Undergraduate students at University of Nebraska–Lincoln can enhance their degrees with two new minors offered by College of Business Administration. The business analytics and entrepreneurship minors became available to undergraduate students beginning fall 2016.
The business analytics minor, which includes 12 credit hours, helps students build a solid technical foundation in data analysis and model-driven management decision making skills. They also learn to leverage the power of big data to develop solutions to specific business problems. The minor allows them to meet high demands for the skills needed in multiple industries nationwide.
“The new minors were created to better serve all students at the University. The business analytics minor is ideal for students who want to be able to make better business decisions based on understanding the data available to them,” said Dean Donde Plowman.
The entrepreneurship minor teaches students how to create successful businesses based on the expertise developed in their majors. Two tracks of the entrepreneurship minor are offered, one with a business emphasis and another with an interdisciplinary focus on communication, geopolitical and cultural diversity and personal development. These tracks allow students to tailor the minor to their needs according to the type of business they plan to pursue. Non-business majors will take 18 credit hours to complete the entrepreneurship minor while business majors can complete the minor with 12 credit hours.
“Students in these programs will have a competitive edge,” Plowman said. “I am excited about these new additions to our undergraduate programs. Both are examples of how we try to creatively respond to the changing needs for undergraduate education.”
These minors are offered in addition to the general business minor. Designed to complement any non-business major, the business minor requires 18 hours of coursework. Each student enrolls in six designated business classes in the areas of accounting, business law, economics, finance, marketing and management. Students can also tailor the classes to fit their schedules as courses are offered on-campus and online as well as during the fall, spring and summer.
Business Minors webpage