Learning outcomes of the course unit
In an ever increasing number of contexts it is advisable that a graduate in
economic disciplines is able to use quantitative measurements and tools.
The main objective of the course is to allow the student to "take
possession" of these tools in order to separate the structure of a problem
from the context so that he/she can understand and communicate as
effectively as possible what is needed to take informed and justified
Furthermore, at the end of the course, the student should:
- understand and properly treat the main models presented in the course;
- be able to solve practical problems;
- show good skills in making judgement;
- clearly communicate what he/she has learned.
First and second order equations and inequalities.
Course contents summary
Linear functions and models.
Linear systems and matrices. Economic applications.
Differential Calculus and economic applications.
Integrals. Economic applications.
Functions in several variables.
S. Waner, S.R. Costenoble, Strumenti quantitativi per la gestione aziendale, Apogeo, Milan, 2018.
Assessment methods and criteria
The knowledge and the skill in comprehension will be tested through three questions about elementary mathematics (1), a problem (2) and three theoretic questions (3).
The quality of learning, the skill in the applications of the concepts
and the independence of judgement will be verified through the economic problem (2). In order to solve such a problem, the student will individuate an opportune mathematical model, by obtaining the solution through the analytical tools presented in Course.
The use of an appropriate technical language will be checked through three open questions (3) about the theoretic subjects of the Course.
The teacher reserves the right to complete the exam with an oral test, if
The University will send to the students an email message to their
University email address with the result of the exam (through Essetre
system). The students can reject the result in a week, through an online
procedure, clearly described in the message.
The Syllabus, the detailed program and the previous exam tests are uploaded on Elly.