30J109 :Statistics 1 for IBA


Voertaal Engels
Werkvorm: (Geen informatie over collegetijden bekend)
Tentamenvorm: (Tentamenrooster)
Studielast:6 ECTS credits
Inschrijving:This course is no longer offered as of 2016-2017, please check the official transition rule for this course in the ESG.
Blackboard informatieniet beschikbaar in Blackboard


dr. M. Quant (coordinator)

prof. dr. A.H.O. van Soest

Doel van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

The objectives of the course are to introduce students to descriptive statistics, probability and inferential statistics. After the course, students have acquired knowledge (on an introductory level) about summarizing data (also with Excel), probability, probability distributions, random samples, estimation and confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. They also show some basic abilities in the field of IT, especially Excel.

Inhoud van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

This course supports a great many courses, both in the first year and in later years of the study programme. The topics concern the following subjects:

  • Descriptive statistics (population and sample statistics, graphs)
  • Probability theory (the classical definition of probability, probability rules)
  • Random variables, probability distributions, probability density functions
  • Expectation, variance, standard deviation, covariance, correlation
  • Sampling theory
  • Estimation and confidence intervals
  • Hypothesis testing

Verplichte literatuur

  1. Nieuwenhuis, G., Statistical Methods for Business and Economics, McGraw-Hill, 2009.
  2. Nieuwenhuis G., Confidence Intervals and Tests, Reader on Blackboard.

Verplicht voor

  • BSc International Business Administration ( 2014, 2015 )