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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.
  • The following courses are offered in the fall only: ISA 321.
  • The following courses are offered in the spring only: ISA 414 and 496.
  • Pre-requisite information available in the Miami Bulletin.
  • Additional Resources:

Co-Major Requirements

Required:

  • ISA 205, ISA 225, 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

Note: For Information Systems majors and Information Systems and Analytics Majors with the Information Systems track, at least 18 hours beyond the business core must be courses not counted toward the IS major.
Note: For Statistics majors, at least 18 hours must be courses not double counted toward the Statistics Major.

Required:

  • ISA 291
  • ISA 401
  • ISA 414
  • ISA 491

Select two of the following:

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

Predictive Analytics Track

Select one of the following:

  • ECO 311
  • ISA 291
  • STA 363
  • STA 463

Required (take all):

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

Select one of the following:

  • ISA 321
  • MTH 432
  • CSE 372

Geospatial Analytics Track

Select one of the following:

  • ECO 311
  • ISA 291
  • STA 363
  • STA 463

Required (take all):

  • GEO 441
  • GEO 442
  • GEO 460

Select 6 hours of the following:

  • GEO 443
  • GEO 444
  • GEO 448
  • GEO 460G
  • IMS 461
  • ISA 414

Created by FSB Advising, July 2017