Applied Business Data Analytics*

The concentration in applied business data analytics is created for students who are interested in practical uses for computer-based tool suites that are capable of managing vast amounts of data; providing sophisticated but easy to use means to manage and analyze that data; and to leverage those tools for making good decisions about projects, process designs and fundamental decision making tasks. Exposure to predictive analytics and modeling, big data techniques and visualization provides significant insight into the advanced uses of the computer-based tools. Critical thinking is an important skill and mindset that is required to establish and evaluate evidence-based benchmarks for making good decisions leading to high quality outcomes.


  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • At least 9 credit hours of upper or lower division courses must be taken through the W.P. Carey School of Business.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.

Core 15 Hours Required

CIS 105 Computer Applications and Information Technology (3) (CIS 105 is a prerequisite to the other four courses listed here.)

CIS 308 Advanced Excel in Business (3)

CIS 309 Business Process Management (3)

CIS 311 Business Project Management (3)

CIS 405 Business Intelligence (3)


ECN 221 Business Statistics, CS (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 211 or 271 with C or better)

ECN 231 Honors Business Statistics, CS (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 211 or 271 with C or better)

AGB 360 Agribusiness Statistics, CS (3)

QBA 221 Statistical Analysis, CS (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 119, 211 or 271)

ECE 380 (FA 01 or after)

IEE 380 Probability and Statistics for Engineering Problem Solving, CS (3) (Prerequisite(s): Fulton Engineering undergraduate or Engineering Management minor; MAT 266 (or 271) with a C or better; or Industrial Engineering graduate student)

JUS 302 Statistical Analysis for Justice Studies, CS (3) (Prerequisites: ENG 102, 105 or 108 with C or better; Minimum 2.00 cum GPA; MAT 117, MAT 142 MAT 170 or approved MA GS course; Minimum 24 hours)

POS 401 Political Statistics, CS (3) (Prerequisite: POS 301 with C or better)

PSY 230 Introduction to Statistics, CS (3) (Prerequisite(s): PSY 101 (PGS 101) with C or better; MAT 119, 170, 242, 243, 251, 260, 261, 262, 270, 271, 272, 274, 290 or 291 with C or better)

SOC 390 Social Statistics I, CS (3) (Prerequisite: MAT 142 or higher)

STP 226 Elements of Statistics, CS (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 117 or MAT 142 or other course meeting General Studies MA requirement with C or better or completed the Mathematics Placement Test with a score of 50% or higher)

STP 231 Statistics for Life Sciences, CS (3) (Prerequisites: MAT 117 or 142 with C or better or completed the Mathematics Placement Test with a score of 50% or higher)

STP 420 Introductory Applied Statistics, CS (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 210 (or MAT 251, 265 or 270) with C or better)

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 12 credit hour core.

BIS 301, BIS 302 and BIS 402 courses require:

  • A meeting with your academic advisor to:
    Ensure both of your concentration areas have been declared
    Are working towards completing (or have completed) 1-2 courses in each declared concentration

  • One course meeting general studies MA requirement
  • ENG 102 or ENG 105 or ENG 108 or First Year Composition Completed
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA

Required Courses (12 credit hours):

BIS 301 Foundations of Interdisciplinary Studies, L (3)

BIS 302 Interdisciplinary Inquiry (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better

BIS 401 Applied Interdisciplinary Studies (3) (requires application)
     Prerequisites: BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better; Minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

BIS 402 Senior Seminar, L (3)
     Prerequisite(s): BIS 301 with C or better; BIS 302 with C or better

For important information, additional major requirements, course descriptions, and application deadlines: Interdisciplinary Studies Core Courses

For assistance in selecting your concentration areas of study complete the Interdisciplinary Studies concentration workshop: Interdisciplinary Studies Pre-Advising Workshop

Transfer to ASU

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult for verification.









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