# MBA Business Calculus Fast Track - Applied Calculus

Many students going into an MBA program need to complete a "single-semester Calculus course for non-majors" to satisfy their calculus entrance requirement.Often these MBA bound students need to finish their course on a

**fast-track**.

Our Distance Calculus courses are designed so that you may start your course immediately, and finish the course as quickly as your academic skills allow. For many students, this means usually about 3 weeks, although some world's records have been set at 9 days!

In addition to a calculus requirement, MBA schools also usually require additional financial mathematics courses as a preparatory course before entrace into their program.

Our Business Calculus course is called Applied Calculus - Math 207 - 3 credits - from Roger Williams University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Our Applied Calculus course is a general, liberal arts introduction to Calculus. It is not specifically a "business applications of calculus" course. While some courses and textbooks do exist like this, we believe that we, as mathematicians, should let the business concepts be taught by the business school, and while you are in the calculus course, we simply concentrate on the calculus topics. Otherwise, the course gets too long with lots of applications that "muddy the waters" for the student looking to finish the calculus requirement quickly.

Here is a video about our Business Calculus - Applied Calculus course from Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:

## Applied Calculus vs Calculus I

## Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

*Date Posted: Dec 20, 2019*

Review by: Bill K.

Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra

Review: I took the whole calculus series and Linear Algebra via Distance Calculus. Dr. Curtis spent countless hours messaging back and forth with me, answering every question, no matter how trivial they might seem. Dr. Curtis is extremely responsive, especially if the student is curious and is willing to work hard. I don't think I ever waited much more than a day for Dr. Curtis to get a notebook back to me. Dr. Curtis would also make videos of concepts if I was really lost. The course materials are fantastic. If you are a student sitting on the fence, trying to decide between a normal classroom class or Distance Calculus classes with Livemath and Mathematica, my choice would be the Distance Calculus classes every time. The Distance Calculus classes are more engaging. The visual aspects of the class notebooks are awesome. You get the hand calculation skills you need. The best summary I can give is to say, given the opportunity, I would put my own son's math education in Dr. Curtis's hands.

Transferred Credits to: None

*Date Posted: Jan 12, 2020*

Review by:

Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II

Review: I needed to brush up on my high school calculus and finally take Calc II before starting a graduate program that needed them as prereqs. This was perfect choice to fit in that summer. Got done at fast pace that I wanted and needed. Also had added bonus of one on one feedback and help when needed. Video lessons were better than many on campus instructors in large lecture settings. Recommend for anyone needing to satisfy prereqs at home institution.

Transferred Credits to: University of Michigan

*Date Posted: May 3, 2020*

Review by: Andris H.

Courses Completed: Applied Calculus

Review: I found out from my MBA program that I needed to finish calculus before starting the MBA. They told me 3 weeks before term started! I was able to finish Applied Calculus from Distance Calculus. Definitely a great class. Thanks Distance Calculus!

Transferred Credits to: SUNY Stony Brook

## Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration

### 1.04: Rules

- M4: 1.04: Rules:
- M4.1: 1.04 - Basics
- M4.1.a: 1.04.B1: Derivatives, instantaneous growth rates, f'(x) and d/dx (f(x))
- M4.1.b: 1.04.B2: The Chain Rule
- M4.1.c: 1.04.B3: General rules for taking derivatives
- M4.1.d: 1.04.B4: Using the logarithm to calculational advantage
- M4.1.e: 1.04.B5: The instantaneous percentage growth rate of a positive function
- M4.1.f: 1.04.B6: Exponential growth dominates power growth and power growth dominates logarithmic growth
- M4.2: 1.04 - Tutorials
- M4.2.a: 1.04.T1: Practicing with the chain rule
- M4.2.b: 1.04.T2: Practicing with the chain rule, the product rule, and the power rule
- M4.2.c: 1.04.T3: Linear dimension: length, area, volume and weight
- M4.3: 1.04 - Give It A Try
- M4.3.a: 1.04.G1: Practicing with the chain rule
- M4.3.b: 1.04.G2: Practicing with the chain rule, the product rule, and the power rule
- M4.3.c: 1.04.G3: Global scale
- M4.3.d: 1.04.G4: Exponential functions and their constant percentage growth rate
- M4.3.e: 1.04.G5: Relating the plots of f(x) and f'(x)
- M4.3.f: 1.04.G6: 100 ln(f(x)) and the instantaneous percentage growth rate
- M4.3.g: 1.04.G7: Linear dimension: Length, area, volume, and weight
- M4.3.h: 1.04.G8: Interest compounded every instant versus interest compounded every month
- M4.4: 1.04 - Literacy
- M4.5: 1.04 - Revisited