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Business Analytics

Website: Anisfield School of Business

About the Minor

Business Analytics studies data in order to identify patterns or trends that can then be used to predict future patterns or trends, allowing businesses to make better decisions.  We live in a time when large amounts of data are being collected, in almost every aspect of society, and there is a tremendous demand for people with analytics skills.   The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a strong demand for people with business analytics skills well into the next decade.

The  Business Analytics minor is available to any major to add to their marketable skills and knowledge.

Learning Goals and Outcomes for the Business Analytics Minor

Goal 1: Foundation: Our students will have a broad-based knowledge in the functional areas of business analytics.

Outcome 1: Students will comprehend principles and practices in key business analytics disciplines.

Goal 2: Communication: Our students will demonstrate effective visualization of data skills.

Outcome 1: Students will effectively present the results of business analytics cases visually using graphics.

Requirements of the Minor

At least half of the courses fulfilling a minor must be distinct from the student’s major. That is, three of the six courses required for a minor cannot be used towards fulfillment of major requirements. A School Core does not need to be completed for a minor. Minors are open to students regardless of school affiliation.