For courses in Business Statistics. This comprehensive 18 chapter text focuses on the underlying statistical concepts that are important to students majoring in business. The authors take an applied approach and relate the concepts and applications of statistics to the functional areas of business-accounting, marketing, management, and economics and finance. This text also emphasizes the proper use of statistics to analyze data and assumes that computer software is an integral part of this analysis. Excel and Minitab, and now SPSSA (R) are featured.