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BOT102:  BUSINESS MATH


Course Description

Basic concepts of business mathematics with emphasis on problem solving. Covers arithmetic fundamentals, business applications, percentages, merchandising, accounting, and measuring business performance and success. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Eligible for Mathematics 402 and English 260.


Learning Outcomes

  • Solve business arithmetic operations with fractions to do business problems, and be able to select which math method needs to be used to do problems.
  • Use percentages, ratios, and proportions for business applications such as discounts, markups, and markdowns, and be able to differentiate which math methods should be used for different problems.
  • Use simple and compound interest to do business calculations such as value of money, maturity value, promissory notes, present value, and future value and be able to differentiate which math method should be used for different problems.
  • Use business statistics for central measurements, frequency distributions, graphs, and measure of dispersion and be able to select which math method should be used for different problems.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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