Business statistics is a relatively new requirement at Arizona State University and other Maricopa Community Colleges. Up until a few years ago, it wasn’t required of business majors but now is a degree requirement after your calculus requirements are met. This class seems to strike fear in every student that even hears the name, but realistically the course is an introductory statistics curriculum with some business situations thrown in. Let’s talk a bit about what the course actually entails

## What’s Introductory Statistics Mean?

When I say that it’s essentially introductory statistics, I mean that it touches on basic fundamentals of statistics. This includes basic probability distributions, measures of central tendency (things like mean, median, and mode), and what makes statistics work. At its core, this simply means interpreting many of these basic measures and learning how to calculate them.

So what’s the secret? A calculator. While statistics relies on the interpretation of the numbers a calculator delivers, when you’re at the basic level it’s really just being able to accurately produce these numbers. Most professors are relatively insistent on having you learn how to do it by hand which is where the daunting part comes in, but with the help of a statistics tutor you can turn these ten minutes calculations into ten seconds.

### Where’s the Business Part Come In?

Obviously just practical applications, right? In a sense, this is what makes it “business”. But the beauty of this class, and why nobody should be afraid of it, is that due to the relatively simple nature of the class, these situations aren’t really more complex than ones you’ve encountered in past math classes.

### Why Hire A Tutor?

If you’re taking this course in Phoenix, Tempe, or Scottsdale, then the simple answer is time. Some of these units alone could take a student upwards of five hours, when a statistics tutor could have you done with the unit in less than an hour. There’s so many quick tips and techniques you can use to get down to an answer quickly that simply aren’t taught in class. So how much is your time worth? Give us a call, and spend your precious time on more important tasks.