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FINC102 Business Mathematics

An integrated treatment of mathematics (algebra, matrices, calculus, optimisation) and modelling techniques, with an emphasis on applications.

This paper is a prerequisite for some higher-level finance and economic papers. It assumes a minimal background in mathematics and aims to give the students an introduction to each topic.

Paper title Business Mathematics
Paper code FINC102
Subject Finance
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points 18 points
Teaching period(s) First Semester, Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $829.65
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,993.30

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Restriction
FINQ 102, MATH 102, MATH 160, QUAN 102
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
accountancyfinance@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor I M Premachandra
Teaching Arrangements
Lectures and quizzes
Textbooks
Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business, Teresa Bradley and Paul and Patton, 3rd or 2nd edition (highly recommended).
Course outline
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, you should be able to:
  • Understand and use equations, formulae and mathematical expressions and relationships in a variety of contexts
  • Apply the knowledge in mathematics (algebra, matrices, calculus, optimisation) in solving business problems
  • Demonstrate mathematical skills required in mathematically intensive areas in commerce, such as economics and finance
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, modelling and problem-solving skills in a variety of contexts

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 13:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41