BUS 145 Business Mathematics • 5 Cr.


Presents practical mathematics for business and consumer financing. Topics include computing simple and compound interest, present values, annuities, and amortization.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Calculate percentages and their applications
  • Understand the key concepts behind an amortization table
  • Compute compound interest and present value
  • Compute & understand the discount process
  • Read, analyze and interpret financial reports
  • Calculate mark ups, mark downs & discounts
  • Apply business statistics such as mean medium & mode
  • Plot frequency distributions & graphs
  • Understand the concepts of depreciation