SRJC Course Outlines

12/9/2018 4:17:00 PMBGN 81 Course Outline as of Fall 2015

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BGN 81Title:  PRACTICAL BUSINESS MATH  
Full Title:  Practical Business Math Skills
Last Reviewed:4/13/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course focuses on the development of basic workplace business math competencies and foundation skills in order to perform simple analysis to improve organizational performance, operations, and presentation of data in a managerial context.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course focuses on the development of basic workplace business math competencies and foundation skills in order to perform simple analysis to improve organizational performance, operations, and presentation of data in a managerial context.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1998Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will be able to:
1.  Complete workplace business math computational skills.
2.  Perform quantitative operations essential for improving planning, decision-making, and organizational performance.
3.  Analyze and compare financial and statistical data.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Calculate and convert fundamental math operations in a variety of common modes.
2. Design, manipulate, and solve basic equations.
3. Formulate and solve quantitative operations in the areas of purchasing, pricing, depreciation, and inventory management.
4. Analyze data, including financial statements.
5. Calculate and compare loans and investments.
6. Assemble, arrange, and calculate statistical data.

Topics and Scope
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A.  Business mathematical operations
    1.  Numerical operations
    2.  Solving basic financial equations and algorithms
    3.  Simple vs. compound interest
B.  Mathematics for business
    1.  Purchasing/ payment discounts
    2.  Pricing, markups/markdown
    3.  Inventory, overhead and depreciation
    4.  Allocating costs and distribution of profits
    5.  Financial statement analysis
    6.  Calculating and amortizing debt payments
    7.  Comparing investments
C.  Mathematics for presentation and analysis of business information
    1.  Financial statements/ reports
    2.  Elementary statistics
    3.  Basic graphical analysis of information
D. (Optional) Stocks and bonds
    1. Yield, earnings per share, price/earnings ratio, dividends
    2. Bond yield and net asset value
E. (Optional) Payroll
    1. Gross/ net earnings
    2. Deductions and reporting

Assignments:
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1.  Problem solving exercises in content areas.
2.  Math related activities and projects.
3.  20-30 pages of reading per week.
4.  2 - 6 Quizzes/Tests and Final Exam.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 40%
Problem solving exercises and math activities and projects
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 80%
Quizzes/ Tests, Final Exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 15%
Attendance and participation


Representative Textbooks:
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Contemporary Mathematics for Business and Consumers, 7th Ed., Brechner, Cengage 2014, or
Practical Business Math Procedures, 11th Ed., Slater, McGraw-Hill-Irwin, 2013, or
Business Math, 13th Ed., Gary Clendenen, Pearson, 2015

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