School of Business

QRB/501

Quantitative Reasoning for Business | |Copyright © 2011, 2010, 2008 by University of Phoenix. All rights reserved.

Course Description

This course applies quantitative reasoning skills to business problems. Students learn to analyze data using a variety of analytical tools and techniques. Other topics include formulas, visual representation of quantities, time value of money, and measures of uncertainty.

Policies

Students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:

• University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. • Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.

Course Materials

Lial, M., Hestwood, D., Hornsby, J., & McGinnis, T. (2010). Quantitative reasoning for business (custome e-text). Boston, MA: Pearson/Addison-Wesley.

Sevilla, A., & Somers, K. (2007). Quantitative reasoning: Tools for today’s informed citizen (1st ed.). Emeryville, CA: Key College Publishing.

Lind, D. A., Marchal, W. G., & Wathen, S. A. (2005). Statistical techniques in business & economics (12th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin.

Lial and Sevilla text electronic materials are available on your student website. The Lind’s text is not available in the class material link. Use the “Library” to search for Lind’s text and download it from the ebook.

All electronic materials are available on the student website.

|Week One: Working With Numbers and Formulas | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Write mathematical expressions and equations for word problems. | | | | |Apply the rules for order of operations, including exponents, in solving problems. | | | | |Identify dependent and independent variables and their relationships. | | | |Readings |Read Ch. 1–3 of Quantitative Reasoning for Business. | | | | |Review University of Phoenix Material: MyMathLab® Frequently Asked Questions for Students. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. |All Week |3 | |Nongraded Activities and |Complete the orientation in MyMathLab®. | | | |Preparation | | | | |Individual |Resources: MyMathLab® |March 12 |2 | |Week One Practice Problems |Complete the Week One Practice Problems in MyMathLab®. | | | |Individual |Resources: MyMathLab® |March 12 |2 | |Week One Quiz |Complete the Week One Quiz in MyMathLab®. | | |

|Week Two: Business Applications | | |Details...