This module aims to develop the mathematical knowledge, skills and attributes of first year business students. Students will learn about the following topics: mathematical preliminaries, the straight line and applications, simultaneous equations,
non-linear functions and applications, financial mathematics (arithmetic and geometric progression, simple and compound interest, depreciation and net present value, data analysis (introduction to statistics, descriptive statistics and probability).
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s)/term(s) in which this module is offered.
Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this module is 150 hours typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The module requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.