Programming in Economics and Management

LINGE1225  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Programming in Economics and Management
4.0 credits
22.5 h + 22.5 h

Main themes

This course has the following objectives:

  •  Mastering the basic concepts of object-oriented programming languages.
  • Introduction to the Java programming language.
  • Solving practical problems by programming.

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  •  Write a program in Java.
  • Analyze a problem and find a solution through programming.
  • Undertake a small project in Java.


The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

  • Contents of the course: Fudamentals of programming in Java. In particular, basic concepts of programming languages, used in object-oriented programming, illustrated on the Java language (objects, variables, expressions, control structures, data types (arrays, lists, etc), methods, etc). The focus will be on the construction of programs based on practical problems to be solved.
  • Contents of the practical sessions: Practical sessions (tutorials and exercises, two hours each week), based on the theoretical content, will be organized all along the period. During these sessions, the students are asked to solve  exercises with Java, largely inspired by the book by Lewis & Loftus. We will also provide online Java exercices (Inginious).
  • Practical organization: These exercises are supervised by assistants. Students should have read before the corresponding material in order to solve the problems.
Teaching methods

Lectures, practice in computer rooms and online exercices.

Evaluation methods

Evaluation: A written exam will take place during the review session. Note that this review will focus on solving practical programming in Java (writing methods and classes). We are not asking that the student knows by heart the syntax of Java: the review will be open book, the student will therefore be allowed to use hiis Java book (among a list provided by the Professor) during the examination.

Online resources

The different resources are available on Moodle.

Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Minor in Statistics, Actuarial Sciences and Data Sciences

Bachelor : Business Engineering