An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include the gathering, organizing, interpreting, and presenting of 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.
Corequisite(s): BUSAD 1090 Spreadsheet Applications.
(Normally offered each semester.)
Using spreadsheet software, students will be exposed to business files that meet professional standards and learn how to use the software as a tool to accomplish business goals. The following topics will be explored:
- Calculating data through formulas and functions
- Evaluating data
- Presenting information with charts
- Applying spreadsheet skills to business applications