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Big Data and Business Analytics Minor

Big Data and Business Analytics Minor

Big Data and Business Analytics is a fast growing field with applications in business decision making, patient care, political decision making, criminal justice, IT security etc. just to name a few. Students with knowledge of big data and business analytics are highly sought after in the job market.

The Big Data and Business Analytics minor is designed for students with diverse majors that will allow them to have knowledge of this growing field, and apply it to their respective disciplines.  They will learn the current tools for big data and analytics, and how to use these tools to create actionable intelligence that will result in optimum decision making in their respective fields of interest.

This twenty-one hour minor is designed to provide you skills and knowledge in the storage of large data sets and analytical techniques to extract new information from it.  With the ability to capture large amounts of data from the “Internet of Things,” these skills are in high demand in business and non-business fields.


Minor Requirements: 21 Semester Hours

  • CIS 1625 - Programming With Visual C# (3)
  • CIS 3650 - Database Management Systems (3) *
  • CIS 4680 - Data Resource Management (3)
  • CIS 4681 - Big Data for the Enterprise (3)
  • FIN 2801 - Business Statistics I (3) **
  • FIN 3801 - Business Statistics II (3)
  • ECON 4085 - Predictive Analytics (3)


*This course has a prerequisite (CIS 1600). Student should take this course or an equivalent.

** This course has a prerequisite (MATH 1111). Student should take this course or an equivalent.



The BSBA Computer Information Systems is accredited by Computing Accreditation Commision of ABET







Dr. Someswar Kesh, Professor of Computer Information Systems and Analytics & Chair Division of Business Analytics
Dockery 300-F
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Tel: (660) 543-4767


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