For a one- or two-semester undergraduate course 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. The 8th edition has been thoroughly revised to improve the applications and better motivate the statistical topics. Both Excel and Minitab software are featured.