Business Analytics Minor

Turn information into action.

By preparing you to make immediate contributions to any organization you join, our business analytics curriculum boosts your marketability and value to future employers. With the skills to convert big data into actionable intelligence, you will play a key role in helping businesses make informed, data-driven decisions: decisions that will have a positive impact on performance and profits.

The strong demand for business professionals with a data analysis skill set continues to grow rapidly. It is predicted that by 2018 there will be a shortage of 1.5 million managers in the U.S. who are well-versed in the principles and uses of analytics. This is where you come in: getting a minor in Business Analytics from USD—the only one of its kind in Southern California—will provide you with the tools and expertise to understand and incorporate data analysis into the business decision-making process. Being in a situation of high demand and short supply may seem like a daydream from an ECON 101 class, but it could soon be a reality for you.

Business students talking while working on business data on laptops

The facts are clear.

All that is needed is someone who can assess, interpret and convert the data into useful knowledge. We can help you be that someone.

USD students on a bridge on campus

From QA to QD.

Students with a Business Analytics minor enter the workforce ready to convert quantitative analysis into quality decision-making.