The business analytics minor provides an opportunity for students specializing in one of the functional areas of business to gain additional skills that will prepare them for data-driven and analytics-based decision making. Students will be exposed to courses in descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics. Elective courses will provide students knowledge about specialized analytic tools so they can be prepared to interact with data scientists and bring insights from the large amounts of data to their functional areas. As business analytics emerges in the market across a variety of areas (information systems, marketing, finance, human capital, etc.), the demand for this skill set is envisioned to cut across all areas of business, making it a useful addition to any major.