Math Analysis for Business

Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Spring 2016
Bolin Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times

TR 11:00am-12:20pm

Dr. Michelle Knox (view Profile)

Course Attachments


Course Objectives

Course Description: Review of algebra, linear and quadratic equations, graphs, progressions and mathematics of finance, and matrix operations.  Each student must have a graphing calculator.

Course Expectations

Prerequisite: MATH 1003 with a grade of C or better, math TSI Assessment score of 350, math THEA score of 270, math Accuplacer score of 90, or satisfactory score on placement exam.


Textbook: Finite Mathematics (13th edition) by Barnett, Ziegler, and Byleen

Grading Standards

Grading: The student’s final grade will be calculated out of a total of 600 points.  The breakdown of points and the grading scale are as follows:


online homework            50  points         A 90%-100%           540-600 points

quizzes            (10 pts each)     100 points         B 80%-90%             480-539 points

exams  (100 pts each)     300 points        C 70%-80%             420-479 points

final exam                       150 points         D 60%-70%             360-419 points

total                                600 points         F less than 60% less than 360 points

Submission Format Policy

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance policy: Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class.  Any student who is late or who leaves early may be counted as absent. This will result in a zero on any quiz or other assignment for the day. Any student who misses 5 or more classes may be dropped from the course.


If you miss class, it is your responsibility to

            (1) get notes from another student for the day(s) you missed, and

            (2) see Dr. Knox before the next class for any handouts from the day you missed.

Other Policies

Online Homework Assignments (MML):  ***MyMathLab is a required portion of this course.***

This program is installed on the computers in the Bolin 103, Bolin 109, Clark Student Center, Library, Dillard, and Bea Wood computer labs.  You may also choose to use your personal computer; however, you will need to download necessary plug-ins.  An online homework assignment has been created for each textbook section covered in class. Online homework problems may be printed, and the answers entered at a later time. Homework problems are also available from the book but these will not be graded.  Your lowest homework score will be dropped and the remaining scores will be averaged to determine your homework grade for the course.  The assigned problems represent a minimum number of problems to be worked.  You are strongly encouraged to work additional problems.


Any changes to the assignment schedule will be announced in class and will be recorded on the MML website.  If there is a discrepancy between MML and the printed schedule, the online MML date is binding.


Exams: There will be three exams and a final exam.  The dates of the three exams are:

            Tuesday, February 16, 2016

            Thursday, March 17, 2016

            Thursday, April 28, 2016

The date of the final exam is Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 1:00-3:00pm.


Make-up exams are given at the discretion of Dr. Knox.  If an exam is missed, every effort must be made by the student to notify Dr. Knox as soon as possible.  It is best to call your professor rather than email when you miss an exam.  



Additional Assistance: You are welcome to stop by Dr. Knox’s office at any time during office hours if you have questions or need extra help with this course.  Also, the math department offers help sessions in Bolin 101.  The hours are

            Monday, Wednesday 1:00-5:00pm

            Tuesday, Thursday 2:00-5:00pm

            Friday 1:00-3:00pm

Dr. Knox will be working in the math help sessions on Monday 3:00-4:00pm.


A list of math tutors is available from the mathematics secretary in Bolin 118.


See the MSU student handbook for university policies on academic honesty.  This can be found online at




Please note that a student with a disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided.

Writing Proficiency Requirement

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Campus Carry

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