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:
  • due to the cross disciplinary nature of Business Analytics, the following business core courses should be completed before starting this minor:
    ACCT 251ACCT 252DSCI 245DSCI 346ECON 200ECON 201,
    FINC 335MISC 311MKTG 310, and OPSM 330;

  • this minor is offered only to Bachelor 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.

Grade Requirement: must achieve a minimum grade ≥C in each course that fulfills a requirement for the minor.

Required Courses
DSCI 445OPTIMIZATION VIA MANAGEMENT SCIENCE4
MISC 373BUSINESS DATABASE APPLICATIONS4
MISC 374SPREADSHEET MODELING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS4
Electives–choose two from the following, or see your department advisor for approved electives8
MIXED RESEARCH METHODS, SECURITY AND ETHICS FOR ANALYTICS
DATA MANAGEMENT, CLEANING AND IMPUTATION
BUSINESS FORECASTING
DESIGN OF EXPERIMENTS
BUSINESS SIMULATION
MULTIVARIATE DATA ANALYSIS
DATA VISUALIZATION
SEMINAR
Note: A maximum of 8 credits may be double counted in this minor. If necessary, alternates may be chosen from the following
BUSINESS APPLICATIONS PROGRAM DESIGN
DATA COMMUNICATION AND NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
ADVANCED DATABASE APPLICATIONS DEVELOPMENT
INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT
DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
SEMINAR
MARKETING RESEARCH
SERVICE AND OPERATION ANALYSIS
Total Credits20