What can I do with a minor in business analytics?

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  • Business Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Data Scientist

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Business Analytics:
  • Experiment design
  • Data analysis
  • Predictive analytics
  • Marketing strategy development
  • Fraud detection
  • Operations research/Management
  • Database administration
  • Program/Project management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Behavioral analytics


  • Software and technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Financial services and banking
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer products
  • Sports
  • Supply chain
  • Transportation
  • Consulting
  • Entertainment
  • Hospitality
  • Healthcare
  • Government/Public sector
  • Nonprofit organizations


Operations Management:
  • Operations research analysis (Business strategy, Facilities layout, Inventory control, Personnel scheduling)
  • Production management (Line supervision, Manufacturing management, Production planning, Quality assurance)
  • Materials management (Purchasing/Buying, Traffic management, Inventory management)


  • Manufacturers
  • Industrial organizations
  • Service organizations


Banking and Finance:
  • Corporate and consumer credit analysis
  • Commercial lending
  • Trust management
  • Mortgage loans
  • Operations
  • Financial analysis


  • Commercial banks
  • Credit unions
  • Savings and loan associations
  • Savings banks
  • Mortgage banks
  • Brokerage firms
  • Regulatory agencies


  • Actuary science
  • Risk management/Assessment
  • Loss management/Control
  • Asset management


  • Insurance firms
  • Insurance agents and brokers
  • Consulting firms
  • Government agencies


  • Entry-level/Management-trainee
  • Employee supervision
  • Operations supervision
  • Project management
  • Team management
  • Information management
  • Middle management
  • Top management


  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Hotels and other facilities
  • Service providers
  • Healthcare organizations
  • Manufacturers
  • Software and technology companies
  • Educational institutions
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Nonprofit organizations


General information and strategies

  • Business analytics is a rapidly expanding career field due to the growth of “big data.”
    • The job outlook for data scientists is very strong because businesses have more access to data than ever before and that data requires analysis for decision making.
  • An undergraduate degree can be used in a variety of business settings if combined with relevant experience and skills.
  • Develop a solid background in information technology, software, and tools related to data mining, statistical analysis, and business process optimization.
  • Earn relevant industry certifications to increase marketability.
  • Good communication skills are critical in order to communicate statistical information clearly to people who do not have technical backgrounds.
  • Writing and presentation skills are also frequently used.
  • Get involved with campus organizations to build leadership and teamwork skills.