The 16-credit minor in business analytics is designed for students who want to sharpen their skills in the effective use of data. The concepts and processes taught in the coursework are applicable beyond the field of business analysis, offering students in any field an introduction to the basics of data management and quantitative analysis.

One course from the following options:
STAT 140 General Statistics 3 credits
STAT 240 Statistical Analysis 3 credits
PSY 101 Statistical Methods 3 credits
IDS 205 Business Statistics 3 credits
ECE 365 Probability and Statistics for Electrical and Computer Engineers 3 credits
All of the following courses:
IDS 110 Business Spreadsheet Applications 1 credit
BUS 330  Database Management Systems 3 credits
IDS 340 Statistics for Decision Making 3 credits
BUS 440 Data Mining 3 credits
GEO 215 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems 3 credits

 Course descriptions

 

“By 2018, there is going to be a shortage of 1.5 million analysts and managers who can understand and make decisions using data.”

— Assistant Professor Colleen Wilder