This course introduces students to the mathematical concepts and applications necessary for successful business careers. Topics will include finance charges, cash discounts, commissions, depreciation, book value, compound interest, net present value, statistics, and graphs.


Fundamentals of Business Practices is a core unit of Foundation Year One program in Accounting and Finance / Business and Management / Economics and Development Studies / Information Technology. Students from other division of any school can enroll in this course as an elective / core / option unit at the School of Business and Management.

The unit has emerged as a distinct profession across the globe. This unit prepares the candidates with conceptual and practical skills in order to meet the needs of business organizations in the competitive business environment as well as human resource needs of the business in PNG.

This unit introduces students to understand the evolution of business, changing forms of business organization, the role of entrepreneurs, managers and employees, environment of business, business ethics, culture of business organization, E commence, marketing and product development, accounting, capital investment as well as capital financing for modern business.


Personality Development is a core unit of Foundation Year One program in Accounting and Finance / Business and Management / Economics and Development Studies / Information Technology. Students from other division of any school can enroll in this course as an elective / core / option unit at the School of Business and Management.

The unit has emerged as a distinct profession across the globe. This unit prepares the candidates with conceptual and practical skills in order to meet the needs of business organizations in the competitive business environment as well as human resource needs of the business in PNG.

This unit introduces students to understand the basics of personality and leadership development, soft skills for today’s workplace, concepts of resume writing and job interviews, body language and communication in professional interactions as well as the modern methods of learning in the contemporary business world.