Undergraduate students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln can now enhance their degrees with two new minors offered by the College of Business Administration. The business analytics and entrepreneurship minors are available to all UNL 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 Dr. Donde Plowman, James Jr. and Susan Stuart Endowed Dean.
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. The general business minor is only available to non-business majors.
For more information on the business analytics minor, contact Dr. David Olson, James and H.K. Stuart Chancellors Distinguished Chair and coordinator of operations and supply chain management, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the entrepreneurship minor, contact Dr. Sam Nelson, interim director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and assistant professor of practice, by email at email@example.com
Students interested in enrolling in either minor should do so through MyRed at http://myred.unl.edu