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BUS 222: Business Statistics II- 3 Credits
Professor: Mark D'Antonio


In this course, you will learn Inferential statistics, a type of statistics that deals with the interpretation of data. It is meant to follow the BUS 221 course which dealt 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 distributions, and hypothesis testing for means and proportion both for a single and two populations.




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

  • See clearly how Business Statistics I and Business Statistics II tie together to appreciate the role of statistics in decsion making..
  • Apply statistical techniques covered in the two courses in designing empirical studies in general, and collecting data and analyzing the data thus obtained in particular, to enhance understanding of a problem that triggered the study and making sound recommendations to decision makers.




The final grade is based on the following components of assessment:

  • 9 quizzes each worth 20 points for a total of 180 points.
  • 3 tests worth worth 100 points each for a total of 300 points.
  • 1 case study worth 100 points
  • Problems worth 100 points
  • An introduction and statistical terms worth 20 points each
  •  a maximum of 30 points for actively participating in Discussion board
Assignment Points
Introduction and Statistical Terms (20 points each) 40
9 Quizzes (20 points) 180
3 Exams (100 points) 300
Homework problems 100
Case Study 100
Discussion board 30 
Total 750

Your final grade will be based on the following scale. Please note that you must also pass the  3 exams in order to get a passing grade in the course, regardless of your scores on the  assignments and quizzes. There is a maximum of 30-point bonus, (on top of what you earned on assignments, quizzes and exams) for active participation in "Discussion Board"

Grade Points Percent
A 675 - 750  90-100
B 600 - 674 80-89
C 525 - 673 70-79
D 450 - 521 60-69
F 0 - 449 0-59



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.  

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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) 323-3347 or (888) 435-6822.

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:

E-mail : mdantonio@nvcc.edu
Telephone : (703) 878 -5789


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 course-related 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.

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