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Learn how to create data insights guided by leading professionals across data science and business analytics. Challenge yourself with dynamic course content and get practical, real-world experience. Graduate ready for a global career.
Undergraduate (your first degree)
An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.
Postgraduate (further study)
A postgraduate qualification can be undertaken by students who have already completed an undergraduate degree or possess significant, demonstrable work experience. Postgraduate courses include graduate certificates, graduate diplomas, masters and PhDs, as well as specialist programs for industry professionals.
Higher Degrees by Research (supervised research)
Research degrees are research based master’s or PhD programs that focus on a single area of expertise. They provide students the opportunity to carry out highly specialised research under expert supervision.
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Choose a data science or business analytics degree that will get you work ready
Analytics skills are in demand in both the private and public sectors, as organisation's leverage their data to drive evidence-based decision making.
Turn ideas into action
Curious about how to drive business growth through analytics-based solutions? Study business analytics to uncover how to manage and interpret vast quantities of big data. Your expertise will be highly sought after by organisations looking to use technology to improve and innovate their operations.
Harness the power of data
Delve into artificial intelligence and machine learning to develop innovative solutions for business. Learn how to interpret enormous volumes of complex, raw data to produce powerful strategic insights. Your specialised knowledge, skills and competencies will be highly valued by employers seeking greater efficiencies and a competitive advantage.
Top professional roles in data science and analytics
Jobs for data scientists and analytics professions are booming worldwide. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projects much faster than average growth in demand for data scientists by 2032.* According to Australian Government employment projections demand for information and organisation professionals in Australia will grow by 22.3% by 2026.^
- 35% growth in demand for data scientists by 2032*
- 48,098 new jobs for information and organisation professionals^
- 28,162 new jobs for management and organisation analysts.
Graduate with an employment advantage
Our partnership with the Australian Computer Society creates deep connections with industry. Our students, courses and research all benefit through training and collaborations, guest lectures, policy development and more.
The capstone project and internship were two brilliant experiences for me. They taught me how to use the technical skills I have learnt in other units to solve real work problems. And that is what is needed the most to get you ready professionally.
Master of Business Analytics
World-class teaching experiences
Deakin’s industry-shaped courses and practical, real-world approach to learning will prepare you to be adaptable across the jobs of the future.
Our programs are developed in partnership with the biggest names in analytics. Components of our courses are delivered by analytics professionals in the form of practice modules, with partnerships including IBM, Microsoft, SAS, Accenture, Altis Consulting, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PBT Group and PwC.
Industry placements provide you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in a professional workplace, developing practical and job-ready skills that employers highly regard. Develop professional networks while you study and open up a world of possibilities.
Thanks to our industry partnerships you can learn on the same technologies used by industry, so you’ll graduate with experience to use internationally recognised business intelligence and state-of-the-art analytics tools.
Connect with the world through study tours, short-term partner programs and international internships. Study abroad at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore or Technical University Munich in Germany or take a study tour or short-term program in Europe, the UK, North or South America.
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Deakin references data from a range of government, higher education and reputable media sources. For more information, visit our list of sources.
*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2023
^National Skills Commission employment projections 2021