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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
  • 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.
  • A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor
  • Satisfies the thematic sequence requirement for non-business majors.
  • Both business and non-business students can pursue the ISA 2 thematic sequence within this minor (except ISA majors with the BA track), but the sequence must be declared. ISA 2 thematic sequence courses include: ISA 205 or 225, ISA 291, and one of ISA/STA 365, ISA 432, ISA 444, or ISA 491.
  • Fall-only courses: ISA 321 and ISA 387.
  • Spring-only courses: ISA 403, ISA 406, and ISA 496.
  • Prerequisite information is available in the Miami Bulletin

Minor Requirements

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 (fall only)
  • ISA 365
  • ISA 444
  • ISA 480
  • ISA 491
  • ISA 496 (spring only)
  • 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 (fall only)
  • ISA 365
  • ISA 414
  • 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.