Business Math: A Step-by-Step Handbook by Paul Olivier

Business math is the study of mathematics required by the field of business. Business professionals will work with taxes, gross earnings, product prices, and currency exchange; they will be offered loans, lines of credit, mortgages, leases, savings bonds, and other financial tools. This textbook covers all of these topics and how these financial tools can maximize their earnings and minimize their costs. It also discusses how to execute smart monetary decisions both personally and for their business.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: How To Use This Textbook
  • Chapter 2: Back to the Basics
  • Chapter 3: General Business Management Applications
  • Chapter 4: Human Resource & Economic Applications
  • Chapter 5: Marketing and Accounting Fundamentals
  • Chapter 6: Marketing Applications
  • Chapter 7: Accounting Applications
  • Chapter 8: Simple Interest: Working With Single Payment & Applications
  • Chapter 9: Compound Interest: Working With Single Payments
  • Chapter 10: Compound Interest: Applications Involving Single Payments
  • Chapter 11: Compound Interest: Annuities
  • Chapter 12: Compound Interest: Special Applications of Annuities
  • Chapter 13: Understanding Amortization & Its Applications
  • Chapter 14: Bonds and Sinking Funds
  • Chapter 15: Making Good Decisions


About the Contributors


Jean-Paul Olivier has been teaching Business and Financial Mathematics, as well as Business Statistics and Quantitative Methods for the past 21 years. He is a dedicated instructor interested in helping his students succeed through multi-media teaching involving PowerPoints, videos, whiteboards, in-class discussions, readings, online software, and homework practice. He regularly facilitates these quantitative courses and leads a team of instructors. You may have met Jean-Paul at various mathematical and statistical symposiums held throughout Canada (and the world). He has contributed to various mathematical publications for the major publishers with respect to reviews, PowerPoint development, online algorithmic authoring, technical checks, and co-authoring of textbooks. This text represents Jean-Paul’s first venture into solo authoring

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