Master of Business Analytics

COURSE (INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS)

Overview

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.

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Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6.0) or equivalent

Duration

1.5 to 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (Please refer to course pathways information below)

Campuses

Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)

Cloud (online)

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 2

  • Start date: July
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Trimester 3

  • Start date: November
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Cloud Campus

Key information

Award granted

Master of Business Analytics

Year

2017 course information

Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

Deakin code

M761

CRICOS code

088856B

Level

Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)

Approval status

This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.

Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate 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.

Minimum entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree in any discipline OR
  • Masters Qualifying Program OR
  • Masters degree in any discipline OR
  • Graduate certificate in related discipline OR
  • Graduate certificate in any discipline and 5 years relevant work experience

From Trimester 3 2017:

  • Bachelor Degree or other qualification at a higher AQF level in any discipline OR
  • Successful completion of Masters Qualifying Program (MQP) (or MQP Extended) OR
  • Other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

 

IELTS / English language requirements

Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.

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

Cloud studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

Professional Recognition

The Master of Business Analytics is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Course learning outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate a specialised and integrated understanding of contemporary body of knowledge of business analytics to research, design and implement projects with creativity and initiative.
Communication Interpret specialised knowledge and effectively communicate complex business analytics findings to both specialists and non-specialists.
Digital literacy Expertise in using business analytics technologies to independently source information, analyse complex business data and disseminate findings
Critical thinking Evaluate complex business information using specialised and advanced critical and analytical thinking and judgment.
Problem solving Use research skills and analytics techniques to interpret data, analyse business environments, and develop advanced solutions for authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.
Self-management Demonstrate autonomy, adaptability and responsibility, self- reflect and critique own performance and identify and plan future development as a business analytics professional.
Teamwork Collaborate constructively in teams to produce and share specialised and integrated analytic solutions to complex business problems.
Global citizenship Engage ethically and productively in a business analytics professional context with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.
   

 

Course Structure

To complete the Master of Business Analytics, students must attain a total of 16 credit points, consisting of 12 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of elective units which may be selected from any postgraduate units offered by the University, subject to eligibility.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.  Students are encouraged to use the electives units to gain depth or sector expertise.

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.

12

Core units

4

Elective units

16

Total units

Core units

  • MIS770/MIS770AFoundation Skills in Data Analysis ^
  • Value of Information MIS782
  • Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation MIS771
  • Predictive Analytics MIS772
  • Decision Modelling for Business Analytics MIS775
  • Decision Analytics in Practice MIS779
  • Business Intelligence MIS781
  • Marketing Analytics MIS784
  • Database and Information Retrieval SIT772
  • Real World Analytics SIT718
  • Security and Privacy Issues in Analytics SIT719
  • Machine Learning SIT720
  • ^MIS770A is a Start Anytime unit.

     

    Elective units

    Plus 4 credit points of general postgraduate elective units selected from the Faculty of Business and Law and from other faculties within the University; which may include the general elective units listed below:

  • Business Analytics Project A MIS793
  • Business Analytics Project B MIS794
  • Research Project 4 MPP704
  • Students who have completed a minimum of 6 core units within the Master of Business Analytics (including MIS770 and MIS771) with a minimum WAM of 65% will be eligible to enrol in MPP704 Research Project 4 (which includes a thesis). 

    Achieving at least a second class honours upper division or grade of at least 70% in this unit would allow the student to apply for admission to our PhD program. For details refer to entry pathways to research degrees.

    How to apply

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Apply through Deakin

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

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    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Course pathways

    If you have a Bachelor degree in the same discipline, you may be eligible for credit for 4 credit points (units), which means you need to complete 1.5 years full time, or part-time equivalent (12 credit points) If you have a Bachelor degree in any discipline AND 3 years of relevant work experience, you may be eligible for credit for 4 credit points (units), which means you need to complete 1.5 years full time, or part-time equivalent (12 credit points) A shorter course duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background.  A ‘same discipline’ award for this course is a Bachelor of Information Systems/Information Technology/Computer Science/Mathematics and/or Statistics or a Bachelor Degree in any discipline with a specialisation (Major/Minor) in Information Systems/Information Technology/Mathematics/Statistics. Relevant work experience is professional work experience either in a business or IT related role in any industry.

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    * A shorter duration is available to students entering from a same discipline background.  A "same discipline" award for this course is a Bachelor of Information Systems/Information Technology/Computer Science/Mathematics and/or Statistics or a Bachelor Degree in any discipline with a specialisation (Major/Minor) in Information Systems/Information Technology/Mathematics/Statistics.
    ^ Relevant work experience is professional work experience either in a business or IT related role in any industry.

    Credit for Prior Learning

    Am I eligible to receive 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.

    Credit for prior learning into the Master of Business Analytics may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies.

    Workload

    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.

    Fee information

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of 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.

    Scholarship 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

    Offered campuses

    Burwood

    Just 30 minutes from the city centre, the Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin's thriving metropolitan campus.


    Study online at Cloud Campus

    Students are able to study all or part of this course online. You can study anywhere, anytime through Deakin's Cloud Campus.

    Learn more about studying online and the Cloud Campus

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