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Business Analysis Course Descriptions

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BAN 232 Business Analysis. An introduction to the use of quantitative business techniques. Topics include: organizing and presenting data, descriptive statistics, probability, discrete and continuous distributions, systems of equations, modeling, optimization procedures, and statistical inference. Prerequisite: MTH 199. Credit 3. (Taught each semester.)

BAN 363 Intermediate Business Analysis. A continuation of BAN 232 and is designed to introduce the use of statistics as a business tool in the face of incomplete knowledge. Topics include: estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, goodness-of-fit measures, correlation, simple and multiple regression. Prerequisite: BAN 232. Credit 3. (Taught each semester.)

BAN 364 Operations Research. Quantitative methods used in the analysis of business problems. Topics include decision theory, linear programming, transportation and inventory models, Bayesian probability, and queuing theory. Prerequisite: BAN 232. Credit 3.

BAN 465* Introduction to Business Forecasting and Econometrics. The application of statistical methods for business and economic forecasting and for hypothesis testing, estimation, and analyzing economic data Prerequisite: ECO 233 and 234, BAN 363. Credit 3

*Subject to action by the Board of Regents, The Texas State University System, and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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