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Business Analytics

Modern businesses seek to utilize ever-increasing supply of data to make better decisions in their drive for higher revenues and profits. For this, they need qualified professionals who can work with high data volumes and complexity. Industry and government reports suggest a strong job outlook for business analytics careers. Analytics labor market experiences skilled worker shortages, salaries are on average higher than in other business areas, and positions take longer time to fill. corporate decision making. Employers particularly value analytics software skills in R, Python, PowerBI, Tableau, SAP, etc., and our program would help students develop them.


The business analytics minor and certificate provides opportunities to College of Business and actuarial science majors to develop additional skills in descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive business analytics. Required courses introduce students to relevant modelling and statistical methods, and management science techniques, teaching them how to analyze business and economic data with a goal of obtaining insights needed for informed business decision making. Elective courses allow students to apply their business analytics skills to various business disciplines including accounting, economics, marketing, supply chain management, and management information systems, by taking courses focused on field specific data and software applications.


Admission Requirements
Admission to a College of Business major or actuarial science major.


Graduation Requirements
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 in courses allowed in fulfilling the business analytics certificate requirements.

Required Courses - 10 Credits
  • ECON 406 - Business Analytics
  • MIS 320 or MIS 386 - Management Information System
Deparment Approved Electives - 15 Credits
(Must choose at least 2 disciplines and only 10 credits can be shared with another program)
Classes are 5 credits unless otherwise denoted.
  • ACCT 305 - Cost Accounting
  • ACCT 455 - Accounting Information Systems
  • ACCT 461 - Fraud Examination
  • ECON 325 - Introduction to Forecasting
  • ECON 424 - Introduction Econometrics
  • ECON 426 - Economic Research
  • MIS 320 - Business Process Analysis and Systems
  • MIS 446 - System Analysis and Design in Business
  • MIS 460 - Applied Business Analytics
  • MKT 376 - Foundations of Digital Marketing
  • MKT 469 - Market Research
  • MKT 470 - Marketing Problems and Policy
  • SCM 425 - Producrement and Supply Management
  • SCM 425A (1 Credit) - Enterprise Purchasing and Materials Management Systems Lab
  • SCM 435 - Supply Chain Operations
  • SCM 435A (1 Credit) - Enterprise Production Planning and Excecution Systems Lab


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