Tip for the requirements in mathematics
You do not have to be a math ace in order to study economics. Mathematical models, however, are applied in many fields, for example, market research, economic decision theory or economic theory. Prospective students should, therefore, have interest and a certain basic understanding of mathematical problems and should preferably be able to,
- work independently, that is, that given complex problems should be structured in such a way that a problem-solving approach and a mathematical model would be found
- to solve equations with variables in any form
- to derive functions and
- to solve basic optimization problems.
While some universities offer special pre-courses for mathematics before the start of studies, in which the basics of school mathematics are refreshed, at the Viadrina we repeat this content within the framework of the corresponding mathematics module. The responsible lecturers will teach you the mathematical knowledge required for the studies within one semester.