Master of Business Analytics

Course summary for local students

Year2016 course information
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)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016Not applicable
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016$39,880 - Full-fee paying place
LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Business and Law - student advisers
Tel 03 9244 6555
Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au
Deakin Customer Service
Tel 1800 624 316

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.

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 these together to calculate your study load for each year.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The indicative annual course fee shown 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 2016, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

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 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

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.

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP to assist in paying their tuition fees. For more information about HECS-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Full-fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A full-fee paying place is one which the University does not receive any Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.

Domestic full-fee paying places are available to Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

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 future cost of their course.

Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist in pay their tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

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.

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.

Course structure

Core Units

MIS761Enterprise Information Management

MIS762Data Warehousing and Big Data Analytics

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

MIS772Predictive Analytics

MIS775Decision Modelling for Business Analytics

MIS779Decision Analytics in Practice

MIS781Business Intelligence

MIS782Business Value of Information

Elective Units

Plus 4 credit points of general postgraduate elective units which may include the general elective units listed below:

MIS793Business Analytics Project A

MIS794Business 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.

For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

Standard Admission:

- 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.

Alternative Admission:

- 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

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.

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

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.