The amount of data flowing from, to, and through enterprises of all sorts is enormous, and growing rapidly—more rapidly than the capabilities of organizations to use it. Successful enterprises are those that make effective use of the abundance of data to which they have access: to make better predictions, better decisions, and form better strategies. Business analytics—which encompasses a variety of techniques to extract useful information from different sources of data—is being embraced at an increasing rate by organizations that need to gain actionable and forward-looking insight from their data. This minor in business analytics will provide students with the cutting-edge knowledge and skills they need to use and gather data to identify, understand, and deliver insights that internal and external clients find vital to organizational success.

Policies

At least eight credits of the minor courses must be unique to the Business Analytics Minor and not applied toward any other major, minor, or concentration. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in each course that is applied toward the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: ABUS

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 15

Required Course

MIS 431Data Mining for Business Applications3
Total Credits3

Electives

Select four from the following courses:12
Marketing Research
Marketing Analytics for New Product Development
Introduction to Programming for Business Applications
Database Management Systems
Data Warehousing
Management Science
Business Forecasting
Empirical Methods in Finance
Probability Methods for Finance
Accounting Information Systems
Introduction to Computer Statistical Packages
Applied Regression Analysis
Total Credits12