Math 270 Managerial Mathematics 4 credits Fall, 2001
Section 1 MWThF 10:00-10:50 MC 406
Section 2 MWF 2:10 - 3:00 NC 204
Th 2:00 - 2:50 NC 204 (note this time!!)
Dr. Mark Saegrove
Office MC 525 Ph. 796-3657 Home Phone 1-608-735-4789
Catalog Course Description: Several topics applicable to the study of business are covered. In particular, the course covers systems of linear equations and linear programming, the mathematics of finance, probability theory, and an introduction to the elementary calculus topics. Emphasis in the course is on applications. Prerequisite: acceptable score on placement exam, grade of C or higher in in MATH 110.General Course Objectives: This course is designed to cause the student to learn to apply basic mathematical theory to solve typical business problems. Skills needed in FINA 331 and MGMT 447 are developed.
Prerequisite: Acceptable placement score or C grade in Math 110. See me right away if you have a question about your math background as it relates to this requirement.
Text: Essentials of College Mathematics, 3rd edition, Barnett and Ziegler, Dellen/MacMillan, 1995.
Content: Review of Basic Algebra
Mathematics of Finance
Systems of Linear Equations and Matrices
Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming
Probability (as time permits)
Calculus – Derivatives
Calculus – Integration
Grading: 3 exams 300 pts.
quizzes/homework 100 pts.
comprehensive final exam 100 pts.
total 500 pts.
Note: Grades are based on points allocated above. No extra credit. Typically, 90%+ is A, 80%+ is B, 70%+ is C, and 60%+ is D.
Note: Quizzes are “open book, open notes”; exams are “closed book”. A sheet of notes is usually allowed for exams.
Note: All tests taken in regular classroom at scheduled times. No exams taken in learning center unless diagnosed learning disability exists (verified by Mr. Wojeichowski in writing).
Note: Final exam must be taken at regularly scheduled time unless approved in writing by the Dean.
Attendance: Required. Guidelines followed are found in Viterbo University catalog, page 36. A valid verifiable excuse must be presented in order to make up missed exams or quizzes. “I overslept”, “My ride is leaving early for vacation/ the weekend/ etc.”, “I had a busy week and didn’t have time to study” are examples of NON-valid excuses. Make-up exams for valid excused absences must be done in a timely manner, usually within one week of return.
Calculating Equipment: Hand-held calculators are permitted for quizzes and exams.
Cheating: First offense - zero credit on pertinent work; second offense - failure in the course. For more, see Academic Honesty Policy in the Viterbo University Student Handbook.
Extra Help: If you find that you need extra help, see me right away. Tutoring can be made available from the Learning Center if necessary.
ADA Statement: If you are a person with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations for this class, please see me and Wayne Wojciechowski, the Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator (MC320, 796-3085) within ten days to discuss your accommodation needs.
Note: accommodation for special test-taking needs will be made only after these needs are confirmed in writing by Mr. Wojciechowski.
Approximate Schedule: Weeks 1-3: Chapters 1,2, and 3. Exam 1.
Weeks 4-7: Chapters 4,5, and 6. Exam 2.
Weeks 8-11: Chapters 9 and 10. Exam 3.
Week 12-14: Chapter 11 and review.
Final Exam Week: Comprehensive Final Exam