Business Analytics Minor

The Minor in Business Analytics is designed for students with majors in areas other than business who want to develop the knowledge and skills in demand to engage in Business Analytics.

Business Analytics plays a key role in ensuring that strategic plans for transformation are developed and implemented efficiently.

Increasingly, business problems and decisions require data-driven solutions. However, while businesses indicate that they need Business Analytics skills they do not find these valuable competencies in the work force.

A Minor in Business Analytics will fill provide the Business Analytics content, capabilities, and skillsets sought after in today’s workplace.

Business Analytics Learning Outcomes

Students in the Business Analytics Minor will develop the capacity to:


  • Integrate information technologies with data visualization methods to extract value from data sets
  • Think critically about the business implications, meaningfulness and applicability of observed data patterns and analytical inferences
  • Identify opportunities, needs and constraints for data analytics within organizational contexts
  • Select appropriate analytic tools for specific managerial issues
  • Demonstrate proficiency with several data-analytic tools
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively to audiences with stories

Required Courses


  • BUS 204 Quantitative Business Analysis (4 units)
  • BUS 205 Applied Business Technology (2 units)
  • BUS 308 Systems in Organizations (4 units)
  • BUS 340 Data Visualization (2 units)

Elective Courses

(Choice of 8 units)


BUS 370: Internet Business Applications (4 units)
BUS 397 AGI: International Data Analysis (4 units)
BUS 346-01 Special Topics I: Advanced Business Analytics (2 units)
BUS 371-01 Special Topics II: Business Analytics (2 units)

Contact Info

Admission: Undergraduate

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment

University of San Francisco
Main Campus
Lone Mountain, Second Floor
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-6563

Contact Info

Undergraduate Studies and Programming

Monday–Friday 9 a.m.– 5 p.m.

University of San Francisco
Main Campus
Malloy Hall, Suite 113
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 422-2369