Management Science (MGSC) 301
Statistics for Business and Economics I (Revision 7)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Centre: Faculty of Business
MGSC 301 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Télé-université du Québec equivalency: STA 1001
This is a three-credit, introductory course in statistics designed to provide students with the basic concepts and methods of statistical analysis. The course and the textbook are tailored to meet the needs of students in administrative studies. Accordingly, application problems are borrowed from business and economics, with many exercises based on real data. Credits earned in MGSC 301 may be applied toward the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) diploma.
- Lesson 1: Data and Statistics
- Lesson 2: Descriptive Statistics: Tabular and Graphical Methods
- Lesson 3: Descriptive Statistics: Numerical Measures
- Lesson 4: Introduction to Probability
- Lesson 5: Discrete Probability Distributions
- Lesson 6: Continuous Probability Distributions
- Lesson 7: Sampling and Sampling Distributions
- Lesson 8: Interval Estimation
- Lesson 9: Hypothesis Testing
- Lesson 10: Statistical Inference about Means and Proportions with Two Populations
- Lesson 11: Inferences about Population Variances
To receive credit for MGSC 301, you must submit both assignments, achieve a minimum grade of D (50 percent) on both the midterm and the final examination and achieve a minimum overall grade of D (50 percent) for the entire course.
In response to COVID-19 containment directives, temporary online exam(s) are available for this course.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Anderson, D. R., Sweeney, D. J., Williams, T. A., Camm, J. D., & Cochran, J. J. (2014). Statistics for business and economics (12th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning.
You can acquire a print version of the textbook on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
Challenge for Credit Overview
The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.
Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 7, May 1, 2014.
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