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Business Analytics Minor

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Department of Decision Sciences, College of Business and Economics

20 credits (not including prereqs)


This program is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in business analytics. Specifically, the program will focus on the three fundamental areas in business analytics methods: descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. In addition, students will have an opportunity to gain exposure to application areas of analytics in business and economics.

Why Consider a Business Analytics Minor?


 Contact Information

CBE Admissions & Scholarships
Dean’s Office
Parks Hall 419

Department Chair
Craig K. Tyran
Parks Hall 343A

Minor Information:
Academic Department Manager

Talisa Cook
Parks Hall 343

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How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Application to the program is open to students who have already been accepted as a major into the College of Business and Economics and are in good academic standing as defined by the retention standards for the College of Business and Economics.

How to apply: For consideration as a minor, complete the online application form at: cbe.wwu.edu/apply-cbe. Students will be contacted via email and asked to complete an additional application for the minor. A Decision Sciences faculty admission committee will review all minor applications that meet the above requirements. Admission to the minor is based on:

  • Space available in the minor
  • Past academic performance
    • GPA in business courses completed at WWU
    • WWU GPA
  • At the time of application, the applicant must have completed (or be in process of completing) at least two of the three minor pre-requisite courses:
    • DSCI 305/ECON 375
    • MIS 320/ACCT 321
    • OPS 360
  • Admission priority will be given to students with the best academic performance relative to the rest of the applicant pool.
  • Academic performance will be the primary decision factor, but other factors may be considered (e.g., rationale for pursuing field of study).

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


Required courses (Three 4-credit courses):

The following three courses are required (12 credits in total):

Elective courses (Two 4-credit courses):

Students may choose two elective courses from the following list:

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