Business Analytics

Pair with any bachelor’s degree

Degree Type

Minor

Department

School of Business

Business analytics is about making data-driven decisions. Organizations depend on data to understand consumer behavior and economic trends within their industry. The universal application of this skill set makes this minor an optimal supplement to any major from Finance to Strategic Communications.

Program Overview

Master the art of data-driven decision-making.

The Business Analytics curriculum will teach you how to extract, analyze, interpret and present data–integral parts of making successful business decisions. The ability to translate data into descriptive, diagnostic, prescriptive and predictive insights is a critical skill that you can apply to practically any career in any type of organization.

Courses in Statistics and Data Mining use professional-grade software, so that you are technologically prepared for the workforce. The dynamic blend of coursework and immersive learning opportunities will provide you with a strong foundation in visualization, interpretation and data analysis. This minor can supplement any degree, making it the perfect option if you want to bolster your credentials and add value to any major or discipline.

A data-driven career path

By combining topics in statistics, economics, business, marketing and more, the Business Analytics minor is a perfect option for students who want to add future-ready credentials to any major or discipline.

Courses

Code Title Credits Description
BUAD 220 Spreadsheets and Analysis 3 View
BUAD 270 Principles of Marketing 3 View
ECON 201 Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) 3 View
ECON 202 Microeconomics 3 View
ECON 216 Statistics for Business and Economics 3 View
ECON 316 Econometrics 3 View
MATH 213 Probability and Statistics 3 View

Careers

Career preparation starts your first year at Western and is the primary focus of every degree.

Visit Career Services in Library 120 or online to discover your interests, define your goals, and land the career of your dreams.

The data below is automatically collected by Burning Glass Technologies, a firm that sources job market data and provides analytics. The statistics illustrate general trends in U.S. careers, but do not precisely represent every job and salary.

Scholarships

Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship

The Mountaineer Alumni Recommendation Scholarship is a one-time non-renewable scholarship and is only applicable for the student’s first year at Western. This scholarship is not available to midyear transfers or students beginning in the spring semester.

Are you an alumni or employee of Western and know a prospective (or incoming) student who would be a great fit at Western? A recommendation from alumni and employees can support any new student and provide them a $500 scholarship their first year. (Western employees may not recommend a spouse or dependent receiving tuition benefits).

  • Any Western alumni/employee may nominate only one student per academic year to receive the $500 scholarship (distributed $250 per semester).
  • The scholarship is good for the first year only and is non-renewable.
  • The recommended student must be a full-time undergraduate student, attending Western for the first time.

The applicant must fill out the application form found here. The nominating alumni/employee must fill out the application form and submit the required documents by June 1. The recommended student must meet university admissions acceptance standards and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Presidential Promise is guaranteed to students who have received a scholarship through the Denver Scholarship Foundation (DSF) and/or GearUp—and are eligible for a Pell Grant. For students who meet these criteria, Western will cover the cost of tuition and fees through the combination of federal, state and institutional aid. For more information on the Presidential Promise, visit our scholarships page.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) or Central Plains (CP) tuition represents a substantial savings relative to normal, out-of-state tuition. Students eligible for the WUE or CP program will be charged 150% of Western’s total in-state tuition. For 2018-19, total in-state tuition was $8,934. WUE/CP tuition was $13,401. The WUE/CP discount is valued at $4,695.

For more information about the WUE and CP geography-based programs, visit Western’s Tuition Discount Programs Page.

Immediately upon acceptance at Western, every student is considered for a merit scholarship worth between $2,500-$4,500 per year for in-state students and $8,000-$10,000 for out-of-state students. The amount is based on the student's GPA and ACT/SAT scores. Visit our Net Price Calculator at western.edu/cost to determine whether you qualify for a merit scholarship.

For more information about merit scholarships at Western, visit our scholarships page.

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Get Involved

Take your education beyond the classroom.

Get the hands-on learning experience you need to apply your knowledge and launch your career.

  • Career Fairs: Connect with future employers during the various career fairs in the School of Business and around Colorado.
  • ICELab: The Innovation + Creativity + Entrepreneurship (ICE) Lab on upper campus is a space that provides startups and expanding businesses with the materials and support needed to succeed.
  • Office of Career Success: Business students have a department-specific career services professional.
  • Study Abroad: Experience Harlaxton College in the English Midlands.

Prepared for success

Students connect with prospective employers during a career fair in the School of Business.

Department Information

School of Business

Dean

Peter Sherman, Ph.D.

Dean of School of Business

Program Coordinator

Veronica Wilde

Program Coordinator

Graduate Program Coordinator

Jordan L’Heureux

Program Coordinator, Outdoor Industry MBA

Campus Location

Western Colorado University
Borick Business BUilding 213
1 Wester Way
Gunnison, CO 81231