Master of Business Analytics
Course summary for international students
|Award granted||Master of Business Analytics|
|Campus||Offered at Burwood (Melbourne)|
1.5 years full time study
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)
|Fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016||$45,000 AUD|
|CRICOS course code||079919M|
|Level||Higher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)|
IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
|Deakin course code||M760|
- Course overview
- Cloud (online) studies
- Fees and charges
- Career opportunities
- Course rules
- Course structure
- Entry requirements - general
- Entry requirements - specific
- Credit for prior learning - general
- Credit for prior learning - specific
- How to apply
Deakin’s Master of Business Analytics is a collaborative education program with industry. The course develops business analytics professionals with a broad skill set that enables them to develop analytics based solutions for business.
The Deakin business analytics program has been developed in partnership with industry and a significant component of the course is delivered by business analytics professionals in the form of practice modules. The course introduces students to a range of internationally recognised business intelligence and analytics tools and has a very strong practice focus. You will also have access to analytics certification programs by market leaders IBM, SAS and Microsoft.
Cloud (online) 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.
Fees and charges
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year of study. Each unit you study, has an EFTSL value. You can add each EFTSL together to calculate your study load for each year.
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A fee paying place is one for which the University does not receive any Government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
The annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, is based on the course a student enrols in and the study load (EFTSL) of the units undertaken. The EFSTL value of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
To calculate the cost of each unit you can multiply the course price by the EFTSL value of all units undertaken.
The course based fees may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on these course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course.
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.
The Master of Business Analytics course requires completion of 12 credit points, including 8 credit points of core units and 4 credit points of general postgraduate elective units, selected from the Faculty of Business and Law and from other faculties within the University.
Students are encouraged to use the electives units to gain depth or sector expertise.
|MIS761||Enterprise Information Management|
|MIS762||Data Warehousing and Big Data Analytics|
|MIS771||Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation|
|MIS775||Decision Modelling for Business Analytics|
|MIS779||Decision Analytics in Practice|
|MIS782||Business Value of Information|
Plus 4 credit points of general postgraduate elective units which may include the general elective units listed below:
|MIS793||Business Analytics Project A|
|MIS794||Business Analytics Project B|
Entry requirements - general
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. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
Entry requirements - specific
- A 3 year bachelor's degree or AQF equivalent + 3 years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) professional work experience in business related roles.
- A master's degree + 3 years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) professional work experience in business related roles; or
- a graduate certificate + 5 years minimum relevant professional work experience in business related roles; or
-a Deakin Business and Law Postgraduate Qualifying Program (PQP) + 3 years of relevant work experience.
Applicants may be eligible for Credit for Prior Learning for appropriate units of completed postgraduate study.
All applicants must provide the following with their application:
- current CV
- an expression of interest demonstrating the relevance of their work experience and career aspirations to the course
- letters from two work referees to support the application and confirm work history. Ideally, one of the referees should be a current line manager. Letters must be on a company letterhead or from a company email.
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.
Credit for prior learning - general
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 - specific
Credit for prior learning into the Master of Business Analytics may be granted to students who have succcessfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies.
How to apply
• Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now OR
• Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office OR
• Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
• If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
• If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact