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Why Choose Business Analytics?

Add a business analytics minor to your existing major at Wright State. This minor will increase your value to current and potential employers and allow you to acquire skills that will give you solid career options in the future. This minor is available to all majors.

Business analytics is the practice of discovering business insights through exploration and analysis of information. This practice influences business decision-making through powerful and interactive visualization and data communication. The value of data to the business world is expanding quickly. Modern organizations need to understand a vast amount of data and extract relevant and valuable information.

Business analytics helps organizations better understand their business operations, predict customer demands, monitor production, and improve efficiency and quality. A business analytics minor at Wright State will help you develop these skills. Apply right now to this program and enhance your existing knowledge with the power of analytics.


An increasing number of domains and applications are looking for employees with business analytics skills. McKinsey, Gartner, and other research agencies report that the U.S. could face a shortage of 190,000 individuals who possess deep business analytic skills and an additional 1.5 million managers who can implement the results. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and, average salaries range between $75,000 and $88,000 with a bachelor’s degree and more than $90,000 with a master’s degree.

Real-World Experience

Your classes will focus on experiential learning, allowing you to apply concepts learned in class to real-world situations. We encourage you to take internships during the summer semesters. Internships are coordinated through the college’s career management office, which will help you be aware of job and internship opportunities.

Academics and Curriculum

You can view program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog when it is published in August 22. View business core course requirements. The table shows the course offerings for the business analytics minor.

Course Offerings for Business Analytics Minor

Total: 18 credit hours

Required Courses


MIS 3000 Fundamentals of Information Systems
MIS 3810 Introduction to Business Data
MIS 3820 Data Mining for Business
MIS 3840 Data Visualization for Business


Elective Courses (choose 2)

Course Title
MIS 4300 Business Analytics
MIS 4600 Geographic Information Systems for Business
MIS 4700 Data Science for Business Applications
SCM 4250 Supply Chain Information Management
MKT 3500 Marketing Research and Decision Making
MKT 4100 Digital Marketing
MKT 4650 Advanced Marketing Analytics
MKT 4670 Marketing Analytics: Big Data and Prediction
EC 3170 Intermediate Macroeconomics
EC 4090 Introduction to Econometrics
EC 4120 Economics Forecasting
EC 4400 Problems in Economic Development
FIN 3220 Introduction to Quantitative Finance

Note: Non-business majors can take two relevant electives, as approved by the coordinator, from their respective curricula (e.g., Data Science for Everyone (CS 1300) or Introduction to Data Mining (CS 4710).


The business analytics minor is open to business and non-business majors. You can be admitted to the program provided you are a junior and are in a major program. If you are a current student and meet these requirements, go to the WINGS Express Major/Minor change request form or talk to your advisor about adding a minor.

Program Outcomes

In this program, you will take four required courses on fundamentals of information systems, data management, data mining, and visual analytics. You will also choose two electives from multiple disciplines including marketing, economics, finance, and supply chain management.


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