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Master of Business Analytics

  • Masters (Coursework)

Become a business analytics professional capable of driving business growth through analytics-based solutions. Deakin's business analytics program has been developed in partnership with industry needs.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
M761, 088856B
Intake Months
Jun, Oct

About this course

Become a business analytics professional capable of driving business growth through analytics-based solutions.

Deakin's business analytics program has been developed in partnership with industry needs. These are drawn from course partners including IBM, Microsoft, SAS, Altis Consulting, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PBT Group and PwC.

This course introduces you to a range of internationally-recognised business intelligence and analytics tools and has a very strong practical focus. You'll learn how decision-making problems in business can be solved using modern modelling and solution techniques.

Big data concepts and issues are integrated across the curriculum and you'll have access to state-of-the-art business analytics software tools, such as IBM Cognos, IBM SPSS Modeler and IBM Watson, SAS Enterprise Miner, Microsoft Excel and Tableau.

You'll also have direct access to analytics certification programs offered by IBM, Microsoft and SAS.

Entry requirements

Depending on your previous qualifications professional experience, your course will be 1, 1.5 or 2 years duration.

1 year full time (2 years part time) - 8 credit points
Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor Honours (AQF8) degree in a related discipline, or
  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or
  • Graduate Certificate or graduate diploma in a related discipline, or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

1.5 years full time (3 years part time) - 12 credit points
Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree in a related discipline, or
  • Bachelor degree in any discipline, plus two years relevant work experience, or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

2 year full time (4 years part time) - 16 credit points
Admission is based on:

  • Bachelor degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline, or
  • Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

Career pathways

As a Graduate of the Master of Business Analytics you will have developed a broad set of business analytic skills highly sought after in every industry sector, particularly within professional services firms and government.

Course structure

The Master of Business Analytics is typically 8, 12 or 16 credit points. The exact number of credit points you study depends on how much credit you receive as recognition of prior learning (RPL) - your professional experience and previous qualifications - which can save you time and money.

For students undertaking 16 credit points, you study 12 credit points of core units, plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module, and 4 credit points of elective units which may be selected from a faculty wide specialisation, a selected list of units or any postgraduate units offered by the University, subject to eligibility.

Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete a capstone unit that requires requiring them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce an applied piece of research with reference to prevailing literature.

Credit for prior study or work

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

Recognition of Prior Learning into the Master of Business Analytics may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Computing & Information Systems courses at Deakin University.
79.2%
Overall satisfaction
80.8%
Skill scale
65.2%
Teaching scale
88.8%
Employed full-time
$110k
Average salary