Minor in Business Analytics

APU’s economics minor teaches students to think critically and analytically, preparing them to address complex problems in a wide variety of settings.

21 units

The business analytics minor is for students interested in developing expertise in data science and data analytics with a specialization in the field of business. Students learn to analyze large quantities of data and discover value-oriented insights, becoming data-driven decision-makers in their organizations. Information is applied to a wide range of data-rich business domains such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing, human resource management, and supply chain management.

Benefits of Adding a Minor

A minor can help students complement their bachelor’s degree and stand out to future employers, expanding their employment opportunities as they study an additional area of interest. Complementary minors provide students the opportunity to demonstrate added expertise in their field and specialize in an area that may provide an edge in their job search, and also add knowledge that can be used throughout an individual’s career. 

Business Analytics Core
BUSI 111Business Statistics 13
BUSI 246Business Programming3
BUSI 314Big Data Analytics for Business3
BUSI 414Application of Business Analytics3
Select three of the following:9
Principles of Accounting I
Principles of Accounting II
Intermediate Accounting I F
Survey of Economics 2
Intermediate Macroeconomics F
Intermediate Microeconomics S
Business Finance for Managers
Financial Markets and Institutions F
Financial Analysis F
Investment Analysis S
Principles of Marketing 3
Consumer Behavior: An Applied Approach 4
Marketing Research F
Total Units21

Meets the General Education Quantitative Literacy requirement.


Meets the General Education Social Sciences requirement.


Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.


Meets the General Education Civic Knowledge and Engagement requirement.

F Offered in Fall only
S Offered in Spring only
F/S Offered in both Fall and Spring terms
EF Offered in Fall in even years
ES Offered in Spring in even years
OF Offered in Fall in odd years
OS Offered in Spring in odd years

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
  1. Describe business issues which require business analytics’ skills and methods.
  2. Transform large quantities of real-life data from a wide range of domains to resolve issues.
  3. Apply appropriate analytical methods (descriptive, diagnostic, predictive, and prescriptive analytics) to find solutions to business problems.
  4. Explain the results of analytical activities clearly and concisely using oral, written, or electronic media.
  5. Describe the ethical and legal issues involved with collecting, storing, and using big data from a Christian perspective.