Business Mathematics

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Finance
Course Code
FINC 1231
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course will provide an understanding of time value of money and its applications. Relevant mathematical concepts will be used to solve business problems. After a basic review of underlying mathematical and algebraic methodology, the course covers the mathematics of merchandising, linear break-even analysis, simple and compound interest, annuities, amortization, sinking funds, bonds and investment decisions.
Course Content
  1. Pertinent mathematics and algebra review: ratios, proportions, percent, fractions, exponents, problem-solving logic, logarithms and weighted average.
  2. Application of linear functions to a variety of business problems, including percent change, payroll and return on investment, discounts, mark-up, mark-down.
  3. Cost Volume Profit Analysis: linear break-even by quantity, dollar amount, percent of capacity.
  4. Simple interest:  time value of money, equivalent values, promissory notes, T-bills, commercial paper, demand loans.
  5. Compound interest:  present, future and equivalent values, equivalent and effective interest rates, using differing compounding and payment periods, bond valuations.
  6. Annuities:  annuities, loan amortization, mortgages, sinking fund provisions, perpetuities.
  7. Business investment decisions using net present value and internal rate of return.
Methods Of Instruction

Material will be presented within an interactive lecture and seminar format.

Means of Assessment
Term Exams (2-4)       40-60%
Final Exam 30-40%
Assignments 5-20%
Participation 0-5%
Total 100%

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. demonstrate mathematical and algebraic skills and use of logic to solve business-related problems;
  2. solve mathematics of merchandising problems, including cash and trade discounts, mark-up and mark-down;
  3. demonstrate competence in solving financial problems involving the calculation of simple and compound interest, annuities, investment and management decisions; and 
  4. solve basic linear problems in two variables and determine break-even positions in business.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

1. Hummelbrunner, Halliday, Coombs, Contemporary Business Mathematics, latest Canadian Edition, Pearson Education

or Jerome, Ernest F. Business Mathematics in Canada, latest edition, McGraw Hill

or alternate textbook approved by the Department.

2. Calculator: Texas Instruments BA II Plus OR as approved by the Department.
 

Requisites

Prerequisites

Pre-Calculus 11 (C or higher) or Foundations of Math 11 (C or higher) or MATU 0410  (C or higher) or an approved substitute,

OR currrently active in the PDD in Financial Analysis, PDD International Business Management, PDD Financial Planning, PBD International Supply Chain Management, PBD Accounting and Finance, or PBD Finance.

Corequisites

Nil

Equivalencies

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Acsenda School of Management (ASM) ASM MT 1100 (3) 2006/01/01 to 2010/08/31
Acsenda School of Management (ASM) ASM BADM 120 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) BCIT OPMT 1110 (4) 2009/01/01 to -
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO FIN 110 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BADM 102 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR OFAD 157 (1.5) 2020/01/01 to -
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU BUSI 110 (3) 2018/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU BUQU 1130 (3) 2017/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG MATH 1118 (3) or LANG MATH 1119 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2014/08/31
Langara College (LANG) LANG MATH 1119 (3) 2014/09/01 to -
North Island College (NIC) NIC BUS 132 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Okanagan College (OC) OC MATH 114 (3) 2016/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BUS 2XX (3) 2017/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MATH 110 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MATH 1XXX (3) 2016/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MATH 1100 (3) 2010/09/01 to 2016/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU MATH 101 (3) 2021/09/01 to -
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU MATH 101 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2013/12/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU MATH 1XX (3) 2014/01/01 to 2021/08/31
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) No credit 2006/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO MATH 1st (3) 2005/05/01 to 2006/08/31
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV BUS 162 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
Vancouver Community College (VCC) VCC HOSP 1810 (3) 2020/09/01 to 2023/04/30
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU FNCE 1st (3) 2016/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32993
Tue Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Hosseini Ghinani
Ahmad Reza
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
33
2
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
Anvil Office Tower
711
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33038
Fri
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Dong
Zaidong
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
33
2
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33098
Tue
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Yamamoto
Cleusa
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Anvil Office Tower
707
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33099
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Yamamoto
Cleusa
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33101
Mon Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Dy
Eugene
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
20
15
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
Anvil Office Tower
707
12:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33311
Mon Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Dy
Eugene
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
15
20
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
Anvil Office Tower
707
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33312
Tue Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Dy
Eugene
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
28
7
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
Anvil Office Tower
711
16:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34309
Wed Fri
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Zhang
Qiyu
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Fri
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34351
Tue Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Dy
Eugene
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
Anvil Office Tower
608
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34837
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Mrazik
Maria
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
36
-1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
18:30 - 21:20