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Minor in Business Analytics

Undergraduate - Business Students

A 15-credit hour minor in business analytics will be offered to business students who are not majoring in business analytics. Coursework will consist of two core courses and three electives.

Today’s global marketplace continues to evolve at a fast pace as emerging technologies disrupt industries ranging from healthcare to finance to retail. These conditions are magnified as geopolitical and economic forces are in constant flux, thus creating a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous business environment dependent on analytical skills to interpret big data into usable business information. Various professions including accounting, finance and supply chain advocate for greater development of cutting edge business analytical skills for the modern workplace.

This minor program will enable business students who are not majoring in business analytics to study business analytics and enhance the student’s ability to interpret business data and understand how to utilize it in making decisions.

Required Courses
  • BSAN 326: Database Management Systems (Not open to students with credit in IST 326)
  • BSAN 440: Foundation in Business Analytics (Not open to students with credit in IST 495)
Elective
  • ***Choose 3 from the following options:
  • BSAN 320: Fundamentals of Application Development
  • BSAN 325: Systems and Analysis Design
  • BSAN 415: Data Analysis and Forecasting
  • BSAN 420: Data Visualizations in Business
  • BSAN 430: Marketing Analytics
  • BSAN 450: Data Mining and Predictive Analytics
  • BSAN 480: Business Analytics Capstone
  • Business 599: Internship in Business Analytics
Required Hours: 6  +  Elective Hours: 9  =  Total Hours: 15

Recent published research shows that many companies understand almost every graduate can build a spreadsheet, but few graduates can delve into the spreadsheet and data to determine what the numbers really mean and apply that knowledge. This minor program will enhance students’ ability to do this in a way that helps the business to make better, data-driven decisions. In addition, the minor will appear on transcripts, thus showing potential employers that the student has a working knowledge of business analytics.


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