B.S. Degree in Business Analytics {21-22}

B.S. Degree in Business Analytics

The Business Analytics major will prepare students in the areas of data analysis and optimization to make data-driven or fact-based business decisions. Students will develop skills in the three broad categories of business analytics techniques – descriptive analytics, predictive analytics and prescriptive analytics. To receive the B.S. Degree in Business Analytics, the student must meet the minimum university requirements and specific requirements for the program. Completion of 120 credits with a 2.5 GPA or above is required to graduate with this degree which includes the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core (42 credits).

Admission Requirements

Students who officially declare any Paseka School of Business major must apply for admission. A previously admitted student returning to complete a degree in the Paseka School of Business after a year or more of taking no courses must also formally reapply for admission and will be placed into an existing program and follow the curriculum in effect as of the returning date. The student-initiated application must be approved by the chair of the Paseka School of Business. The applicant must meet the following requirements at the time of application.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Use statistical data analysis techniques for business decision making.
  • Use data mining techniques to solve business problems.
  • Use cutting edge techniques to develop optimal business solutions.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in several business analytics techniques.
  • Use business analytics techniques to develop business analytics solutions.

Program Delivery Mode
Land plus: face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required

Core Requirements ( 45 credits )

ACCT 230 Principles of Accounting I (3)
ACCT 231 Principles of Accounting II (3)
ACCT 280 Legal Environment of Business (3)
FINC 340 Financial Management (3)
MKTG 270 Principles of Marketing (3)
MGMT 260 Principles of Management (3)
MGMT 371 Introduction to Business Analytics (3)
MGMT 380 Operations Management (3)
MGMT 498 Strategic Management (3)

MATH 210 Concepts from Discrete Mathematics (3)
CSIS 304 Databases (3)
MGMT 433 Predictive Analytics (3)
CSIS 446 Intelligent and Predictive Systems (3)
MGMT 480 Prescriptive Analytics (3)
MGMT 492 Business Analytics Capstone (3)

Designated Writing Intensive Course for Major
ENGL 387 - Technical Report Writing OR COMM 301 - Business and Professional Communication

Program Requirements

All Paseka School of Business majors must have a 2.50 overall GPA to graduate. This GPA is based solely on courses taken at MSUM.

Students in any business program must meet the requirements of the major and at least 60 non-business credits that may include 9 credits of economics.

Related Requirements ( 31 credits )

In addition to the courses listed below, students must take one Global Course and one Human Diversity course. This requirement can be met by taking one course in LASC 7 and one course in LASC 8. COMM 301 OR ENGL 387 is the writing-intensive course for this major. Students may substitute CSIS 103 and CSIS 104A for CSIS 104.

COMM 100 Speech Communication (3)
CSIS 104 Spreadsheet and Database Applications (3)
CSIS 152 Introduction to Computers and Programming I-a (3)
ECON 202 Principles of Economics I: Micro (3)
ECON 204 Principles of Economics II: Macro (3)
MATH 229 Topics in Calculus (3) or MATH 227 Survey of Differential Calculus with Algebra (4)
MATH 234 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
MATH 235 Introduction to R (1)
PHIL 312 Business Ethics (3)
PSY 113 General Psychology (3) or SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology (3)
ENGL 387 Technical Report Writing (4) or COMM 301 Business and Professional Communication (3)

Restricted Electives ( 9 credits )

Students may choose any three of the following courses. Students may not use more than three credits from BUS 469, BUS 490 and BUS 497 to satisfy this section. The courses must be from at least two areas.

CSIS 153 Introduction to Computers and Programming I-b (3)
ECON 370 Introduction to Econometrics  (3)
HSAD 403 Health Informatics  (3)
GEOS 205 Thinking Spatially  (3)
GEOS 207 GPS Field Techniques  (3)
GEOS 210 Cartography  (3)
GEOS 307 Introduction to GIS  (3)
GEOS 407 Spatial Analysis  (3)
COMM 354 Social Media Metrics  (3)
PMGT 300 Project Management  (3)
OM 380 Methods Improvement  (3)
MATH 355 Mathematical Modeling  (3)
MATH 336 Intermediate Probability and Statistics II  (3)    
PHIL 340 Symbolic Logic  (3)          
MKTG 451 Marketing Research 1 (3)
MKTG 452 Marketing Research 2 (3)
BUS 469 OR BUS 490 OR BUS 497