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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Analytics Minor

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Every day more and more companies are leveraging the benefits of business analytics to improve customer service, enhance operational performance, identify new business markets and drive revenue growth. The industry is flourishing. The World Economic Forum predicts that data scientists and analysts will become the number one emerging role in the world by 2022.

No longer the exclusive domain of IT professionals, the search for business and data analytics skills are appearing in job descriptions in industries such as healthcare, automotive, financial services, marketing, human resources, education and more. Employers agree, finding people who have the requisite blend of quantitative computing and business domain knowledge and skills for business analytics is a challenge.

Special offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes.

Requirements for the minor in Business Analytics

Required courses

Additional requirements

A minimum grade of C must be earned in each course in the business analytics minor and in the prerequisites for each course.

Certain MIS 4900 or POM 4900 Special Topics courses can count as a minor requirement with prior approval of the minor coordinator based on the topic.

This minor is open to all majors. Non-SBA students should contact the minor coordinator to determine the total number of courses required for the minor.

The minor in business analytics (BA) adds only four courses to the degree requirements for SBA students.

Students cannot obtain both a minor in Business Analytics and a MIS major with a Business Analytics specialization.

To earn this minor, and to take 3000- and 4000-level business classes, non-business students must meet with the minor coordinator and have an approved minor authorization form detailing the courses and the prerequisites required for the given minor. Once approved for the minor, students must take all the remaining courses in the minor at Oakland University. Students must complete the prescribed courses for the minor with a grade of C or better in each course and the prerequisites for each course. Transfer students planning to earn a minor must earn at least nine credits toward the minor at Oakland University; at least six of these nine credits must be in courses at the 3000 level or above.

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