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Big Data and Business Analytics Minor

From criminal justice to patient care, business to information technology, institutions and organizations around the world collect and use data to manage their everyday operations. Gain the tools and techniques to use this data for actionable intelligence with the University of Central Missouri’s Big Data and Business Analytics minor.

Our minor provides you with a broad-based learning experience and equips you with a strong foundation in artificial intelligence, big data technologies, data science and analytics, and deep and machine learning. A Big Data and Business Analytics minor complements nearly any bachelor’s degree and provides you with the knowledge and skills to produce big results in nearly every industry.

Take Big Data and Business Analytics coursework in a way that works for you

Gain the added expertise to succeed professionally through our Big Data and Business Analytics minor. You can complete coursework for the minor completely online or at either our Warrensburg or Lee’s Summit campuses, only 30 to 45 minutes from Kansas City.

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100% online option available

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Courses offered on two campuses

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Seven courses to complete minor

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15 students per class

What you will study

UCM’s Big Data and Business Analytics minor provides you with the in-demand knowledge and skills you need for success. You will gain a firm foundation in databases and software tools for storage, retrieval, and visualization of data. You will also learn how to use tools to analyze the data using statistical methods, artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and machine learning. 

Core courses you may take include:

  • Data Resource Management
  • Big Data for the Enterprise
  • Big Data Visualization and Reporting


Excellence in Big Data and Business Analytics

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  • Best Value Bachelor’s Degree College for Business Administration & Management (College Factual, 2022)
  • Most Popular Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing (College Factual, 2022)


Unique learning opportunities in big data and business analytics

Throughout your studies, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to set you up for success — whether you’re taking coursework on one of our two campuses or solely online. That’s because you’ll have ample opportunities to put your learning into action through:

  • Classroom experiences: Learn how to set up and design databases, extract and analyze data and pursue data visualization projects. On campus, you’ll also have access to our specialized labs for artificial intelligence, big data, cloud computing and networking, mobile and web development and software development.
  • Student activities: Our Big Data and Business Analytics students frequently get involved with one of UCM’s more than 185 student clubs and organizations. Join the Computer Information and Systems Analytics Organization, for example, for social events and networking opportunities. 
  • Guest speakers: Learn from unique perspectives in our field through our annual Big Data Analytics series. Not only do our expert guest speakers share their experiences with you, but you’ll also have the opportunity to connect and network with these big data leaders.


What can you do with a Big Data and Business Analytics minor from UCM?

Pair our Big Data and Business Analytics minor with one of UCM’s 150 majors and pursue careers with accountancy firms, banks, financial institutions, government agencies and many other institutions in different industries.

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Financial assistance options for our Big Data and Business Analytics program

When you add a Big Data and Business Analytics minor to your bachelor’s degree, you’ll also have several ways to finance a college education. UCM offers scholarships, program-specific awards and other funding opportunities. 

Learn more about scholarships reserved for undergraduate students in Big Data and Business Analytics programs by using the UCM Scholarship Finder.


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




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