LUBS1275 Mathematics and Statistics for Economics and Business 1A

10 creditsClass Size: 400

Email: T.Gwiazdowski@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

GCSE Maths Grade A or 7

This module is mutually exclusive with

 LUBS1525 Analytical Methods LUBS1630 Introductory Statistics for Business MATH0111 Elementary Diff Calculus 1 MATH0365 Foundation Probability and Statistics MATH1050 Calculus and Mathematical Analysis MATH1400 Modelling with Differential Equations MATH1710 Probability and Statistics I

Module replaces

LUBS1260 Mathematics for Economics and Business 1 (in full)LUBS1270 Statistics for Economics and Business 1 (in part)LUBS1280 Mathematical Economics (in part)

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This modules in an introduction to mathematics and statistical tools that are required to understand economics and business. It is intended to provide both an introduction to these tools for students with a less quantitative background and a refresher for those looking to enhance their existing understanding of fundamental mathematical methods.PLEASE NOTE: This module is NOT available to any students on single or joint honours programmes in Mathematics.

Objectives

This module aims to provide students with an introduction to core skills in the areas of mathematics and statistics that are fundamental to other taught topics undertaken as part of Leeds University Business School (LUBS) courses. It introduces the basic mathematical and statistical tools that are pre-requisites for understanding economics and business.

Learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- understand the fundamental techniques of mathematics and statistics associated with economics and business
- use and apply the techniques to economics and business examples

Skills outcomes
Upon completion of this module students will be able to :
Transferable:
- begin to apply logic to solve problems

Subject specific:
- begin to utilise mathematics and statistics as tools to solve problems in economics and business

Syllabus

Indicative content:
Algebra and functions;
One Variable Calculus;
Logarithms and exponentials;
Inequality and limits;
Introduction to probability; and
Data and descriptive statistics.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

 Delivery type Number Length hours Student hours Lecture 21 1.00 21.00 Seminar 5 1.00 5.00 Private study hours 74.00 Total Contact hours 26.00 Total hours (100hr per 10 credits) 100.00

Private study

This could include a variety of activities, such as reading, watching videos, question practice and exam preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Your teaching methods could include a variety of delivery models, such as face-to-face teaching, live webinars, discussion boards and other interactive activities. There will be opportunities for formative feedback throughout the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Exams
 Exam type Exam duration % of formal assessment Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc) 2 hr 100.00 Total percentage (Assessment Exams) 100.00

The resit for this module will be 100% by 2 hour examination.