Victoria’s only specialised business analytics course
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Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 3 2019 close 3 November 2019
Direct applications to Deakin for Trimester 1 2020 close 23 February 2020
Late VTAC entry closes 1 November 2019 at 5pm. View other VTAC dates
Current Deakin Students
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Develop critical analysis skills to take data and turn it into strategies to drive business success with Deakin's Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics. Learn how to interpret data and information, then combine it with a strong foundation in all areas of business. Graduate with practical skills that will be an asset to companies all over the world.
Want to analyse complex data systems through in-demand business skills?
Data is the future of business. This combined course offers a foundation in commerce skills and the business analytics know-how to make you truly valuable to potential employers.
Within your business analytics component, you’ll look at the way businesses understand and use information. Gain insight into how products and services might be improved through data analysis, and find solutions to common management problems.
Your commerce component will take you to all areas of business and give you the opportunity to specialise with a choice of majors including:
- financial planning
- food and agribusiness
- human resource management
- management information systems
You’ll work with teachers who are active in their fields, so you’ll always learn the latest strategies and approaches to business analytics. You’ll also benefit from their extensive professional networks, so you can start building your own connections while you’re still at university.Read More
To complete the Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics, students must attain a total of 32 credit points consisting of 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce and 16 credit points from 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.
Credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce
Credit points from the Bachelor of Business Analytics
Total credit points
The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Commerce (M300) include:-
-8 credit points of core units (MAA103, MAE101, MAF101, MIS171, MLC101, MMK101, MMM132 and MWL101)
-completion of MAI010 Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)
-an 8 credit point major sequence (excluding Management Information Systems)
-Level 3 - at least 4 credit points (which must be course grouped to a Faculty of Business and Law undergraduate degree)
The 16 credit points from the Bachelor of Business Analytics (M340) include:-
-15 credit points of core units (excluding MIS171) including one work integrated learning unit (WIL) OR an approved international learning experience
-MIS010 Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Business Analytics (0 credit point unit)
-a 1 credit point elective unit
Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics
2020 course information
1400616351 - Cloud (online), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
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
Trimester 3 - November
- Start date: November
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
This course structure applies to students who commenced in 2019.
Students who commenced prior to 2019 should refer to the Handbook Archive for their course structure and consult with their enrolment officer.
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
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.
Ask a question about studying a at Deakin
Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
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 www.vtac.edu.au
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
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 QILT website.
Learn more about Deakin's special entry access scheme (SEAS - a way to help boost your ATAR in some circumstances).
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 2019 students (PDF, 746.6KB) - their average ATARs, whether they had any previous higher education experience and more.
Recognition of prior learning
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees.
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.
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
How to apply
Applications to VTAC are now open for recent secondary education graduates, including current Year 12 students. Learn about the steps involved and how to complete your preference list for study in 2020.
Applications can be made directly to the University through the Course and Scholarship Applicant Portal.
For more information on the application process and closing dates, visit the how to apply page.
Please complete the Register your interest form to receive further information about our direct application opportunities.
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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.
With a double Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Business Analytics, you’ll be well-prepared for career opportunities including:
- business analyst
- business development manager
- business intelligence analyst
- client services manager
- data architect
- data engineer
- network analyst
- operations manager
- risk assessor
- systems administrator.
Deakin Business School is accredited by AACSB International, the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools in the world. Only 5% of business programs worldwide are AACSB accredited.
Deakin’s Bachelor of Commerce is internationally recognised and EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). This quality benchmark for business programs sets you up for a global career.
Students who complete the accounting major are eligible to apply for:
* the CA Program of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
* Associate membership for the CPA Program
* IPA Program of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
* Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Students who complete the marketing major are eligible for a one-year credit reduction from the five years needed to become a Certified Practicing Marketer by the Australian Marketing Institute (AMI).
Students who complete the financial planning major will satisfy the education standards prescribed by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA) to be able to provide financial advice in Australia and be eligible for entry into the certification programs of the professional financial planning associations – the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® Certification Program offered by the Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and the Fellow Chartered Financial Practitioner designation offered by the Association of Financial Advisers (AFA).
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.
Please refer to the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of each of the single degrees.
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