Wednesdays; on Wednesdays, there will be Problem Sessions from 9:00am - 12:00pm as well as 1:00 - 2:00pm.

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.  Professor Wojciech Olszewski from the Economics Dept. will be the instructor for summer 2015.  Additional information about Math Review will be provided over the summer.

Econometrics Review

There is another math preparation session for econometrics. For 2015, the Econometrics Review begins Monday, August 31, and continues through Friday, September 18, and it will start at 3:00 or 3:30pm. In the past, the sessions have been offered from 3:00-4:00pm, five days per week, in room 3245, Jacobs Center.  It’s taught by an economics graduate student.  Here is a copy of the topics covered from summer 2013. The topics for summer 2015 will follow this syllabus; however, additional information about the Econometrics Review will be provided by the Economics Department in the summer