INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
PhD Management
2012-2013

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
BUS 661 Quantitative Research Methods Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
7.5 161 English

 Instructor Assistant Coordinator Ali GÖKSU, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali GÖKSU, Assoc. Prof. Dr. [email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course is designed to provide an introduction to statistical methods useful for analyzing data, with specific application to problems of business and economics. The methods examined, however, have general application to a wide range of data analysis. At the end of the class, you will:
(1) understand the fundamentals of uncertainty and risk management,
(2) know how to use methods for estimation and forecasting,
(3) be able combine knowledge of risk and estimation in optimization, and
(4) know how to use the tools of statistical inference.
You will also be expected to learn how to use statistics to think critically about real world issues. Statistical methodology and theory will be presented in an applications context. Ultimately, the goal is to provide you with quantitative tools that can be used in the areas of marketing, financial and managerial accounting, corporate finance, and applied operational methods.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
1. Statistics, Data and Descriptive statistic
2. Probability
3. Random Variables and Probability Distributions
4. Sampling and Estimation
5. Hypothesis Testing
6. Two Sample Hypothesis Tests
7. Analysis of Variance
8. Data Analysis
9. Linear Regression
10. Linear Regression
11. Multiple Regression Model
12. Methods for Quality Improvement
13. Paper Presentations
14. Paper Presentations

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
• Lectures
• Practical Sessions
• Excersises
• Presentation
• Project
• Assignments
• Recitation
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Homework420
Midterm Exam(s)130
Presentation110
Term Paper1
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
• To achieve an understanding of applied statistical and other quantitative methods in the solution of managerial decision making problems.
• To provide enough illustrations of well-known models, so that a student can identify similar situations that may utilize quantitative methods.
• To develop a basic proficiency in working with the more frequent decision making models.
• To learn the mathematical language and notation, in order to facilitate communication with specialists.
• To develop sufficient quantitative preparation for appreciating work done in this area.
TEXTBOOK(S)
• Statistics for Business & Economics, 10th edition (2008), J. T. McClave, P. G. Benson and T. Sincich, ISBN 0132069733, Prentice Hall.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)31648
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)31648
Midterm Examination (1 week)12020
Final Examination(1 week)12525
Preparation for Midterm Examination12020
Preparation for Final Examination7.50