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MA20228: Statistics for business I

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2019/0
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 40%, EX 60%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Coursework 1 (CW 20%)
  • Coursework 2 (CW 20%)
  • Examination (EX 60%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites: Before taking this module you must take MA10214
Further information on descriptions Description: This course will introduce a range of hypothesis testing techniques and introduce the topic of experimental design. The course will concentrate on applications in the management area with an emphasis on choosing appropriate methods.
To teach the methods of analysis appropriate to common types of data. To introduce the ideas of experimental design.

Learning Outcomes:
Students should be able to select and perform appropriate hypothesis tests. They should understand the principles involved in experimental design and be able to apply the methods of analysis of variance. They should be able to use Excel to perform analyses.

Statistical skills (taught and assessed).

Sampling distributions. One and two sample tests for means and proportions including the use of Student's t. Simple non-parametric tests and chi-squared tests. Testing Binomial proportions. One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA): comparisons of group means. Two-way ANOVA: Two-way classification model, main effects and interactions. Experimental Design: Randomisation, blocking, factorial designs.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

MA20228 is Optional on the following programmes:

School of Management
  • UMMN-ANB01 : BSc(Hons) Business Administration with Thin sandwich placement(s) (Year 2)