Business Analytics Minor

Business Analytics Minor Classroom


Enhance your degree and gain an edge in today’s competitive job market by adding a minor in business analytics. Open to any undergraduate business student, the minor is the perfect complement to any major and is designed to have broad appeal for employers. You’ll develop critical thinking skills and learn how to analyze data in order to develop solutions to specific business problems. The cutting-edge methods and tools introduced are applicable to any industry for which interpreting and applying data are critical.

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As big data and new computing technologies continue transforming all aspects of business, there is growing demand for employees with experience managing and analyzing data and the ability to use business data to make decisions and predictions. You’ll prepare to work collaboratively with information technology and statistical specialists to collect, maintain and analyze data in support of decision-making. You’ll also gain a strong foundation for future academic endeavors by learning how to process and analyze data.


The business analytics minor is a 12-hour program.

SCMA 350 or MRKT 350 (a required College of Business core course) is a prerequisite to all SCMA or MRKT courses listed below.

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

* No students may double count any courses. Thus, accounting students cannot count ACCT 308 Managerial Accounting or ACCT 309 Accounting Systems toward the business analytics minor, nor can supply chain management students count SCMA 335 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.

Elective Courses

Choose one (two if an supply chain management 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)
  • SCMA 437 - Supply Chain Risk Management (prerequisite is SCMA 331, a required College of Business core course)

Business Analytics Careers

• Financial Analyst
• Business Analyst
• Marketing Analyst
• Business Consultant

• Supply Chain Analyst
• Data Analyst
• Risk Manager
• Business Intelligence Analyst

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Ryan, Jennifer K
Department Chair and Professor of Supply Chain Management and Analytics
Ron and Carol Cope College Professor
HLH 511 B
P.O. Box 884114
Lincoln, NE 68588-4114