Croucher, John. S. (2017). Quantitative Analysis for Management, Fourth edition. McGraw-Hill Education. ISBN: 9781760420864
Make sure it has ‘Fourth edition’ written on the front cover. The cover of this book is GREEN in colour.
You should bring this textbook to all lectures as it is also a workbook.
Where to purchase textbook?
The Coop Bookshop: The Coop Bookshop is our main retailer for textbooks and other related academic material. For information on textbook prices and online ordering, please refer to The Co-Op Bookshop webpage at http://www.coop.com.au
McGraw Hill Education Australia – Online store: This textbook is also available for order via the publisher’s online store. For information on textbook prices and online ordering, please refer to the McGraw Hill Education Australia online store at http://www.mheducation.com.au/catalog/product/view/id/272960/s/quantitative-analysis-for-management-4e/.
Disclaimer: MGSM does not take responsibility for the stock levels of required textbooks from preferred retail outlets and other book retailers. While we advise our preferred book retail outlet, The Co-op Bookshop, of our maximum expected number of students purchasing specific required text each term, The Co-op Bookshop and other book retailers will make their own judgement in regard to their physical holding stock levels. To prevent disappointment if a textbook is out-of-stock, we highly advise students to order their textbooks as early as possible, or if the required textbook is currently out-of-stock, place an order with the book retailer as soon as possible so that these book retailers can monitor demand and supply, and adjust their stock orders accordingly.
Additional recommended text
The text listed below are optional only. It is not compulsory to attain a copy.
- Croucher, John S. (2016). Introductory mathematics and statistics for business (6th edition- revised). McGraw-Hill.
- Render, B., Stair, R., Hanna, M.E. and Hale, T.S. (2015). Quantitative analysis for management (12th edition). Pearson.
- Bowerman, B.L., O’Connell, R. and Murphree, E. (2013). Business statistics in practice (7th edition). McGraw-Hill
A basic calculator with specific keys shown below is required in this unit since it will be used in all class tests and final exam. You may find it useful, but it is not necessary, to have a statistical calculator that has in-built statistical functions. There are several types of these:
- The lowest level statistical calculator has function keys such as the mean and standard deviation but no other statistical function keys.
- The next level above also has function keys for correlation and linear regression. An example is one of the Casio fx series such as the 82 or 100 series, but there are many others.
In any case, your calculator should include the following keys:
x! ex nCr
You need to bring your calculator to every session class.
The web page for this unit can be found at: https://ilearn.mq.edu.au/login/MGSM
As an enhancement to this unit, there is a series of multiple choice and short answer questions that you may try on iLearn, Macquarie University's online learning management system. Answers will also be provided on iLearn. To access these, just log in via the link above.
The purpose of these questions is for practice only. They will not be used for assessment purposes but is hoped that you will attempt them for your own benefit.
For any enquiries regarding difficulties accessing these questions please contact Mr Ariel Alcantara on email at: email@example.com.
Access to a personal computer is required to access resources and learning material from iLearn.
Students will also be required to gain access to statistical software called Minitab 16. Further instructions are provided in the class iLearn page.