Overview

    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Business Mathematics
    Subject Finance
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
    Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $912.00
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Restriction
    MATH 102 or MATH 160
    Schedule C
    Commerce
    Contact

    Semester One: anindya.sen@otago.ac.nz

    Semester Two: isabella.yoon@otago.ac.nz

    Teaching staff

    Semester One: Dr Anindya Sen

    Semester Two: Isabella Yoon

    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught via lectures and quizzes.

    Textbooks

    Highly recommended:
    Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business, Teresa Bradley and Paul and Patton, 3rd or 2nd edition.

    Course outline
    View the most recent Course Outline
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper 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

    Timetable

    Semester 1

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

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    L1 Monday 16:00-17:50 9-14, 16-22
    Wednesday 11:00-12:50 9-14, 16-22

    Tutorial

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A2 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-14, 16-22
    A3 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 10-14, 16-22
    A5 Thursday 11:00-11:50 10-14, 16-22
    A6 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-14, 16-22
    A7 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-14, 16-22

    Semester 2

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

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    A1 Monday 11:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
    Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

    Tutorial

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 29-34, 36-41
    A2 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 29-34, 36-41
    A4 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-41
    A5 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 29-33, 36-41
    A7 Thursday 09:00-09:50 29-34, 36-41
    A8 Thursday 15:00-15:50 29-34, 36-41
    A9 Friday 11:00-11:50 29-34, 36-41

    Overview

    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Business Mathematics
    Subject Finance
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
    Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2024 have not yet been set
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Restriction
    MATH 102 or MATH 160
    Schedule C
    Commerce
    Contact

    Semester one: anindya.sen@otago.ac.nz

    Semester two: beam.aschakulporn@otago.ac.nz

    Teaching staff

    Semester one: Dr Anindya Sen

    Semester two: Dr Beam Aschakulporn

    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught via lectures and quizzes.

    Textbooks

    Highly recommended:
    Essential Mathematics for Economics and Business, Teresa Bradley and Paul and Patton, 3rd or 2nd edition.

    Course outline
    View the most recent Course Outline
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper 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

    Timetable

    Semester 1

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

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    L1 Monday 16:00-17:50 9-13, 15-22
    Wednesday 11:00-12:50 9-13, 15-22

    Tutorial

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A2 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-13, 15-22
    A3 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-22
    A5 Thursday 11:00-11:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22
    A6 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22
    A7 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22

    Semester 2

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

    Lecture

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend
    A1 Monday 11:00-12:50 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 14:00-14:50 29-35, 37-42

    Tutorial

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 30-35, 37-42
    A2 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 30-35, 37-42
    A3 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 30-35, 37-42
    A4 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 30-35, 37-42
    A5 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 30-35, 37-42
    A6 Thursday 09:00-09:50 30-35, 37-42
    A7 Thursday 09:00-09:50 30-35, 37-42
    A8 Thursday 15:00-15:50 30-35, 37-42
    A9 Friday 11:00-11:50 30-35, 37-42
    A10 Friday 12:00-12:50 30-35, 37-42
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