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Helping organizations to analyze ‘big data’ sets, the business analytics field offers a modern approach to analyzing complex problems and making smart business-related decisions. The business analytics minor teaches students to use data, quantitative methods and computational modeling to forecast the implications of business alternatives. The minor prepares students to solve challenging problems using fact-based approaches to inform decision making in a business environment. Professionals skilled in business analytics add value and keep organizations competitive by incisively analyzing large amounts of data to gain knowledge and intelligence. Students solve problems using a mixture of quantitative skills and state-of-the-art software applications.

The minor is open to any student with an interest in business analytics and complements many majors, including those outside of the Sykes College of Business. Questions about the minor can be addressed to Farouq Alhourani, the ITM department chair, at

Topics of study

  • business intelligence and analytics
  • statistics and research
  • management information systems
  • global business

Elective Topics of study

  • marketing research
  • econometrics
  • data management and databases
  • applications development

For a complete list of requirements and course descriptions, see the UT course catalog.