Quantitative Methods (QM)
College of Business Administration
QM 250 Applied Math in Business (3) The algebra and geometry of linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Mathematics of finance-annuities, perpetuities, present value. Derivatives, graphical analysis, mathematical models as applied to business. Selected coverage of algebra, geometry, and calculus emphasizing business applications and decision making. Pre: two years high school algebra and one year plane geometry.
QM 301 Business Statistics I (3)
QM 302 Business Statistics II (3)
QM 399 Directed Reading and Research (V) Reading and research in a special area of major under direction of faculty member(s). Project must include statement of objectives, outline of activities planned, results expected, and how they are to be reported and evaluated. Must be approved in advance by the department chair and the faculty adviser.
QM 451 Nonparametric Methods (3) Techniques for estimation of parameters and testing hypotheses that require no assumption about the form of the distribution function; application to business problems. Pre: BUS 310. (Cross-listed as DS 451)
QM 453 Sample Methods (3) Theory and practice in the selection and statistical treatment of probability samples most appropriate for estimating characteristics of diverse populations. Pre: BUS 310. (Cross-listed as DS 453)
QM 454 Experimental Design (3) Analysis of variance techniques for identification and measurement of factors or treatments which affect productivity or quality of output in action systems. Pre: BUS 310. (Cross-listed as DS 454)
QM 455 Applied Regression Analysis (3) Application of multiple regression analysis to practical business problems. Related techniques of analysis of variance and co-variance, and discriminant analysis also discussed. Pre: BUS 310. (Cross-listed as DS 455)
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