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Online Class: Business Math 101

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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!

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Course Lessons

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  • 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.
  • Lesson 2: Decimal System

    Lesson two looks at the decimal system. This lesson covers adding, subtracting, and multiplying using the 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.
  • Lesson 4: More Percents, Ratios, and Exponents

    This lesson explains percent, ratios, and exponents. The lesson includes explanations and sample problems.
  • Lesson 5: Personal Finance

    This lesson covers personal finance and goes over the areas of getting paid for working, banking, budgeting, and more.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 7: Purchasing in Business Transactions

    This lesson focuses on business transactions, such as purchase orders and invoices.
  • Lesson 8: Bookkeeping

    This lesson covers all the basics of bookkeeping, including terminology, journals and ledgers, petty cash, and financial reports.
  • Lesson 9: Graphs and Charts

    This lesson explains the use of graphs and charts, the different types, and how to read them.
  • Lesson 10: Statistics, Measurements and Scale

    This lesson focuses on statistics, measurement, and scale. It explains such things as mode, averages, trends, and statistics.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Course Title: Business Math 101
Course Number: 7550318
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: College Level
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
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

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, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
Lesson 1 Assignment: Getting StartedAssignment25
Lesson 1 Exam: Introduction to Course on Business MathExam160
Lesson 2 Assignment: Decimal PracticeAssignment20
Lesson 2 Exam: Decimal SystemExam140
Lesson 3 Assignment: Practicing PercentsAssignment35
Lesson 3 Exam: Fractions, Decimals,PercentsExam130
Lesson 4 Assignment : Percents and MoreAssignment35
Lesson 4 Exam: More Percents, Ratios, ExponentsExam150
Lesson 5 Assignment: Creating a BudgetAssignment40
Lesson 5 Exam: Personal FinanceExam140
Lesson 6 Assignment: Retail MathAssignment40
Lesson 6 Exam: Math in Retail and SalesExam130
Lesson 7 Assignment: InvoicesAssignment50
Lesson 7 Exam: Purchasing in Business TransactionsExam160
Lesson 8 Assignment: Bookkeeping ExplainedAssignment20
Lesson 8 Exam: BookkeepingExam120
Lesson 9 Assignment: Understanding GraphsAssignment35
Lesson 9 Exam: Graphs and ChartsExam130
Lesson 10 Assignment: Statistics and MeasurementAssignment30
Lesson10 Exam: Statistics, Measurements and ScaleExam150
Lesson 11 Assignment: Office EtiquetteAssignment20
Lesson 11 Exam: Office PracticeExam160
Lesson 12 Assignment: Learning About YourselfAssignment40
Lesson 12 Exam: Balance in LifeExam150
The Final ExamExam50
Total Points:2160

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Student Testimonials

  • "All lessons are helpful....I am happy with the course and the Instructor." -- 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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