Office Hours: MW 12:002:00 and TTh 4:004:30
Text:
Business Statistics by Ken Black (latest edition)
Prerequisite:
1.Math 121 (College Algebra) or higher.
2. Always have a calculator appropriate for the class
Course Description:This course is designed to provide students with the ability to apply and interpret descriptive and inferential procedures, probability distributions, statistical sampling and design hypothesis testing, and regression. Primary objectives are to improve the statistical capabilities of students as well as their abilities to apply statistical concepts in a business setting.
Intended Outcomes:
Grading  
Quizzes  500  >900  A 
Computer Exercise(s)  100  800899  B 
Case(s)  100  700799  C 
Final  300  600699  D 
Total  1000  000599  F 
Weekly Class Format: (approximate):
1. Quiz every week: Every week students willbe expected to take a quiz
on the respective materials
2. Lecture: Lectuere of the new materials will follow. Students expected
to engagein advance reading
3. Lab and Problem Solving Session in Class: Time dedicated to answer questions
and work out problems
4. Cases (in class or take home): Real statistical problems
5. Required advanced reading/solved problems: Students are expected to
read the materials and solved problems
Quiz:This will involve one or two relatively simple problems based on the problems of the book and the suggested homework. Grading on the quiz will involve mostly the meaning of the results (not just the calculations). Students need to be trained not only to find the results but also determine what they mean. For the most part, the assumption in each problem will be that you have been assigned a small project and that your boss does not know very much about statistics and you must not only solve the problem but also make him (!) understand.
Lecture: Concepts will be presented, explained and applied. Examples will be demonstrated on the board. Students are encouraged to read in advance the chapters and solved problems in order to materialize the fulladvantage of the session (lecture and lab).
Lab:Problems will be solved, simulations of quiz problems, questions will be answered. Students will attempt to solve problems individually and ingroups. Since preparation for this session is imperative, I strongly advise students to go over the readings and problems for the week (weekly requirements)
Weekly
Schedule


Weekly Requirements (R) 
W 1  Chapter1
Chapter2 Chapter3 
Homework:
All Odd Number Problems (or as many as you can)
Requirements: Read Chapter 4 Requirements: Go over solved problems on Chapter. 4 
W
2
Quiz 
Chapter4  Homework:
All Odd Number Problems
Requirements: Read Chapter 5 Requirements: Go over solved problems on Chapter 5 
W
3
Quiz 
Chapter5  Homework:
All Odd Number Problems (or as many as you can)
Requirements: Read Chapter 6 Requirements: Go over solved problems on Chapter. 6 
W
4
Quiz 
Chapter6  Homework:
All Odd Number Problems (or as many as you can)
Requirements: Read Chapter 7 Requirements: Go over solved problems on Chapter. 7 
W
5
Quiz 
Chapter7  Homework:
All Odd Number Problems (or as many as you can)
Requirements :Read Chapter 8 Requirements: Go over solved problems on Chapter. 8 
W
6
Quiz 
Chapter8  Homework:
All Odd Number Problems (or as many as you can)
Requirements Read Chapter 9 Requirements: Go over solved problems on Chapter. 9 
W
7
Quiz 
Chapter9  Homework:
All Odd Number Problems (or as many as you can)
Requirements: Read Chapter 12 Requirements: Go over solved problems on Chapter. 12 
W
8
Quiz 
Chapter12  Homework:
All Odd Number Problems (or as many as you can)
Requirements: Read Chapter 11 Requirements: Go over solved problems on Chapter. 11 
W
9
Quiz 
Chapter11  
W
10
Quiz 
Review and completion of Unfinished Materials  
W
11
Final 
FINAL  
Note: Not all sections from each chapter will be covered. Each week students will know exactly which sections will have to read for the following week.  
Note: Adjustments may be required according to the progress of the class. 