FP3113 - Business Maths


Business Maths


20 CC   10 ECTS

Centre for Foundation Studies


Tutor contact: 60 hours

Self directed study: 140 hours

Lectures, seminars, workshops

Scheduled hours Placement Hours Independent Guided study
60 0 140

Students are expected to attend all timetabled classes.

  • Preparation of Financial Statements (including trading profit and loss statement)
  • Presenting graphical information
  • Data handling
  • Percentages, ratios and proportions
  • Analysing business performance
  • Procedures & legal requirements

1. To provide a foundation-level knowledge of mathematics in preparation for progression to an undergraduate degree in Business.

2. To introduce students to fundamental concepts within maths using a selection of applications relevant to Business.

3. To introduce foundation-level knowledge in mathematical applications for finance.

Lectures accompanied by workshops, group work and in-class case study exercises. Formative assessment will be ongoing and will comprise activities that enable a student to appraise their own learning and guide them towards the development of self-study.

LO1  Construct the different financial statements (Balance Sheet, Profit and Loss Account and Cash flow statement)

LO2  Analyse business performance using appropriate diagrams and calculations

LO3  Apply mathematical methods and techniques

LO4  Use mathematical notation, terminology, conventions and units correctly


Component Weighting % Learning outcome(s) assessed Assessment category
1Online test (2 hours)100%1, 2, 3 & 4Online MCQ

Reassessment will use the same mode of assessment.

Croft, A. and Davison, R. (2016) Foundation Maths. (6th ed) Harlow: Pearson

Dyson, J.(2017) Accounting for non-accounting Students (9th ed) Harlow:Pearson

Evans, D. (2008) Understanding Business Maths. Kaplan Publishing

Morris,C. (2007) Essential Maths Basingstoke:Palgrave

Rowland, M. (2017) Bridging GCSE and A Level Maths: Student Handbook.(2nd ed) London: Collins


Emma Booth

Centre for Foundation Studies

LTI Board of Studies

Mon, 18 May 2020

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