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.



Deakin University has now introduced a comprehensive academic program in business analytics, to foster these skills with 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 acccredited business degree.  Deakin is the only Australian university with an EPAS accredited Bachelor of Commerce.


At a postgraduate level you can complete a Masters degree or Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics or include a business analytics specialisation within the Master of Business Administration, 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.

Please note: Course lengths may vary in response to requirements under the Australian Qualifications Framework. Applicants should refer to the handbook for the latest information.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) degrees
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Postgraduate degrees
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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.

Career 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.

Graduates with this broad set of skills are highly sought after internationally across every industry sector. Typical graduate roles include information analysts, data analysts, business intelligence consultants and business analytics consultants.

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.

Work Integrated Learning

The Faculty of Business and Law's Work Integrated Learning program gives you the opportunity to  enhance your job prospects with real world experience, while gaining credit towards your degree. 

Work Integrated Learning covers business internships, community-based volunteering, work-based learning, team-based learning and industry-based learning opportunities.  Find out more.

IBM Centre of Excellence

Deakin's School of Information and Business Analytics has partnered with IBM to launch the IBM Centre of Excellence in Business Analytics. This is Australia's first Centre of Excellence in Business Analytics. Deakin and IBM aim to use the Centre to showcase and promote excellence in Business Analytics and develop skills in the field. Find out more.

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