Faculty
Department
Course Code
BUSN 2429
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours Per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined

## Overview

Course Description
This course will provide students with an introduction to statistics. Students will learn to solve problems using computer spreadsheets. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, sampling, normal and binomial distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Students will be required to have basic Excel skills.
Course Content
1. Descriptive Statistics:  frequency distributions, graphical displays, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion.
2. Probability:  experiments, counting rules, assigning probabilities, events, complement, exclusion, intersection, union, addition law, conditional probability.
3. Discrete Probability Distributions:  expected value and variance, binomial distribution.
4. Continuous Probability Distributions:  uniform and normal probability distributions.
5. Sampling Distributions:  random sampling, sampling distribution of sample mean and sample proportion.
6. Interval Estimation:  means and proportions, small and large samples, determining sample size.
7.  Hypothesis Testing:  formulating and testing a research hypothesis, I and II tailed tests about sample mean and proportion, Type I and II error.
8. Statistical Inference with Two Populations (independent samples):  interval estimation and hypothesis tests for difference between two means and between two proportions.
9. Computer Analysis with Excel Spreadsheets:  creation of spreadsheets, histograms, frequency tables, scatter charts, interval estimates, and use of probability distribution functions.
10. Simple Linear Regression:  least squares, model and assumption, R-Squared, prediction.
Methods Of Instruction

Lectures and seminars.

Means of Assessment
 Final Exam 30% Term Examinations (2-3) 40% - 50% Computer Lab Test 5% - 10% Assignments (6-12) 15% - 25% Participation 0% -  5% 100%

Note:  Students must achieve a grade of at least 50% on the combined examination components to pass the course.

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

1. collect statistical data using appropriate sampling techniques;
2. organize statistical data and calculate measures of central tendency and variation;
3. calculate the probability of events when they are mutually exclusive, independent and dependent;
4. use binomial and normal distribution to make probability estimates;
5. set up confidence intervals for population means and proportions;
6. use sample information to test statements or claims about parameters;
7. use computer spreadsheets to solve statistical problems;
8. use simple regression to determine significance of relationship between two variables.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

Donnelly, Robert A. Jr.; Business Statistics, Latest Edition, Pearson; or

Sharpe, Norean R., De Veaux, Richard D. et al. Business Statistics, Latest Edition.  Pearson; or

Other textbooks approved by the department.

## Requisites

### Prerequisites

FINC 1231 or (Principles of Math 12 with a C or Pre-Calculus 12 with a C or equivalent) OR currently active in the:
PDD Supply Chain Management or
PBD International Supply Chain Management or
PDD Accounting Studies or
PDD Accounting or
PBD Accounting or
PDD Data Analytics or
PBD Computer and Information Systems

Nil

### Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

• No equivalency courses

## Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

## Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Acsenda School of Management (ASM) ASM ST 1100 (3) 2006/01/01 to 2010/08/31
Acsenda School of Management (ASM) ASM BADM 221 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX COMM 291 (3) 2008/09/01 to -
Athabasca University (AU) AU MGSC 301 (3) 2014/09/01 to -
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO BUS 230 (3) 2013/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU BADM 210 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
College of New Caledonia (CNC) CNC MATH 157 (3) 2019/05/01 to -
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU STAT 291 (4) 2004/09/01 to -
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU QUANT 2029 (3) 2007/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) DOUG BUSN 2429 (3) & DOUG BUSN 3431 (3) = KPU ACCT 1230 (3) or KPU BUQU 1230 (3) or KPU MATH 2341 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2019/08/31
Langara College (LANG) LANG STAT 1123 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
North Island College (NIC) NIC STA 115 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ECON 233 (4) & SFU ECON 2XX (2) 2020/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU STAT 101 (3) or SFU STAT 201 (3) or SFU STAT 203 (3) 2019/09/01 to 2020/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BUEC 232 (3) or SFU STAT 101 (3) or SFU STAT 201 (3) or SFU STAT 203 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2019/08/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG BUSN 2429 (3) & DOUG BUSN 3431 (3) = SFU BUS 232 (4) & SFU BUS 2XX (2) 2019/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BUS 232 (3) or SFU ECON 233 (3) or SFU STAT 101 (3) or SFU STAT 201 (3) or SFU STAT 203 (3) 2020/09/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) DOUG BUSN 2429 (3) & DOUG BUSN 3431 (3) = SFU BUEC 232 (3) & SFU BUEC 2XX (2) 2004/09/01 to 2019/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU BBUS 232 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU BUSI 1XX (3) 2014/01/01 to 2014/04/30
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU BUSI 275 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2013/12/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU BUSI 275 (3) 2014/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO STAT 121 (3) or UBCO STAT 124 (3) 2005/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV COMM 2nd (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) DOUG BUSN 2290 (3) & DOUG BUSN 2429 (3) & DOUG BUSN 3431 (3) = UBCV COMM 290 (3) & UBCV COMM 291 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ECON 205 (3) or UNBC MATH 240 (3) 2008/09/01 to 2011/08/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ECON 205 (3) or UNBC MATH 242 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2008/08/31
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ECON 205 (3) or UNBC STAT 240 (3) 2011/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV MATH 104 (4) 2004/09/01 to 2005/08/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV MATH 106 (4) 2005/09/01 to 2012/12/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV STAT 106 (4) 2013/01/01 to 2014/08/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV STAT 1XX (3) 2014/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC STAT 252 (1.5) or UVIC STAT 255 (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2008/12/31
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC STAT 252 (1.5) 2009/01/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU QUME 232 (3) 2014/09/01 to -

## Course Offerings

### Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32574
Mon
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Law
Victor
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
32
3
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
Anvil Office Tower
808
11:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32575
Tue
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Hamid
Bassem
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
29
6
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N6107
15:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32576
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Hamid
Bassem
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
32
3
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N5107
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32577
Mon
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Raja
Majid
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
32
3
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N5107
18:30 - 21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32689
Fri
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Sveinson
Laurie
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N5107
8:30 - 11:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
33465
Mon
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Sveinson
Gary
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
33
2
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
11:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34541
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Hamid
Bassem
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
30
5
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N5111
18:30 - 21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
34920
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Kalia
Nishant
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
18:30 - 21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
36110
Sat
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Kalia
Nishant
Open
BUSN 2429 070 - This section is on Saturdays.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Sat
9:00 - 11:50
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
37134
Tue
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Sveinson
Gary
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
18:30 - 21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
37147
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Kalia
Nishant
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
18:30 - 21:20