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College of Business Administration
Department of Economics

480 Business Administration Building
Tel: 330-672-2366

The minor in data analytics will train students to use data to inform decision-making and create solutions. Students will learn to acquire and collect raw data in various formats, concert raw data in various formats, convert raw data to usable formats and then understand how to appropriately analyze the data to draw accurate and useful conclusions. Graduates of the program will be able to use their skills across a wide-range of industries as well as in the non-profit and government sectors.

Requirements to declare the data analytics minor

  • Completion of the following courses (or their equivalent) with a minimum C- grade: ECON 22060 and MATH 11012 (or MATH 12002).

Requirements to graduate with data analytics minor

  • Minimum 2.500 minor GPA. In computing the minor GPA, all attempts of 30000 and 40000 level courses are included in the calculation while only the highest grade for all attempts in 10000 and 20000 level courses are counted.
  • Minimum C grade in ECON 32050 is required.

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
ELR ECON 32050 Applied Econometrics I 3 C
  ECON 32051 Applied Econometrics II 3  
  ECON 42050 Data Acquisition, Preparation and Visualization 3  
  MIS 24056 Fundamentals of Business Statistics 3 C-
  Programming Requirement: choose from the following 3  
Computer Science IA-Procedural Programming 1 (1)     and
Computer Science IB-Object Oriented Programming  1 (2)
  DSCI 15310 Computational Thinking and Programming (3)    
  MIS 34070 Programming Theory and Applications 1    
  Programming or Applied Economics elective: choose one from the following 3  
  CS 23001 Computer Science II-Data Structures and Abstraction 1 (4)    
  MIS 44033 Advanced Computer Programming for Business  1 (3)    
  Applied Economics Elective 2    
  ECON 42068 Industrial Organization and Public Policy 1 (3)    
  ECON 42072 Economics of Labor Markets 1 (3)    
  ECON 42191 Senior Seminar in Economics 1 (3)    

Course Notes:

  1. Students are expected to satisfy course prerequisites, prerequisites will vary for major specific coursework.
  2. Students may be allowed to choose an appropriate applied data course from their major discipline, subject to approval by the undergraduate coordinator in Economics.

Program Policy:

  • To earn a College of Business Administration minor, students must complete at least 50 percent of the total required credit hours for the minor at Kent State University, at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be at the upper-division (30-40000) level, and at least 6 credit hours in the minor must be different from courses in the student's major and minor(s). Student may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.