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Curso Cero en Matemáticas Aplicadas a las Ciencias Sociales 2022/2023

Presentation and objectives

The training in mathematics of students like you who go on to university varies depending on the type of baccalaureate you took, whether you studied in one Autonomous Community or another, or even in another country, and of course on your interest,
and effort dedicated to this discipline in the past years. This course aims to review those contents that are considered essential to successfully face the study of this subject in your Bachelor's degree and other subjects in which mathematics is an instrument for its understanding and/or application. These are contents that, as you can see in the course schedule, you will have studied at some point in greater or lesser depth or that in some cases, the lesser ones, may be completely new to you.

The course is developed in 5 sessions of 2 hours each, starting with an initial test in the first session with a propaedeutic purpose and a final test in the last one whose purpose is to evaluate the progress during the course by means of questions on the topics developed in class.
The purpose of the final test is to assess progress during the course by means of questions on the topics developed in class; passing this test means passing the course. The course is eminently practical, based on the resolution of exercises in class, although the theoretical contents necessary to understand the procedures and methods that are applied will be recalled/introduced.
understand the procedures and methods applied to solve the exercises.

If you think that the course can be useful to review or consolidate your mathematics or simply to "warm up", this course may be designed for you.

We hope you find it useful.


The courses are especially aimed at incoming students in:

  • Bachelor in Business Administration
  • Bachelor in Economics
  • Bachelor in Finance and Accounting 
  • Dual Bachelor in Law and Business Administration 
  • Dual Bachelor in Law and Economics
  • Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Business Administration 
  • Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Economics


The courses will be taught by lecturers from the University's Department of Economics.

Coordinator of the Department of Economics

  • Mr. Juan Pablo Rincón Zapatero


  • D. Josué A. Herrero González
  • D. Agustín Muñoz Nuñez

Place, date and time

The zero course is organised in two phases:

PHASE 1: Online sessions with asynchronous teaching.

In order to satisfactorily meet the objectives of each of the courses in their online phase, an average of 20-25 hours of work is required, depending on the student's previous training.

PHASE 2: Face-to-face sessions

The Zero Course in Mathematics applied to the Social Sciences has a total duration of 10 hours, organised as follows:

  • Days: 29, 30 and 31 August, 1 September.
  • Hours: 2.30 hours per day
  • Venue:  Campomanes Building, Classrooms: 10.2.1, 10.2.2, 10.2.3, 10.2.4
  • Timetable: 09:00 to 11:30 hours

The list of admitted students will be published on 28 July.


We will include in this section the materials provided by the course teachers.

Presentation of the course