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The challenges facing today's corporations, namely advanced technology, deregulation, and global competition, require that all employees acquire an operational level of computation. Math is the language of business, and each employee must gain a good understanding of the numbers, and how to interpret them, in order to contribute to the bottom line. Businesses use numbers in forecasting, marketing, accounting, and finance. The numbers of arithmetic and the problem solving of mathematical formulas are evidenced throughout the business process. Interpretation of the data, the mass of information produced by advanced technology, is of vital importance to companies in planning, problem solving, and decision-making - the everyday job of managers. Today's manager must be intimately familiar with transposing numbers into viable information in order to perform quickly, effectively, and efficiently. Numbers are one of the primary tools used in business. Furthermore, mathematics, the study of numbers, is used to help us better understand our world and relationships that exist within it. We are familiar with numbers used in some business transactions through our experiences as workers and consumers, for example, payroll, insurance, checking accounts, bank statements, sales and discounts, interest on loans and in savings accounts, mortgages, depreciation, taxes, and investments. An understanding of business mathematics broadens consumer understanding. This course in Business Mathematics provides a unified and comprehensive introduction to developing math skills for success in business. Included in the course is a review of basic business operations followed by applications of those skills.

Although the focus of this course is the study of how adults develop throughout a lifetime, the course purpose is to build a solid foundation upon which to live out our vastly changing lives as individuals, workers, and caregivers. This is done within the context of adult development theory. The human being possesses an innate desire to understand oneself and to define the unique contribution each of us represents in the universe. Adult roles today grow evermore challenging as the world accelerates the rate and breadth of change. Our commitments and contributions are tied to perceptions and understandings and these must keep up with the rippling tides of change. Towards that end, this course explores human contribution through the perspective of the changing world. This course is specifically designed to help adults expand their perceptions of adult development and learning through a deeper understanding and appreciation of their own life journey as they study a wide range of theories of Adult Development.

Those who hold positions in HR recognize the need to understand all facets of what the organization needs in talent management as well as how to recruit, properly compensate, train, retain, and evaluate.  Additionally, they need to be skilled in selling these concepts to managers in their organization and impressing them with the value that proper workings of human resource management bring to the individual, the team, the department, and the organization as a whole. 

Therefore, the purpose of this course is both to provide adult learners with foundational knowledge of the human resource management functions and to explore contemporary issues in the field.

Operations Management is an outgrowth of Production Management, a relatively new field in the history of business enterprise. With the onset and maturing of the Industrial Revolution, manufacturing capacities expanded exponentially as did the amount of support and scientific tools needed to sustain this capability. Companies, and even entire industries, often migrated regionally, and ultimately internationally, to obtain a greater economic advantage in the utilization of their resources. Concurrent to the rise of manufacturing industries, service industries also were created and grew to assist consumers in choice selection. As it stands today, Operations Management encompasses the physical reality of both manufacturing and service industries in their quest for increasing effectiveness and efficiencies in delivering the goods and services to their intermediate and ultimate consumers.

In this course, the adult student will expand previous knowledge of communication through exposure to effective verbal and nonverbal communication tactics to develop a framework for strategic managerial communications.  The student is challenged to acquire and utilize the skills, attitudes, and knowledge of social contexts and the workplace.  

Good business decisions are made with the assistance of vast amounts of information. Statistics is a methodical way of dealing with the collection, analysis, interpretation, inference and presentation of that data.

The first step in quantitative analysis is to identify a problem that can be solved using statistics. Next is to recognize the various types of information already available or the kind of information needed to solve business problem, or challenge assumptions. Once collected, data is organized and statistical measures applied showing mean, median, range, and standard deviation to help analyze the information.