INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
PhD Management
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
MAN 630 Quantitative Research Methods Graduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Non-area Elective 6 2 + 2 142 English

 Instructor Assistant Coordinator Ali GÖKSU, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali GÖKSU, Assoc. Prof. Dr. [email protected] [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. Introduction, Organizing and Visualizing Data
2. Numerical Descriptive Measures
3. Basic Probability, Discrete Probability Distributions
4. The Normal Distribution and Other Continuous Distributions
5. Sampling and Sampling Distributions
6. Confidence Interval Estimation
7. Fundamentals of Hypothesis Testing: One-Sample Tests
8. Two-Sample Tests
9. Analysis of Variance
10. Chi-Square Tests and Nonparametric Tests
11. Simple Linear Regression
12. Multiple Regression
13. Time-Series Forecasting
14. Statistical Applications in Quality Management
15. A Roadmap for Analyzing Data

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
• Lectures
• Practical Sessions
• Excersises
• Presentation
• Seminar
• Self Evaluation
• Project
• Assignments
• Case Studies
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Homework10
Project15
Presentation15
Term Paper20
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)
• Basic Business Statistics: Concepts and Applications, 12th edition (2012), David Levine, Mark Berenson, and Tim Krehbiel, ISBN 10: 0-13-216838-3, ISBN 13: 978-0-13-216838-0 Prentice Hall.

ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14342
Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
Midterm Examination (1 week)133
Final Examination(1 week)133
Preparation for Midterm Examination11212
Preparation for Final Examination11717
Assignment / Homework/ Project10550
Seminar / Presentation11515