Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After this course the student knows the basic mathematics needed in the analyses of economic models. The student also understands the basic principles of building mathematical models of economic phenomena.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 19.04.2022 - 01.06.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Juuso Välimäki

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course covers multivariate calculus, basic mathematical optimization and elements of dynamical systems.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Examination, exercises and class contribution.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures, Exercises, Independent work. Total 160h.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Simon and Blume: Mathematics for Economists

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The number of students admitted to the course is restricted to 65. Priority is given to 1) students in BSc programme in Economics, (2) students in BSc programme in Science and Technology and students in BSc programme in Design.

    Teaching Period:
    2020-2021 Spring V
    2021-2022 Spring V

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.