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Master of Business Analytics

Course summary for local students

Award granted Master of Business Analytics
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2), November (Trimester 3)

Indicative annual fee 2015$24,150 - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Postgraduate Student Administration
Faculty of Business and Law
Tel 03 5227 3447 Waterfront (Geelong)
Tel 03 9244 5043 Burwood (Melbourne)
Tel 1800 624 316 Customer Service
postgrad-enquiries@deakin.edu.au

LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Deakin course code M760

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Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.


Industry relevant:

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.

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Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
This is a fee-paying course.  Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees.  For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
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.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2015 can be viewed from the Unit Search.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Career opportunities

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.

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Course rules

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.

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Course structure

Core Units

MIS701 Business Requirements Analysis  

MIS761 Enterprise Information Management  

MIS771 Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation  

MIS772 Predictive Analytics  

MIS775 Decision Modelling for Business Analytics  

MIS779 Decision Analytics in Practice  

MIS781 Business Intelligence  

MIS782 Business Value of Information  

 

Elective Units

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  



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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.

For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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Entry requirements - specific

Completion of a tertiary program equivalent to not less than 3 years of full-time study at a university or other approved educational institution and 3 years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) professional work experience in business related roles or for those without a degree, a masters degree may be accepted in lieu of a 3-year bachelor degree and 3 years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) professional work experience in business related roles, or a graduate certificate plus 5 years minimum relevant professional work experience in business related roles. 


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.

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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.

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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.

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How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

 

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