BUSI230: Introduction to Probability and Statistics

11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/01/2024

Course Description

Introduction to descriptive statistics and probability, probability distributions, estimation, tests of hypotheses, chi-square tests, regression analysis, and correlation with applications in business and science. (Crosslisted with MATH 201)

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


As a member of a society increasingly devoted to the use and misuse of numbers, the student must learn to correctly interpret and construct statistical presentations in all areas of public discourse, especially in his/her major fields. This course emphasizes the major applications of statistical knowledge rather than its theory. The course seeks to educate the student who will make important contributions to his/her workplaces and communities, follow his/her chosen vocations as callings to glorify God, and fulfill the Great Commission.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

In each module, the student will complete several sets of exercises which will correlate with the assigned Learn material. These exercises will be completed using ALEKS. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F; TSQR 1, 2)

This real-world project has 5 parts and utilizes course-specific information to apply statistics to real-life data collection and analysis. The student will gather class data and utilize this data in the first 4 parts of the project. The student will receive feedback on the first 4 parts of the project before submitting the final report as the final 5th part of the project. (CLO: A, B, E; TSQR 1, 2, 4)

The purpose of the review assignments are to ensure that the student is adequately prepared for each exam assignment. The review assignment for each exam assignment must be completed with a grade of at least 70% before the exam can be taken. Each question on all the Review Assignments can be worked as many times as needed to get full credit. All the Review Assignments can be found in ALEKS. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F; TSQR 1, 2)

The student will complete 4 exams throughout the course. Each exam will be timed, open-book/open-notes, and will cover 2 modules of material. The exams will be taken in ALEKS (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F; TSQR 1, 2).

Note: The student must submit all written work for each exam question on the Written Work Submission Assignment that correlates with that specific Exam Assignment. Written Work Submission Assignments must be submitted in Canvas. Exams submitted without the accompanying Written Work Submission Assignment will not be accepted.

Written work for each exam question must be submitted in Canvas. Exams submitted without the accompanying work will not be accepted. 

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