Analytics and Decision Sciences
In collaboration with faculty from Statistics, Mathematics, Economics, Management, Philosophy, and Psychology, we also offer a minor in Analytics and Decision Sciences (ADS). This interdisciplinary program is unique to King's and allows students to focus on the intersection between data and decision making, bringing mathematics into a new kind of venture with the managerial and social sciences. This minor can be combined with any major, specialization, or honors specialization at any Western campus (King's, Brescia, Huron, or main*) to create a more customized degree program. For example:
- Accounting and Analytics
- Finance and Analytics
- Finance, Administration, and Analytics
- Global Commerce and Analytics
- Human Resources and Analytics
- Economics and Analytics
- Political Science and Analytics
- History and Analytics
- Computer Science* and Analytics
- Financial Modelling* and Analytics
Completion of first-year requirements, including Economics 1021A/B and Economics 1022A/B with no mark less than 60%, Mathematics 1230A/B with no mark less than 80% or Calculus 1000A/B with no mark less than 55%, Mathematics 1229A/B with no mark less than 80% or Mathematics 1600A/B with no mark less than 55%, Business Administration 1220E and Psychology 1000 or Psychology 1000W/X with no mark less than 60% each. Students who fail to meet the 60% in Economics 1021A/B and Economics 1022A/B, or the former Economics 1020 may take a Minor module if they have a mark of at least 60% in each of Economics 2150A/B and Economics 2152A/B. Business Administration 1220E and/or Psychology 1000 may be completed in year 2.
1.5 courses: Analytics and Decision Sciences 2298A/B, Economics 2122A/B or Economics 2222A/B, Economics 2123A/B or Economics 2223A/B.
1.0 courses: Philosophy 2293A/B, Psychology 2135A/B.
0.5 course: Analytics and Decision Sciences 3864A/B.
0.5 course: Analytics and Decision Sciences 4294A/B.
1.0 courses from: Analytics and Decision Sciences 3293A/B, Analytics and Decision Sciences 4293A/B, Economics 3386A/B. Note: Other courses as approved by the Department may be substituted. Please consult the Department for more information.
The analytics minor was a great way of tailoring my knowledge [from my major in finance] to financial analysis and allows me to branch off into economic analysis or data analysis jobs.
Overall, my program was extremely useful and gave me knowledge and skills recruiters are looking for.