Surekha Rao, Ph.D.
School of Business and Economics
Office: Dunes/Med Bld 1122
Online Course Offered:
This course introduces basic statistical methods for business and economic data analysis .Statistics is essential for proper understanding of the working of a business enterprise and an economy. The course will teach you tools, techniques for reporting, presenting, summarizing and interpreting the data. In this course you will also learn fundamentals of statistical inference based on probability theory for estimation and testing of hypotheses. The course will teach you how to build simple regression models for economic and business decisions and forecasting. This course extensively uses statistical commands and functions from MS Excel 2010 for problem solving.
For a complete Description for this course, click on the Course Syllabus tab.
The major learning goals of this class course are:
For a complete listing of Objectives for this course, click on the Course Syllabus tab.
The key course activities in this online class are:
1. Assignments: The course uses mystatlab.com, publishers’ website for Assignments. These assignments are all problem solving based on tools and methods learnt during the week. There will total of 10 assignments worth 30% of the grade.
2. Exams: There will be a midterm and a final exam, each worth 20% of the grade. The exams will be also conducted on Mystatlab.com. The exact dates for these exams will be announced in the Syllabus.
3. Forums: There will be weekly forums and your participation in those forums is essential. Each week your instructor will post a question/ task that covers materials covered in the chapters assigned for the week and you are expected to answer the question and complete the task. This assignment is worth 10% of the course grade.
4. Project: Each student is expected to complete an individual project. The project will be an application of the statistical methods learnt during this course. The project will show case your skills in applying these tools and methods for a real world business and /economic problem .The project guidelines will be given in the beginning of the semester. The project will be worth 20% of your course grade.
For a complete list of Activities/Assignments for this course, click on the Course Syllabus tab.
Instructor: Surekha Rao, Ph.D
Office: Dunes Med/Prof Building 1122
Phone: (219) 980-6934