A minor in business analytics prepares you to solve complex decision-based problems in a business environment with quantitative skills and hands-on expertise in current software applications. By using statistical methods, management science techniques and mathematical modeling, you’ll forecast the implications of various choices and identify the best alternatives.

This page is not intended as a substitute for the catalog. Please consult with your advisor and the catalog for the year in which you were admitted.

Applications for the BSAN minor are due on October 15th and March 15th.


BSAN Letter of Recommendation Form

David Vaughn - Finance - 2017

"A month ago, I was given the opportunity to start a new role supporting Carlyle’s Chief Digital Officer, who is focused on Digital Transformation at our portfolio companies. My BSAN classes gave me a fundamental understanding of data analysis, and applied data science / AI / ML that was key in securing this opportunity. I would not be where I am today without the things I learned from the BSAN professors!"

David Vaughn JMU (‘17),Finance major, CIS and BSAN minor


The BSAN minor is open to students in all majors. Admission to the BSAN minor is based on a student's performance in the following four competency areas: calculus, statistics, management science and economics.

Students seeking to add the BSAN minor must submit an application by October 15th and will be admitted as a cohort each fall to start the BSAN program in the spring. A student must be able to take the 300-level BSAN courses on a schedule of one per semester in a three-consecutive semester period.

A complete application to the minor includes the following:

  • A completed BSAN minor application form
  • A letter of recommendation from COB 291 instructor
See the catalog for further details. 
Required Courses

For specific course listings, please refer to the Program of Study in the undergraduate catalog.


Choose from course topics such as: business intelligence, econometrics, financial modeling and risk analysis, applied linear regression and marketing analytics.


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Declaration Process

After acceptance into the minor program, students in good academic standing should submit a declaration of minor request via MyMadison.

Graduation Requirement

The BSAN minor requires a minimum 2.0 GPA for graduation on all courses completed at JMU. Transfer credit is not calculated in the GPA.

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