This paper is from Session 1D: Out of the past and into the future: a global perspective
which comes under Topic 1: Statistics education: Looking back, looking forward
Paper 1D2 (Thursday 12th, 14:00-15:30)
The challenges of teaching statistics to undergraduate business and economics students In Spain
- Luis F. Rivera-Galicia (University of Alcalá, Spain)
The enormous amount of data that we can use and manage is changing rapidly the way we understand statistics today. Big data or business analytics are trending topics that companies need to handle appropriately within their usual activities. However, little change has been done in the courses of business statistics for undergraduate students of business or economics in Spain. In this paper, we analyze the courses in statistics that are taught to undergraduate business and economics students of our disciplines in Spain. Our findings show that little effort has been made to include new techniques in the undergraduate courses, in which only classical statistical methodologies are being taught.