Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Business numeracy is basic maths related to the world in which you both live and will work, and will assist you in satisfactorily completing your business degree program. Skills developed are those which may not have been covered in sufficient depth in the student's secondary schooling. All the applied problems are designed to simulate instances in real life where you would need these maths skills. The curriculum is integrated with the business degree foundation subjects: it is designed to complement the numerical demands of the business foundation subjects in a timely fashion, so as to provide you with the support you require to achieve the intended learning outcomes defined for the business foundation subjects and to meet the math benchmark required of a first year business student.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesAnalysis and reporting, using calculators to determine interest rates and interest payments, determining business ratios for investor decisions to buy, sell or hold shares and using formula and graphical techniques to find a business break-even-point

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsBUS1BSM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents will only be eligible to enrol in this subject if they fail to meet the benchmark set for the Math Diagnostic required of all commencing UG students of the Business School.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse and describe basic market data
02. Apply formulas in business contexts
03. Interpret and evaluate business press releases (media statements)
04. Solve problems using formulas and graphical techniques

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