Directions for Success in This Course

MyEducator Graduate Prep courses are designed to help current and prospective MBA students gain the prerequisite knowledge and course credit to become competitive applicants for and students in MBA programs. By working through the material in MBA Prep: Business Statistics, you will learn the essential statistics principles that will help you become successful in business school and in the business world. Follow the guidelines below to make the best use of the learning materials in this course.

Master Each Chapter

MBA Prep: Business Statistics is divided into six different chapters. For each one, you will study the chapter to learn the material, use datasets to practice running statistical tests, answer Quick Check questions to check your understanding, and take a Knowledge Check to evaluate what you have learned.

1. Study the Chapter

Study the chapter thoroughly by reading the text and watching the videos. After logging in to MyEducator, click on the Contents drop-down menu in the top left of the screen. Once you select a chapter to study, you can navigate among the different sections in the chapter using the table of contents on the left side of the screen.

To read a section, just scroll down the screen. It might be a good idea to quickly scan the written material to get an idea of what is being covered, then go back and read more in depth.

To watch or listen to the video lectures, just click on the Play arrow in the video box. If you feel that the video is too fast or too slow, you can change the speed by clicking on the settings icon in the video box, then selecting your desired speed.

2. Practice Running Statistical Tests

This course uses a statistical program called R to run tests on datasets. Each chapter includes a hands-on activity using a practice dataset in R to help you apply what you have learned. The dataset for each chapter can be downloaded in the section where it is used. You can also find a list of all the datasets by clicking on the Course menu in the top right corner of the page, then clicking the Materials tab.

3. Complete the Quick Checks

Quick Checks located at the end of each section in a chapter contain practice questions that reinforce the key points in that section. You can access these practice questions in two ways. First, the Quick Check for each section is located at the bottom of the page for that section. Second, the Quick Checks can be found by clicking the Course menu in the top right corner of the screen, then selecting Assessments. This page contains a list of all the assessments in the course.

4. Complete the Knowledge Check

After you have studied the material, completed the practice activities, and answered the Quick Check questions, you are ready to take the chapter Knowledge Check. These assessments are open note, so it makes sense to take good notes as you study each chapter in MyEducator.

To take the Knowledge Check, click on the Course drop-down menu in the top right corner of the screen and select Assessments. Click on the appropriate Knowledge Check link in the list to launch the assessment. After you have worked through the assessment, verify that you have indicated a response to each question and that you have not accidentally changed any of your responses. Click the Submit Assessment button at the bottom of the screen to submit the assessment.

You will then be shown your results, along with the correct answers to the questions you missed. Use these results to help you determine which parts of the chapter you need to review.

Best Practices

In summary, follow these best practices to master the material in each chapter:

  • Read through and watch the material in the chapter.

  • Follow along with and complete the practice activities using the practice datasets.

  • Complete the Quick Check in each section.

  • Complete the chapter Knowledge Check.

  • Use your results on the Knowledge Check to determine which concepts in the chapter you need to review, then review those concepts.

Prepare for the Post-Test

The Knowledge Checks are intended to help you evaluate your understanding of the material in each chapter, whereas the Post-Test allows you to demonstrate that understanding. Do NOT take the Post-Test until you have sufficiently prepared yourself by studying ALL of the chapters covered.

The Post-Test contains 75 questions. There is no time limit for the Post-Test and it is open note.