Business Analytics Minor

Business Analytics is a high-demand field composed of a hybrid of information systems, applied statistics, management science, data analysis, operations research, consumer behavior, risk management, and decision support. The focus is on the analysis of data to develop decision models in a business environment. 

Notes:

  • this minor is offered only to Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration (BAB) students due to the prerequisite requirements;

    • given the level of quantitative, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills necessary to complete this minor, students should have a GPA ≥3.0 before starting this minor;

    • enrollment is restricted to those who have been formally accepted into the BAB program;
    • non-BAB students should take the Data Analytics minor;

Required Courses
DSCI 445OPTIMIZATION VIA MANAGEMENT SCIENCE4
MISC 373BUSINESS DATABASE APPLICATIONS4
MISC 374SPREADSHEET MODELING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS4
Electives–choose two from the following8
BUSINESS FORECASTING
DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
BUSINESS SIMULATION
MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS
DATA VISUALIZATION
Note: Courses may not be double counted with another major or minor. If this occurs, courses not counted for this minor may be replaced by ones from the following.
RISK MANAGEMENT
FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES
CAPITAL BUDGETING AND LONG-TERM FINANCING
SHORT-TERM FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
MARKETING RESEARCH
BUSINESS APPLICATIONS PROGRAM DESIGN
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
ADVANCED DATABASE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT
E-COMMERCE AND E-COMMERCE SYSTEM DESIGN
SEMINAR
SERVICE AND OPERATION ANALYSIS
Total Credits20