Syllabus BBA 303 ONLINE Winter 2018(1) .pdf
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Department of Economics & Business
BBA 303: Business Statistics I
Dr. Nikolaos Papanikolaou
Office: Carmen Hall, Room 363B
*STUDENTS MUST PURCHASE MYSTATLAB TO COMPLETE THE ONLINE BBA 303 COURSE
Registration for MyStatLab: (ALSO SEE PDF FILE POSTED ON BLACKBOARD)
Course: BBA 303 - Intermediate Business Statistics I – Winter 2018
Instructor’s course ID: papanikolaou19331
Analyze business data using descriptive statistics, probability theory and statistical inference, measures
of central tendency, dispersion, associations, discrete and continuous probability.
COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
• Define, compute and analyze measures of central tendency, variation, data dispersion and positions.
• Illustrate concepts and relationships using tables (such as frequency, relative frequency), and charts
(including bar, line and pie charts).
• Differentiate and utilize the basic probability concepts.
• Calculate joint probabilities using multiplication and addition rules.
• Identify and provide examples of discrete and continuous probability distributions. Calculate and
interpret standard scores (Z value) and t-statistics
• Calculate and interpret standard scores (Z value) and t-statistics.
• Utilize sampling distribution and the Central Limit Theorem to make appropriate inferences about
• Find the probability of a normally distributed variable using standard normal and student tdistribution tables.
My office hours by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org I will try to respond within 24
Elementary Statistics: Picturing the World, 6 th Edition (Pearson’s packaged with
MYSTATLAB) by Larson and Farber. (NOTE: Low Cost Custom Edition available in the
Lehman College bookstore)
***NOTE: ALL COURSEWORK IS DONE ONLINE ON MYSTATLAB. THE PURCHASE OF
PEARSON’S MYSTATLAB INCLUDES THE e-text (DIGITAL VERSION) OF THE TEXTBOOK.
TO REGISTER FOR MYSTATLAB SEE PDF FILE POSTED ON BLACKBOARD.
***THERE ARE NO FACE-TO-FACE CLASSES AND/OR EXAMS.
WEEK ONE: Jan. 2 to Jan. 7
Chapter 1 -- Basics, Descriptive Statistics vs, Statistical Inference, Types of Data, Levels of
Measurement, Sampling techniques
Chapter 2 -- Frequency Distribution and Graphs, Measures of Central Tendency, Variation, and
ONLINE Exam 1: covers chapter 1 & 2 [Jan. 7]
WEEK TWO: Jan. 8 to Jan. 12
Chapter 3 -- Basic probability concepts, Conditional Probability, Multiplication and Addition
Rules, Permutation vs. combination
ONLINE Exam 2: covers chapter 3 [Jan. 12]
WEEK THREE: Jan. 13 to Jan 18
Chapter 4 –- Probability Distribution and Binomial Probability Distribution
ONLINE Exam 3: covers chapter 4 [Jan. 18]
WEEK FOUR: Jan. 19 to Jan. 23
Chapter 5 -- Introduction, Standard Normal Distribution, Sampling Distribution and the Central
ONLINE Exam 4: covers chapter 5 [Jan. 23
The course grade will be based on the following breakdown:
Assignments ……...40% (ONLINE: Mystatlab ONLY)
Exam #1...................15% (ONLINE: Mystatlab ONLY)
Exam #2…………...15% (ONLINE: Mystatlab ONLY)
Exam #3…………...15% (ONLINE: Mystatlab ONLY)
Exam #4…………...15% (ONLINE: Mystatlab ONLY)
Student Grading: The class will add to a total of 100 points. The following system will be applied.
[A = 100 – 94]
[B = 86 – 84]
[C = 76 – 74]
[D = 64 – 60]
[A - = 93 – 90]
[B- = 83 – 80]
[C - = 73 – 70]
[F = 59 and below]
[B+ = 89 – 87]
[C+ = 79 – 77]
[D+ = 69 – 65]
Homework: Homework will be assigned at the end of each chapter.
ALL HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT WILL BE DONE USING MYSTALAB. Please make
sure that your text is the one that is packaged with MYSTATLAB or has access code for
MYSTALAB!!! Late homework will not be accepted.
Exams will be based on material from the lectures, text and assignments.
NO EXTRA CREDIT assignment(s) will be given to make up for poor performance or failing
NO MAKE UP EXAM except in case of medical emergencies in which case you MUST
produce a medical note from your doctor.
USE OF TECHNOLOGY AND BLACKBOARD
The Blackboard site for this course will be used to post announcements, homework assignments, exam
dates as well as course material (such as syllabus, handouts, copies of PowerPoint slides etc.) Please
make a point of checking this website regularly. This site can be accessed through the Lehman website
www.lehman.cuny.edu. If you have questions about your Lehman e-mail address or your password, or
if you have problems accessing the site, please call the Lehman computer helpdesk at 718 -960-1111.
Lehman College is committed to providing access to all programs and curricula to all students.
Students with disabilities who may need classroom accommodations are encouraged to register with
the Office of Student Disability Services. For more information, please contact the Office of Disability
Services, Shuster room 238, phone: 718-960-8441.
THE ACADEMIC CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE (ACE) AND THE SCIENCE LEARNING
CENTER (SLC) Lehman College has two tutoring3 centers on campus. The ACE provides
appointment based and drop-in tutoring in the humanities, social sciences, and writing, as well as
general writing skills and test preparation workshops for the CPE. The SCL provides drop-in tutoring
for natural and computer science courses. To obtain more information about the ACE and the SLC,
please visit their websites at http://www.lehman.edu/issp, or please call the ACE at 718-960-8175, and
the SLC at 718-960-7707. Please note that for statistics tutoring, you will need to visit ACE.
PLAGIARISM: This refers to copying someone’s work or using another person’s thoughts/ideas as
one’s own original work. If caught with this, you will earn a failing grade in this class plus you will be
reported to the Office of the Dean of Students. To review Lehman’s policy, please visit