The business analytics minor complements many majors (including all business majors) by providing the managerial, analytical, and technical skills needed to gather data in real-time, store and organize the data, analyze the data using quantitative methods and use the resulting information to make decisions that will allow an organization to gain a competitive advantage. Coursework includes fundamental information technology and statistical concepts, database management and data warehouses, regression analysis in business, optimization of business systems using management science models, and analysis of large data sets using data mining and business intelligence techniques. (22 semester hours)
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A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for all courses in the minor. Courses must be taken for a grade (not credit/no-credit). Students planning to take this minor should consult with the department below. This minor is open to all university students. Admission to most Farmer School of Business minors is limited and the respective departments are responsible for managing their enrollments. Students may enroll in a maximum of two Farmer School of Business minors. Some minors are available to students on a first-come, first-served basis while others have entry restrictions or requirements. Therefore, to increase the likelihood of gaining entry into a FSB minor, interested students should contact the department offering the minor as early as possible in their academic careers. Completion of a FSB minor may require taking coursework during summer and winter terms and/or online.