L3 Maths for Business - Semester B

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms L. O'Carroll

Level 3 Maths for Business - Optimisation - Semester B

This course looks at the maths behind making decisions that best optimise or maximise profits, productivity, etc in day to day running of business, whether small or in larger companies.  Ideal for students looking at a degree/career in business or related field once students leave school.

Students will firstly look at past data to try and predict what may happen in the future, using research as a basis for making decisions. Secondly students will learn some Algebraic techniques to best optimise the constraints they are working with.  

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1E8 and a NZQA approved calculator

Prior Learning & Prerequisites

12 credits in Level 2 Maths would be beneficial. 

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 10 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 6 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91578 v2
Mathematics and Statistics 3.6 - Apply differentiation methods in solving problems
Level: 3
Internal or External: External
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91580 v2
Mathematics and Statistics 3.8 - Investigate time series data
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0 *
Numeracy Credits: Y
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 10
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 4
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 10

Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 10

At least 14 Achieved credits are required in an approved subject for the subject to count as an approved University Entrance subject. You will need to take both Semesters at Level 3 to earn 14 credits as each semester usually offers 8-10 credits.


Selection of a course does not guarantee entry into the course. Courses may not run due to low numbers and timetable clashes may occur. In both of these situations, the student will be consulted about alternative courses during the Course Confirmation process.

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