Bachelor of Business Analytics

Undergraduate degree

Get equipped with the knowledge and skills to be a business analytics professional with a Bachelor of Business Analytics. Apply to study today.

Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent


3 years full-time

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 insight with Deakin's Bachelor of Business Analytics. Through rigour and applied study, you’ll learn how to become a data translator creating innovative solutions for common business.

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

In Victoria’s only specialised business analytics course, you’ll learn practical commercial skills to interpret data and information, so you can solve problems and create opportunities for businesses. Work on real-world projects, use the analysis tools needed in business and get industry experience translating insights into impact.

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 Python 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

    2020 course information

    VTAC code
    1400514213 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
    Deakin code
    CRICOS code?
    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.


    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.

    More information: WIL Programs

    This course includes Work Integrated Learning (WIL) formally registered as part of the course on the CRICOS register. The total work integrated learning hours will differ depending on the WIL unit you choose. For more information about WIL hours, please check the unit information in the handbook or the unit guide. For information about how working for WIL units impacts student visa holder work rights, please visit This information from the Department of Home Affairs states that work formally registered as part of your course is not included in the 40 hours per fortnight limitation (viewed September 2018)

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate course requirements.

    All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.

    Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.

    For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library

    Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year.

    Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information

    Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in:

    • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
    • a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR
    • successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR
    • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience

    IELTS / English language requirements

    Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.

    It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses. (more details)

    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

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your Recognition of Prior Learning.
    Your Recognition of Prior Learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.

    The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of 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

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

    Apply through Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through StudyLink Connect - Deakin University's International Student Application Service. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Deakin International office or Deakin representative

    Fill out the application form and submit to a Deakin International office or take your application form to a Deakin representative for assistance

    Need more information on how to apply?

    For information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage.
    If you’re still having problems, please contact Deakin International for assistance.

    Why choose Deakin

    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 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.


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