Business Calculus
Business Calculus Syllabus

Course Code: MATU 112
Transcript:
Yes. Your transcript will come from the records office at Brandman University. They are regionally accredited and award semester credits.
Credits: 4 semester
Transfer: 4 year degree applicable
Your college will require any class you wish to transfer to them to be from a regionally accredited college that awards academic semester or quarter credits.They will also want the course description of the course to match their own. Brandman University is regionally accredited and issues academic semester credits. Our course description will match or exceed your college's description; thus, your college will most likely accept the course and apply it towards your degree. If you would like preapproval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link at the bottom of this page.Your college may be one of the many schools that we are associated with, so check the Associated School link before asking for preapproval. (K12 use)
Enrollment Schedule:
Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the selfpaced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4  8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 34 months. (Note: The 30day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)
Required Textbook:
Yes, this course requires a textbook.
Grading Mode:
Standard Letter Grade
Proctored Final: Yes
Description
A study of Calculus with emphasis placed on the applications and concepts relating to business and management problems. The course explores mathematical concepts, methods and applications from life issues, science, business, finance and environmental issues. Derivatives and integrals of functions including polynomials, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions are covered.
Prerequisite: College Algebra and Trigonometry or Precalculus with Trigonometry with a grade of C or better.Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, students should:
 Understand the basic techniques of differential calculus.
 Be able to use the terminology and techniques involved in the processes of decisionmaking.
 Understand the fundamental rules of integration, and demonstrate the connection between area and the definite integral.
 Understand applications of calculus concepts to inventory problems, marginal analysis, and other business and economic problems.
 Apply the concepts of limits, derivatives and integrals to solve problems involving functions unique to business applications and interpret these concepts graphically.
 Apply the basic procedures of optimization.
 Be able to demonstrate realworld problem solving skills: analyze the problem and break it into parts, recognize the concepts applicable to the parts, recognize the relationship between the parts, write the concepts in proper algebraic representations, solve the problem in symbols, interpret the final results.
Methods of Evaluation:
Homework quizzes 15%
Chapter tests 60%
Final 25%
(You must get at least 60% on this final in order to pass the class with a C or better.)Proctored Final: 25%
This course go towards a degree which means it must have a proctored final. Your college is accepting this course because it goes through a regionally accredited university, which tells them the class will have a proctored final, and the 60% rule will apply. Your college will not accept a class from a school that is not regionally accredited, because they know these standards won't be met.
The final exam must be proctored at college testing center or a Sylvan Learning Center. A valid driver's license or State ID must be shown at the testing center. An expired license or State ID will not be accepted. Use this link to help you find a college testing center or Sylvan Learning center near your home: Proctored Final
The final exam is a comprehensive final covering all of the chapters of the course. Other than scratch paper, you may view the "Authorized Materials" list for the final exam for each class.
 Students must obtain a 60% or better on the final exam in order to get a C or better in the class.
 Students that obtain a grade of an F on the final can receive at most a D in the class. Students that obtain a D on the final can receive at most a C in the class. Students that obtain a C on the final can receive at most a B in the class.
The 60% rule was set in place to protect the integrity of online math education by requiring a display of competency in exchange for a grade. All schools which are regionally accredited adhere to online standards. Your college is accepting this course because it goes through a regionally accredited university, which tells your college that standards have been met. Your college will not accept a class from a school that is not regionally accredited, because they know the standards won't be met.
Assessment:
A 90100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
B 8089 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
C 7079 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
D 6069 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
F 059 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.Course Content Menu:
Chapter 1
Linear Equations and Graphs
Lessons Homework 1.1 Linear Equations and Inequalities 1.1 1.2 Graphs and Lines 1.2 1.3 Linear Regression 1.3 Chapter 1 Quiz Chapter 2
Functions and Graphs
Lessons Homework 2.1 Functions 2.1 2.2 Elementary Functions: Graphs and Transformations 2.2 2.3 Quadratic Functions 2.3 2.4 Polynomial and Rational Functions 2.4 2.5 Exponential Functions 2.5 2.6 Logarithmic Functions 2.6 Chapter 2 Quiz Exam #1 Chapter 3
Limits and the Derivative
Lessons Homework 3.1 Introduction to Limits 3.1 3.2 Infinite limits and limits at Infinity 3.2 3.3 Continuity 3.3 3.4 The Derivative 3.4 3.5 Basic Differentiation Properties 3.5 3.6 Differentials 3.6 3.7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Economics 3.7 Chapter 3 Quiz Chapter 4
Additional Derivative Topics
Lessons Homework 4.1 The Constant e and Continuous Compound Interest 4.1 4.2 Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 4.2 4.3 Derivative of Products and Quotients 4.3 4.4 The Chain Rule 4.4 4.5 Implicit Differentiation 4.5 4.6 Related Rates 4.6 4.7 Elasticity of Demand 4.7 Chapter 4 Quiz Exam #2 Chapter 5
Graphing and Optimization
Lessons Homework 5.1 First Derivative and Graphs 5.1 5.2 Second Derivative and Graphs 5.2 5.3 L'Hopital's Rule 5.3 5.4 Curve Sketching Techniques 5.4 5.5 Absolute Maxima and Minima 5.5 5.6 Optimization 5.6 Chapter 5 Quiz Chapter 6
Integration
Lessons Homework 6.1 Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals 6.1 6.2 Integration by Substitution 6.2 6.3 Differential Equations: Growth and Decay 6.3 6.4 The Definite Integral 6.4 6.5 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus 6.5 Chapter 6 Quiz Chapter 7
Additional Integration
Lessons Homework 7.1 Area Between Curves 7.1 7.2 Applications in Business and Economics 7.2 7.3 Integration By Parts 7.3 Chapter 7 Quiz Exam #3 Final for Business Calculus Time on Task:
This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8  10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirtyday extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.
Schedule:
Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.
Week Complete Sections 1 1.1  1.3 2 2.1  2.3 3 2.4  2.5 4 2.6  3.1 5 3.2  3.3 6 3.4  3.6 7 3.7  4.1 8 4.2  4.3 9 4.4  4.5 10 4.6  4.7 11 5.1  5.2 12 5.3  5.4 13 5.5  5.6 14 6.1  6.2 15 6.3  6.4 16 6.5  7.1 17 7.2  7.3 Final Exam Conduct Code:
Code of Ethics:
Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.
Respectful communications:
When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.
We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.
Grading information and proctored final policies:
The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first login to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.
Examples of academic misconduct:
Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.
Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.
By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.
Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing unpermitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for regrading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.
Unauthorized collaboration:
Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.
Important Notes:
This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.

Course Code: None
Transcript:
A certificate of completion is issued by Westcott Courses. If this course is taken under the noncredit option, it does NOT go through our partner university, Brandman University. Thus, a transcript is not included with the course. A certificate of completion is awarded for students who receive a C or better in the course.
Credits: 0
Certificate of Completion: Yes
Transfer:
If you would like to take this class for personal enrichment, the noncredit course is the exact same class as the credit course; it is just less expensive since it is not sent through our partner university for credit. If you want to transfer the course to your college, you will need to enroll under the semester credit option. If you would like preapproval from your school, please send your counselor or registrar's office the link to this page. The noncredit courses can also be used to learn the material and then receive credit at a home college using Credit by Examination. (K12 use)
Enrollment Schedule:
Enroll any day of the year, and start that same day. Students have five months of access, plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. Students can finish the selfpaced courses as soon as they are able. Most students finish the lower level courses in 4  8 weeks. The upper level math classes, such as Calculus and above, usually take students 34 months. (Note: The 30day extension cannot take your total course time six months beyond the date of enrollment. At the end of the six months, we must post a grade with the university.)
Required Textbook:
Yes, this course requires a textbook.
Grading Mode:
Standard Letter Grade
Proctored Final: No
Description
A study of Calculus with emphasis placed on the applications and concepts relating to business and management problems. The course explores mathematical concepts, methods and applications from life issues, science, business, finance and environmental issues. Derivatives and integrals of functions including polynomials, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions are covered.
Prerequisite: College Algebra and Trigonometry or Precalculus with Trigonometry with a grade of C or better.Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, students should:
 Understand the basic techniques of differential calculus.
 Be able to use the terminology and techniques involved in the processes of decisionmaking.
 Understand the fundamental rules of integration, and demonstrate the connection between area and the definite integral.
 Understand applications of calculus concepts to inventory problems, marginal analysis, and other business and economic problems.
 Apply the concepts of limits, derivatives and integrals to solve problems involving functions unique to business applications and interpret these concepts graphically.
 Apply the basic procedures of optimization.
 Be able to demonstrate realworld problem solving skills: analyze the problem and break it into parts, recognize the concepts applicable to the parts, recognize the relationship between the parts, write the concepts in proper algebraic representations, solve the problem in symbols, interpret the final results.
Methods of Evaluation:
Chapter quizzes 15%
Exams (3) 60%
Final 25%
(You must get at least 60% on this final in order to pass the class with a C or better.)Assessment:
A 90100 A Clearly stands out as excellent performance and, exhibits mastery of learning outcomes.
B 8089 B Grasps subject matter at a level considered to be good to very good, and exhibits partial mastery of learning outcomes.
C 7079 C Demonstrates a satisfactory comprehension of the subject matter, and exhibits sufficient understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
D 6069 D Quality and quantity of work is below average and exhibits only partial understanding and skills to progress in continued sequential learning.
F 059 F Quality and quantity of work is below average and not sufficient to progress.Course Content Menu:
Chapter 1
Linear Equations and Graphs
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 1.1 Linear Equations and Inequalities 1.1 1.1 1.2 Graphs and Lines 1.2 1.2 1.3 Linear Regression 1.3 1.3 Chapter 1 Test Chapter 2
Functions and Graphs
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 2.1 Functions 2.1 2.1 2.2 Elementary Functions: Graphs and Transformations 2.2 2.2 2.3 Quadratic Functions 2.3 2.3 2.4 Polynomial and Rational Functions 2.4 2.4 2.5 Exponential Functions 2.5 2.5 2.6 Logarithmic Functions 2.6 2.6 Chapter 2 Test Chapter 3
Limits and the Derivative
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 3.1 Introduction to Limits 3.1 3.1 3.2 Infinite limits and limits at Infinity 3.2 3.2 3.3 Continuity 3.3 3.3 3.4 The Derivative 3.4 3.4 3.5 Basic Differentiation Properties 3.5 3.5 3.6 Differentials 3.6 3.6 3.7 Marginal Analysis in Business and Economics 3.7 3.7 Chapter 3 Test Chapter 4
Additional Derivative Topics
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 4.1 The Constant e and Continuous Compound Interest 4.1 4.1 4.2 Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 4.2 4.2 4.3 Derivative of Products and Quotients 4.3 4.3 4.4 The Chain Rule 4.4 4.4 4.5 Implicit Differentiation 4.5 4.5 4.6 Related Rates 4.6 4.6 4.7 Elasticity of Demand 4.7 4.7 Chapter 4 Test Chapter 5
Graphing and Optimization
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 5.1 First Derivative and Graphs 5.1 5.1 5.2 Second Derivative and Graphs 5.2 5.2 5.3 L'Hopital's Rule 5.3 5.3 5.4 Curve Sketching Techniques 5.4 5.4 5.5 Absolute Maxima and Minima 5.5 5.5 5.6 Optimization 5.6 5.6 Chapter 5 Test Chapter 6
Integration
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 6.1 Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals 6.1 6.1 6.2 Integration by Substitution 6.2 6.2 6.3 Differential Equations: Growth and Decay 6.3 6.3 6.4 The Definite Integral 6.4 6.5 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus 6.5 6.5 Chapter 6 Test Chapter 7
Additional Integration
Lessons Homework HW Quiz 7.1 Area Between Curves 7.1 7.1 7.2 Applications in Business and Economics 7.2 7.2 7.3 Integration By Parts 7.3 7.3 Chapter 7 Test Final for Business Calculus Time on Task:
This course is online and your participation at home is imperative. A minimum of 8  10 hours per week of study time is required for covering all of the online material to achieve a passing grade. You must set up a regular study schedule. You have five months of access to your online account with a thirtyday extension at the end if needed. If you do not complete the course within this time line, you will need to enroll in a second term.
Schedule:
Below is the suggested time table to follow to stay on a 17 week schedule for the course. The following schedule is the minimum number of sections that need to be completed each week if you would like to finish in a regular semester time frame. You do not have to adhere to this schedule. You have five months of access plus a 30 day extension at the end if needed. You can finish the course as soon as you are able.
Week Complete Sections 1 1.1  1.3 2 2.1  2.3 3 2.4  2.5 4 2.6  3.1 5 3.2  3.3 6 3.4  3.6 7 3.7  4.1 8 4.2  4.3 9 4.4  4.5 10 4.6  4.7 11 5.1  5.2 12 5.3  5.4 13 5.5  5.6 14 6.1  6.2 15 6.3  6.4 16 6.5  7.1 17 7.2  7.3 Final Exam Conduct Code:
Code of Ethics:
Regulations and rules are necessary to implement for classroom as well as online course behavior. Students are expected to practice honesty, integrity and respect at all times. It is the student's responsibility and duty to become acquainted with all provisions of the code below and what constitutes misconduct. Cheating is forbidden of any form will result in an F in the class.
Respectful communications:
When contacting Omega Math or Westcott Courses, you agree to be considerate and respectful. Communications from a student which are considered by our staff to be rude, insulting, disrespectful, harassing, or bullying via telephone, email, or otherwise will be considered a disrespectful communication and will result in a formal warning.
We reserve the right to refuse service. If we receive multiple disrespectful communications from person(s) representing the student, or the student themselves, the student will be excluded from taking future courses at Westcott Courses/Omega Math.
Grading information and proctored final policies:
The grading rules are put in place to protect the integrity of online education by stopping grade inflation, which is done by demanding a display of competency in exchange for a grade. By agreeing to the terms of service agreement, you agree to read the 'Grading' Policy from within your account, and the 'Proctored Final Information' page, if applicable. You have 24 hours after your first login to notify us if you do not agree to the grading policy and proctored final policy ( if applicable ) outlined in the pages inside of your account, otherwise it is assumed that you agree with the policies. There are no exceptions to these policies, and the pretext of not reading the pages will not be deemed as a reasonable excuse to contest the policies.
Examples of academic misconduct:
Cheating: Any form of cheating will result in an F in the class. If there is an associated college attached to the course, that college will be notified of the F due to cheating and they will determine any disciplinary action.
Any form of collaboration or use of unauthorized materials during a quiz or an exam is forbidden.
By signing up for a course, you are legally signing a contract that states that the person who is named taking this course is the actual individual doing the course work and all examinations. You also agree that for courses that require proctored testing, that your final will be taken at a college testing center, a Sylvan Learning center, and the individual signed up for this course will be the one taking the test. Failure to do so will be considered a breach of contract.
Other forms of cheating include receiving or providing unpermitted assistance on an exam or quiz; taking an exam for another student; using unauthorized materials during an exam; altering an exam and submitting it for regrading; failing to stop working on the exam when the time is up; providing false excuses to postpone due dates; fabricating data or references, claiming that Westcott Courses/Omega Math lost your test and or quiz scores. This includes hiring someone to take the tests and quizzes for you.
Unauthorized collaboration:
Working with others on graded course work without specific permission of the instructor, including homework assignments, programs, quizzes and tests, is considered a form of cheating.
Important Notes:
This syllabus is subject to change and / or revision during the academic year. Students with documented learning disabilities should notify our office upon enrollment, as well as make sure we let the testing center know extended time is permitted. Valid documentation involves educational testing and a diagnosis from a college, licensed clinical psychologist or psychiatrist.