2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Business, Personal Finance and Statistics


Spring 2012 quarter

Glenn Landram management science, statistics
Fields of Study
business and management, economics and mathematics
Preparatory for studies or careers in
social sciences, quantitative methods, business, managment, public administration, and entrepreneurship.

Quantitative reasoning, including an understanding of statistics, is an important foundation for business, economics and finance. This is a demanding program focusing on contemporary business issues, personal finance and basic undergraduate statistics. The statistics will also serve as a foundation for further work in a graduate program (e.g. an MBA or MPA program) requiring statistics. It will also provide the quantitative basics for anyone interested in improving their understanding of business, economics and personal finance.

The program will include student-led sessions, workshops, lectures, films and guest speakers. Readings (such as the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, How to Lie With Statistics, Super Freakonomics, The Millionaire Next Door and The Visual Display of Quantitative Information) will focus on increasing student familiarity with and comprehension of business and financial topics from different perspectives. We will also cover the skills necessary to develop and present quantitative information.

Students will complete a research project that includes a quantitative component such as inference testing, correlation or a regression analysis. The program will culminate with the students presenting their research. Strategies for effectively presenting quantitative information will be emphasized.

Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning < 25% Delivered Online
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Program Revisions

Date Revision
January 23rd, 2012 Glenn Landram is offering Business, Finance, and Statistics, Oh My! with David Shaw. Please refer to that description in the catalog.