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Department of Management

Course Name:
Course Code
& Section No:
Semester:

Introduction to Statistics
BUS 172, Section - 13
Fall 2016

INSTRUCTOR & DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

1. Instructor Name: Sakib Hasan Siddiqui
2. Office

NAC861

3. Office Hours:

ST 9:30-11am; Saturday 10-11am & 2-3pm

sakib.hasan.siddiqui@gmail.com

5. Department:

Management

COURSE & SECTION INFORMATION

Class Time &
Location

ST 8-9:30
NAC 205

Course Prerequisite
Course Credit
Hours
Course Description

Freshman
3:0

Course Objectives

Student Learning
Outcomes

Introduces modern theory and methodology of statistics and their application in

economics and business. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability theory,
sampling theory and methodology, sampling distribution and hypothesis testing.
Computer application is a compulsory component of this course.
Students will learn to use the standard statistical tools employed in practical
applications.
Students will learn to use statistical concepts for application in business and
economics.
Students will learn to understand the application of common tools such as
Standard Deviation, Probabilities, Various statistical distribution tables, and ZTest and T-Test.
Students will learn to understand and describe data classification and reporting
using various tabular and graphical tools.
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Present qualitative and/or quantitative data on tabular and/or graphical formats.
2. Calculate commonly used statistical tools such as mean, range, standard
deviation, frequency, probability.
3. Learn to use the various statistical tables, such as the Table of Binomial
Probabilities/Table of Poisson Probabilities/Standard Normal Distribution
Table /t Distribution.
4. Utilize Z-test and t-test.
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Note: Students will demonstrate above learning outcomes through one or more of the
following: assignment, quiz, midterm exams, and final exam.

TEXTBOOK
Author
Mann, Prem

Title
Introductory Statistics

Edition & Year

Seventh Edition
(2010)

Publisher
JOHN WILEY
& SONS, INC.

ISBN
978-0-470-44466-5

REFERENCE BOOK(S)
Paul Newbold
Gerald Keller

Economics
Statistics for Management
and Economics

Eighth Edition
(2013)
Ninth Edition

Prentice Hall

978-0-13-274565-9

South-Western

978-1-28-542545-0

TEACHING STRATEGY
The instructor will present the concepts of statistics through lecture and guided discussion. The principles
will be applied to a variety of business conditions and will be presented from a real world perspective.
Classes will be conducted using a variety of methods. These will include lectures, small group discussions
and exercises. You are encouraged to actively participate in all aspects of the class as significant learning
occurs when all members of the class make contributions. I see my role as to facilitate learning through a
varied and collaborative experience, not simply by lecturing.

Mid-1
Mid-2
Final Exam
Quiz
Assignment
Attendance and Class Participation

Points
20%
20%
30%
15%
10%
05%

The final grade will be a percentage of the accumulation of all points received over the course as follow
100%-93%=A
79%-77%=C+
60%-66%=D
92%-90%=A76%-73%=C
60% or less =F
89%-87%=B+
72%-70%=C86%-83%=B
69%-67%=D+
82%-80%=BNote: This assigned percentage letter grade may be altered at the instructors discretion

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Course Contents &Schedule

The following is a TENTATIVE schedule based on academic calendar published on 18 August
2016 that may change as the semester progresses. Please read the material prior to attending the
class where it will be discussed.
Lecture

Day

Topic

Chapter

Introduction

2
3
4

Tue, 6 Sep 16
Sun, 11 Sep 16
Tue, 13 Sep 16
Sun, 18 Sep 16
Tue, 20 Sep 16
Sun, 25 Sep 16

5
6
7
8

Assessment

Holiday - Eid ul-Adha (11-13 Sep-16)

Organizing and Graphing Data
Numerical Descriptive Measures
Numerical Descriptive Measures

2
3
3

Tue, 27 Sep 16

10

Tue, 18 Oct 16

11

Sun, 23 Oct 16

12

Tue, 25 Oct 16

13

Sun, 30 Oct 16

14

Tue, 1 Nov 16

15
16
17
18

Sun, 6 Nov 16
Tue, 8 Nov 16
Sun, 13 Nov 16
Tue, 15 Nov 16

Numerical Descriptive Measure & Review of Mid-1

Mid-1 exam (Lecture 1-6)
Probability
Holiday - Durgapuja
Probability
Discrete Random Variables and Their Probability
Distributions
Discrete Random Variables and Their Probability
Distributions
Discrete Random Variables and Their Probability
Distributions
The Normal Distribution and Other Continuous
Distributions
The Normal Distribution and Other Continuous
Distributions
Mid-2 Exam (Lecture 8-14)
Sampling and Sampling Distributions
Sampling and Sampling Distributions
Confidence Interval Estimation

Sun, 2 Oct 16
Tue, 4 Oct 16
Sun, 9 Oct 16
Tue, 11 Oct 16
Sun, 16 Oct 16

19

Sun, 20 Nov 16

20

Tue, 22 Nov 16

21

Sun, 27 Nov 16

22

Tue, 29 Nov 16

23

Sun, 4 Dec 16

24

Tue, 6 Dec 16

Confidence Interval Estimation

Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing: One-Sample
Tests
Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing: One-Sample
Tests
Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing: One-Sample
Tests
Review for Final Exam

Quiz 1
(Lecture 1-4)

4
4
5
5

Quiz 2
(Lecture 8-10)

5
6
6

Quiz 3
(Lecture 12-13)

7
7
8
Quiz 4
(Lecture 16-18)

9
9
9

Quiz 5
(Lecture 8-10)

79

Note: The instructor reserves the right to make changes to the syllabus if necessary.

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Communication Policy
Recommended communication channel is lecturers email. All course materials and announcements will be
uploaded and posted on Google Drive on time. It is the responsibility of the students to keep updated about
all course materials and announcements. Lectures will be given in English, also from student side, way of
communication in English will be highly appreciated.

1. Cellular phones should be turned off/Silent mode during the class.

2. Students are advised to frequently refer to the Student Handbook of North South University on the
Academic dishonesty of any type will not be tolerated. This includes, but is not limited to, plagiarism
(copying others work and representing it as our ownin part or in total without tile appropriate
citations) and copying others responses during the exams. In addition, classroom professionalism is to
be maintained at all times. This means that when the professor is speaking or when Students are
presenting their ideas, the classroom should he silent with the exception of invited questions. As in
any academic environment questions are welcome, but informal chatter or communication among
class members becomes a distraction for all those in attendance and will not be tolerated.
No talking or other forms of communication with other students will be allowed when exams are
being distributed. The no talking requirement is enforced during the exam and continues until all
students have handed their exam in to the instructor. Any talking during the exam will disqualify you
from taking the exam. It is my (and all other professors) expectation that your academic work for the
course will be performed without resorting to cheating, plagiarism, lying, and/or bribery. Any student
engaging in any of these behaviors will be dealt according to North South University's code of
conduct.
EXAMS, QUIZ & MAKE UP POLICY

There will be 5 quizzes throughout the semester, best 4 quizzes will be counted in final assessment. These
will occur on an announced basis and will consist of problems and other types of questions related to
assigned reading material. There will be NO make ups on quizzes. As you can see, attendance in this class