Master of Business Analytics - GIFT City campus

Postgraduate coursework

Become a business analytics professional capable of driving growth. Learn how problems can be solved using modern modelling and solution techniques.

Key facts


2 years full-time – 16 credit points (fast tracked to 18 months continuous study)


This course is delivered at our GIFT City campus, India. It is only available to applicants who hold Indian citizenship for study at GIFT City. This course is not available to international students studying onshore at campuses in Australia or as Online students.

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Course overview

There is high demand for business-minded data experts who have both the technical expertise and business knowledge to guide effective use of data and analytics for solving business problems. If you’re looking to develop the skills to assist decision makers and support effective business process design, Deakin's Master of Business Analytics equips you to step up to this challenge.

Want to become an expert at using analytics tools to solve business challenges?

In the business world, understanding and interpreting data is an integral part of decision making. The Master of Business Analytics gives you the skills to help organisations achieve their strategic objectives through analytics-based solutions. You will learn skills that are in demand in both the private and public sectors, where a wide variety of industries are moving towards increasingly evidence-based decision practices.

The course has been developed in consultation with industry and course partners, including IBM, Microsoft, Altis Consulting, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PBT Group and PwC. You will get hands-on experience with a range of internationally recognised business intelligence and state-of-the-art analytics tools. The latest analytics concepts and issues are also integrated across the curriculum.

Working alongside academics who are experts in their field, you will cover areas such as business intelligence, predictive analytics, decision modelling, machine learning, artificial intelligence, cyber security strategies and real-world applications of analytics.

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Course information

Award granted
Master of Business Analytics

2025 course information

Deakin code
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition

The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9

Course structure

To complete the Master of Business Analytics, GIFT City campus students must attain 16 credit points over 1.5 years of full-time (continuous) study.

GIFT City campus students will study 12 credit points of core units, plus completion of 4 credit points from the Professional Practice specialisation and the compulsory 0-credit point module, DAI001 Academic Integrity Module.

Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete a capstone unit that requires them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce an applied piece of research with reference to prevailing literature.


Core units


Professional Practice Specialisation credit points



Core units

  • Foundation Skills in Data Analysis
  • Business Intelligence and Database
  • Value of Information
  • Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Decision Modelling for Business Analytics
  • Machine Learning in Business
  • Real World Analytics
  • Analytics for Security and Privacy
  • Advanced Artificial Intelligence for Business
  • Cyber Security Strategies
  • Decision Analytics in Practice (Capstone)
  • Compulsory 0-credit point module

    To be completed in the first trimester of study:-

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Professional Practice specialisation


    GIFT City (India)

    Unit set code



    Completion of 4 credit points from:

  • Industry Based Learning *not offered in 2025
  • Industry Cadetship
  • Intakes by location

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      •  GIFT CITY, India

    New course from Trimester 2, 2024.

    This course is delivered at our GIFT City campus, India. It is only available to applicants who hold Indian citizenship for study at GIFT City. This course is not available to international students studying onshore at campuses in Australia or as Online students.

    Additional course information

    Course duration

    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.


    You can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include lectures, seminars, online interactions, or professional experiences for Work Integrated Learning (WIL) units. 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.

    Placement can occur at any time, including during standard holiday breaks. Learn about key dates at Deakin.

    Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. More information available at Disability support services.

    Work experience

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

    Explore Business and Law WIL opportunities.

    Entry requirements

    Selection is based on a holistic consideration of your academic merit, work experience, likelihood of success, availability of places, participation requirements, regulatory requirements, and individual circumstances. You will need to meet the minimum academic and English language proficiency requirements to be considered for selection, but this does not guarantee admission.

    Depending on your professional experience and previous qualifications, you may commence this course with admission credit and complete your course in 1 year full-time (2 years part-time).

    Academic requirements

    To be considered for admission to this degree you will need to meet the following criteria:

    • completion of a bachelor degree or higher in any discipline

    Course selection information

    Entry to M761A is highly competitive. Eligible applicants will also be selected on standardised test results and an interview.

    Standardised test results

    Applicants will need to complete one of the following tests:

    • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
    • Common Admission Test (CAT)
    • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT)
    • Graduate Records Examinations (GRE)


    • The admissions team will contact you regarding interview arrangements

    English language proficiency requirements

    To meet the English language proficiency requirements of this course, you will need to demonstrate at least one of the following:

    Applicants may be invited to attend an interview as part of the selection process.

    Admissions information

    Learn more about Deakin courses and how we compare to other universities when it comes to the quality of our teaching and learning.

    Not sure if you can get into Deakin postgraduate study? Postgraduate study doesn’t have to be a balancing act; we provide flexible course entry and exit options based on your desired career outcomes and the time you are able to commit to your study.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Fee rate

    Total course fee for 2025 is not currently available.

    All course fees are shown in Australian dollars (AUD) and are calculated on the basis of actual credit points of study undertaken. Course fees are exclusive of accommodation fees and charges, should such be required.

    The tuition fees you pay are determined by the course you are enrolled in. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only and represents the typical first-year tuition fees for students enrolled in 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 eight credit points of a typical combination of units for this 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 international student fees.

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    We recommend engaging with a Deakin Authorised Agent who can assist you with the process and submit the application.


    Career outcomes

    As a Deakin Master of Business Analytics graduate, you will develop a broad set of business analytic skills that are highly sought after in every industry sector, particularly within professional services firms and government. There are many career paths you could take, including:

    • business intelligence analyst
    • business systems analyst
    • market research analyst
    • statistician
    • business data scientist
    • analytics project manager.

    Professional recognition

    Deakin's Master of Business Analytics is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
    Completion of this course grants eligibility for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

    Deakin Business School holds both AACSB and EQUIS accreditations. These prestigious accreditations are awarded to business schools that meet strict standards of quality, academic and professional excellence, and demonstrate a commitment to ongoing improvement and innovation in their courses, ensuring our graduates are employable worldwide.

    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 Show a specialised and integrated understanding of contemporary body of knowledge of business analytics to research, design and implement projects with creativity and initiative
    Communication Interpret specialised knowledge and effectively communicate complex business analytics findings to both specialists and non-specialists
    Digital literacy Expertise in using business analytics technologies to independently source information, analyse complex business data and disseminate finding
    Critical thinking Evaluate complex business information using specialised and advanced critical and analytical thinking and judgement
    Problem solving Use research skills and analytics techniques to interpret data, analyse business environments, and develop advanced solutions for authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems
    Self-management Show autonomy, adaptability and responsibility, self- reflect and critique own performance and identify and plan future development as a business analytics professional
    Teamwork Collaborate constructively in teams to produce and share specialised and integrated analytic solutions to complex business problems
    Global citizenship Engage ethically and productively in a business analytics professional context with diverse communities and cultures in a global context