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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MA 143 Business Math

This course will provide an introduction to the mathematics necessary for a business student to pursue quantitatively oriented business courses including accounting, economics, marketing, finance and operations research. In addition this course will prepare a student for a business orientated calculus course. Topics will include: algebraic concepts, linear, quadratic, polynomial and rational functions; logarithm and exponential functions; limits and continuity and differentiation. Some of the specific applications include: fitting of curves, interest rate calculations, present and future values of annuities and marginal analysis.

This course will also require students to take the accompanying Excel lab, where business applications will be reinforced using MS Excel exercises. Students will complete Excel related exercises applying the course concepts. Weekly exercises and projects will be outlined in a lab book which is included in the course requirements.

Prerequisite: MA 100  or placement exam.