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Business Analytics (BA) refers to using technology to analyse, present and support decision-making from ‘big data’ held in organisational settings. It looks at the way businesses structure their information architecture, and the ways people and organisations use technology to improve their processes and workflows, and innovate their products or services. This course gives you the skills to analyse data, existing information systems, plan the introduction of commercial systems, and find solutions to common management problems (e.g. approaches to innovation) using business analytics software tools.
Business Analytics teaches you to use technology to capture and use digital information effectively in organisational settings. A business analytics professional focuses on applying technology and strategic decision-making to managing vast quantities of business' data. In this course you will focus on critically analysing an organisation's information needs so that you can decide on the best business analytics software (e.g. business intelligence, predictive analytics and social media analytics tools) to apply to solve real-life business problems.Read More
To complete the Bachelor of Business Analytics, students must attain a total of 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.
To complete the course you must include:-
- 16 credit points of core units (including one Work Integrated Learning unit or an approved international learning experience)
- 8 credit points of elective units (which may include a 6 or 8 credit point major sequence of your choice*)
- MIS010 Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Business Analytics (0 credit point unit)
*Please speak with a student adviser for further advice.
plus one unit of Work Integrated Learning chosen from:
or an approved international learning experience (study program, student exchange, overseas short course)
# This unit was previously coded MIS102
Plus eight credit points of general elective units
1400614211 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).
Additional course information
Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. Refer to the relevant unit guide.
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Mandatory student checks
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
This course provides students the opportunity to complete one or more work integrated learning units.
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Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in the Senior Certificate of Education with an ATAR of at least 50, and pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL.
Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in:
- a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
- a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR
- successful completion of relevant study, equivalent to at least two Deakin University units, at an accredited higher education institution OR
- other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent including a Foundation Program approved by Faculty Board or relevant work or life experience
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.
Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the QILT website.
Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).
You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.
Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2018 students (PDF, 783.5KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
Learn more about fees.
The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships
Work integrated learning is a core component of this degree. An 'Industry Campus' program facilitates formal engagement between students and employers. This program aims to ensure that every student has multiple touch points with employers of business analytics graduates and business analytics professionals during their degree to help students identify potential employers and understand the career outcomes available to them.
Completion of the Bachelor of Business Analytics and associated double degree courses grants eligibility for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
|Graduate Learning Outcome||Course Learning Outcome|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities||Develop and apply broad and coherent knowledge of the foundation theories, concepts and practice of business analytics within an organisation or social setting.|
|Communication||Communicate ideas and concepts, with consideration to impacts and outcomes, to specialist and non-specialist audiences (using appropriate tools, technologies and techniques).|
|Digital literacy||Use appropriate business analytics technologies to source, evaluate and analyse information relevant to organisational or social settings.|
|Critical thinking||Apply critical and creative thinking skills in a variety of business analytics settings.|
|Problem solving||Identify and model problems and articulate broad business analytics solutions related to authentic situations in organisational or social settings.|
|Self-management||Demonstrate intellectual independence and reflect on self-performance to identify and plan future professional development.|
|Teamwork||Work collaboratively in diverse teams to produce and share business analytics solutions to problems in organisational or social settings.|
|Global citizenship||Apply ethical frameworks and principles in the development and deployment of business analytics solutions to meet stakeholder needs.|
How to apply
For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.
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Credit for prior learning
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 Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Faculty contact information
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