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Business Analytics

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.

Minor Information

  • 21 credit hours
  • Open to all students.
  • Both business and non-business students can pursue the ISA 2 thematic sequence within this minor, but the sequence must be declared. ISA 2 thematic sequence courses include: ISA 205, ISA 291, and one of ISA/STA 365, ISA 432, ISA 444, or ISA 491.
  • The following courses are offered fall term only: ISA 321.
  • The following courses are offered spring term only: ISA 414 and 496.
  • Note: For information systems majors or ISA majors in the information systems track at least 9 credit hours beyond the business core must be courses not double counted toward the major.
  • Note: For statistics majors at least 12 credit hours must be courses taught by Farmer School Faculty.
  • Prerequisite information is available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

The requirements listed below are for the Business Analytics Minor beginning Fall 2015. For students who entered Miami University before Fall 2015, consult with a Business Analytics advisor. Students may elect to follow the current version of the minor or remain in the version that appears on their DAR.

Required courses:

  • ISA 225*
  • ISA 235
  • ISA 245
  • ISA 291 or ECO 311** or STA 463
  • ISA 401

Select one of the following:

  • ISA 321
  • ISA 365
  • ISA 444
  • ISA 480
  • ISA 491
  • ISA 496
  • STA/IMS/JRN 404
  • STA 402
  • STA 483

Select one of the following (must be different from choice above):

  • ECO 411
  • ISA 281
  • ISA 321
  • ISA 365
  • ISA 444
  • ISA 480
  • ISA 491
  • ISA 496
  • STA/IMS/JRN 404
  • STA 402
  • STA 483

*ISA 205 for students who started at Miami before Fall 2016. 
**
ECO 311 may be substituted for ISA 291 for Economics majors only.