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Basics of Mathematics

Basics of Mathematics

Code: ACC1RZ001
Extent: 2 ECTS
Timing: Semester 1
Language: English
Level: Supporting studies
Type: Compulsory

Prerequisites
No prerequisites

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this module, the student:

• Possesses good skills and hands-on expertise in basic business mathematics tools

Course contents
The module addresses the following topics:

1. Percentage calculations

2. Value added taxation calculations

3. Simple interest calculations

4. Compound interest calculations

5. Applications of business mathematics in the hospitality industry

Cooperation with the business community and other organizations
Applications are taken from hospitality industry.

Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and Examination 16 h

Tutorials 8 h
Self-studies 21 h
Own learning assessment 1 h

Recognition of Prior Learning (in Finnish AHOT)
Courses or parts of courses at other educational institutes or work experience are not accredited as such towards the HAAGA-HELIA studies directly, but the required skills and competences are demonstrated by a skills examination.

Teachers with main responsibilities for the course
Hanna Moisio

Course materials
Gaulter.B., Buchanan.L. 2001 (or later). Modular mathematics for GCSE. Oxford University Press. Oxford
Pulkkinen.P., Holopainen.M., Keinänen.K. 2011. Business mathematics. Care & Share. Kuopio
Lecture material

Assessment
Exam 100%

The own learning assessment assignment does not impact your grade. The assignment is the same for all courses/modules and your answers will be used also for course/module development. The assignment is completed online.

The module is evaluated on a scale excellent (5), very good (4), good (3), satisfactory (2), fair (1), fail (0). The assessment criteria is presented on a scale 1 - 3 - 5.

Grade 1
The student masters the essential aspects of business mathematics. With given instructions, the student has the ability to perform basic tasks, but needs a lot of guidance.

Grade 3
The student masters the essential aspects of business mathematics. With given instructions, the student will be able to perform basic tasks.

Grade 5
The student masters the essential aspects of business mathematics. The student has the ability to apply the knowledge and skills learned.