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2017/2018  BA-BINBO1139U  Statistics

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Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Bachelor
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course First Quarter, Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for BSc in International Business
Course coordinator
  • Søren Feodor Nielsen - Department of Finance (FI)
Contact information: https:/​/​e-campus.dk/​studium/​kontakt
Main academic disciplines
  • Statistics and quantitative methods
Last updated on 16-08-2017

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Learning objectives
To achieve the grade 12, students should meet the following learning objectives with no or only minor mistakes or errors: The goal is to enable the students to interpret, understand and apply basic statistical concepts as they apply in scientific research as well as in everyday life.

The students will become familiar with basic probability theory as a model for randomness, concepts of statistical inference as well as a number of concrete estimators, confidence intervals and test. Statistical software will be introduced.

At the completion of this course the students will be able to:
  • Identify key theories, models and concepts of probability and statistics.
  • Use graphical and numerical methods for exploring and summarizing data on a single categorical or quantitative variable.
  • Describe basic probability and how probability helps us understand randomness in our lives, as well as grasp the crucial concept of a sampling distribution and how it relates to inference methods.
  • Choose and justify appropriate descriptive and inferential methods for examining and analyzing data and drawing conclusions.
  • Analysis of the association between categorical, discrete, and continuous variables, using contingency tables, correlation, regressions, and analysis of variance.
  • Communicate the conclusions of statistical analysis clearly and effectively, i.e identify connections between basic statistics and the real world.
Course prerequisites
Exam ECTS 7,5
Examination form Written sit-in exam on CBS' computers
Individual or group exam Individual exam
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration 4 hours
Grading scale 7-step scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Autumn, the regular exam takes place in October. The make-up and re-examination takes place in January.
Aids Limited aids, see the list below:
The student is allowed to bring
  • USB key for uploading of notes, books and compendiums in a non-executable format (no applications, application fragments, IT tools etc.)
  • Any calculator
  • Books (including translation dictionaries), compendiums and notes in paper format
The student will have access to
  • Access to CBSLearn
  • Access to the personal drive (S-drive) on CBS´ network
  • Advanced IT application package
At all written sit-in exams the student has access to the basic IT application package (Microsoft Office (minus Excel), digital pen and paper, 7-zip file manager, Adobe Acrobat, Texlive, VLC player, Windows Media Player). PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to communicate with others during the exam : Read more about exam aids and IT application packages here
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
If the number of registered candidates for the make-up examination/re-take examination warrants that it may most appropriately be held as an oral examination, the programme office will inform the students that the make-up examination/re-take examination will be held as an oral examination instead.
The Make-up and Re-examination takes place according to the same rules as the regular exam.
Course content and structure

The major goal of the statistics course is to produce statistically educated students which mean that students should develop statistical literacy and the ability to think and reason statistically.

Statistics is a valuable tool in the practical application of every other science. Emphasis is on interpretation and understanding of simple statistical methods as applied in business, economics, different types of companies or institutions and industries.

The topics of the curriculum are:

a)The basic laws of probability and the most important probability distributions.

b) Descriptive statistics, both numerical and graphical.

c) Statistical inference; estimators, confidence intervals and significance tests of hypotheses.

d) One and two sample tests for means and proportions; paired and unpaired data.

e) Analysis of association using contingency tables and correlation.

f) Regression analysis; simple, multiple, logistic.

g) One-way and two-way analysis of variance, analysis of covariance.


Teaching methods
Lectures, exercise classes and computer workshops
Feedback during the teaching period
There will be weekly office hours. To provide feedback on the exam a solution will be made available.
Student workload
Lectures 28 hours
Exercise classes 18 hours
Computer workshops 6 hours
Preparation 156 hours
Expected literature

Book: Agresti A., C. Franklin, B. Klingenberg (2017): “Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data” (4th global ed), Prentice Hall; chapters 1-14.

Supplementary notes

Please note, minor changes might occur. The teacher will upload the final reading list to Learn two weeks before the course starts.

Last updated on 16-08-2017