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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Level Year Period Language of instruction 
Academic responsibilityC.CERIANI-BAILLIF
Lecturer(s)VERMAUT Alexis; AMAR Jennifer; CHEKRAOUI Khalid; Ceriani Clarisse


- Descriptive statistics (graphs, mean, variance,cross-table...)
- Random variables
- Expected value, variance, standard deviation
- Usual probability distributions (Binomial )

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student should be able to
use a database and give an estimate for a population parameter (mean, proportion and sdandard deviation),
- compute confidence intervals for a mean or a proportion and perform statistical tests
- analyse and test the relationship between two qualitative or quantitative variables
- determine sample size for the mean and for the proportion
- compare the means of two independent populations
- according to the database, recognize what kind of confidence intervals and statistics tests should be performed
Have greater awareness about ESRS topics such as: Capacity to interact and collaborate
with others effectively, including in teams, in the workplace, and in culturally or linguistically diverse
contexts, Ability to analyse and critically evaluate arguments, Ethical awareness (professional and personal) and academic

Course description

Chapter 1: The normal distribution

Chapter 2 : Sampling
-Probability distribution of the sample mean, proportion and standard deviation

Chapter 3: Estimate and confidence intervals
-estimator's properties; CI for the mean when the population variance is unknown; CI for the proportion; margin of error and sample size

Chapter 4: Statistical tests
-one-tail test; two-tail test; p-value

Chapter 6 : bivariate Analysis
Chi-Square test for independence
-use excel to draw a pivot-table
-independency test
Two-Sample tests

Class type

Class structure

Type of courseNumbers of hoursComments
Face to face
Interactive class52,00  
Independent study
Group Project15,00  
Estimated personal workload23,00  
Independent work
Reference manual 's readings15,00  
Total student workload105,00  

Teaching methods

  • Project work
  • Interactive class


Type of controlDurationNumberPercentage break-down
Group Project0,00115,00
Continuous assessment
Mid-term exam1,30140,00
Final Exam
Written exam1,30145,00
TOTAL     100,00

Recommended reading

  • Basic Business Statistics, 13th Edition -

    Basic Business Statistics, 13th Edition
    • Mark L. Berenson, Montclair State University
    • David M. Levine, Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business, City University of New York
    • Kathryn A. Szabat, La Salle University

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