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

The Essence of Business Mathematics: A Comprehensive Guide

In the digital age, with commerce expanding beyond borders and economies becoming more intertwined, the importance of understanding business mathematics has never been greater. Regardless of age or location, understanding the mathematical framework that drives businesses can give you a competitive edge in today's dynamic world. Welcome to our in-depth course that demystifies the vast realm of business mathematics.

Course Prerequisites: For a seamless learning experience, all you need is:

  • A computer and internet connectivity.
  • Basic proficiency in using a calculator or spreadsheet.
  • An insatiable curiosity and the drive to enhance your mathematical skills.

A Deep Dive into the Mathematical Universe:

We initiate our journey with the foundational decimal system, unraveling its intricacies. Delving further, we explore the fascinating domains of fractions, percentages, and ratios. As we advance, concepts like exponents and square roots will be simplified, turning seemingly complex equations into easily comprehensible topics.

Financial literacy is crucial in modern times. Hence, our next segment dives into personal finance. Understand the art of budgeting, the nuances of thrift buying, and the calculations behind interest on loans. As the global energy crisis looms, we touch upon the critical topic of energy conservation within households. The course also emphasizes time management, ensuring you allocate your resources, be it time, energy, or finances, effectively.

Transitioning into the corporate domain, we delve into real-world applications. Understand the mathematical backbone behind purchases and sales. Grasp the intricacies of bookkeeping, including a clear demystification of debits, credits, and the nuances of financial statements.

According to a recent study, about 65% of businesses rely heavily on visual data representations. Thus, our module on graphs and measurements is invaluable, providing clear insights into data interpretation. As we address common misconceptions, such as differentiating between 'mode' and 'average', you'll find yourself becoming a more informed decision-maker.

Today's office environment demands more than just technical knowledge. Hence, our lessons extend to office etiquette, the do's and don'ts of online communication (netiquette), and effective telephone etiquette. Additionally, as workplaces evolve, understanding the science of ergonomics ensures you maintain optimal health in office settings.

As we approach the culmination of our course, the emphasis shifts to the holistic development of individuals. Recognizing the importance of lifelong learning, setting tangible goals, and maintaining good health habits ensures a balanced life, both professionally and personally.

Interactive Learning Experience:

Our digital age offers an ocean of information. We urge learners to harness this vast resource, encouraging explorations beyond our curriculum. Hyperlinked web references are scattered throughout the course, offering deeper dives into specific topics. The beauty of the internet lies in its vastness, so frequent forays into the web for supplemental knowledge are highly recommended.

To ensure knowledge retention and practical application, our course is replete with real-world examples and exercises. Moreover, the vibrant history behind mathematical systems is interwoven through our modules, offering fascinating anecdotes from cultures worldwide.


Mathematics, often perceived as daunting, is a delightful puzzle waiting to be solved with the right guidance. Like any skill, mastery in mathematics demands practice. With consistent effort, you'll find calculations becoming second nature, turning challenges into enjoyable exercises.

Join us on this enlightening journey, where numbers tell stories, and equations hold the secrets to business success. Dive into the captivating world of business mathematics and arm yourself with the tools to thrive in the modern commercial landscape.

Course Modules:

  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Business Math
  • Lesson 2-4: Foundations: Decimal System to Exponents
  • Lesson 5: Personal Finance & Resource Management
  • Lesson 6-8: Corporate Mathematics: From Retail to Bookkeeping
  • Lesson 9-10: Data Interpretation: Graphs to Statistics
  • Lesson 11: The Modern Office Landscape
  • Lesson 12: Crafting a Balanced Life

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  • 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:
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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. 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
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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 (2,000 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: January 2024
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: $120.00 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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