Bachelor of Business Analytics

Undergraduate degree

With a Bachelor of Business Analytics (previously Bachelor of Information Systems) from Deakin, you can set yourself up for a satisfying and rewarding career from project manager to business analyst.

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Key facts

ATAR

Burwood:
70.8
Cloud:
NP?
Lowest selection rank

Duration

3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Key dates

Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2021 close 21 February 2021
Timely VTAC entry closes 30 September 2020 at 5pm. View other VTAC dates

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course information

Launch a career in the booming world of business insights with Deakin's Bachelor of Business Analytics. Through rigorous applied study, you’ll become a confident business analytics translator capable of unlocking innovative solutions for business using data insights.

Ready to lead critical business decisions with data-driven insights?

In Victoria’s longest running specialised business analytics course, you’ll learn practical commercial skills to interpret data and information, so you can solve complex organizational problems and create opportunities for businesses. Work on real-world projects, practise with the analysis tools used by professionals and get industry experience translating insights into impact. Better still, the strategic input of our industry partners, including IBM, Deloitte and PwC, feeds into the course content, ensuring you graduate with a degree that’s built for the needs of business, today and into the future. 

Business analytics requires people who understand how businesses structure their information architecture and how technology can improve processes, products and services. You will get exposure and practice in packages including SAS and Tableau.

Through this course, you'll develop critical thinking and analysis skills through topics like:

  • business intelligence and data warehousing
  • data analysis
  • information architecture
  • information security and governance
  • planning commercial systems
  • processes and workflows
  • professional and business ethics
  • project management.

You’ll also have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with a work-integrated learning unit, with options for community-based volunteering, team projects or business internships.

Your world-class business education will be supported by teachers who are active field professionals with industry connections. Our business analytics program has been developed in partnership with some of the biggest names in the industry, including IBM, Microsoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young and PwC. You’ll benefit from the latest knowledge, strategies and approaches to learning and the opportunity to grow your professional network before you graduate.

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Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Business Analytics, students must attain a total of 24 credit points plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point units, MAI010 Academic Integrity and MIS010 Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Business Analytics. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year.

To complete the course you must include:-

  • 16 credit points of core units (including one Work Integrated Learning unit or an approved international learning experience)
  • MIS010 Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Business Analytics (0 credit point unit)
  • completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
  • 8 credit points of elective units (which may include a 6 or 8 credit point major sequence of your choice*)
  • Level 1 - no more than 10 credit points
  • Level 3 - at least 6 credit points.

*Please speak with a student adviser for further advice.

Core units

  • Business Analytics MIS171
  • Data Science Concepts SIT112
  • Business Requirements Analysis MIS201
  • Managing Data and Information MIS202
  • Information Security, Governance and the Cloud MIS211
  • Professional Ethics in the Digital Age MIS231
  • Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing MIS271
  • Predictive Analytics MIS272
  • Decision Analytics MIS275
  • Social Media Analytics and Data Driven Innovation MIS362
  • Strategic Supply Chain Management MIS313
  • Marketing Analytics MIS384
  • Project Management MIS398
  • MIT399/MIS399Applied Business Project
  • Artificial Intelligence for Business MIS373
  • plus one unit of Work Integrated Learning chosen from:

  • Consultancy Experience MWL316
  • Entrepreneurship Experience MWL317
  • Internship MWL318
  • or an approved international learning experience (study program, student exchange, overseas short course)

     

    Compulsory 0-credit point units

    To be completed in the first trimester of study.

  • Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Business Analytics MIS010
  • Academic Integrity MAI010
  • Elective units

    Plus eight credit points of general elective units

    Key information

    Award granted
    Bachelor of Business Analytics
    Year

    2021 course information

    VTAC code
    1400514211 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    1400614211 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
    Deakin code
    M340
    CRICOS code?
    098469G
    Level
    Undergraduate
    Approval status
    This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
    Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
    The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

    Campuses by intake

    Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.

    Trimester 1 - March

    • Start date: March
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Burwood (Melbourne)
      • Cloud Campus

    Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

    Additional course information


    Course duration - additional information
    Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.

    Mandatory student checks

    Units which contain work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.

    Workload

    As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

    Participation requirements

    Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

    Work experience

    This course provides students the opportunity to complete one or more work integrated learning units.

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    Entry requirements

    Current or recent Year 12

    The following entry requirements are applicable to current Year 12 students and applicants who graduated from a senior secondary certificate in the past two years and haven't undertaken any further study.

    Prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.

    ATAR

    This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection consideration

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    Higher education experience

    If you successfully completed your senior secondary certificate and have started a higher education program, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent.

    Personal statement

    If your performance in previous studies has been affected by factors outside of your control or you wish your professional work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    TAFE experience

    If you successfully completed your senior secondary certificate and have started a VET program, your selection is based on the following.

    Education

    This course uses your secondary education and subsequent academic records as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL or equivalent.

    Personal statement

    If your performance in previous studies has been affected by factors outside of your control or you wish your professional work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    Work and life experience

    If you successfully completed your senior secondary certificate more than three years ago, or you have not successfully completed your senior secondary certificate, you can use your work and life experience to support your application.

    Education

    This course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.

    Senior secondary prerequisite subjects

    Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than or equivalent.

    Personal statement

    If your performance in previous studies has been affected by factors outside of your control or you wish your professional work, life or community experience to be considered you are required to complete and submit a personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement.

    English language requirements

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library.

    Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection.

    Selection adjustments

    Subject adjustment

    A study score of 30 in Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics equals 3 aggregate points per study. A study score of 30 in any Business, English other than EAL, any Information Technology or Maths: Further Mathematics equals 2 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 12 points.

    Access and equity

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enable Deakin to consider disadvantaged circumstances you may have experienced and the impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you’re from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements. Learn more about Deakin’s special entry access schemes.

    Admissions information

    Learn more about this course and others that Deakin offers by visiting VTAC for more information. You can also discover how Deakin compares to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning by visiting the ComparED website.

    Special entry access schemes (SEAS) enables Deakin to consider disadvantageous circumstances you may have experienced and their impact upon your studies. SEAS also allows us to identify if you're from under-represented groups when making selection decisions for some courses. SEAS does not exempt you from meeting any of the course entry requirements.

    You can also find out about different entry pathways into Deakin courses if you can't get in straight from high school.

    Finally, Deakin is committed to admissions transparency. As part of that commitment, you can learn more about our first intake of 2020 students (PDF, 581.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.

    Recognition of prior learning

    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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place
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    The tuition fees you pay will depend on the units you choose to study as each unit has its own costs. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning you have.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.

    You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.

    Learn more about fees and available payment options.

    Scholarship options

    A Deakin scholarship could help you pay for your course fees, living costs and study materials. If you've got something special to offer Deakin - or maybe you just need a bit of extra support - we've got a scholarship opportunity for you. Search or browse through our scholarships

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    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    VTAC applications are now open for:

    • current Year 12 students
    • recent Year 12 student who completed secondary education in the past two years.

    Apply to VTAC after reading the course entry requirements, or learn more about the application process.

    Apply direct to Deakin

    Direct applications are now open for:

    • applicants with work and life experience, who left secondary education more than two years ago
    • applicants with TAFE experience
    • applicants with higher education experience.
    • Apply to Deakin after reading the course entry requirements, or learn more about the application process.

      Please note: If you’re applying for more than one course, you need to apply to VTAC.

    Entry pathways

    View pathways into the Bachelor of Business Analytics with our pathways finder.

    Contact information

    Student Services Network (Faculty of Business and Law)
    Tel 03 9244 6555
    Email buslaw@deakin.edu.au

    Why choose Deakin

    Want a degree that’s more than just a qualification? Our industry connections, world-class facilities and practical approach to learning are just some of the reasons why Deakin students graduate confident and ready to thrive in the jobs of tomorrow.

    Victoria’s only specialised business analytics course

    Connect with global companies like IBM and PwC

    Get hands-on experience translating insights into impact

    1 of 3 business schools in Victoria accredited by AACSB International

    Career outcomes

    The key role business analysts play in ensuring organisations achieve real impact from their analytics initiatives is increasingly sought after. In 2018, 62% of Asia-Pacific companies had plans to hire data analytics graduates, up from 35%in 2017.* Deakin graduates have the business mindset and practical experience needed to meet this demand. You’ll be set up for success in a variety of roles including:

    • Business analytics translator
    • business analyst
    • business intelligence specialist
    • computer system analyst
    • data analyst
    • digital transformation consultant
    • information analyst
    • information manager/information officer
    • market analyst
    • predictive modeller.

    *Graduate Management Admissions Council, 2017 and 2018, Corporate Recruiters Survey Report

    Professional recognition

    Deakin Business School is accredited by AACSB International, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools in the world. Only 5% of business schools worldwide are AACSB accredited.

    Completion of the Bachelor of Business Analytics and associated double degree courses grants eligibility for entry as a professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

    Course learning outcomes

    Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.

    Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
    Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Develop and apply broad and coherent knowledge of the foundation theories, concepts and practice of business analytics within an organisation or social setting.
    Communication Communicate ideas and concepts, with consideration to impacts and outcomes, to specialist and non-specialist audiences (using appropriate tools, technologies and techniques).
    Digital literacy Use appropriate business analytics technologies to source, evaluate and analyse information relevant to organisational or social settings.
    Critical thinking Apply critical and creative thinking skills in a variety of business analytics settings.
    Problem solving Identify and model problems and articulate broad business analytics solutions related to authentic situations in organisational or social settings.
    Self-management Demonstrate intellectual independence and reflect on  self-performance to identify and plan future professional development.
    Teamwork Work collaboratively in diverse teams to produce and share business analytics solutions to problems in organisational or social settings.
    Global citizenship Apply ethical frameworks and principles in the development and deployment of business analytics solutions to meet stakeholder needs.
       

     

    * 2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
    # ARWU Rankings 2019
    ~ According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
    ^ Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019 winner
    ^^ Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

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