College of DuPage

Math 1100:
Business Mathematics

Working math problems on a chalkboard

Welcome to Business Mathematics Online. Would you like to have ONE MILLION DOLLARS? The mathematics you learn in this class will help you determine how much money you need to invest each month in an interest bearing account to have one million dollars at the end of 25 years.

Albert Einsten is quoted, 'Do not worry abou tyour difficulties in mathematics. I assure you that mine are greater.'

Albert Einstein
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This course will focus on the mathematics needed for business and banking. It will emphasize applications in many areas. Some of the major topics of the course are tax, profit, loss, mark up, mark down, payroll, simple interest, compounded interest, and annuities.

This course has been separated into 5 units that will cover approximately 11 chapters of the textbook. Regular, frequent deadlines for each chapter and unit exam have been established to help students maintain an appropriate pace to complete the course.

An online course offers a great flexible learning alternative to the traditional classroom. You can work on the course content at any hour of the day. You can work from almost any location you wish. However, the reasons an online course is so flexible are the same reasons students must be self-directed and self-motivated to succeed. To be successful in this course, you must be ready to dedicate approximately 10 – 15 hours each week on Business Mathematics readings and assignments. You will need to motivate yourself to read your textbook and complete homework assignments, quizzes and exams in a learning environment where you are the one who must initiate the learning process.

For more information about the course, please contact the instructor, Christy Peterson at