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BA 301: Data Analysis and Decision Making. Yong Choi School of Business Administration CSU, Bakersfield. First Announcement. If you have not registered for this class, please leave this room as quiet as possible. Instructor. Name: Yong Choi, PhD Office: BDC 101

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ba 301 data analysis and decision making

BA 301: Data Analysis and Decision Making

Yong Choi

School of Business Administration

CSU, Bakersfield

first announcement
First Announcement
  • If you have not registered for this class, please leave this room as quiet as possible.
  • Name: Yong Choi, PhD
  • Office: BDC 101
  • Office Hours: W(3-6pm)/Th (1-3pm)
  • Class Time: 3:10 – 5:15pm
  • Phone: (661) 654 - 6691
  • Email: [email protected]
    • Slow email checking during weekend…
websites for course
Websites for Course
  • Tour of the course website!
    • You can download almost every class material from the course website…..
  • http://
course material
Course Material
  • Textbook
    • Business Statistics: A Decision-Making Approach
    • Author: Groebner, Shannon, Fry, and Smith
    • 8th edition (either with or without Software CD)
    • Regular edition: ISBN-13: 978-0136021544
    • Student value edition: ISBN-13: 978-0136121015
    • Pearson Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2008.
  • Course Website
  • Blackboard
tour of blackboard
Tour of Blackboard
  • Tour of the course Blackboard!
    • You must “SELF-ENROLL” tothe course Bb.
      • Try “How to Enroll in a Blackboard Course” on the university Blackboard website
    • Take the quiz and submit the assignment/exam through the course Blackboard
goal of the course 1
Goal of the Course 1
  • Designed for a student who finished Math 140 or equivalent course
    • Prerequisite must be satisfied…
  • Not interested in “PURE” scientific statistics…
      • Statistical analysis for “real-world” business situations
      • Interpretation of result in business terms
goal of the course 2
Goal of the Course 2
  • Learning how to learn
    • impossible to finish the entire book (downside of quarter system) but would like to finish most important chapters
    • Stats: very popular subject (lots of online resources)
    • Khan Academy:
      • Recommended by Bill Gates and endorsed by Google
      • Offcial Curriculum for Los Altos School District
goal of the course 3
Goal of the Course 3
  • Learn-by-doing
    • Just like “Math”…cannot learn by reading
  • Master statistical functions of Excel
    • Use for every in-class
    • Excel (Analysis ToolPak)
    • Other FREEONLINE tools and materials
    • NOT other tools (Mini Tab, SPSS, SAS: not everywhere)
course description 1
Course Description 1

Why Excel?

Available almost everywhere

Essential and critical tool for business student

Excel is an excellent statistical tool for relatively simple business analysis. (click following for downside of using Excel)

Not recommendable for scientific research analysis

course description 3
Course Description 3
  • Class format
    • Hybrid: Wednesday(in-class) / Other Days(online)
    • Wednesday: hands-on class practices using Excel
      • Analysis ToolPak and other Excel functions
      • Online tools
    • Other Days: basic concepts and video lectures
      • 24 availability and unlimited access
      • Beneficial for all level (i.e., beginner, advanced) because of easiness and repeatability
      • Khan Academy and example from the textbook
why hybrid
Why Hybrid?
  • Save LECUTRE times for basics
    • impossible to finish required chapters if I have to lecture basics…we ONLY have 10 weeks
  • To use EXCELEENT resources that are available on the Internet….FREE
    • Khan Academy and other excellent stats websites
  • Future of education: ability to teach yourself
course description 4
Course Description 4
  • Quiz through Blackboard
    • Open book and lecture note
    • Make sure to finish by the due date (the quiz not available after the due date)
    • Passing score : 30 out of 40 (each quiz worth 3%)
  • Assignment (Group)
    • Submit thru Blackboard (submission link)
evaluation and grading
Evaluation and Grading
  • Points scales are subject to change.
    • Quiz 30%
      • Each quiz worth 3% (total 10 quizzes)
    • Group Assignment (two assignment) 10%
      • Each assignment worth 5%
    • Midterm Examination 30%
      • All essay and in-class
    • Final Examination 30%
      • The exam format will be announced
no interference policy
No Interference Policy
  • Surfing the Internet w/o permission
  • Typing (email, paper…) and cell phone texting
  • Talking to classmates during the lectures
    • If you have any question, let your instructor know directly. Do not discuss your questions with your neighbors
  • Bottom line…do not distract the class
  • Up to 30 % of your total score can be deducted depending on the level of interference.
bathroom policy
Bathroom Policy
  • Need to go to the bathroom?
    • Stand next to the printer and then wait for my signal.
    • Remember, you MUST wait for my signal.
  • You are allowed to have ONLY one bathroom visit per class
  • If you violet this policy, minimum 10% penalty (based on your total score) will be applied.
late policy
Late Policy
  • All Students must be on time to the class.
    • Late! Come in as quiet as possible….
  • If you late more than 20 minutes without any notification (at least 24hours), then it will be considered as “ABSENCE.”
  • If you violet this policy, minimum 10% penalty from your total score will be applied.
csub policy
CSUB Policy
  • “Faculty have a fundamental responsibility to maintain the integrity of the learning environment. When confronted by unreasonable disruption in the classroom, faculty are expected to initiate actions to correct such conditions. Such actions may result in disciplinary action rangingfromremoval from the classroom to formal disciplinary sanctions, including probation, suspension, or expulsion.”
submission 1
Submission 1
  • If it is required, youmust submit the assignment and the exam through the Blackboard submission link. Otherwise, it will not be accepted.
  • If you’d like to avoid technical submission problems, please submit using a PC in the school computer lab (library)
  • And also try to submit at least 24 hours before the due date.
submission 2
Submission 2
  • When you turn in an assignment, file name of your assignment or project must make sense.
    • Assignment3_Group2.docx
submission 3
Submission 3
  • When you submit an assignment (or exam), you MUST CLOSE the Microsoft Excel COMPLETELY
  • Otherwise,you will receive ZERO POINT because ONLY title of you Excel file will be processed and accepted by Blackboard without including actual contents of your assignment (or exam).
submission 4
Submission 4
  • And if an assignment requires to submit several files, you must submit all files together at once.
  • That is, you must "UPLOAD" all the assignment files together at once.
course guideline 1
Course Guideline 1

Class Attendance

Notify me first by email prior to the absence.

Miss a class because of a documentable illness or other reasonable cause, I will provide help. Otherwise, I do not repeat any lectures, labs……

The attendance will be checked (only in-class).

course guideline 2
Course Guideline 2

The Blackboard email is an ONLY official email

Every BA 301 student is issued a Blackboard email account.

It is the student's responsibility to regularly check his or her Blackboard email to stay current with BA 301 course communications.

If you email me using other email systems after 10 days of the first class, I will not reply……..

course guideline 3
Course Guideline 3
  • Up to 40% penalization for followings:
    • surfing the Internet without a permission
    • typing (email, paper…)
    • talking to classmates during the lectures - If you have any question, let your instructor know directly. Do not discuss your questions with your neighbors (do not distract others….).
    • leaving class without any notification
course guideline 4
Course Guideline 4
  • Microsoft Office is the ONLY official software for our university(No Microsoft Works).
    • Thus, you MUST use Microsoft Office when you submit assignments and projects.
course guideline 5
Course Guideline 5
  • Late work
    • will be not be accepted
    • Failure to submit an assignment by the deadline will result in a grade of 0.
    • A written excuses from the appropriate person such as a medical doctor is the only acceptable form of excuse.
course guideline 6
Course Guideline 6
  • Office hours
    • Please do not use office hours to make up for a missed class (I do not repeat any lectures).
    • You must be able to demonstrate you have already put a reasonable effortinto solving and/or analyzing the problems.
  • Honor code
  • Classroom conduct
    • Everyone is equal.
about mis lab
About MIS Lab
    • You will never be penalized because of technical problems of this classroom.
    • Make sure the Internet connection of your computer works!
  • Bring a flash (stick) memory to save your work
mis lab security policy
MIS Lab Security Policy
  • IT and Dean’s office established an official security policy.
    • Students are not allowed to stay in the MIS Lab without a faculty member present.
    • Students will not be allowed to loan the MIS lab proxy card under no circumstances.
  • There are no exceptions to this rule.
  • Contact the Dean’s office if you have questions or suggestions about this policy