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 for Business Analysts
BAN 350 Text and Social Media Analytics
BAN 360 Predictive Business Analytics

Select one experiential business analytics course from below:

BAN 395 Internship in Business Analytics
BAN 400 Business Analytics Practicum
Other approved analytical experiential learning course

 

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.