Minor Data Analytics
If you’re responsible for making decisions in your job, information is your greatest asset. You must be able to explain the reasoning behind every move you make. That’s why data analytics is so critical in today’s highly competitive business environment.
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Minor: 20 credits
Here are some classes you could take as part of this minor. Be sure to create your course plan in consultation with your advisor.
CIS 3107 – Database Modeling
Provides an understanding of fundamental concepts in the management of data, hands-on experience with a small-scale database management system, and an awareness of the application of business data base management systems. Lab exercises involve use of a relational DBMS to load, update and retrieve information from a database.
CIS 3115 – Machine Learning for Data Science
Explores how machine learning algorithms are applied to data science problems. This includes examining how data is used within the scientific method to justify hypotheses, but also how poor data can result in machines the discriminate against some populations. Students will look at a wide range of classification and regression problems from business, healthcare and the arts. Students will implement machine learning algorithms using current tools that require minimal programming and learn to analyze and visualize data and write clear descriptions of their processes and analysis of their work.
MGT 3130 – Business Research & Decision-Making
Further examines the theories, models and practice of effective business managers in using creativity, strategy, and information in decision making. Students apply methods to generate ideas for solving real-world business problems. Decision-making models and research are used to analyze consumer/employee behavior, create goals, and make recommendations for solving problems.
MTH 4411 – Probability and Statistics I
A survey course in mathematical probability and statistics. It includes probability distributions and densities, mathematical expectations, functions of random variables, introduction to estimation theory and hypothesis testing and applications. Prerequisite: MTH 2222.
PSY 3331 – Statistics
Covers basic statistical concepts and methods useful in conducting research and evaluating results of studies done by others. Topics include frequency distributions and graphs, measures of central tendency and variability, transformed scores, correlations, multiple regression, hypothesis testing (t test, analysis of variance, and chi square), selection of appropriate statistics, calculation with MS Excel spreadsheets and SPSS, interpretation of the “results” sections of journal articles, and numeracy (understanding and using numbers in decision-making). Prerequisite: competence in arithmetic.