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Courses - Fall 2020
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Business Statistics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: MATH113 or MATH115; or must have math eligibility of MATH120 or higher.
Restriction: Must not have completed ENCE302, ENME392, STAT400, BMGT231, or ENEE324.
Credit only granted for: BIOM301, BMGT230, CCJS200, ECON230, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, GEOL351, GVPT422, INST314, JOUR405, PSYC200 or SOCY201. (These courses do not necessarily meet the same major requirements-check with your advisor to see which of these courses will count for your major).
Introductory course in probabilistic and statistical concepts including descriptive statistics, set-theoretic development of probability, the properties of discrete and continuous random variables, sampling theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and decision theory and the application of these concepts to problem solving in business and management.
BMGT230 lectures and discussions will meet fully online in an asynchronous format. Exams will be online and synchronous with dates and times TBA. Where a BMGT exam conflicts with a regularly scheduled class, the student will be provided with a makeup exam.
How Do Innovators Think?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
In this course, students will learn about: a) the innovation process and the role of the individual in generating innovations and b) the attributes, habits, and skills of individuals who have successfully started innovative new businesses or significantly added value to an existing company.
Credit will be granted for only one of the following: BMGT289B or HONR289P.

BMGT289B will be offered in-person with online content for students who cannot attend in-person and to allow for social distancing in reduced capacity classrooms. Contact instructor for details.
Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course provides an overview of the concepts, approaches, and vocabulary of evidence-based management (EBM) and provides an understanding of how experts in many disciplines can employ evidenced based decision making. EBM is an emerging movement in business to explicitly use the current best information in management decision making with special emphasis on relevant scientific findings and unbiased organizational facts. The course stresses how individuals practicing EBM learn how to rethink their approaches to data and knowledge in order to make more effective decisions.
Why do smart managers make flawed decisions? Why do managers keep believing they have made the right choice, even with disastrous results staring them in the face? Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions will address how evidence-based management and other decisionmaking tools can be used to uncover hidden assumptions in the corner offices of great corporations.

All sections of BMGT289I will meet fully online with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous content. Online synchronous meetings will take place at the listed day/time for each section.