MBA 7020 Business Analysis Summer 2007
Dr. Thomas Whalen

108  Brookhaven, Tuesday 4:45-730
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Required Readings
Week
Readings
Topic
Exercises Due
1
6/12
6/14
Chapter 1
p. 1-24
Case: Note on How ...
Is Something Going On?
Chapter 1: Data Analysis for Improved Decision Making
Case:
Note on How to Lie with Statistics 
Getting Acquainted with Your Data

2
6/19
6/21
Chapter 2  
p, 25-82
Chapter 2: Describing Univariate Data  
Is there a difference that makes a difference?
Individual vesus Group: Tukey Fence (HW1)

3 or 4
6/28
7/3
Chapter 3
p. 83-112


Chapter 4
p. 113-133
Chapter 3: Basic Probability Concepts and Problems in Assessing Probabilities
Using Probability 'Trees to Reduce Managerial Judgment Errors    98

Chapter 4: Sampling and Sampling Distributions   
Exploring the Distribution of the Sample Mean    117
The Normal Distribution    126

4 or 3
6/26
7/5
Online class exercise:  
Assessing Random versus Assignable-Cause Variation using  displays, summary statistics, and probability trees

5
7/10
7/12
Chapter 5
p. 161-184

Chapter 6
p. 205-223

Case:
Are These
Conclusions Valid?
Case:  Are These Conclusions Valid?
 Confidence Intervals & Hypothesis Testing Simplified
Group Differences  (HW2)
Group versus Standard: Confidence Interval
Group versus Group  

Chapter 5: Statistical Inference I: Confidence Intervals    161
          Management Scenarios and Data Sets    162
Chapter 6: Statistical Inference II: Hypothesis Testing  on One Population Parameter    205
          Management Scenarios and Data Sets    206
HW1 due
by email
11:59PM
the evening
BEFORE
your class
6
7/17
7/199
Chapter 7
p. 249-310
Chapter 7: Describing Multivariate Data    249
Searching For Explanation (HW3)
Insight, Prediction, Control        
Ptifalls of Blame and Credit
Regression as an Executive Tool
HW2 due
by email
11:59PM
the evening
BEFORE
your class

7
7/24
7/26
Forecasting
   pdf  p. 1-20
Forecasting case
Introduction to Forecasting
Casse: Forecasting With Regression Analysis
11:59 PM the day before your class:
Deadline for "class participarion" in online class
Deadline for answers to online class exercise
HW3 due by
email 11:59PM
the evening
BEFORE your class

Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the Take-Home final are due as three separate emails by 11:59PM Wednesday August 1


your grade is based on the following assignments:
Homework Assignment 1:  Looking at Job Satisfaction   Due by email on date soecified
Homework Assighment 2: Group Differences Due 
by email on date soecified
Homework Assignment 3: Trying to Explain Job Satisfaction  Due 
by email on date soecified

Online class exercise:   Class participation vis online discussion group

Take-home Final Exam part 1: Bulgarian Population Trend  Due by email by 11:59PM Wednesday August 1
Take-home Final Exam part 2: Sales and Advertising  Due by email  by 11:59PM Wednesday August 1
Take-home Final Exam part 3: Salary and Education Due by email by 11:59PM Wednesday August 1