Business Analytics Minor
The Business Analytics Minor focuses on the three pillars of analytics: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. These courses are hands-on, project-based courses that utilize state-of-art software to manage and analyze real data for businesses.
What Minoring in Business Analytics Means for Your Future
More and more jobs are “hybrids,” combining skill sets in the same job, such as marketing and statistical analysis or design and programming. Certain skills are acting as hybridizing forces, spreading across different roles. Business analytics is one of the primary hybridizing skills!
(Wall Street Journal, Burning Glass 2019 Report)
Why study Business Analytics at UCCS?
Business Analytics Courses
Data Management and Descriptive Analytics in Business
This course will provide students with an understanding of how organizations can successfully collect, organize, manipulate, use, prospect and present data. Students will manipulate and interpret actual data using software such as Excel, SPSS, Power BI, Tableau, or Watson.
Predictive Analytics in Business
You will learn in a hands-on manner how to build and test predictive models that move from data to parameter estimation. State-of-the-art software will be used to detect patterns in data and draw inferences and conclusions supported by the data. The course will emphasize the application of predictive models to real-world business problems.
Prescriptive Analytics in Business
You will learn how to move from model parameters to decisions. This course serves as a capstone for the business analytics minor. As such, it will include a semester long capstone project that will require using the tools and software learned in all three courses. New tools covered include predictive data mining, linear, integer, and nonlinear optimization models and decision analysis. Decisions such as allocation of resources and profit and loss functions are considered. The course will emphasize the application of prescriptive models to decision-making for real world business problems.
It is recommended that students who want to pursue a position in Data Analytics take INFS 3400 - Database Management as an elective course.