Business 212: Business Statistics
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Course Summary
Business 212: Business Statistics has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this selfpaced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging Business topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.to start this course today
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Course Objective
The course objective is to introduce you to more advanced business statistics concepts such as probability, sampling, categorical data, hypothesis testing and regression analysis, and how these concepts can be utilized to make strategic business decisions.
Grading Policy
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows how your overall grade will be calculated.
Possible Points  

Quizzes  100 
Proctored Final Exam  200 
Total  300 
Quizzes
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
 You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
 The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
 When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
 After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
 You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
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Course Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
 Apply statistics in business decision making, forecasting, management control, and data analysis.
 Calculate descriptive summary measures for a population or frequency distribution including mean, median, mode, and standard deviation.
 Use the spread or dispersion of a set of numbers to understand risk, price volatility, market homogeneity, and other business applications.
 Properly present and interpret data visualizations including graphs, data plots and charts.
 Apply probability concepts including Bayes Theorem to analyze possible outcomes.
 Use binomial, Poisson, and hypergeometric distributions to solve business problems.
 Select and apply the most appropriate sampling technique and determine the sample size needed to ensure valid statistical predictions for specific business situations.
 Design and analyze experiments to test hypotheses about the population mean, variance and proportion.
 Apply nonparametric methods for statistical analysis using chisquare testing and contingency tables.
 Identify when to use and how to perform a Linear Regression Analysis, and how to develop and use Multiple Regression Analysis.
Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Format
Business 212: Business Statistics consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 510 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely selfpaced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
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Course Topics
Category  Objectives 

Introduction to Business Statistics  Describes the business applications of statistical formulas and concepts. Defines relevant terms such as bivariate data and random variables. Explains software used in statistical analysis. 
Introduction to Categorical Data  Defines categorical data and details the use of bar charts and tables to summarize this type of data. 
Descriptive Statistics: Measurement  Discusses how to calculate mean values, make estimations, find percentiles and measure dispersion and skewness. Provides information about formulas used to find quartiles, and deciles in a data set. 
Descriptive Statistics: Representation  Explains how to create and explain the use of box plots, dot plots, scatterplots and histograms. Lists the characteristics of visual representations of a data set. 
Measures of Dispersion in Business  Illustrates how to calculate variance and standard deviation. Shows techniques on how to use normal distributions. 
Measures of Association & Correlation in Business  Describes how to differentiate correlation and causation, and details the role of a correlation coefficient. 
Probability for Business Statistics  Relates how to use multiplication and addition to calculate probability and interpret Venn and tree diagrams. Explains how to use Bayes Theorem to revise probabilities, and compute the number of possible outcomes in a situation. 
Probability Distributions for Business Statistics  Compares discrete and continuous data. Relates how to compute the expected value and variance of a probability distribution, and apply these concepts business problems. 
Sampling Methods for Statistics  Differentiates between populations and samples. Defines random sampling. Defines and describes formulas used for stratified random, cluster random and systematic random samples. 
Confidence Intervals  Details how to find confidence intervals, determine sample sizes for validity purposes and defines degrees of freedom. 
Hypothesis Testing in Business  Lists steps in the hypothesis testing process. Identifies types of errors that impact statistics. Relates what type of information hypothesis testing reveals, and compares Z and T tests. 
Analysis of Variance  Shows how Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is used to compare two or more populations. 
Nonparametric Methods in Statistics  Analyzes nonparametric methods and explains the use of chisquare tests and twoway tables. 
Regression Analysis  Describes how to conduct a regression analysis. Explains the process of analyzing residuals. Discusses simple linear regression and how to solve problems using linear regression formulas. 
Understanding Business Forecasting  Explains how to use statistical processes to make forecasts and support business decision making. Defines forecasting in business and indexes. 
Using Control Charts in Business  Describes the use of control charts to identify patterns and details different types of control charts, such as those used for attributes and variables. 
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Complete the exam readiness quiz. 
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