Online Business Calculus

MAT 210 - Brief Calculus: Calculus for Business and Economics

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Topics covered in this course include limits and derivatives of algebraic, logarithmic, and exponential functions; the definite integral; analysis of graphs; optimization; applications of the derivative; and more.

Content in this course is adaptive, allowing you to achieve mastery in a certain concept before moving on

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Course prerequisites and requirements

To be successful in this course, we recommend English language fluency and computer literacy. We also encourage you to make sure your laptop or desktop computer meets the technical requirements.

MAT 117 is strongly suggested as a prerequisite for success in this course.

Quick facts

Next start date:

Jan. 11, 2022

  • Credits: 3
  • Length: Self-paced or 15 weeks
  • Cost: $25 + $400

What you’ll learn

  • Meaning and computation of average rate of change, and applications
  • Meaning and computation of instantaneous rate of change, and applications
  • Marginal analysis
  • Meaning and computation of accumulation, and applications
  • Techniques to solve optimization problems, and applications

What to expect in class

Video and Audio Lectures, Quizzes, Final Exam, Gradarius Activites, Reflection Boards, Introductions, Course Readiness Quiz

Exams and grading

Instructor paced


Gradarius Topics (24)


Gradarius Quizzes (5)


Final Exam (1)



Quizzes (5)


Final Exam (1)


This course appears on your transcript identically to how it appears on the transcript of an enrolled ASU student who has taken the course on one of ASU’s campuses.

This course is worth 3 credit hours toward the Mathematical Studies (MA) General Studies requirement at Arizona State University. It is strongly encouraged that you consult with your institution of choice to determine how these credits will be applied to their degree requirements prior to transferring your credit.

Faculty and course staff

Fabio A

Fabio A


Director & Professor of Mathematics

Applied Mathematics and Mathematics Education

Arizona State University

Why take ASU Universal Learner Courses

  1. Credit you receive is from a regionally accredited university
  2. Your credit is highly transferable
  3. You only pay the $400 course cost if you pass

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