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University of Vermont Department of Mathematics & Statistics STAT 183 Syllabus Course: Statistics for Business

Instructor: Katherine Merrill


106 Mansfield House

Office Hours: immediately after class or by appointment

E-mail/Webpage: Use blackboard messaging to communicate to me: Blackboard Webpage Office Phone: 656-3429


“Complete Business Statistics,” Aczel & Sounderpandian, 7 Edition, McGraw-Hill. A copy of the textbook is on reserve at the library. The textbook website is http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073373605/student_view0/index.html . There are a couple of options for purchasing the textbook and the ALEKS code. The bookstore carries the package (new text and code) and th just used texts. Any 7 edition of the book is fine. You can purchase the ALEKS code online (see below). ALEKS does not have an e-book version of the text.


Course Description:

Advanced quantitative methodologies for contemporary business scenarios. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), simple linear and multiple regression, time series analysis, Bayesian statistics and decision analysis. Prerequisites: STAT 141 or EC 170.


Please bring your TI-83 or TI-84 to every class. The text also uses Excel templates, which are available in Blackboard and on the textbook website.

Grading: Your grade for the course will be based on: • Projects (4 at 20% each) • Homework (20%) Final letter grades are determined as follows: A+ 97-100 B+ 87-89 A 94-96 B 84-86 A90-93 B80-83

C+ C C-

77-79 74-76 70-73

D+ D D-

67-69 64-66 60-63

Expectations and UVM Policies: Students are expected to act in accordance to the rules outlined in the University’s Policy Statements. • Religious Holidays: If you need to miss class to observe a religious holiday, please submit the dates of your absence in writing by the end of the second full week of the semester. • Late Work/Absences: All work is expected to be completed on-time. Make-up tests will be given if an emergency arises. • Academic Integrity Policy • Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities • FERPA Rights Disclosure • Diversity at UVM and in the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences • Cell phones, iPhones, iPods, iAnything: To be respectful of the learning environment, it is expected that none of these items will be out or turned on in the classroom. These items are forbidden to be out during an examination.

Academic Assistance: Students with documented learning disabilities are entitled by law to certain “reasonable accommodations.” If you have a documented reason for special accommodations, you must provide written evidence of this as soon as possible from the appropriate office. Further info at http://www.uvm.edu/~aspprogs .

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