Syllabus
Business Math

Business Math

POFT-1321

Summer 2011
05/31/2011 - 07/30/2011

Course Information

Section 001
Lecture
W 5:30PM - 10:00PM
EVC8 8341.0
Phillip Jordan
pjordan@austincc.edu

Office Hours

  • T
    4:30 pm - 5:30
    SAC Rm 1209
  • W
    4:30 pm - 5:30
    EVC Room 8313

Course Requirements

Austin Community College

POFT 1321 Business Math

Course Syllabus

Instructor:           Phillip Jordan                                                                                    Office Location:  EVC Room 8313

Phone:                 (512) 223-1790 Ext. 22255                                    Office Hours:  4:30 – 5:30 p.m. or by appointment

                                                                                                                                                  E-mail:  pjordan@austincc.edu

Course Description:

In the business world, everyone—employees and managers alike—needs knowledge of and skill in business mathematics. While computers and calculators are used for many calculations, it is important to understand the concepts behind mechanical computations. The purpose of this business mathematics course is to increase your math knowledge and skill as it applies to many aspects of business and to help make you a more valuable player in the business arena.

Semester Credit Hours:    Three (3)

Textbook and Materials:

Textbook:  Contemporary Business Mathematics for Colleges, James E. Deitz and James L. Southam, 15thEdition, 0-324-59547-6

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Course Objectives:

  • To provide college students with reinforcement of mathematical computations.
  • Challenge the student to understand how to process and interpret information to arrive at logical conclusions to common business math applications.
  • Develop proficiency in the application to solve business math problems.
  • Understand the important role math plays in all facets of the business world.

Requirements for the Course:

  • Attend class at the scheduled time each week. (No excused absences unless prior approval is obtained from your instructor.) More than three (3) absences during the session may result in withdrawal from the class.
  • Read each chapter assigned.
  • Complete required assignments.

Grading

Your grade will be determined by a weighted average of the following:

Exercises                     30%

Unit Tests                   70%

*It is important that assignments be ready on the day assigned. NO LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Chapter assignments are designed to reinforce concepts and insure student success.

THERE WILL BE NO MAKE-UP OR REPEATS ON TESTS!

It is the student’s responsibility to drop this course if they feel they are not making satisfactory progress. Your instructor will not drop you. If you do not drop and do not meet the requirements of the course, you will be given an “F.”

GOOD LUCK THIS SEMESTER! 

Readings

Textbook only.

Course Subjects

 

Course Objectives:

  • To provide college students with reinforcement of mathematical computations.
  • Challenge the student to understand how to process and interpret information to arrive at logical conclusions to common business math applications.
  • Develop proficiency in the application to solve business math problems.
  • Understand the important role math plays in all facets of the business world.

Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives

 

Course Objectives:

  • To provide college students with reinforcement of mathematical computations.
  • Challenge the student to understand how to process and interpret information to arrive at logical conclusions to common business math applications.
  • Develop proficiency in the application to solve business math problems.
  • Understand the important role math plays in all facets of the business world.

Requirements for the Course:

  • Attend class at the scheduled time each week. (No excused absences unless prior approval is obtained from your instructor.) More than three (3) absences during the session may result in withdrawal from the class.
  • Read each chapter assigned.
  • Complete required assignments.