School of Business

Minor in Business Analytics

Business analytics is the process of transforming data into insights for better business decisions. The minor in business analytics allows students from a variety of majors across the University to complement their education with a working knowledge of business analytics – a fast-growing and important field.

The minor in business analytics (19 credits) is available only to students in majors outside the School. Students who wish to pursue the minor must complete a declaration form available at the School of Business or the Registrar’s Office. The requirements for admission to the minor are completion of at least 12 credits at USM and a grade point average of 2.33 or higher. A student may transfer into the minor up to 7 credit hours of acceptable courses. To complete the minor, students must have a grade point average of at least 2.33 in the minor courses. Minimum grades may be required as prerequisite to other minor courses. Check course description for details.

Required (19 credits) - all BAN courses are asynchronous online

MAT 120 Introduction to Statistics (C- or higher) or approved statistics course (http://usm.maine.edu/sb/stats)
BAN 300 Foundations of Data Management
BAN 340 Data Mining 
BAN 350 Data Visualization

Choose two classes from the electives listed below:

BUS 356 Digital Marketing
BUS 369 Marketing Research
BUS 399 Marketing Analytics 
FIN 323 Financial Engineering
FIN 326 Financial Modeling
FIN 327 Investment Management
ITT/COS 184 Python Programming (4 credits)

Any additional courses developed with a BAN prefix

Students who wish to pursue the minor must complete a declaration form available online or from the Registrar's Office.

The requirements for admission to the minor are completion of at least 12 credits at USM with a grade point average of 2.33 or higher. A student may transfer into the minor up to six credit hours of acceptable courses. To complete the minor, students must have a grade point average of at least 2.33 in the minor courses. Minimum grades may be required as prerequisite to other minor courses. Check course description for details.