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Mathematics for Business Analytics


This is a basic course in mathematics. The course is a compulsory part of the Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics. The course will be taught during the first year over two semesters. It consists of an introductory part in the autumn semester, and an advanced part in the autumn and spring semester.

Please note!

Due to the Corona situation, BI Norwegian Business School has decided that the exam in this course will be changed in the autumns of 2021. The course this autumn is evaluated with a home exam which counts 100%. This will be assessed as pass / fail. No one will get a letter grade.

All re-sit students who have registered for the exam in this course in autumn 2021 will be registered for this new course and exam code. 

Re-sit students who prefer to re-sit for the original exam codes, will be able to do so in the spring of 2022, provided the Corona situation is under control. 

Course content

  • Elementary algebra
  • Mathematics of finance and series
  • Functions and graphs
  • Exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Derivation with applications
  • Integration with applications
  • Linear algebra and matrix algebra
  • Functions of several variables
  • Optimization in several variables


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