The business analytics minor is open to undergraduate students with any major and concentration. The minor program offers contemporary data-grounded courses from a business perspective. The goal of these courses is to help students develop business data capability that can be applied to all business and decisions contexts. The minor courses include both fundamental courses and courses geared toward more specific data analytics challenges. Each of these courses will include real-world examples and data sets, grounded in relevant theory and principles, and will be reinforced using various user-friendly tools to gain the necessary skills and knowledge for tomorrow’s work environment.
This minor is open to business and non-business students.
Business Analytics Minor Curriculum
Below you will find a sample curriculum for the Undergraduate Minor in Business Analytics. You can find the full set of Business Analytics Minor requirements in Northeastern’s Course Catalog. Please consult the Course Catalog appropriate to your class year and your academic advisor to ensure your coursework is on track.
MISM 2510. Fundamentals of Information Analytics. 4 Hours.
Focuses on information analytics concepts and techniques needed by educated information analysts, designers, and consumers to lead organizations in the contemporary information age. Includes concepts, techniques, methods, and strategies for the entire information life cycle—collection, organization, exploration, analysis, manipulation, visualization, interpretation, and presentation of information for business. Each of these topics is introduced with real-world examples and data sets, grounded in relevant theory and principles, and is reinforced using various user-friendly software tools to gain the necessary analytical skills and knowledge.
Complete three of the following:
|BUSN 5001||Data-Driven and Technology-Enabled Value Creation in Digital Economy|
|ECON 2560||Applied Econometrics|
|EECE 2300||Computational Methods for Data Analytics|
|FINA 4380||Financial Data Analytics with Python|
|JRNL 3610||Digital Storytelling and Social Media|
|MGMT 4410||Workforce Analytics|
|MISM 3403||Data Management in the Enterprise|
|MISM 3501||Information Visualization for Business|
|MISM 3515||Data Mining for Business|
|MISM 3525||Modeling for Business Analytics|
|MISM 4983||Special Topics in Management Information Systems|
|MKTG 3501||Marketing Analytics|
|PHIL 2050||Information and Uncertainty|
|SCHM 3308||Supply Chain Analytics|
Interested? Next Steps
To declare a minor in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, including as part of the BS in Business Administration and the BS in International Business, students should complete the online minor registration form:
Students will be required to log in using their MyNortheastern credentials. Once the form has been submitted, the student will receive a confirmation email to their Northeastern email account and the student record will be updated within 10-14 business days.
To declare a minor, students must have a 2.0 QPA and be a full-time undergraduate student at Northeastern. To graduate with the minor, students must attain a 2.0 QPA in the courses taken for the minor. No classes for the minor may be taken for a pass/fail grade. The minor is posted on the official transcript within one month of graduation.
Other Minors at D’Amore-McKim
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