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Mathematics - Elective


This course belongs to the portfolio of electives, and applies to students in the programme Bachelor of Business Analytics only. 

The language of mathematics is extensively used to analyse problems in business, economics and finance, and mathematical models, theories, and methods are extensively used to solve problems. The mathematical requirements of students in Business Analytics go beyond the material usually taught in other undergraduate courses, and this elective course will teach the student more advanced mathematical models, theories, and methods. In particular, it will introduce the students to modelling mathematical problems in Python, and teach hands-on skills. Topics include linear algebra and matrix methods, complex numbers, optimisation in several real variables, differential and difference equations, and optimal control theory.

Course content

  • Linear algebra and matrix methods
  • Complex numbers
  • Optimization in several real variables
  • Differential and difference equations
  • Optimal control theory


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