Business Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Minor

This six course minor program in Business Geographic Information Systems (GIS) builds a sequence of statistical and computer courses, and provides students with the spatial analysis skills applied to business-oriented data and questions. It is designed for students in business programs (management, marketing, economics, and accounting) but may be taken by others. Course work focuses on developing expertise with GIS.


Required Courses (3 courses, 9 semester hours):

  • GEO 325 Business GIS
  • GEO 425 GIS: Business Applications
  • ECO 251 Quantitative Business Analysis I or GEO 326 Geographical Analysis or MAT 121 Statistics I

Elective Courses (3 courses, 9 semester hours): 

Select in consultation with Minor Advisor, usually recommended from the following courses:

  • GEO 324 Introduction to GIS
  • GEO 424 GIS Applications
  • GEO 213 Social Sci GIS
  • GEO 214 Introduction to Planning
  • GEO 318 Economic Geography
  • GEO 328 Computer Graphics
  • GEO 331 Transportation Planning
  • GEO 338 Environmental App: GIS
  • GEO 401 Internet Mapping
  • GEO 427 Geodatabase Systems
  • MIS 300 Introduction to MIS
  • MIS 301 Introduction to Business Software
  • GEO 415 Internship (GIS related)
  • MKT 461 Internship (GIS related)
  • MGT 341 Production Operations
  • MGT 486 Internship (GIS related)

Advising Sheet

Course Catalog

Advising sheets are available online.

Paper copies can be found on the 5th floor of the College of Business and Public Management Building outside of room 505. Advising sheets are subject to change. Students should check with their advisor before registering for classes.

Learn More

For more information, contact Dr. Gary Coutu, Chair of the Geography & Planning Department