Online Class: Business Math 101

This course takes you through an overview of the wonderful world of business mathematics that includes fractions, percents, ratios, balancing a checkbook, decimals, calculating interest, investment earnings, and so much more.

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Course Description

This course takes you through an overview of the wonderful world of business mathematics.  The course is designed for a person of any age and anywhere in the world.   All that is required of the learner are a computer, a connection to the internet, a calculator or spreadsheet, skills to use these tools, and a willingness to learn.


First we begin with a comprehensive review of the decimal system and basic calculations.  Next are fractions, percent, and ratios.  Then we move on to exponents and square roots.


In the lesson that follows, the learner sets a personal budget and reviews personal finances, including thrift buying, and calculating interest on a loan. 

Then there is a discussion of conservation of energy used in the home.  Later we are encouraged to budget our personal time and energy as well as money. 


The trip then takes you into the business world of purchases and sales, then bookkeeping, with a thorough explanation of debits and credits, petty cash, and an overview of financial statements.


In the following lessons, we take a look at graphs, measurements and statistics.

(Is mode the same as average?)  After that we find ourselves in the business office for office etiquette, netiquette, and telephone etiquette.  Also the science of

Ergonomics is discussed.


We finally arrive near the end of the course when we emphasize lifelong learning, goal setting plus good health habits for a balanced life.


From the beginning, the advanced learner is encouraged to click on web references and search for more information via the internet.  And everyone is encouraged to "surf" and "google" the world wide web often for more fun.


The course material includes plenty of examples and exercises for practice, interesting anecdotes about the character, history and origins of our math system from many parts of the world.


Math can be fun!  However, calculations do require practice, and then more practice to be easier, more proficient  and more fun.  Enjoy the course!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.2 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(1,998 votes)

Lesson 1: Introduction to Course on Business Math

This first lesson explains what you can expect from this course, how it is set up, and thoughts on how business math skills may be used. 185 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Famous Quote; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment: Getting Started
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam: Introduction to Course on Business Math

Lesson 2: Decimal System

Lesson two looks at the decimal system. This lesson covers adding, subtracting, and multiplying using the decimal system. 160 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment: Decimal Practice
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam: Decimal System

Lesson 3: Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

This lesson covers fractions, decimals, and percents. Explanations are given on performing the basic calculations of them. 165 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment: Practicing Percents
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam: Fractions, Decimals,Percents

Lesson 4: More Percents, Ratios, and Exponents

This lesson explains percent, ratios, and exponents. The lesson includes explanations and sample problems. 185 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment : Percents and More
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam: More Percents, Ratios, Exponents

Lesson 5: Personal Finance

This lesson covers personal finance and goes over the areas of getting paid for working, banking, budgeting, and more. 140 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Business Math Experience
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam: Personal Finance

Lesson 6: Math in Retail and Sales

This lesson explains business math as it relates to retail and sales. You will learn the basics of inventory, sales markups and markdowns, and calculating sales tax. 170 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment: Retail Math
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam: Math in Retail and Sales

Lesson 7: Purchasing in Business Transactions

This lesson focuses on business transactions, such as purchase orders and invoices. 210 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment: Invoices
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam: Purchasing in Business Transactions

Lesson 8: Bookkeeping

This lesson covers all the basics of bookkeeping, including terminology, journals and ledgers, petty cash, and financial reports. 120 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam: Bookkeeping

Lesson 9: Graphs and Charts

This lesson explains the use of graphs and charts, the different types, and how to read them. 165 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment: Understanding Graphs
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam: Graphs and Charts

Lesson 10: Statistics, Measurements and Scale

This lesson focuses on statistics, measurement, and scale. It explains such things as mode, averages, trends, and statistics. 180 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Business Math Plans
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment: Statistics and Measurement
  • Assessment: Lesson10 Exam: Statistics, Measurements and Scale

Lesson 11: Office Practice

This lesson looks at and explains some of the ins and outs of office practices. Some of the topics covered include ergonomics, outsourcing, payroll, and office etiquette. 160 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam: Office Practice

Lesson 12: Balance in Life

This lesson looks at ways to create a balanced life. Areas looked at include setting goals, healthy living, ergonomics, and being a life long learner. 240 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Let us know what you think of this course; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment: Learning About Yourself
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam: Balance in Life
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Solve problems using the decimal system.
  • Solve fractions, decimals and percent problems.
  • Solve problems using ratios and exponents.
  • Solve problems relating to personal finance.
  • Demonstrate math skills used in retail and sales.
  • Demonstrate mathematical processes involved in bookkeeping.
  • Describe solutions for statistics, measurements, and scale problems.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Business Math 101
Course Number: 7550318
Lessons Rating: 4.2 / 5 Stars (1,998 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: March 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 1.2 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $105.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "I thought it was cognizant of the instructor to assume office etiquette or social conducts in the business environment, and a balance in life as being relevant to business math." -- Shirley a. A.
  • "I really enjoyed this course. This class has really helped me have better focus and perspective as a student and educator. The experience of the instructor is obvious, and the content is very informative. It has encouraged me to further incorporate business math into what I do." -- Kelly D.
  • "Very informative and an excellent refresher." -- Rowan P.
  • "Thank you instructor. I had a great experience." -- Jose G.
  • "I am happy with the course and the Instructor." -- KimKhanh V.
  • "All lessons are helpful." -- KimKhanh V.
  • "I was taking this course to help me pass tests in some buisness courses that I was taking. As I was really bad at math when I was in school 30 years ago this course helped me a great deal. " -- Charles D.

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