The course is designed to introduce the basic mathematical skills needed to understand, analyse, and solve mathematical problems encountered in business and finance, and in investment decision making. Students are expected to be able to perform the basic arithmetic operations addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with ease, and to have some familiarity with fractions, with algebraic operations, and with some basic mathematical principles. This course applies students' interpretation of basic mathematical concepts to common business usage covering such topics as percentages, interest, apply the principles of simple interest to solve relevant problems in financial applications such as simple-interest-based loans, use the principles of compound interest to solve relevant problems in financial applications, for example, those involving savings plan, annuities, loans and mortgages, bonds and sinking funds, and investment decisions.