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Analytics Co-Major

Analytics describes the extensive use of data to guide evidence based decision-making. This field has emerged during a time when massively large data sets are being collected throughout society. Analytics lives at the junction between numerous traditional disciplines including information systems and statistics. This program will provide a framework for thinking about the collection and use of so-called "big data" and students will develop skills for handling structured and unstructured data sets and for developing models to predict behavior in data-rich environments.

The term "co-major" is unique and indicates that students must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University. The co-major complements this primary major, which provides significant depth and breadth in an academic discipline. There is no specific degree designation for the co-major; students receive the degree designation of their primary major. Students may earn either the Business Analytics Minor or the Analytics Co-Major.

Co-Major Information

  • 33-38 credit hours
  • Open to all students.
  • Must have a primary major to graduate.
  • Fulfills the thematic sequence requirement for business and non-business majors.
  • For Information Systems majors, at least 18 hours beyond the business core must be courses not counted toward the IS major.
  • ISA 414 and 496 are offered spring term only.
  • Pre-requisite information available in the Miami Bulletin.
  • Additional Resources:

Co-Major Requirements

Required:

  • ISA 205, STA 261, STA 301, or STA 368
  • STA/IMS/JRN 404

Choose one sequence:

Option 1 (take all):

  • CSE 148
  • ISA 235
  • ISA 245

Option 2 (take all):

  • CSE 174
  • CSE 271
  • CSE 274
  • CSE 385

Select one of the following tracks:

Business Analytics Track

Required:

  • ISA 291
  • ISA 491
  • ISA 414

Select two of the following:

  • ISA 401
  • ISA 444
  • STA 402/502

Select one of the following:

Must be different from those taken to fulfill any requirements above.

  • ISA 281
  • ISA 321
  • ISA/STA 333
  • ISA/STA 365
  • ISA 401
  • ISA/STA 432
  • ISA 444
  • ISA 480
  • ISA 496
  • STA 402
  • STA 427

Predictive Analytics Track

Select one of the following:

  • ISA 291
  • STA 363
  • STA 463

Select one of the following:

  • ISA 321
  • MTH 432
  • CSE 372

Required (take all):

  • ISA 414
  • STA 402
  • STA 427
  • STA 467

Joint SAS / Miami University Data Mining Certificate

  • Required: ISA 205, 235, 245, 291, 491.
  • Select at least one of the following courses: ISA 321, 401, 444 or STA 402.
  • Submit your DAR with completed courses circled, permanent mailing address, and telephone number to the ISA Department, FSB 3095. Certificates are awarded each spring.
  • The SAS Data Mining Certificate is being phased out. Students graduating in 2017, 2018, or 2019 may earn the SAS Data Mining Certificate. Students graduating in 2020 or later will not be awarded the certificate. 

Created by FSB Advising, July 2016