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
Campus
Online

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%
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

Requisite for

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 BADM 120 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Acsenda School of Management (ASM) ASM MT 1100 (3) 2006/01/01 to 2010/08/31
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 1119 (3) 2014/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG MATH 1118 (3) or LANG MATH 1119 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2014/08/31
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) 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 1100 (3) 2010/09/01 to 2016/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU MATH 1XXX (3) 2016/09/01 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 -
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 Island University (VIU) VIU FNCE 1st (3) 2016/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
12952
Tue
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
TBA
(Faculty)
Waitlist
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
34
34
0
2
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
18:30 - 21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13047
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Lu
Anderson
Waitlist
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
13
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
16:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13048
Mon Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Boone
Byron
Full
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
16:30 - 18:22
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13114
Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
TBA
(Faculty)
Waitlist
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
4
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
18:30 - 21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
13342
Mon Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Hosseini Ghinani
Ahmad Reza
Waitlist
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line tests/exams. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
14
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
14:30 - 16:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
14122
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Hutt
Cameron
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
26
9
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
12:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
14495
Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Boone
Byron
Waitlist
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
34
34
0
10
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
8:30 - 11:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
14827
Tue Thu
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Hutt
Cameron
Open
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
20
15
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
16111
Wed
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Lu
Anderson
Waitlist
Online
This course will include synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
13
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
18:30 - 21:20