Statistics is the fundamental tool for business organizations (marketing, corporate finance, investment finance), government agencies, and scientific research laboratories. You will use data and knowledge about randomness to condense and contextualize information to provide insight into the process of generating the data. Subtopics include descriptive statistics (summary measures, organization, and presentation of the data), data analysis (small and large data sets, social networks, and artificial intelligence), and statistical inference (decision making and producing accurate forecasts). Students with backgrounds in these areas can explore growing job opportunities across industries, including the in-demand roles of statisticians, data scientists, and actuaries.
Concentrate in Statistics
We recommend choosing a secondary area of study if you select statistics as a concentration. If you're interested in marketing research, consider supplementing your statistics studies with a concentration in marketing. Other complimentary concentrations include finance and economics.
For course descriptions, prerequisites and course scheduling options, please see the Course Index.
Statistics Program Requirements (12 units)
|To complete the statistics area of study, students must complete the following courses:|
|Regression and Multivariate Data Analysis
Statistical Inference and Regression Analysis
Requires the Business Core at Stern
These courses have additional mathematics and other prerequisite requirements.
|3 Advanced Statistics Electives (9 units)||Any STAT-UB elective or approved course (see below).|
Additional courses approved to count as Statistics electives:
|Analytics and the Digital Economy||INFO-UB 44|
|Computational Approaches to Financial Engineering||INFO-UB 55|
|Data Mining for Business Intelligence||INFO-UB 57|
|Decision Models and Analytics||MULT-UB 7|
|Decision Making Under Uncertainty||MULT-UB 16|
|Decision Analytics for Sports||OPMG-UB 54|