ESMT Master in Management (MIM) Intro Stats

ESMT Master in Management (MIM) Intro Stats


The Institute for Statistics Education is pleased to provide online course augmentation (6 hours) for ESMT-Berlins's Decision Theory course.

Aim of Course:

ESMT-Berlin, Master’s in Management (MIM) is partnering with to offer an online introductory course designed to augment the ESMT Decision theory course, adding 5-6 hours of statistics. This online course includes course materials, online assistant teachers, course hosting, evaluation and notification of successful course completion (pass/fail) through 

Course Program:

WEEK 1:  Study Design, Statistical Significance

  • Intro, Study Design
  • Measures of Central Location and Variability
  • Distance
  • Data Format
  • Variables
  • Graphs
  • Null Hypothesis
  • Resampling
  • Normal Distribution
  • Significance

Homework in this course consists of short answer problems, and includes exercises that require the use of computer software.

This course also has supplemental readings available online and video illustrations. All instructional activities provided by will be in English.

ESMT Master in Management (MIM) Intro Stats

Who Should Take This Course:
This course is exclusively offered by ESMT-Berlin European School of Management and Technology for their Master’s in Management (MIM) students.
Introductory/ Beginner

Basic arithmetic, some exposure to Excel, and a willingness to learn new software.

For fun, you might try these self tests.

Organization of the course: This one-week online course includes readings, videos, hands-on exercises, and a private discussion forum with the instructor. 

Time Requirement:  About 5-6 hours during the week, at times of your choosing.

Credit: An end-of-course assessment of homework performance (pass/fail) will be submitted.

Due Date of final homework: October 2nd.

Course Text:

The text for this course is Introductory Statistics and Analytics: A Resampling Perspective by Peter Bruce, (2014, Wiley).  This course material will be provided electronically (pdf), with updates, as part of the course.

You may wish to purchase the book as a reference to retain after the course is over:  Introductory Statistics and Analytics: A Resampling Perspective


This is a 1-week course and we have designed it so that you can complete most of this course and answer most of the exercises without using software.  On the other hand, software is an essential part of statistical work, so the use of software is discussed in the readings and exercises.  If you want to use software, here are the details:

We recommend one of these options:

  1. Regular Excel (not Excel Starter) and Box Sampler
  2. Regular Excel (not Excel Starter) and Resampling Stats for Excel
  3. StatCrunch
  4. R

Excel: you will need to have some facility with using formulas in Excel. If you don't, please review either this tutorial or this tutorial before the course starts.

Box Sampler: this is a free add-in for Excel, designed as a visual teaching and learning tool for doing resampling simulations. Runs only on Windows.  Installation file is here, documentation here.

Resampling Stats for Excel: this is a commercial add-in for Excel, designed as a practitioner's tool for doing resampling simulations. A free license is available to all course participants, while they are enrolled in the sequence of introductory statistics courses. Runs only on Windows. Enrolled students will be given access to a free 1-year trial of Resampling Stats through the software download link.  You can also visit the Resampling Stats website and download the 1-year trial here.

StatCrunch: this is a very affordable web-based statistical software program, which also has simulation and resampling capabilities. Runs over the web, so can be used with both Windows and Mac. Resampling is not as intuitive as with Box Sampler and Resampling Stats for Excel.  Learn more at

NOTE for StatCrunch Users:  On all platforms, we recommend that you use the New version of StatCrunch.  All examples in the textbook supplement are based on the New version of StatCrunch.

R: R is a powerful opensource statistical scripting language that is widely recognized as an industry standard.  You will need to have familiarity with R and RStudio prior to taking the Statistics 1, 2 or 3 courses if you choose to use R as your software package.  Comprehensive supplemental materials are available for R users.  You can learn more about R here and RStudio here.



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ESMT Master in Management (MIM) Intro Stats


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