JSM 2005 - Toronto

Abstract #304463

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Activity Number: 24
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Sunday, August 7, 2005 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Business and Economics Statistics Section
Abstract - #304463
Title: Reaching the MBA Audience
Author(s): Raja Velu*+ and Douglas Zahn*+ and Dawn Porter*+ and William Parr*+ and Sandy Balkin*+
Companies: Syracuse University and 6 + 6 Associates and Georgetown University and University of Tennessee and Pfizer, Inc.
Address: Whitman School of Management, Syracuse, NY, 13244, United States 249 Timberlane Road, Tallahassee, FL, 32312, United States 3700 O St NW, Washington, DC, 20057, United States Department of Statistics, Knoxville, TN, 37996, United States 235 E42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, United States
Keywords: Data mining ; Quality improvement ; Regression ; Teaching ; Business

In recent years, most MBA programs have tended to downsize their course offerings in statistics. Based on their own experiences in MBA teaching, the panelists will discuss ways to enhance the reputation and interest level for statistics as a discipline for these students. They will describe both first-course offerings and interesting followup courses in such areas as data mining, quality improvement, and statistical modeling. The discussion will then focus on the statistical needs of the modern business manager and the best ways meet these needs through increased statistical activity in MBA programs. The presentations grow out in part from discussions at past sessions of the annual conference on "Making Statistics More Effective in Schools and Business."

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