International Business Studies FT
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level of course unit

first cycle, Bachelor

Learning outcomes of course unit

Students will:
master the fundamentals of mathematics at matura level;
be able to apply mathematical methods of differential calculus to economic issues.

prerequisites and co-requisites

not specified

course contents

This course aims to combine students’ knowledge by introducing the fundamentals of mathematics and building on these with mathematical methods that can be applied to economic issues. The methods in question will be taken from the following areas: fundamentals of mathematics, functions, differential calculus, functions of several independent variables, and integral calculus. This course takes into account that mathematics is a tool for economists and not an end in itself.

recommended or required reading

Pfeifer, A.: Praktische Finanzmathematik, 5. überarb. Aufl. Frankfurt am Main, 2009.
Salomon, E., u. W. Poguntke: Wirtschaftsmathematik. 2. Aufl., Köln, 2001.
Schwarze, J.: Elementare Grundlagen der Mathematik für Wirt-schaftswissenschaftler. 8. überarb. Aufl., Herne, 2011.
Tietze, J.: Übungsbuch zur Finanzmathematik. 7. überarb. Aufl., Braunschweig, Wiesbaden, 2011.
Tietze, J.: Einführung in die Finanzmathematik. 9. überar. Aufl., Braunschweig, Wiesbaden, 2009.

assessment methods and criteria

Written exam and/or scientific paper and/or presentation

language of instruction


number of ECTS credits allocated


course-hours-per-week (chw)


planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lecture, group work, presentation and task discussion

semester/trimester when the course unit is delivered


name of lecturer(s)

Stephanie Herold

year of study

1st year

recommended optional program components

not specified

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type of course unit


mode of delivery

In-class course

work placement(s)

not applicable