Refresher Course in Mathematics and Statistics

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11 - 15 September 2023

For the students who have been accepted in the MSc in Finance, we organise, jointly with the MSc in Applied Economics, a refresher course in basic math and basic statistics that prepares for the first semester. 

The course is highly recommended and is free of charge.

Prior registration is required by sending an email to the following address: mscf@unine.ch. The deadline for registration is 31 August 2023.

Useful information

  • Instructor: Dr Siwar Khelifa
  • Syllabus
  • Room: R.113, A.-L. Breguet 2 (no. 27 on the map)
  • In-person, the course is not recorded

Daily schedule

09h15-10h00   Lecture and discussion exercises
10h15-11h00   Lecture and discussion exercises
11h15-12h00   Lecture and discussion exercises


13h15-14h00   Lecture and discussion exercices

Preparing for a smooth start

  • DataCamp

    We use DataCamp for our courses and quantitative bootcamps in the Master in Finance and the Master in Finance pre-programme. DataCamp supports education around the world for free via the students learning with DataCamp initiative.

  • CFA Institute

    Do you want to review basic concepts in finance before starting your MScF? We recommend the following ressources that cover important prerequisites for the Master in Finance.

    Research Foundation publications

    Students can search for and freely download from a vast range of short, readable, practitioner-based research publications - from financial markets, economics, equity analysis and behavioural finance through to fintech and artificial intelligence. This is a great resource to supplement project or dissertation reading.

    Ethical Decision-Making

    This free online course helps students navigate ethical situations using the Ethical Decision-Making Framework. They are presented with real-world scenarios and case studies in an online platform that allows them to interact with their peers and study at their own pace (1.5 hours learning).

    CFA Institute Investment Foundations

    This program gives students considering careers in the investment industry a clear understanding of industry structure, job roles, investment instruments, inputs and tools. Suitable for undergraduates, this currently free certificate program is delivered entirely through a modern online learning platform accessible on most devices (80-100 hours learning).