Introduction To Business Statistics –


(3 credits)

This course introduces the techniques used for the visualization of numerical data and descriptive statistics in business. Topics will include an introduction to probabilities and sampling.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Visualization of Data

  • Recognize ordinal and nominal data.
  • Prepare a frequency distribution.
  • Select an appropriate chart type for given data sets.
  • Identify misleading graphs.

Descriptive Statistics

  • Recognize statistical symbols.
  • Distinguish between a population and a sample.
  • Compute a mean, median, and mode.
  • Compute range, variance, and standard deviation.


  • Recognize probability notation.
  • Solve probability problems with various counting methods.

Normal Distribution

  • Distinguish between discrete and continuous random variables.
  • Recognize the characteristics of a standard normal distribution.
  • Compute an interval estimate with the empirical rule.


  • Identify various sampling methods.
  • Develop sample survey questions.

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