This course is designed for students who need to upgrade their mathematical skills in preparation for quantitative courses in Business, Management and other research courses at ASM. Students, who had been away from mathematical disciplines for several years, are also recommended to take this course for refreshing their mathematical skills and concepts. The review topics begin with the basic numeracy concepts in business and management: fractions, decimals, and percentages. Students will recap or learn to solve linear equations in Algebra. Topics of exponents and logarithms are introduced, including solving simple exponential equations and logarithmic equations. A chapter of Statistics is also included for the preliminary study in Business Statistics: drawing and interpreting circle graphs, bar graphs and line graphs, and calculating the central measures of sets of data. Lastly, students will learn how to use technological tools (Excel and calculators) to assist them in working on manipulating formulas and displaying statistical graphs.
This course is designed to meet the needs of:
- 1. Prospective applicants who are high school graduates from a school outside of Canada and whose level of math proficiency could not be determined as equivalent to our Grade 11 Math admission requirements and whose Math Diagnostic Test (MDT) score is below the threshold of 60%;
- 2. Students admitted in the Second Degree category who have first degrees but no evidence of having taken the required math level courses at the post-secondary or secondary level and whose MDT score is below the threshold of 60%; and
- 3. Students who fail to pass BADM120 and are advised to take BMTH099 as a remedial course so that they may be prepared to pass BADM120 and other quantitative courses in the program.