# Course Syllabus

## 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.

Conclusion:

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

See you in class!

• Completely Online
• Self-Paced
• Printable Lessons
• Full HD Video
• 6 Months to Complete
• Start Anytime
• PC & Mac Compatible
• Android & iOS Friendly
• Accredited CEUs

## 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.

## Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment: Getting Started 25 points
Lesson 1 Exam: Introduction to Course on Business Math 160 points
Lesson 2 Assignment: Decimal Practice 20 points
Lesson 2 Exam: Decimal System 140 points
Lesson 3 Assignment: Practicing Percents 35 points
Lesson 3 Exam: Fractions, Decimals,Percents 130 points
Lesson 4 Assignment : Percents and More 35 points
Lesson 4 Exam: More Percents, Ratios, Exponents 150 points
Lesson 5 Exam: Personal Finance 140 points
Lesson 6 Assignment: Retail Math 40 points
Lesson 6 Exam: Math in Retail and Sales 130 points
Lesson 7 Assignment: Invoices 50 points