QMB2100 Syllabus

Course Name: Quantitative Methods in Business

Term and Session: Summer 2022

Reference Number: 712308

Faculty Contact Information

Instructor Name: Michael Fenick

Email: Please contact me through the D2L email tool. Use my Broward College email only if you are unable  to access the course email. My Broward College email is mfenick@broward.edu 

BC Online Phone: 954-201-6698

Online Office Hours: I am available to meet Day, Time, via (email, Skype, Blackboard Collaborate,telephone, and/or other method).

Course Information

This is a 3-credit hour, fully online course without proctored exams. In this class, you will engage in graded and non-graded activities. See the course schedule for a detailed description.

Course Description

This course applies quantitative methods to business problems with emphasis on learning to select the appropriate problem solving method, applying the chosen method, and interpreting the solution. The use of quantitative methods in managerial decision making is a continuous focus of this course. Management problems are used and written managerial recommendations are required.  View the course description for more details.

Prerequisites and Corequisites

To maximize your chances for success in this course, make sure that you meet the following course pre- or co-requisites:

General Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, the students will be able to:

  1. 1.0 Explain the role of quantitative tools in business in our society and analyze the various quantitative methods.
  2. 2.0 Explain the descriptive quantitative tools and their approaches to the business world.
  3. 3.0 Use probability knowledge to read and interpret business reports, newspaper and magazine articles and television commentaries.
  4. 4.0 Develop and select the appropriate method to solve a business problem to apply the chosen method and to interpret the solutions(s).
  5. 5.0 Demonstrate to hypothesize the research topic either to accept the decision or to reject the alternatives in the real business world.
  6. 6.0 Design research topics by using experimental tools and analysis of variances in business related topics.
  7. 7.0 Demonstrate an understanding of the simple relationship between and among the business decision variable and to interpret the meaning and significance of coefficient of correlation between them.
  8. 8.0 Differentiate quantitative methods used in business decision making, how to select the most appropriate one, how to apply it, and how to make interpretations of the solution.

Textbook and Materials


In order for you to have the most effective learning environment, it is important that you are using the right equipment. For this course, you will need:

Student Expectations

Attendance Verification

You are expected to participate in an academic activity to be considered “present” in the course. You must complete an academic activity during the first week of the course, so that it is done before the attendance verification date. The academic activity is usually the syllabus or syllabus quiz or a discussion post. Just logging into the course or sending an email to your instructor will not satisfy the attendance requirement. Like your on-campus courses, if you are reported for non-attendance in an online course and then withdrawn, you are still responsible for paying for the course. If for any reason you cannot complete the attendance verification requirement before the deadline, make certain to drop the course by the official drop/add deadline or you will still have to pay for the course.


To succeed in this course, log in and participate multiple times throughout the week (check email, announcements, class discussions, feedback, etc.) so you do not miss critical course information and updates. Additionally, communication with your professor is very important and plays a vital role in your success.

Withdrawal policy

It is your responsibility to withdraw from this course. If you stop participating and do not withdraw by the deadline, you may receive an F.

Computer Knowledge and Skills

By taking an online course, your computer literacy skills will grow. Some of the skills that you will need at the beginning of the course include:

Class Activities


Remember, discussions are public and everyone in your course can read what you post. Review the D2L discussion tutorial for general support with the discussion tool.

Discussion Expectations:


Assignments must be submitted by the due dates as specified in your syllabus. The submission of an assignment is your sole responsibility. You should keep an electronic copy of all assignments. Review the D2L assignment tutorial for general support with the assignment tool.

Assignment Expectations:

Quizzes & Tests

Quizzes and tests may be taken only during the availability dates as specified in the course schedule. Give yourself plenty of time to complete assessments and pay close attention to the time limits. Make sure you have a reliable Internet connection prior to taking quizzes or tests. Review the D2L quizzes & tests tutorial for general support with quizzes and tests.

Late Work Policy

For this course, unless otherwise noted by the instructor, submitting work late will be permitted only under qualifying circumstances and only with prior notification and supporting documentation (original funeral notice, original doctor’s note, etc.). Computer and Internet connectivity problems are not valid reasons for late work. It is the student's responsibility to be technologically prepared to take an online course.

Course Schedule

Read and refer to this section regularly. The submission of all work is the sole responsibility of the student. Students should plan their workloads accordingly and not wait until the last minute to meet deadlines. If you are unsure of a due date, contact your instructor for clarification.

Due dates

Unit 1 work: May 29, 2022 11:59 pm
Unit 2 work: June 12, 2022 11:59 pm
Unit 3 work: June 26, 2022 11:59 pm
Unit 4 work: July 10, 2022 11:59 pm
Unit 5 work: July 24, 2022 11:59 pm
Unit 6 work: August 7, 2022 11:59 pm


Assessment Graded Points

Welcome Unit (2 @ 10 points each)
Syllabus Quiz
Welcome Discussion


Quizzes (6 at 10 points each)


Discussions (6 at 15 points each)


Assignments (6 at 50 points each)

Total 470
     Grading Scale
Grades Percentage
Grade = A 90  - 100%
Grade = B 80  - 89.9%
Grade = C 70 - 79.9%
Grade = D 60 - 69.9%
Grade = F 59.9 - 0.0 %

Communication and Faculty Response


During the semester, your communications concerning the course should be restricted to the D2L email. As mentioned earlier, do not send class related emails to the instructor's BC email address. 

It is recommended that you post class-related questions in the discussion area called the Course Café. Other students may have the same questions as you or may even be able to answer your questions.


Faculty Response

Class emails will be answered within 24-36 hours. If you need information related to a test or assignment, plan ahead and submit your questions in advance of the due date. If for some reason the class communication tools are unavailable for more than 24 hours, the instructor will communicate with students (if necessary) via their BC email address. Once the semester has ended, and only if necessary, you may contact the faculty member using the instructor’s email address.

Policies and Procedures

You are responsible for being familiar with all BC Online policies and procedures related to your activity in this course.

Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

If you are requesting academic accommodations for this class, you must first register with Accessibility Resources, who will evaluate your request and determine eligibility. To contact Accessibility Resources either call 954-201-6527, or visit their website: Accessibility Resources If approved, you will be provided with an Accommodation Plan that you must deliver to me electronically. Once received, we will discuss which accommodations you are requesting for this class, and in accordance with Broward College policy 6Hx2-5.09 you will be provided with the appropriate accommodations. Students who wait until after completing the course, or an activity, to request accommodations should not expect any grade to be changed, or to be able to retake the course or activity.

Academic Honesty

When you log into D2L, you do so with the understanding and agreement that you will produce your own work, complete class assignments and discussions yourself, and take class exams, tests, or quizzes without the assistance of others. All academic work must be the result of your own thought, research, or self-expression. Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Types of Academic Dishonesty:

In this course, the first time you are found being academically dishonest, you will receive a zero for the assignment. If you are found academically dishonest a second time, you will receive an F in the course. Academic dishonesty may result in further disciplinary action and/or a referral to the Dean of Student Affairs. For more information, refer to the Student Code of Conduct Policy and the Student Code of Conduct section located in the Student Handbook.

Changes to the Syllabus

The instructor reserves the right to make changes to the class syllabus. The syllabus is a guide and every attempt is made to provide an accurate overview of the class. However, circumstances and events may make it necessary for the instructor to modify the syllabus during the semester. In the event changes become necessary, students will be notified through class email, the discussion board, and/or the announcements tool.

Safety, Security & Emergency Preparedness

Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and it is essential that all members of the Broward College community familiarize themselves with various safety tools, resources, and procedures to remain safe both on and off campus. You are encouraged to visit the Campus Safety & Security website for a wealth of information and resources as it relates to safety at Broward College. Included on the website is a variety of information, videos, and resources on crime prevention, active shooter preparedness, how to report suspicious activity, hurricane preparedness, services, and how to respond in an emergency. Campus Safety is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be reached by calling 954-201-HELP (4357).

In the event of a school closing, due to weather or other major events that might impact class schedules, the instructor will post an announcement and/or send an email indicating what changes, if any, the event will have on the course schedule and due dates.

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