Courses Bachelor Display 2020-2021

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Course title Orientation
Course code EBS1008
ECTS credits 4,0
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
1 31-8-2020 16-10-2020 C
2 26-10-2020 11-12-2020 C
4 1-2-2021 26-3-2021 C
5 12-4-2021 28-5-2021 C
6 14-6-2021 25-6-2021 C
Level Introductory
Coordinator Hans de Graaff
For more information: h.degraaff@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
In this course students will get a basic overview of the main problems, techniques and tools that they will encounter during the Bachelor Programme Econometrics & Operations Research. Students will learn various concepts and applications for practical problem solving, work with actual data, and get to know important software packages, especially for operations research and statistical analysis.
Description
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) USED IN THIS COURSE IS WITH RESERVATION. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED HERE IS BASED ON THE COURSE SETUP PRIOR TO THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS. AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE CRISIS, COURSE COORDINATORS MAY BE FORCED TO CHANGE THE TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT METHODS USED. THE MOST UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TEACHING/ASSESSMENT METHOD(S) WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE COURSE SYLLABUS.

This course will be taught in every period except the 3rd. In each period the course covers one particular subfield of the study programme: operations research in period 1, mathematical economics in period 2, econometrics in period 4, and actuarial sciences in period 5. In period 6, a skills period, you will be introduced to a computer algebra tool.
During lectures, tutorials and computer sessions students will get to know the basic concepts of each subfield, as well as a preview of the mathematical and statistical toolbox of social sciences, business management, economics and actuarial science.
Literature
Readers and manuals.
Prerequisites
Ordinary algebra and calculus, set theory, basic probability theory.
Teaching methods PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods Participation / Assignment
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
Bachelor Econometrics and Operations Research Year 1 Compulsory Skill(s)