Undergraduate Minors

Business Analytics Minor
Undergraduate Minors

Business Analytics Minor

Enhance your undergraduate degree by adding a minor in business analytics. The business analytics minor will add value to any undergraduate business major and is designed to have broad appeal for employers, providing an edge in today’s competitive job market. Students completing the minor will develop their critical thinking skills and learn how to analyze data in order to develop solutions to specific business problems. The methods and tools introduced in the business analytics coursework are applicable in any industry for which interpreting and applying data are critical. The business analytics minor is open to any undergraduate business student.

Business Analytics Undergraduate Catalog Information

Benefits

  • There is a growing demand from employers for employees with experience in managing and analyzing data, and the ability to use business data to make decisions and predictions that will add value to the organization.
  • Big data and new computing technologies will continue to transform all aspects of business. The business analytics minor is focused on preparing students to be successful in this dynamic environment.
  • Students completing the minor will prepared to work collaboratively with information technology and statistical specialists to collect, maintain, and analyze data in support of business decision-making.
  • The business analytics minor is the perfect complement to any undergraduate business major, and can serve as a key differentiator on the job market.
  • Understanding how to process and analyze data provides a strong foundation for future academic endeavors.

Coursework

The business analytics minor is a 12 hour program. SCMA350 or MRKT350 (a required College of Business core course) is a prerequisite to taking all of the SCMA or MRKT courses listed below.

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Required courses*

  • SCMS 335 - Supply Chain Decision Making Models (unless an SCMS major*)
  • SCMS 451 - Introduction to Predictive Analytics
  • SCMS 452 - Database Management Systems

One (two if an SCMS student) of the following directed elective courses:

  • ACCT 308 - Managerial Accounting
  • ACCT 309 - Accounting Systems
  • MRKT 355 - Marketing Metrics (prerequisite is MRKT 341, a required College of Business core course)
  • SCMS 437 - Supply Chain Risk Management (prerequisite is SCMA331, a required College of Business core course)

* No students may double count any courses. Thus, accounting students cannot count ACCT308 Managerial Accounting or ACCT309 Accounting Systems toward the business analytics minor, nor can supply chain management students count SCMA335 Supply Chain Decision Making Models or SCMA 437 Supply Chain Risk Management (if it is included in their supply chain management major). Marketing students cannot count MRKT 355 Marketing Metrics towards the business analytics minor if it is used in their marketing major.

Business Analytics Careers

Business analytics professionals have a wide range of job titles. Some examples include:

Financial Analyst
Business Analyst
Marketing Analyst
Business Consultant

Supply Chain Analyst
Data Analyst
Risk Manager
Business Intelligence Analyst

How to Enroll

Students interested in enrolling in the minor should do so through MyRed.

Supply Chain Management Minor

Enhance your undergraduate degree with a minor in supply chain management. This minor provides exposure to the key concepts, tools and technologies in supply chain management. To complete the minor, you can choose from courses on a wide variety of topics, including supply chain planning, logistics, sourcing and procurement, lean management principles, supply chain technology, and project management. The minor is open to any undergraduate business student.

Supply Chain Minor Undergraduate Catalog Information

Benefits

  • Enhance your undergraduate degree by learning about a growing, high-demand field
  • Sharpen your analytical skills and strengthen your knowledge of operations and supply chain management
  • Learn about the technologies available to make supply chains faster, more flexible and more efficient

Coursework

To complete the supply chain management minor, select 12 hours from the following:

  • MRKT/SCMA 346 - Marketing Channels Management
  • MRKT/SCMA 444 - Supply Chain Logistics Management
  • SCMA 335 - Supply Chain Decision Making Models
  • SCMA 431 - Enterprise Management Systems
  • SCMA 432 - Supply Chain Planning and Control Systems
  • SCMA 434 - Lean Supply Chain Operations
  • SCMA 436 - Project Management
  • SCMA 437 - Supply Chain Risk Management
  • SCMA 439 - Global Sourcing and Distribution
  • SCMA 447 - Supply Chain Technology

Courses cannot be double counted towards other majors or minors.

How to Enroll

Students interested in enrolling in the minor should do so through MyRed.

Contact

Ryan, Jennifer K
Ron and Carol Cope Professor of Supply Chain Management and Analytics
HLH 511 B
P.O. Box 880491
Lincoln, NE 68588-0491
Mailing Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics
P.O. Box 880491
Lincoln, NE 68588-0491
Shipping Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics
CoB 511
730 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0491