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Albers School of Business and Economics

Business Calculus

Completing this Business Calculus course satisfies the math proficiency requirement for graduation from the MBA, MPAC, or MSF programs at Seattle University. This Business Calculus class is equivalent to 5 credits of undergraduate calculus and is a rigorous class. Previous calculus experience is not a prerequisite but solid algebra skills are required. You are strongly encouraged to review the math pre-test in preparation for this course. These non-credit courses are open to graduate, undergraduate, and non-matriculated students.

"Probably the single-most helpful and instructional class I have taken so far is the calculus class I had when I first started last year. And all due to Larry Morales.

"Larry taught the class in such a way that brought relevance to the program we were starting. Over the past year, what I learned in Larry's class has come back time and time again. The confidence I gained in Larry's class has helped me do well in all those subsequent classes and I thank him for that.

"Anyway, I wanted you to know what a tremendous benefit Larry is to the SU MBA program. He is sincerely interested in helping students learn the material and strives to keep it relevant. In my view, he has succeeded."

-Current Albers Grad Student

Class Information

The purpose of this course is to refresh or introduce to you the basic ideas and techniques of calculus that you may encounter in future course work. This course combines the use of Excel and graphing software to enhance a practical subject matter. The class covers the following:

  • Review of algebraic ideas
  • Rules for derivatives and related concepts
  • Optimization problems using derivatives
  • Multivariable calculus
  • Rigorous applications in team settings
  • Supplemental topics

**This class does not satisfy any required Math class for students (i.e. Math 1130)**

Class Information


Registration Form

First night class assignment and syllabus

The fee for the class is $675.

For more information contact Nadeje Alexandre at (206) 296-5794 or

Summer Quarter 2017

Dates: Jun 19 thru Aug 24, 2017
The class is taught by Dr. Lawrence Morales, PhD

Fall Quarter 2017

Dates: Sept 20 thru Dec 1, 2017
The class is taught by Dr. Lawrence Morales, PhD

Winter Quarter 2018

Dates: Jan 8  thru Mar 19, 2018
The class is taught by Dr. Lawrence Morales PhD