The American Business School Paris

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    The American Business School Paris

  • Location

    Paris, France

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    MATH 110 (Pre-Calculus)or its equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course is the continuation of MA 110 (Pre Calculus). It is designed to illustrate the many applications of calculus to the management sciences. It will provide the students with the knowledge of tools that will be needed in Economics, Accounting, Marketing and Statistics.

    Presentation of the material to be covered, exercises to be done at home and then presented and explained in class. Will be dealt with in class :
    - Pre-calculus review: functions, graph, limits
    - Applications via case studies of pre-calculus
    - Differentiating, application of derivatives
    - Curve sketching
    - Logarithmic, exponential functions and applications

    No text book is required to purchase. However, the following 2 texts are used as a basis for the course. Copies of these text books are available in the school librairy. Course material (Handouts, class exercices, special projects, tests and exams) will be handed out by the professor at every session.
    - Ron Larson, Hougton Mifflin, Brief Calculus
    - Bennett and Briggs, Using and understanding mathematics, a quantitative reasoning approach, Addison Wesley

    The final grade will be made up of a class participation (15%), a mid-term test (20%),project (25%), and a final examination (40%).

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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