APPLIES TO ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016

FORK 1003 Preparatory course for MSc in Business


Responsible for the course
Jon H Fiva, Erling Røed Larsen

Department
Department of Economics

Term
According to study plan

ECTS Credits
0

Language of instruction
English

Introduction
The students are given a brief overview over key topics in micro, macro, and econometrics. This overview is meant to assist the students in the transfer from Bachelor-level to Master-level.

Learning outcome
BI Norwegian Business School wants to ensure that all students who want to take the Master’s part of the Programme in Business and Economics have previous knowledge at the same level in mathematics, economics and method.
Consequently, this intensive preparatory course that covers topics in the set of courses including mathematics, economics and econometrics is recommended for students who have not documented this knowledge in their bachelor’s degree.

Prerequisites

All courses in the Masters programme will assume that students have fulfilled the admission requirements for the programme. In addition, courses in second, third and/or fourth semester can have spesific prerequisites and will assume that students have followed normal study progression. For double degree and exchange students, please note that equivalent courses are accepted.

Compulsory reading
Books:
Pindyck, Robert S., Daniel L. Rubinfeld. 2012. Microeconomics. 8th ed. Pearson
Simon, Carl P. and Lawrence Blume. 1994. Mathematics for economists. International student ed. Norton
Stock, James H., Mark W. Watson. 2014. Introduction to econometrics. Updated 3rd ed., Global ed. Pearson. Kapittel 1, 6, 7, 12


Book extract:
Gärtner, Manfred. 2013. Macroeconomics. 4th ed. Pearson. Chapter 9 and 14

Recommended reading

Course outline
The main four topics are:


During the course students will be presented with assignments and exercises.

Computer-based tools
Not applicable

Learning process and workload
Linear algebra (9 hours)
Econometrics (12 hours)
Issues in microeconomics (12 hours)
Issues in macroeconomics (12 hours)



Examination



Form of assessmentWeightGroup size
Not applicable


Examination code(s)
Not applicable

Examination support materials


Re-sit examination
Not applicable

Additional information
Honour Code
Academic honesty and trust are important to all of us as individuals, and represent values that are encouraged and promoted by the honor code system. This is a most significant university tradition. Students are responsible for familiarizing themselves with the ideals of the honour code system, to which the faculty are also deeply committed.

Any violation of the honor code will be dealt with in accordance with BI’s procedures for cheating. These issues are a serious matter to everyone associated with the programs at BI and are at the heart of the honor code and academy integrity. If you have any questions about your responsibilities under the honor code, please ask.