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ECO 296Q - Topic: Quantitative Forecasting for Non Profits

Prerequisite: MAT 117 or equivalent.

Course Description: Using quantitative techniques, this course is designed to show students how to forecast certain variables of interest for non-profit corporations. Students will initially develop an understanding of the mathematics of forecasting. There are several different techniques of analysis that students will be exposed and the merits/demerits of each discussed in detail. They also will receive instruction in the application of a statistical/forecasting program as it relates to non-profits. MINITAB is an established program with a user friendly interface and students will be given detailed instructions in its application to forecasting type problems. Finally, and most importantly, they will be able to apply this knowledge to a unique data set, supplied by a non-profit here in Westchester. Students will be given the opportunity to present their research results to the non-profit and discuss its inferences and significance in terms of the organization.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Video Conference

Economics Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge I, Inquiry and Exploration, Service Learning

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

Undergraduate level MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C-