Management Science (MGSC) 312
Statistics for Business and Economics II (Revision 6)
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Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)
Precluded Course: MATH 315 (MGSC 312 may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for MATH 315.)
Centre: Faculty of Business
MGSC 312 has a Challenge for Credit option.
MGSC 312 is a second level introductory course in statistics, designed as a continuation of MGSC 301. Together, these courses provide students with basic concepts and methods of statistical analysis. The course and the textbook are tailored to meet the needs of students in administrative studies. Accordingly, all the applications problems are borrowed from business and economics, with many exercises based on real data.
Credits earned in MGSC 312 may be applied toward the Canadian Operational Research Society (CORS) diploma.
- Lesson 1: Tests of Goodness of Fit and Independence
- Lesson 2: Analysis of Variance and Experimental Design
- Lesson 3: Simple Linear Regression
- Lesson 4: Multiple Regression
- Lesson 5: Index Numbers
- Lesson 6: Forecasting
- Lesson 7: Nonparametric Methods
- Lesson 8: Statistical Methods for Quality Control
To receive credit for this course, you must submit both assignments, achieve a minimum grade of 50 percent on each of the two examinations (midterm and final), and achieve a minimum overall grade of D (50 percent) for the entire course.
Completing the two assignments is mandatory. You are strongly encouraged to complete the assignments before writing the exams. If you do not complete an assignment, you will not be able to finish the course until you do so.
The following chart summarizes the evaluation activities:
The examination(s) for this course will be written in the traditional pen and paper format.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Anderson, D. R., Sweeney, D. J., & Williams, T. A. (2011). Statistics for business and economics (12th edition). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning. ISBN 1133274536
Eldredge, D. L. (2005). A Microsoft Excel companion for business statistics (3rd edition). Mason, OH: South-Western Cengage Learning. ISBN 0324225539
You can acquire a print version of the textbook on your own if you wish.
Students will access all other course materials online.
Note: You must have Microsoft Excel installed on your computer in order to complete course requirements.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, and intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the 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 6, June 24, 2015.
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Updated January 14 2019 by Student & Academic Services