The minor in Business Data Analytics is designed for undergraduate students in any major to understand how to interpret and analyze data.
The curriculum is designed to emphasize critical competencies, including critical thinking, cognitive development, problem solving, creativity, data/analytical decision-making and information technology enablement skills.
The Business Data Analytics minor requires 25 credits:
15 credits from three required courses
10 credits of electives from the approved elective list
No more than 10 credits may count toward both the Minor in Business Data Analytics and another major or minor.
Before you may declare a minor, you must have declared a major and earned a minimum of 45 credits.
Interested in a graduate program after graduation? Milgard offers UW Tacoma students who graduate with the BDA minor direct entry into the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program. You may review the direct entry website here. Students who meet the admission requirements will complete an abbreviated MSBA application.
Questions may be directed to MSBA Advisor, Lindsey Kealoha (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Students achieving a minor in Business Data Analytics will:
Develop an appreciation of the differences between disciplines on how to approach a problem
Analyze the innovative use of data and analytics solutions to address a problem or an opportunity
Design a database to collect, store, analyze and manage data to make effective and efficient decisions
Analyze structured and unstructured data using statistics, quantitative modeling and predictive analytics techniques or relevant technologies so that they can make informed decisions
Recognize and analyze ethical dilemmas and social responsibilities
Demonstrate effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to communicate clearly and persuasively to audiences with stories
The Business Data Analytics minor requires 25 credits. The minor consists of the following courses:
Business Data Analytics Foundation Courses (15 credits)
Topical Course Work (10 credits from approved elective list)
Electives listed by School, see course catalog for course descriptions and prerequisites. Some elective courses may have registration restrictions, please check the UWT time schedule for course restriction details.
Electives offered through the Milgard School of Business