2023-2024 / MATH2017-1

Mathematics (part 1)


23h Th, 8h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in law (120 ECTS) (Econonomic and social law, minor in management)3 crédits 
 Master in human resources management (120 ECTS) (Management)3 crédits 
 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)3 crédits 


Jérôme De Boeck

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

  • Elementary functions : polynomials, logarithms, exponentials;
  • Calculus (one variable) : concepts of limit,  continuity, derivative;
  • Financial Mathematics : Simple interest, compound interest, annuities and sinking funds, loans.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

According to the ILO's (prerequisite of the program), the student will globally learn to use mathematical tools to solve management problems. Particularly, the main objectives are: - learning of rigor in mathematics; - applying mathematics in management; - solving concrete problems; - using and applying mathematical models.
The target competences are: - analyzing scientifically situations, - solving problems, - modelizing, - arguing, - communicating.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Elementary algebra : fractions, powers, operations priority, proper use of parentheses; first and second degree functions and their graphs.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Each notion of the contents is illustrated by exercises. 

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

  • Face-to-face lectures.
  • Practice sessions.
  • Possibility to attend "questions-and-answers" sessions weekly.

Recommended or required readings

Lecture notes, slides and exercices are available via Lol@.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Written exam including a theoretical part without any course notes and a practical part with course notes.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course is taught in French.


Instructor :
Jérôme De Boeck,
HEC Liège,
Rue Louvrex 14,
4000 Liège.
(Bât. N1, bureau 301),
courriel: jerome.deboeck@uliege.be

Assistant :
Sabine Maron,
HEC Liège,
Rue Louvrex 14,
4000 Liège.
(Building N1, room 306),
Phone: +32 4 232 73 01 ;
Email: sabine.maron@uliege.be

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