An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include gathering, organizing, interpreting, and presenting data with emphasis on hypothesis testing as a method for decision making in the fields of business and economics. Procedures examined include z-tests, t-tests, ANOVAs, correlation, and simple regression.
Prerequisite(s): Demonstrated proficiency in high school algebra or permission of the instructor.
Pre or corequisite(s): BUS 103 Spreadsheet Applications.
This course is an introduction to spreadsheet applications for business, economics, and accounting. Emphasis will be placed on spreadsheet basics such as creating, organizing, and linking worksheets; editing and formatting cells; entering data; creating simple formulas; using simple functions (e.g., average, sum, fill, etc.); and with the Excel Chart Wizard, creating basic graphs. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of spreadsheets and their functionality as preparation for business, economics, and accounting courses.