September 4 - 21, 2018


The goal of the Mathematical Methods program is to review and develop the majority of the mathematics that will be used during the core courses of the PhD and MACRM programs.

All incoming Harris PhD and MACRM students are required to participate in the Mathematical Methods program. The treatment of topics will be semi-rigorous: in coursework, students will prove the simpler results but not the more advanced results. Students will not receive an official grade for this course but will take grade quizzes throughout the course.

Students should review the text Real and Convex Analysis before entering the program.  This text is the main reference for the course and be download for free from Springer.


PhD and MACRM students will be automatically registered for this program. Information regarding the course will be communicated to students during July.


The program meets weekdays from September 3 through 21, 2018.  Course work will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in Harris.

Additional orientation programming will also be offered during Mathematical Methods program to ensure that participants have a smooth transition into Harris.

Detailed schedule now available! Please note schedule is subject to changes and updates.

Please note the below program(s) require you to RSVP to attend:

9/5 - Spouse and Partner Lunch & Learn

9/8 - Chicago White Sox Game (tickets limited)

9/14 - Harris Team Challenge (limited spots)

9/22 - Engage Chicago Through Service