BUS 221: Business Statistics 3 Credits 
Professor: Mark D'Antonio 
Overview 

In this course, you will learn descriptive statistics, a type of statistics that deals with the collection, organization, presentation and analysis of data. You will also learn concepts and theories of probability as a prelude to a course in inferential statistics that you will eventually take to make your knowledge of statistics complete. The topics covered include measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, probability concept and distribution, sampling, statistical estimation, normal and T distribution, and hypothesis testing for means and proportion. 
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Objectives 

If you do well in this course, you will be able to:

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Materials 


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Grading 

The course grading criteria are listed below: *Please review the Blackboard site for updates*
Assignment 
Points 

Discussion Forums 
30 (30 @ 1pt each) 

Exercises 
220 (11 @ 20pts each) 

Quizzes 
220 (11 @ 20pts each) 

Exams 
300 (3 @ 100pts each) 

Total 
770 
100% 



Grading Scale 
A 
693770 
B 
616692 
C 
539615 
D 
462538 
F 
461 and below 

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Exams 

There are 3 exams in this course. You are expected to take your examinations at one of the NVCC campus Testing Centers. Be sure to allow enough time to complete your exam before the Testing Center closes; Testing Centers have specific policies relating to the administration of ELI exams. You will need to take a photo ID, your NovaConnect empl ID number, and the appropriate Exam Pass when you go to the Testing Center.
For Testing Center locations, hours of operation and policies, click here.
For information on taking exams outside of the metropolitan area, click here.

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ELI Policies and Procedures 

This is an Extended Learning Institute (ELI) course. ELI courses differ from campus courses in several important ways, including enrollment dates, communication with faculty, assignment completion requirements, and exams. You must follow ELI's policies and procedures if you take this course. Read (or review) ELI's Policies and Procedures before you begin the course. If you have questions, call ELI at (703) 3233347 or (888) 4356822. 
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Contacting the Instructor 

I am here to help you succeed in this course. Occasionally questions or problems may arise. Here is how to contact me when they do:
Email : mdantonio@nvcc.edu
Telephone :
(703) 8785712

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Beginning the Course 

1. Use your web browser to connect to http://www.nvcc.edu/bbstart. Follow the directions to determine your email, Blackboard and VIVA account user names and passwords.
2. Access your email account and make sure you know how to use it; you will be required to use this account for all courserelated email.
3. Log on to Blackboard at http://learn.vccs.edu.
4. Click on this course under "My Courses." Review the entire course to make sure you understand what will be required of you. Then start completing the assignments.
Please note that account generation takes approximately one week from the time of your paid registration. If you cannot log on after one week, contact the IT Help Desk. If you can log on to Blackboard, but your course isn't listed, please contact ELI or your instructor.


