Class Days: Friday
Class Times: 1:00 to 3:40 PM
Class Location: EBA 345
Office Hours Times (and by appointment): TH 3:30 – 5:00
F 3:45 – 5:00
Office Hours Location: EBA 322
Statistical methods applied to business decision making. (Formerly numbered Information and Decision Systems 301.)
The objective of this course is for students to achieve an understanding of fundamental statistical techniques and how they are applied to decision making and the scientific method. Greater emphasis is placed on the ...view middle of the document...
Class withdrawal: Once the official deadline passes, students will not be allowed to withdraw due to low test scores. Also, students are not given an incomplete grade due to poor class performance. Please visit the undergraduate business advising center for consultations if such situation rises.
Text: Required: Anderson, D.R., Sweeney, D.J. and T.A. Williams, Modern Business Statistics with Microsoft Excel, 5th edition, Cengage Leraning, 2015. (with Microsoft Excel Data CD)
Online Resources: CengageNOW
Exercises from the course textbook will be assigned on a weekly basis.
Accessing Course Materials: Course materials, including lecture notes and computer assignments, will be made available via the SDSU blackboard website (blackboard.sdsu.edu). Please check the website regularly and bring printed copies of course materials to class with you to assist in your note taking.
Course Structure and Conduct
General Course Policies: Attendance is not included in the calculation of course grades. However, it is generally necessary to attend every class to earn a high grade for this course and it may be difficult to catch up after missing a single class. No make-up exams will be given. The format of the class is generally a traditional lecture with discussion and practice problems that follow the lectures.
Cell phones should not be used during class and students are encouraged to bring a calculator that they will be using during an exam so they can practice the in-class problems and get familiar with the use of their calculator.
Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally in the classroom at all times.
Students with Disabilities
If you are a student with a disability and believe you will need accommodations for this class, it is your responsibility to contact Student Disability Services at (619) 594-6473. To avoid any delay in the receipt of your accommodations, you should contact Student Disability Services as soon as possible. Please note that accommodations are not retroactive, and that accommodations based upon disability cannot be provided until you have presented your instructor with an accommodation letter from Student Disability Services. Your cooperation is appreciated.
The University adheres to a strict policy regarding cheating and plagiarism. These activities will not be tolerated in this class. Become familiar with the policy (http://www.sa.sdsu.edu/srr/conduct1.html). Any cheating or plagiarism will result in
Cheating will not be tolerated. Students caught altering previously graded work or giving or receiving assistance to/from another student on an exam will receive an F for the course. Students caught copying computer assignments (or allowing others to copy their computer assignment) will receive a zero for the assignment.
Examples of Plagiarism include but are not limited to:
• Using sources...