Minor Area of Specialization in Business Analytics for BBA and BSAF Students (STEM)

Miami Herbert Business School BBA and BSAF 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.

Curriculum Requirements

The 12-credit-hour minor in Business Analytics for BBA and BSAF students consists of the following:

Required Courses 1
MAS 332Data Acquisition, Preparation and Visualization 23
MAS 342Introduction to Optimization and Decision Making 23
MAS 432Data Analysis 33
Choice Courses for the Minor
Select one course (3 credit hours) from the following:3
Python Programming: Fundamentals and Algorithms
Database Management Systems
Machine Learning for Analytics
Big Data Analytics
Total Credit Hours12

All courses must be taken within the current pre-requisite structure.  In order to declare this minor, students will need to have earned a minimum 3.6 average for MTH 161, MAS 201, and MAS 202.


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.

No course may double count in any other major, minor, or cognate.