Master of Business Analytics (MBusAn)

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The Master of Business Analytics is a degree designed to provide students with specialist knowledge in business analytics. Students will gain the ability and skills to recognise, understand and apply the theory, concepts, and models of business analytics to contemporary business environments. Students will develop the skills necessary to apply modern business analytics techniques to their chosen field of expertise including handling Big Data, an ability to code in the most popular analytics platforms and present formative reports that interpret and present data to enable decision-making within the firm. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of business analytics through a range of elective courses. A key component of the program is the capstone research project, requiring students to choose an applied problem to analyse and provide high-level data analytics reports to assist in crafting a solution. This is an applied project, that exposes students to real-world data problems and provides experience in both written and oral presentations in a professionally applied setting. 

The Master of Business Analytics is an AQF level 9 program with a standard full-time duration of 2 years. Students may be eligible to complete the program in a full-time duration of 1.5 years on the basis of prior learning.


Program Learning Outcome
1. Advanced and integrated understanding of the theory and practice of business analytics.
2. Ability to promote business sustainability through innovation and strategic thinking.
3. Effective communication skills to interpret and transmit specialised technical advice, knowledge and ideas.
4. Expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in business analytics.
5. Integrated understanding of routine and evolving ethical considerations in the practice of business analytics.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Condition of enrolment
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Master of Business Analytics

There shall be a Master of Business Analytics.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Master of Business Analytics, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study with a combined total of not less than 48 units comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 24 units
  2. Research project to the value of 6 units
  3. Elective courses to the value of 18 units