# DS101 SYLLABUS - Fall 2010 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY...

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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO School of Business Administration Decision Sciences 101 - Data Analysis for Managers COURSE OUTLINE INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Stanley A. Taylor OFFICE: TAH -2096 E-MAIL [email protected] OFFICE PHONE: 278-5439 (Voice Mail) OFFICE HOURS: T TH 8:15 – 8:45 AM ; 2:00-3:00 PM or by appointment WWW HOMEPAGE: http://www.csus.edu/indiv/t/taylors REQUIRED TEXT Download from . SacCt site PREREQUISITES MIS 1,2,3 Stat 1 and Math 24. COURSE OBJECTIVES The objectives of this course are to prepare the students to: Understand variation. Be able to differentiate between specific variation and common variation, as applied to managerial decision-making situations. 1. Develop an intuitive feel for statistical techniques. 2. Use statistical software [STATGRAPHICS] and interpret computer outputs. 3. Communicate, verbally and in written form, statistical results. 4. Understand the important characteristics of forecasting. Remember "Some people predict the future. You can intelligently compute it." 5. Create and manipulate data files in order to conduct appropriate statistical analysis. CATALOG DESCRIPTION The current catalog description is as follows: A second course in business statistics that focuses on the application of statistical methods to business problems. Emphasis is placed on case studies, data analysis, model building techniques, statistical reasoning, and communications of statistical results. A statistical computer package [StatGraphics for Windows v 5.0] will be used in the course. Prerequisites:[MIS1,2,3 ]MATH 24 and STAT 1. 3 units. COURSE OVERVIEW This course is designed to provide students with the background to execute data analysis in a managerial capacity. The key factors to accomplish this are obtaining an intuitive feel for statistical modeling and the ability to utilize the computer via statistical software [StatGraphics Centurion]. Emphasis is placed on

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## This note was uploaded on 11/17/2010 for the course STATISTICS 50 taught by Professor Diaz during the Spring '10 term at California State University , Monterey Bay.

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