Business analytics

Every business organisation wants to gain a competitive advantage by unlocking the hidden insights in their data, and this means that graduates with business analytics skills are in high demand across the globe. 

Business analytics is offered as a major in Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce and at postgraduate level, Deakin's Master of Business Analytics is a leader in the industry.

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What can you study?

Deakin Business School has introduced a comprehensive academic program in business analytics, to foster these skills in the next generation of students.

The program focuses on business analytics rather than just data analytics, and is the only program that covers the full spectrum of skills needed to work as a business analytics professional.

At an undergraduate level, Business Analytics is studied through Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce - an internationally recognised and EPAS accredited business degree.  Deakin is the only Australian university with an EPAS accredited Bachelor of Commerce.

At postgraduate level you can complete a Master of Business Analytics, a Graduate Diploma of Business Analytics or include a business analytics specialisation within the Deakin MBA, Master of Commerce or Master of Information Systems. You can also study single units to build niche skills.

The course will introduce you 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.


Opportunities

The Deakin business analytics program aims to develop a broad set of skills spanning business analysis, information management, data analysis, data mining, business intelligence and decision modelling.

'The Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA) Skills and Salary Survey 2014 revealed data scientists working in social media earned an average of $190,000 a year.' *

Graduates with this broad set of skills are highly sought after internationally across every industry sector. Typical graduate roles include:

Business analytics consultantsData analysts
Business intelligence consultantsInformation analysts
Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
Bachelor of Arts - Chinese/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)Course information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce /Bachelor of Information SystemsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of LawsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of ScienceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Information SystemsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of International Studies/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Property and Real Estate/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Bachelor of Public Health and Health Promotion/Bachelor of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Postgraduate degrees
Graduate Diploma of Business AnalyticsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of CommerceCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business AdministrationCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students
Master of Business AnalyticsCourse information for:Local StudentsInternational Students

Why study at Deakin?

Leading Australia with international recognition  

Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce is internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EPAS is an international quality benchmark for business programs worldwide. Deakin is the only Australian university with EPAS accreditation for its Bachelor of Commerce.

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Industry relevant

Deakin's business analytics program has been developed in partnership with the biggest names in business analytics.

A significant component of the course is delivered by business analytics professionals in the form of practice modules, with partnerships including IBM, Microsoft, SAS, Accenture, Altis Consulting, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PBT Group and PwC.

Accredited by the Australian Computer Society

Deakin's Master of Business Analytics is the only business analytics program accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). ACS is the Australian Government's authority for assessing migration skills assessment visa applications.

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Our courses are flexible

You can study when, where and how you like, and tailor your study around your work and lifestyle commitments. Deakin's trimester system offers three study periods each year, enabling you to commence your course at different times of the year. It also enables you to speed up or slow down your study while still completing your course within the normal time frames.


 

Undergraduate and Postgraduate information booklets

UG Course Guide

Undergraduate Course Guide

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(PDF, 6.6 MB)
Business

Undergraduate Business

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(PDF, 4.5 MB)
2016 PG Course Guide

Postgraduate Course Guide

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(PDF, 3.2 MB)

Postgraduate Business and Law

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(PDF, 1.7 MB)

*News.com.au, Data scientists that combine maths and marketing know-how are earning $200,000 pay packets [24 August 2015]

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