Applied Analytics

Program Details

With the explosion of digital data, analytics has emerged as a key skill companies are seeking in their employees. Reports are indicating that there is a looming shortage of data analysts in the work force. The Minor in Applied Analytics prepares undergraduate students in the field of data analytics as applied to real world situations. Applications vary from business to health care, social media to sports. The goal is to educate students to become data analysts, not data scientists. Students in the minor will learn all aspects of analytics: technology infrastructure to stage data, techniques to analyze data, tools to visualize data, and systems to publish and share the results.

Skills Learned

Understand how to work with data, forecast business metrics, apply techniques to analyze data, describe and predict customer behavior, and utilize tools to visualize data

Popular With

Marshall, Viterbi, Annenberg, & more

Companies That Have Hired

PWC, Google, Social media companies, Start-ups like Uber

How Do I Apply?

Make an appointment with an ITP advisor! Please call the ITP Office at 213-740-4542 to schedule a meeting or Contact Us.

Minor Requirements

Minimum units: 18 (Five core courses and one elective)

Required courses:
All of the following courses (12 units):

  • ITP 250 – Database Systems for Analytics (2 units)
  • ITP 251 – Applied Statistics for Analytics (2 units)
    OR
    BUAD 310g – Applied Business Statistics (4 units) (BUSINESS/ACCT/CSBA STUDENTS ONLY)
  • ITP 350 – Technologies and Practices for Analytics (4 units)
  • ITP 449 – Data Mining: Descriptive and Predictive (4 units)

Prerequisite notes:

* Business, Accounting, and CSBA students must take BUAD 310 instead of ITP 251.
*Students must take ITP 250 and ITP 251 prior to taking ITP 350.
* Students must take ITP 350 prior to taking ITP 449.

Electives:
Choose two courses for a minimum of 6 units:

  • ITP 487– Data Warehouses and Business Intelligence (3 units)
  • ITP 489 – In-Memory Data Modeling and Analytics (3 units)
  • DSO 424 – Business Forecasting (4 units)
  • DSO 428 – Essentials and Digital Frontiers of Big Data (4 units)
  • ECON 317 – Introduction to Statistics for Economists (4 units)
  • JOUR 477 – Web Analytics for News and Nonprofit Organizations (2 units)
  • PR 478 – Social Media Analytics: Data and Content Creation for Real-time Public Relations (4 units)

Prerequisite notes:

* Students must take ITP 250 or ITP 320 prior to taking ITP 487.
* Students must take ITP 250 or ITP 320 prior to taking ITP 489.
* Students must take BUAD 310 prior to taking DSO 424.

Important Minor Catalogue Rules:

Students must take at least 16 units that are unique to the minor (i.e. not required to fulfill the student’s major, another minor, or general education requirements). 

Specialization Requirements

Specializations are a great alternative for students who are interested in gaining experience in a subject area but do not have space in their schedule to complete a full minor program. While specializations are not a formal part of a degree program, certificates are available upon completion of required coursework.

Minimum units: 8 (Three core courses)

Required courses:
All of the following courses (8 units):

  • ITP 250 – Database Systems for Analytics (2 units)
  • ITP 251 – Applied Statistics for Analytics (2 units)
    OR
    BUAD 310g – Applied Business Statistics (4 units) (BUSINESS STUDENTS ONLY)
  • ITP 350 – Technologies and Practices for Analytics (4 units)

Prerequisite notes:
* Business and Accounting students must take BUAD 310 instead of ITP 251 as these courses duplicate credit
*Students must take ITP 250 and ITP 251 prior to taking ITP 350.

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