Preparation in mathematics

At Erasmus School of Economics we find that skills in and knowledge of mathematics are a basic requirement for successful completion of our study programmes.

During your first year at Erasmus School of Economics you will notice that a firm basis in mathematics is of great importance. Mathematics is the language our professors speak in any of our bachelor programmes, in order to teach you about Economics or Econometrics.

Mathematical skills and knowledge

Once you have received an offer from us to study in one of the international bachelor programmes, it means that we are convinced that you are a suitable candidate for the programme you applied for. Nevertheless, on this website we offer additional information on which mathematical skills and knowledge are crucial for succeeding in each bachelor programme. A lack of preparation or required skill in the area of mathematics can be a source of many study difficulties.

For those students who, after revising the material on this website, are unsure about their current level of mathematics we offer an online summer course.

Preparation for the IBEB programme

When you are interested in additional literature which could prepare you for your studies, our mathematics professor recommends you to have a look at this document (pdf).

Preparation for the Econometrics or BSc2 programme

When you are interested in additional literature which could prepare you for your studies, our mathematics professor recommends you "Basisboek Wiskunde" by Jan van de Craats. In English, the name of the book is 'All You Need In Maths'.

How to apply for the online summer course

The voluntary summer courses is divided in two categories; Economics and Econometrics.

  • The Economics category is applicable to students who apply for International Bachelor Economics and Business economics.
  • The Econometrics category is applicable to students who apply for the International Bachelor Econometrics and Operations research or the Double Degree programme Econometrics/Economics.

In both courses, the questions and their level match are the skills you need, in order to make a successful start in your study programme.

Registration

Registering for either voluntary summer courses is possible as of 1 June 2019 until 31 July 2019
When you are determined that you wish to invest time in the summer course, please contact us on wiskundecursus@ese.eur.nl.

Please note that the summer course is only available until Sunday 11 August 2019.