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Minors Snapshot - Business Analytics

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The minor is a part of the Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, a program within the College of Business.

Business analytics is a technical approach to analyzing problems and making business-related decisions. It uses statistical methods, management science techniques, and mathematical modeling to forecast the implications of various choices and identify the best alternatives. Business analytics focuses on the effective use of data and information to provide fact-based insights and drive positive business actions. The minor in business analytics prepares students to solve complex decision problems in a business environment with a combination of quantitative skills and hands-on expertise using current software applications. The program is open to any undergraduate with an interest in business analytics. The minor consists of twelve credit hours of required course work and six credit hours of business analytics electives. At most three courses can be used to satisfy both the business analytics minor and a student's major requirements.

Offering Academic Unit: Department of Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics

Academic Unit Website: http://www.jmu.edu/cob/cis/

Undergraduate Catalog Website: http://www.jmu.edu/catalog/13/programs/cis.html#businessanalytics