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Precalculus for Management OPMT 5700

Operations Management Course

Course details

Provides the mathematical knowledge required to move into the more advanced business math courses, especially Calculus for Management. Topics include linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series. Applications to economics and finance are used.


  • Diploma of Technology in Business.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of OPMT 5700 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 90701


Mon Jan 09 - Mon Apr 17 (15 weeks)

  • 15 weeks
  • CRN 90701
  • $740.27
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Apr 17 Mon 18:00 - 19:30 Burnaby SW01 Rm. 2590
Jan 09 - Apr 17 N/A N/A Online

Sam Choo

Course outline




Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is restricted to students accepted or conditionally accepted into the BBA Degree Program. For registration approval, send your name and student ID to This is a hybrid course. Lectures will be provided asynchronously, and labs will be held in-person at the Burnaby campus on Monday nights. Classes on February 20 and April 10 will be held online asynchronously due to holidays.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Perform the order of operations (BEDMAS).
  • Do calculations involving fractions, inequalities and negative numbers.
  • Graph linear equations.
  • Solve systems of equations.
  • Perform supply/demand analysis.
  • Solve quadratic equations using the formula or factoring.
  • Graph quadratic functions.
  • Solve quadratic inequalities.
  • Determine equilibrium price and quantity given a pair of quadratic demand and supply functions.
  • Perform Revenue/Cost/profit analysis such as graphing the functions, maximizing the total revenue or profit or finding the break-even level of output.
  • Graph exponential and logarithmic functions.
  • Use the exponential function to model growth.
  • Use logarithms to solve equations or find unknown parameters in simple models.
  • Calculate percent changes, inflation, and compound interest.
  • Sum up geometric series, calculate net present values, internal rates of return and compare investment projects.
  • Perform basic matrix operations such as transposition, addition, subtraction, scalar multiplication and matrix multiplication.

Effective as of Fall 2019

Related Programs

Precalculus for Management (OPMT 5700) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Bachelor of Business Administration
    Bachelor of Business Administration Full-time/Part-time


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