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Re: Absence of math courses
If you are from Africa and your BS isn't called "mathematics and economics" but just economics, then your training is unlikely to be mathematically rigorous - except perhaps you have an econ master or have taken master level courses from places like ASE or the ENSAEs in the French-speaking parts.
Originally Posted by FourthWorld
If your Europe econ master program is QEM or anything decent in Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands etc, you may struggle in the econ sequence, but if you're push hard enough, you will eventually succeed. Hopefully you will maintain top grades in all of these.
This forum prohibits people from posting links and stuff. Nonetheless, there is this online program called mathematics prep for econ PhD. It covers all the relevant math for an econ PhD and some more. This program is for outstanding econ students who have limited formal math and need to improve math skills and get transcripts for grades in the math courses to support PhD application.
The program is organized by me with support from real math faculty who teach these math courses. It's aimed at African students who're planning to do an econ or finance PhD down the road; however, from time to time, we let others who're interested to attend for free. If you can find it online, that will benefit you a lot if you're interested. Unfortunately links can't be posted here as per forum rules.
Over a period of 9 months, students complete at least 7 courses from
1. Real Analysis
2. Multivariate calculus
3. Differential equations
4. Linear algebra
5. Stochastic calculus
6. Dynamic optimization
7. Measure-theoretic probability
8. Mathematical statistics
9. Network theory
10. Functional analysis
11. Measure theory
If you're interested, search hard for the program. Hopefully you'll find it.
Self-study, as the previous responder mentioned, is another gainful activity that you can embark upon.
Good luck with your Euro master. A Euro master can be pretty nice and make up for weaknesses. I did the QEM myself many years ago. If that's the euro program you will be going for your master, then it's a good program. If I remember well, that program has placed students in Michigan, Harvard, Chicago, etc, and other euro places. If it's TSE you're going to, that's even better.