Business Analytics is used by top performing companies committed to data-driven decision making to gain competitive advantage.
In today’s complex business environment, applying quantitative techniques to solve business problems is a key skill for managers. Analytics is used to transform the way we do business, in areas as diverse as predicting malfunctions in real time to deciding the right mix of products based on customer preferences.
To prepare the next generation of data-savvy business leaders, The Fox School of Business offers an undergraduate minor in Business Analytics (pending board approval). This minor will prepare students to unlock the value buried in corporate data and create new business opportunities. The coursework exposes students to hands- on, cutting edge tools and techniques in predictive modeling, forecasting, association mining, cluster analysis, decision trees, unstructured “big” data, sentiment analysis, and experimental design. Students will develop skills in these areas and learn to apply them, enhancing their knowledge and marketability.
The Business Analytics Minor is appropriate for all business majors who want to be at the forefront of using data effectively in their discipline.
The Business Analytics Minor is a joint program offered by the Department of Management and Information Systems, and the Department of Statistics.
The Business Analytics Minor is suitable for high performing students who are interested in accelerating their career through exposure to this rapidly expanding area. Given the level of quantitative, critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to complete this minor, entering students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.
The minor consists of five courses, two required courses in Statistics, two required courses in MIS and one required course in Marketing and Supply Chain Management.
The required courses for the Business Analytics Minor are:
If you’re an MIS major, the required for completing this minor are:
Since MIS majors take MIS 2502 as part of their major requirements they will substitute by taking an elective from the list below. Courses that are optional or required in both the major and minor cannot be double counted and the elective list provides acceptable substitutes. MIS majors who are interested in this minor will benefit by the additional exposure to Marketing and other opportunities outside the school.
Pallavi Chitturi, Ph.D.
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