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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 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period(s) Semester 1 (On campus)
Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $887.55
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
MATH 102 or MATH 160
Schedule C
Commerce
Contact
accountancyfinance@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Semester one: Anindya Sen

Semester two: Tahir Suleman

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
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
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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

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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 11:00-11:50 9-15, 18-22
Wednesday 11:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 9-15, 17-22
A2 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
A3 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 9-15, 17-22
A4 Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
A5 Thursday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
A6 Thursday 13:00-13:50 9-15, 17-22
A7 Thursday 15:00-15:50 9-15, 17-22

Semester 2

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 16:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 10:00-11:50 28-33, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 28-34, 36-41
A2 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
A3 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
A4 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 28-34, 36-41
A5 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41