Minor Area of Specialization in Business Analytics (STEM)

Business students who choose the minor area of specialization in Business Analytics are trained to combine quantitative, statistical, and computational tools and techniques to help companies understand, predict, and act on large amounts of data, improving decision-making in increasingly complex and interconnected business environments.

The 12 credit hour minor in Business Analytics consists of the following:

Required Courses 1
MAS 332Data Acquisition, Preparation and Visualization (pre-requisite MAS 202 or MAS 312 or equivalent) 23
MAS 342Introduction to Optimization and Decision Making (pre-requisites MTH 162 or equivalent & MAS 201 or MAS 311 or equivalent) 23
MAS 432Data Analysis (pre-requisite MAS 312 or equivalent) 33
MAS 442Stochastic Models in Operations Research (pre-requisite MAS 311 or equivalent; MTH 210 is a recommended pre-requisite) 33
Total Credit Hours12

All courses must be taken within the current pre-requisite structure.  In order to complete this minor, students will need pre-requisite courses of  MTH 162, MAS 311 , and  MAS 312 or their equivalents.


offered in fall semester


offered in spring semester


Note:  All specific coursework for the minor in Business Analytics must be completed with a grade of “C-” or better.  In addition, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all specific coursework taken in the minor area of specialization.