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Brush up Business Mathematics

Brush up Business Mathematics

Code: MAT8LF101
Scope: 3 ECTS
Timing: semester 1
Language: English
​Curriculum: GLOBBA09
Course level: Free-choice Studies
Course type: free-choice

Starting level and linkage with other courses
No prerequisites. This course can be completed at the same time or before MAT1LF101 Business Mathematics.

Learning outcomes
You learn various percentage calculations that are needed during your business studies. You are able to apply proportionality. You can solve linear equations and average annual change in percents.


  •  direct and inverse proportionality
  •  basic percentage calculations
  •  change and comparison in percentages
  •  average annual change
  •  changes in percentage points
  •  linear equations

Recognising and validating prior learning (RPL)
If you have acquired the required competence in previous work tasks, recreational activities or on another course, you can show the competence with a demonstration and progress faster through your studies. More information and instructions for RPL are available at MyNet.

Cooperation with the business community
Business life examples are studied when they support the course’s learning outcomes.

Examples and exercises are international in scope when applicable.

Teaching format
Contact sessions or intensive or educationalisation.

Students' performance is graded on the following scale: Excellent (5), Very good (4), Good (3), Satisfactory (2), Fair (1), Fail (0).
Link to the assessment grid. The assessment of one’s own learning.

Course teacher
Jutta Heikkilä

Learning materials
Materials to be announced in the implementation plan.