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Business Calculus (MAT 210)

Business Calculus (MAT 210)

Brief Calculus: Calculus for Business & Economics

Topics covered in this course include limits and derivatives of algebraic, logarithmic, and exponential functions; the definite integral; analysis of graphs; optimization; applications of the derivative; and more.

Content in this course is adaptive, allowing you to achieve mastery in a certain concept before moving on to the next. This course uses Gradarius, a calculus learning platform that personalizes your learning based on the topics you already know and the topics you still need to learn. You will also have access to individualized coaching as you move through each topic in this course.

Self-paced courses allow students to complete course assignments at their own pace, as long as the course is completed within a year. Self-paced courses are great for:

  • Students who want to start right away
  • Students who are self-directed and can set and stick to a plan for completing the course
  • Students who may want to either go faster or slower than the instructor-paced version

Instructor-led courses have a structure with weekly assignment due dates, as well as an instructor guiding a student through the curriculum and content. Instructor-led courses are great for:

  • Students who prefer a structured timeline with established due dates for assignments
  • Students who enjoy interaction with other students, who will be completing assignments at the same time
  • Students who are taking their first course online, and may benefit from greater guidance

What you’ll learn

  • Meaning and computation of average rate of change, and applications
  • Meaning and computation of instantaneous rate of change, and applications
  • Marginal analysis
  • Meaning and computation of accumulation, and applications
  • Techniques to solve optimization problems, and applications

What to expect in class

Video and Audio Lectures, Quizzes, Final Exam, Gradarius Activites, Reflection Boards, Introductions, Course Readiness Quiz

Exams and grading

Instructor paced

  • 5% - Gradarius Topics (24)
  • 15% - Gradarius Quizzes (5)
  • 80% - Final Exam (1)


  • 20% - Quizzes (5)
  • 80% - Final Exam (1)

MAT 117
University Credits: 
3 credits
CMASAS Credits: 
1 credit (Math)