The Stephenson Department of Entrepreneurship & Information Systems offers three minors to enhance your studies. Refine your skills and gain a competitive edge on the job market with added expertise.
The analytics minor is an 18-hour program offered in-person and open to any LSU student. It teaches how to use data analysis to help organizations make effective decisions. Prepare yourself with business analytics, data mining, data & information management, and data warehousing coursework to support your future business or help your employer make more informed decisions.
To graduate with a minor in Analytics, students must complete 18 hours consisting of the following courses: ISDS 2000, ISDS 2001, ISDS 3110 or ISDS 3003 or ISDS 3009, and 9 hours of departmentally approved analytics electives. Students must have a 2.0 GPA in the courses used to satisfy the minor. At least nine semester hours must be taken on this campus, and, of the nine hours, at least three must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.
The entrepreneurship minor is a 15-hour program offered in-person and open to any LSU student that provides significant exposure to core business entrepreneurship theory and practice. You will learn to develop a business concept, identify, and evaluate business opportunities, and effectively manage a business.
To graduate with an Entrepreneurship Minor, students must complete 15 hours consisting
of the following courses: ENTR 2000, ENTR 3012, ENTR 3111, and six additional hours
to be chosen from departmentally-approved electives. Students must have a 2.0 GPA
in the courses used to satisfy the minor. At least nine semester hours must be taken
on this campus, and, of the nine hours, at least three must be at the 3000 or 4000
level. Non-Business Majors are strongly encouraged to take ENTR 2999 as an elective,
and as the first of the five required courses.
The Entrepreneurship Minor is not available to students majoring in entrepreneurship.
Information Technology Management Minor
The information technology management minor is a 15-hour offered online that can be paired with any LSU degree. Coursework focuses on programming, querying, and information systems. Empower your future organization with innovative IT solutions.
To graduate with a minor in Information Technology Management, students must complete 15 hours consisting of the following courses: ISDS 3001; ISDS 3002; ISDS 3003; and six additional hours to be chosen from departmentally approved ISDS electives. Students must have a 2.0 GPA in the courses used to satisfy the minor. At least nine semester hours must be taken through LSU.
ISDS Recommended Electives (2023-2024):
- ISDS 3001 Introduction to Business Information Systems
- ISDS 3002 Introduction to Programming in Business
- ISDS 3003 Introduction to Business Data Querying
100% Online (7 week terms) – cross-enrolled for campus and online students
- ISDS 3130 Cloud for Business I
- ISDS 4130 Cloud for Business II
- ISDS 3105 Internet Development Tools
- ISDS 4070 Cyber Risk Management
- ISDS 3120 Management of IT function
- ISDS 4244 Information Systems Auditing
- ISDS 4123 Network & Computing Security
- ISDS 3075 Internship (permission of instructor; approved internship required)
The Information Technology Management minor is NOT available to students majoring in ISDS.