English translation of course syllabus

Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Mathematics for Economics at Master's Level, 7.5 credits

(Matematik för nationalekonomi på avancerad nivå, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Course code 1128NE
Subject area Economics
Main field of study Economics
Academic school School of Social Sciences
Disciplary domain Social sciences 100%
Grading scale AF
Education cycle Second-cycle (Master)
Progressive specialisation A1N (Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Language of instruction English
Valid from Autumn semester 2020


This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Social Sciences  at Södertörn University on 2020-01-23 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor of Science in Economics, and English B or the equivalent. Or Degree of Bachelor of Science in a social science, and English B, Mathematics C or equivalent qualifications

Learning outcomes

On completing the course, the student can:

  • Understand and apply mathematical concepts used in economics
  • Construct and interpret basic economic models using mathematical formalism
  • Use mathematical formalism to analyse economic problems
  • Analyse economic data using basic statistical concepts

Course content, modules and examinations

The course covers the following: algebra, linear and non-linear equation systems, function of one and several variables, exponential and logarithmic functions, first and second order differentiation, partial differentiation, constrained and unconstrained optimisation, basic statistical concepts, basic probability theory, ordinary least square estimators.

1001, Mathematics for Economics at Master Level, 7.5 credits

(Matematik för nationalekonomi på avancerad nivå, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Course design

The course consists of lectures and seminars.

Examination format

Written examination

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module

If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.