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Required Entry Skills

Students are expected to enter the program with competencies in computer software and statistics and financial accounting. Students without previous course work in statistics and students who feel that they would like to review their skills in statistics are encouraged to complete an online educational components to ensure that they can be successful in MBA 521 as well as other courses in the program.

Quantitative knowledge expected at the beginning of MBA 521

  • Measures of Central Tendency (Mean, median and mode)
  • Measures of Variability (Standard Deviation and Coefficient of Variation)
  • Correlation
  • Sampling and Estimation including the Normal Distribution and Confidence Intervals
  • Basic Hypothesis Testing
  • Basic Regression Analysis

If you have this knowledge from a statistics course (MS 251 at SIUE or the equivalent from another school), you are ready to begin MBA 521.

Supplemental Learning

If you do not understand these concepts or would like a refresher, you can complete an interactive online course offered through the Harvard School of Business. The results of your work will be transmitted to the instructor through the Harvard Publishing Website. Admitted students will receive information about this online course in their letter of admission.

In addition to the topics listed above, the online course includes multiple regression and decision analysis. We will be covering these topics in MBA 521. The information available through the online course can serve as a helpful resource as we cover this material.

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