BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

BUSM-200 - Finite Mathematics - 3.00 Credits

BUSM-200 - Finite Mathematics - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is designed to build a mathematical base for persons planning to become involved in administration and/or business management. In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in the need for business professionals to be able to use mathematics in research, statistics, problem solving and decision-making. This course is designed to expose students to the areas of mathematics that they are likely to require in their future jobs or areas of study. Topics include linear equations, sets and counting, probability, matrices, linear programming and solving financial problems.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Aboriginal Community & Health Development Certificate - Aboriginal Community and Health Certificate
  • Administrative Studies Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Aboriginal Community Economic Development Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Aboriginal Governance & Leadership Certificate - Certificate Term 2
  • First Nations Public Administration Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Tourism Management Certificate - Certificate Completion Plan
  • Prerequisites : ENGL 060, MATH-057 , or English 12 or English Studies 12 and/or English First Peoples 12; and MATH 057 or Foundations of Math 11; or permission of instructor
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50 - 70%, Final 30 - 50%, Total 100 %. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • understand concepts of linear equations and be able to solve systems using algebra and matrices;

  • apply concepts of linear systems to solve business problems;

  • understand concepts of introductory probability; and

  • understand and apply concepts of mathematics of finance.
  • Text and Materials: Edwards, Bruce and Roland Larson. Finite Mathematics. Heath, 1991.
    Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca

  • To clarify and supplement material presented in the text and in the classroom.
  • To collect and mark assignments, tests and exams in order to evaluate individual progress.
  • To provide additional assistance to students by appointment.
  • To give students at least one week to complete Hand-in assignments.


  • To read and study the assigned chapters prior to each and every class.
  • To conscientiously complete Practice assignments and to discuss problem areas with the instructor or a classmate.

  • To conscientiously complete Hand-in assignments and submit them on or before the Due Date.
  • „h To review and stay current with course material to effectively cope with tests and exams.
  • To attend all classes.
  • Do extra work as needed to develop the required knowledge and skills to be successful in this course.

  • Education Council approved October 2000.