Minor in Business Analytics

About the Minor

How does a company design an effective social media campaign for its brand new product? How does a bank make credit card offers or detect fraud? How does a chain store stock its shelves with just the right products at the right price? Technology has made it possible to collect, store, process, and analyze massive data sets that can help businesses make better decisions, but people with skills in business analytics are needed to convert the information contained in the data into business decisions. From the junior analyst providing daily reports on production to the CEO seeking to transform the business, all are looking for guidance and talent in business analytics.

LeBow students are uniquely positioned to address descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, prescriptive, and preemptive questions across the business analytics life cycle, starting from the corporate generation of data through to applications for innovation and executive decision-making.

The Business Analytics minor at LeBow features the same curriculum as the co-major in Business Analytics. The curriculum enables students to tailor the program to their interests and anticipated career path.

One of the distinguishing features of the Business Analytics minor is the required senior project (BSAN 460) where students work in small teams on business analytics projects that utilize real-world data. The projects require students to bring together all the key elements of the business analytics curriculum to derive business insights for a business challenge. Experiencing this data-driven decision process is invaluable career preparation.

Requirements

  • No more than 2 courses or 8.0 credits required by a student’s major may be counted towards this minor.
  • A grade of “C” (2.0) or better must be earned for each course in this minor for it to be counted.
  • No more than two transfer courses may be used to complete this minor. Transfer credits must be taken before matriculated at Drexel.
  • Students should check the prerequisites of all classes when selecting electives. It is the responsibility of the student to know pre-requisites.
  • Business administration, business and engineering and economic students may complete any of the business minors, including economics, finance, international economics, legal studies, management information systems, marketing, organizational management, technology innovation management, and operations and supply chain management. 
  • Cannot do a major and a minor in the same field of study

All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible. Call 215.895.2110 to set up an appointment.

Program Requirements

BSAN 360Programming for Data Analytics4.0
BSAN 460Business Analytics Senior Project4.0
MIS 343Database Design and Implementation4.0
STAT 331Introduction to Data Mining for Business4.0
Business Analytics electives (select two of the following):8.0
Applied Econometrics
Time Series Econometrics
Customer Analytics
Data-Driven Digital Marketing
Linear Models for Decision Making
Advanced Decision Making and Simulation
Optimization in Finance
Introduction to Experimental Design
Total Credits24.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

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