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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - QMB5010

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2014-11-14
Campus: St Petersburg
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: Approved by USFSP. To USF Sys 8/14/14. To SCNS after 8/21. Nmbr 5001 Apprd as 5010. by SCNS eff 11/1/14


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    4801 2013-08-24
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Business Administration BP 140100
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Alison Watkins 7278734086 awatkins@usfsp.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    QMB 5010 MBA Essentials: Business Statistics

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 3

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    0 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) S - S/U Only
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    MBA Essentials: Business Stats
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    O - Online (100% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    Admission to Graduate School

    Corequisites

    Course Description

    An overview of the statistical tools that allow typical business data to be analyzed. ANOVA, multiple linear regression, and tests of hypothesis are emphasized.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course is needed by all USFSP MBA students who do not have an academic background in business or whose undergraduate courses in statistics were taken more than 7 years before entering the MBA program.

    This course serves no other program.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    Terminal Degree Only


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The objective of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of the theory and application of various statistical tests for analyzing a variety of business situations.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Upon the completion of this course students should be able to:

    1) Determine which treatment(s) within a factor is/are the best to recommend.

    2) Determine if two sets of data are statistically equal.

    3) Model certain business situations using multiple linear regression.

    C. Major Topics

    Hypothesis Testing with a Single Population

    Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

    Multiple Linear Regression

    Forecasting

    D. Textbooks

    Business Statistics, by Robert A. Donnelly (latest edition)

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    The following chapters from the Donnelly text are coverd.

    Chapter 9 Hypothesis Testing single population

    Chapter 11 Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

    Chapter 15 Multiple Linear Regression

    Chapter 16 Forecasting

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Students will take an online quiz after each of the 4 chapters listed above. A student must score 80% or above on each chapter quiz to be awarded a passing grade (S=Satisfactory) for the course.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    The following chapters from the Donnelly text are covered. Students will be expected to study these chapters. Students must take an online quiz for each chapter. These are the only exams and requirements for the course.

    Chapter 9 Hypothesis Testing single population

    Chapter 11 Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

    Chapter 15 Multiple Linear Regression

    Chapter 16 Forecasting

    A score of 80% or above on each chapter quiz is required to receive a passing grade (S=Satisfactory) for this course.

    H. Attendance Policy

    No first class attendance policy due to the nature of this course. Students can begin the class at any time. There are no scheduled exams. Students take the exams according to their own schedules. The schedule for the course is not part of the regular semester, so there are no religious conflicts. Students can alter when they take the online exams based on their own personal needs.

    There is no time limit as when the student must complete this course. Students can take as long as they want, even in excess of a year or more, to complete the exams. Thus, there will be no conflict with religious holidays as the date a student takes an exam, as well as when they can finish the course, is entirely at their own discretion.

    Students with Disabilities:

    Please notify your instructor if you have a learning disability or require special assistance with this portion of Essentials. Confidential personal and learning assistance counseling are made available to students through the Division of Student Affairs. Contact R. Barry McDowell (mcdowell@stpt.usf.edu) for more information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    There is no set make-up policy. Students can begin the class at any time. There are no scheduled exams. Students take the exams according to their own schedules. The schedule for the course is not part of the regular semester, so no regularly scheduled exam is ever missed. Students can alter when they take the online exams based on their own personal needs.

    There is no time limit as when the student must complete this course. Students can take as long as they want, even in excess of a year or more, to complete the exams.

    See USF Policy on Academic Dishonesty and Disruption of Academic Process at www.ugs.usf.edu/catalogs/0304/adadap.htm

    Because of the University’s commitment to academic integrity, plagiarism or cheating on course work or on examinations will result in penalties that may include a grade of “unsatisfactory” for this portion of the Essentials Program. Any incident of academic dishonesty will be reported to the dean of the college. Definitions and punishment guidelines for Plagiarism, Cheating, and Student Disruption of the Academic Process may be found at the web address listed above.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    USFSP MBA Program


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    None



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