Dr. Sahar Bahmani, Associate Professor
"Most of my family members are teaching in academia, and I saw that they all were able to read, write, and discuss topics that they are passionate about—and they're very happy in their career paths—so I followed their lead."
- Ph.D. in Economics – University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, 2007
- M.A. in Economics – University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, 2004
- B.A. in Economics and Political Science – University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2003
- The recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside 2017 Excellence in Research Award
- Awarded first sabbatical 2018
- Started teaching for the UW system in 2003 and loving it!
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In which online program do you teach?
Which classes do you teach online?
MBA 512: Foundation in Statistics and Economics
What do you want your students to take away from class?
This class is an introductory course for students who were not business majors during their undergraduate work. This course is an introduction to descriptive statistics, probability and expectations, theoretical distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing. In the first half of the course, emphasis is on the use, application, and interpretation of these statistical techniques. The goals and objectives of this course include analytical thinking (the ability to collect, analyze, and summarize data) and sound decision-making (the ability to apply the scientific method in order to make sound business decisions). Exams and other assignments will assess your abilities with regard to the course objectives, including the abilities to calculate the mean, median, mode, standard deviation, variance, and inter-quartile range of a variable’s distribution; use information provided by a data set to determine whether it supports or refutes a belief that the collected data was supposed to address; analyze the quantitative and qualitative aspects of a problem; and apply logical decision criteria. Further application will be in the second half of the course when focusing on three major macroeconomic variables (GDP, inflation, and unemployment) as well as analyzing both fiscal and monetary policies.
Why did you start teaching?
Most of my family members are teaching in academia, and I saw that they all were able to read, write, and discuss topics that they are passionate about—and they're very happy in their career paths—so I followed their lead.
What advice would you give to your future online students?
Make sure to contact me anytime you have a question or concern—you can always reach me! I want you to know that I am here for you!
What is the one book you think everyone should read?
"The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas
What do you do when you need a laugh?
Watch a comedy film.
Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know.
I was born and raised in Milwaukee. I speak 4 languages fluently.« Back to all faculty