Business Intelligence and Analytics Major

Saint Mary’s business intelligence and analytics major provides knowledge by training students interested in analytically focused careers in business.

The emphasis of the business intelligence and analytics major is on applications of data analysis, business forecasting, modeling, operations management, market analysis, econometrics, and project management techniques.

Students in this major will learn information technology skills to provide information for decision support systems. The curriculum is based on the functional areas of business such as finance, operations, and marketing and is enhanced with statistical and decision science techniques. Graduates of this program will be equipped for careers in any of the functional areas of business that requires business data analysis and data science, including R Programming, VBA, SQL, and SEO.

Career Options

Financial analysis; market analysis; operations management; business intelligence; analytics; data analysis; forecasting

High School Preparation

Accounting; Business; Calculus; Microeconomics; Statistics.

Enhance Your Experience

Students who major in business intelligence and analytics oftentimes pursue a double major or minor in mathematics, statistics, data analytics, or finance.

Degree Requirements

Business Intelligence and Analytics Major, B.A.

A. All of the following:

  • AC222 Accounting Concepts (3 credits)
  • BU215 Business Statistics (3 credits)
  • BU243 Business Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • BU285 International Business Environment (3 credits)
  • BU312 Business Law I (3 credits)
  • BU452 Strategic Management (3 credits)
  • EC261 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • EC262 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • FN341 Corporate Finance (3 credits)
  • MG219 Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • MK217 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
  • PH362 Business Ethics (3 credits)

B. Mathematics: one of the following:

  • (either M148 and M149 or M145 or M151):
  • M145 Finite Mathematics (3 credits)
  • M148 Calculus I with Precalculus (part 1) (4 credits)
  • M149 Calculus I with Precalculus (part 2) (4 credits)
  • M151 Calculus I (4 credits)

C. All of the following:

  • BU351 Information Systems for Business Intelligence (3 credits)
  • BU352 Data Analysis and Business Modeling (3 credits)
  • BU354 Data Mining for Decision Making (3 credits)
  • BU420 Business Analytics (3 credits)

D. One of the following:

  • BU469 Business Capstone Project (3 credits)
  • CS255 Database Design (3 credits)
  • E328 Professional Communication (3 credits)
  • FN368 Investments (3 credits)
  • GIS305 GIS Methods (3 credits)
  • MG337 Project Management (3 credits)
  • MG409 Production and Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MK411 Marketing Research (3 credits)

Please Note:

  • An internship or a course approved by the department chair and department advisor.

Business Analytics minor

A. All of the following:

  • BU215 Business Statistics or M151 Calculus I or an equivalent Mathematics course
  • MK217 Principles of Marketing or MG219 Principles of Management
  • BU215 Business Statistics (3 credits)
  • BU243 Business Computer Applications (3 credits)
  • BU351 Information Systems for Business Intelligence (3 credits)
  • BU352 Data Analysis and Business Modeling (3 credits)
  • EC261 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • M151 Calculus I (4 credits)
  • MG219 Principles of Management (3 credits)
  • MK217 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)

B. One of:

  • CS255 Database Design (3 credits)
  • GIS305 GIS Methods (3 credits)
  • MG409 Production and Operations Management (3 credits)
  • MK352 Digital and Social Analytics (3 credits)
  • MK360 Consumer Behavior (3 credits)

Note:

  • Students are encouraged to take CS106 Introduction to Programming for Sciences.
  • The business analytics, entrepreneurship, business or sport business minors are not allowed with any business major.

Tuition, Room, Board, and Fees

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is committed to making college accessible and affordable.

We strive to keep tuition and fees as low as possible while delivering an excellent private education. Approximately 99 percent of all undergraduates receive some form of financial aid.

2019-20 Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition*: $36,050
  • Room**: $5,230
  • Board: $4,120
  • Activity fee: $170
  • Technology fee: $370
  • Laundry fee: $80

* Additional tuition for 3+2 PA Program $3,550

** Additional fee for the following residences:

  • Village Apts., Gilmore Creek Hall $200
  • Bishops Hall, Brother William Hall, Hillside Hall, La Salle Hall, and Brother Leopold Hall Doubles $400
  • Brother Leopold Hall Singles and All Apts. $600

Additional Fees (if applicable)

  • Per credit instruction $1,200
  • Per credit audit $600
  • Foreign study fee:
    • London $1,420
    • All others $650
  • Commencement fee $190 (2019-2020 graduates)
  • Late registration (per class) $50 (after add/drop period)
  • N.S.F./Returned check or A.C.H. $20

Deposit

New students who have been admitted are asked to confirm their attendance by sending a $300 non-refundable deposit to the university. Returning students must pay a $250 housing deposit prior to housing registration. This deposit is credited to the student's account.

Fall 2019 Application Timelines

Rolling Admission

If you've missed the January 15th deadline, don't worry! You can still apply, thanks to our rolling admission policy. There are lots of scholarships and financial awards available for first-time freshmen at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Students who submit and complete their admission file after January 16, will be reviewed and receive an admission decision 1-2 weeks after submitting their admission file.

Early Action I

  • Application and Materials Deadline: October 15
  • Decisions Announced: November 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: December 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Early Action II

  • Application and Materials Deadline: November 15
  • Decisions Announced: December 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: December 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Regular Decision I

  • Application and Materials Deadline: December 15
  • Decisions Announced: January 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: January 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Regular Decision II

  • Application and Materials Deadline: January 15
  • Decisions Announced: February 1
  • Financial Aid Awards Mailed: February 15
  • Deposit Deadline: May 1

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated September 23, 2019
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