Business Statistics

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Statistics

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course is designed as a first formal course in basic statistical methods. It aims to provide recognition of situations where statistical analysis may be of benefit and the range of methods that may apply to a given situation.
    Course Introduction
    To make good business decisions, the decision-maker must carefully analyse all alternatives in the light of all available information. The primary role of statistics is to provide decision-makers with principles and methods concerned with extracting useful information from a data set. This course is designed to provide students with the basic statistical techniques needed for the study of their discipline. It aims to provide recognition of situations where statistical analysis may be of benefit and introduce the range of methods that may apply to a given situation using real world examples. The course uses simple, real world-examples, and assumes that students have only basic algebra and number skills.
    Course Aims
    This course aims to provide recognition of situations where statistical analysis may be of benefit in extracting useful information from a data set. and introduces the range of methods that may apply to a given situation using real world examples. It aims to provide skills to,
    recognise situations where statistical analysis would be of benefit;
    organise, summarise and present data in relevant useful forms; and
    apply a range of methods that are useful in solving statistical problems including the use of the spreadsheet package, Excel, for statistical data analysis.
    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 recognise situations where statistical analysis would be of benefit;
    2 organise, summarise and present data in relevant useful forms; and
    3 make use of data and a range of methods that are useful in making inferences about business problems.
    4 use the statistical tools in the Excel spreadsheet package to perform basic statistical data analysis.

    Assessment Task

    Weighting/Marked out of

    Test or quiz
    Workshop Quiz

    10%/10

    Exam - selected and constructed responses
    Mid-Semester Exam

    25%/25

    Test or quiz
    Computer Applications Exam

    15%/15

    Exam - constructed response
    Final Exam

    50%/50

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.