161101

Statistics for Business

An introduction to the presentation, analysis and interpretation of quantitative data. Topics include the construction of charts and summary statistics, probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, regression, time series analysis and quality management.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

161101

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

100-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

15

Subject

Statistics

Course planning information

Course notes

Access to a Windows PC and Excel is required.

Expected prior learning

Students must have a good grounding in basic maths. It is strongly recommended that students have achieved a total of at least 20 credits from NCEA Mathematics and Statistics at Level 2. A self-test quiz is available here: basic numeracy quiz.

Restrictions

Choose just one
115101, 161100, 161111, 161120, 161122, 161130, 161140

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Select appropriate statistical techniques for summarizing and displaying business data.
  • 2 Analyze and draw inferences from business data using appropriate statistical methods and computer software.
  • 3 Interpret and communicate the results of a statistical analysis in the context of a business problem.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 1 2 3 6%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 5%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 5%
Practical/Placement 1 2 3 4%
Test 1 2 3 20%
Exam (centrally scheduled) 1 2 3 60%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Recommended

BASIC BUSINESS STATISTICS: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS

Author
BERENSON, LEVINE, KREHBIEL, WATSON, JAYNE AND TURNER
ISBN
978-1-4860-1895-6
Edition
4TH OR 5TH EDITION
Publisher
PEARSON EDUCATION AUSTRALIA

BASIC BUSINESS STATISTICS: CONCEPTS AND APPLICATIONS

Author
BERENSON, LEVINE, KREHBIEL, WATSON, JAYNE AND TURNER
ISBN
9781488617249
Edition
4TH OR 5TH EDITION
Publisher
PEARSON EDUCATION AUSTRALIA

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