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should i get 1 or 2 minors or none as a supply chain major?

Should I get a minor in either data analysis or btm (business technology management) as a supply chain major or is it better to get a minor in both? or is no minor okay as well

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Hansi’s Answer

Every curriculum per semester needs 100% commitment.
The more you juggle with a busy schedule - the less you absorb in a given time.

It all depends on whether you are full time student or you work part time as well.

Talking to any vocational guide or coach in your college/university will be helpful.
Tell them about your goal after you earn the degree (major/minor).
Which minor will be better in combination to your major for getting jobs quicker once you graduate..
Business as a minor cannot go wrong in any field.
In today's age - Business experience is needed to communicate at global level. BTM is recommended more.
While Data Analysis - could become part of BTM. And is more specialized if you want to work with Data once you graduate.
It may/may not pair up with Supply chain major(Talk to your guide!)
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William’s Answer

Marwan,
It s good t have a major in your main area of interest. You may decide to have combination as below. Business Technology Management has Business Analytics and Data Analytics as its sub.

You can easily learn Data Analytics informally or at training centers, but it might not be easy to learn BTM that way.

Having a Major will help you more than a Minor in attaining the minimum credit hour units for your professional growth and membership.

Minors in both is advantageous. Going for Majors in both or Major in main interest with Minor in your other interest would be better as below.

Major in Supply Chain, and Major in BTM / Data Analytics
Major in Supply Chain, and Minor in BTM / Data Analytics
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Michael’s Answer

Hi Marwan,

With your supply chain major, a minor in data analytics will greatly benefit your career. Data analysis is utilized in most industries in order to tell the story behind the data. Supply Chain deals with Purchasing, Manufacturing, Inventory Management, Demand Planning, Warehousing, Transportation, and Customer Service. Each one of these fields handle data in some form or fashion.

I highly recommend taking courses like Teradata SQL to learn how to pull the data. Then, you can learn visualization tools like Tableau, Qlik or ThoughtSpot to build visualizations to tell the story behind the data. All of these data tool platforms offer certification courses.

Here are websites to learn more about Teradata SQL, Tableau, Qlik and ThoughtSpot:

- https://www.teradata.com/University/Certification

- https://www.tableau.com/learn/certification

- https://www.qlik.com/us/services/training/certifications-and-qualifications

- https://www.thoughtspot.com/training/certification

Good luck in your career path in Supply Chain and Data Analytics!
Thank you comment icon Thanks, can't wait to put this advice into action! marwan
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