# IB012-15 Maths for Management

Department
Level
Foundation
Credit value
15
Module duration
10 weeks
Assessment
Multiple
Study location
University of Warwick main campus, Coventry

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##### Module aims

To equip students with the mathematical knowledge and skills necessary for successful subsequent degree-level study in Management.
To develop in students a critical awareness of the power of mathematical tools for business situations, and an appreciation of both their scope and limitations.
To equip students with the skills to interpret, report and critically appraise mathematical information.
To encourage students to take responsibility for their own learning, and to evaluate their own development.
Specific aims of the mathematics component of the module are:

1. To equip students with the mathematical foundations for successful completion of a WBS Management degree.
2. To develop in students the ability to apply logical reasoning to the solution of structured problems, to recognise incorrect reasoning and to generalise arguments.
##### Outline syllabus

This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

Mathematics:

• Algebra and inequalities.
• Exponentials and logarithms.
• Graphs.
• Differentiation.
• Sequencies and series.
• Interpreting and reporting mathematical information (running through the term).
##### Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

• Solve mathematical problems to a good standard that will support their continued degree learning (e.g. GCSE grade A* and some AS-level material).
• Quantitative understanding and confidence.
• Being able to express clear logical (Maths) arguments and calculations.

Barnett R, Ziegler M & Byleen K (2011) College Maths for Business, Economics, Life Sciences and Social Sciences (12th ed., Pearson).
Croft A & Davison R (2010) Foundation Maths (5th ed., Pearson).
Lial M, Hungerford T & Halcomb J (2013) Mathematics with Applications (10th ed., Pearson).

##### Subject specific skills

Understand and be able to solve problems involving functions, algebra, graphs, series and sequences.

##### Transferable skills

Ability to solve problems and express Maths clearly and correctly.
Increased quantitative confidence.

## Study time

Type Required
Lectures 10 sessions of 4 hours (48%)
Private study 44 hours (52%)
Total 84 hours

Private Study.

## Costs

No further costs have been identified for this module.

You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.

##### Assessment group D
Weighting Study time
Class Test 10% 7 hours
Locally Timetabled Examination 90% 59 hours
##### Assessment group R
Weighting Study time
In-person Examination - Resit 100%