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Minor in Business Analytics

Crowell School of Business


Data science is changing the world. Businesses rely on data to spark new ideas, to provide innovative solutions and to make strategic industry decisions. Learning why data matters and how to use it effectively can make you an influential leader in the marketplace. Biola’s business analytics minor shows students the real-world applications of data and how data drives both business and innovation. Students will be equipped to collect, evaluate and use data to help businesses become smarter, more strategic and better stewards of their resources. Learn from professors across disciplines that will challenge you to think critically and demonstrate how biblical principles apply to business practices. You’ll be ready to enter into a fast-growing career field and pursue careers such as a business systems analyst, data analyst and business intelligence manager.


Below are the course requirements for this academic program. In addition to these program-specific requirements, all majors include Biola's traditional undergraduate core curriculum. For more program details, including a sample course sequence, visit Biola's academic catalog.

Curriculum Requirements

A Minor in Business Analytics is offered with the completion of 21 credits.

Program Courses
CSCI 105Introduction to Computer Science3
MATH 190Business Statistics 13
or MATH 210 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
or MATH 318 Biostatistics
BUSN 211Principles of Accounting I3
BUSN 220Management Information Systems3
BUSN 323Business Analytics3
BUSN 423Advanced Business Analytics3
Select one of the following:3
Business Finance
Statistical Consulting Practicum 2
Total Credits21

MATH 190 or MATH 210 or MATH 318 will count toward the Core Curriculum requirement for Math.


Students in Business Administration must select MATH 380 as their elective in order to have the required 9 unique credits for the minor. Students in other majors are encouraged to select BUSN 370.

Total Program Credits
Every program at Biola University features rigorous academics, biblically integrated curriculum and vocational preparation.
Biola University is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. Additional accreditations may apply to specific programs.

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