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La Trobe University

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Master of Business Analytics

  • Masters (Coursework)

Between 2010 and 2020, the amount of data created, captured and consumed grew from 2 zettabytes to a staggering 64 zettabytes globally.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
2 years full-time
Course Code
087774A
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul, Oct
Domestic Fees
$30,200 per year / $60,400 total
International Fees
$35,800 per year / $71,600 total

About this course

Between 2010 and 2020, the amount of data created, captured and consumed grew from 2 zettabytes to a staggering 64 zettabytes globally. (A zettabyte is about a trillion gigabytes - that's a one with 21 zeros after it.) Incredibly, we're projected to nearly triple that number again and reach more than 180 zettabytes by 2025.* With unprecedented access to big data, organisations around the world are seeking experienced analysts who can transform raw information into meaningful business solutions.

If you're keen to invest in your career, La Trobe's accredited Master of Business Analytics will keep you ahead of the trends. Gain advanced skills in business, programming and data engineering, and update your knowledge as you grow in this fast-moving industry.

In this practical course, you'll take your career to the next level as you learn the latest tools from industry experts. Learn industry-standard programs, including SAS, PowerBI, IBM Cognos, Excel, SQL and R, and understand how to develop data-based solutions for real-life business problems. You'll also gain high-level skills when you choose a specialisation in your area of interest, including artificial intelligence, data science, digital health and more. Graduate with your specialisation on your academic transcript, so future employers can recognise your expertise.

Study a degree recognised by industry. La Trobe's Master of Business Analytics is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and is one of the few courses in Australia where you'll graduate with a Certificate in Business Analytics from SAS.

Understand the complexity of business needs and learn how to solve them with data-based solutions. You'll learn the highly sought-after skills required to bridge the gap between analytics and non-analytics professionals, and craft innovative solutions for a wide range of businesses and organisations.

Learn from world-class academics and be immersed in research at La Trobe's Centre for Data Analytics and Cognition (CDAC). The CDAC staff also teach in the Master of Business Analytics and work with international research groups to develop industry-leading research into artificial intelligence and advanced analytics.

Grow your professional networks by connecting with industry leaders at SAS and Microsoft. You'll also have the opportunity to build your professional experience and apply for a voluntary internship with leading organisations like PwC, IBM, NORTH Link and Coles.

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, you'll study at our Collins Street campus, in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, and your core subjects will be offered as evening classes. For your core subjects, you can also choose to participate in lectures and tutorials remotely.

Are you ready to cut your own path through today's digital disruption? It's time to create clever solutions.

You'll learn:

  • Business analytics
    • Understand the unique needs of businesses and learn how to improve their processes.
  • Advanced digital skills
    • Learn how to harness and leverage the power of new digital technologies.
  • Statistics and data wrangling
    • Process complex data and use it for the advantage of businesses and organisations.
  • Advanced analytical tools
    • Develop high-level skills to manage big data using a range of analytics tools.
  • Professional communication
    • Learn how to connect and communicate with a wide range of professional audiences.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.

Sample course structure

Please note, the following course structure is indicative and subject to change depending on your course location, offer year or how you tailor your course with specialisations, majors, minors and electives. Structures for the following year are not normally finalised until October, so the sample provided is based on the most recently approved structure. For more information, please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.

To qualify for the award of Master of Business Analytics, students must complete a total of 240 credit points across 2 years.

Year 1 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 120 credit points from chosen Core

Year 2 requires the completion of 120 credit points including:

  • 60 credit points from chosen Core
Study options

Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.

Subject name Subject code Year Credit points ACADEMIC INTEGRITY MODULE LTU0AIM 1 0 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FUNDAMENTALS CSE4002 1 15 BUSINESS APPLICATION OF ANALYTICS BUS5AP 1 15 DATA WRANGLING AND R BUS5DWR 1 15 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING CSE4IP 1 15 PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS BUS5PA 1 15 PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS ANALYTICS BUS5PB 1 15 STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE BUA4004 1 15 SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING BUA4001 1 15

A specialisation is a sequence of related subjects studied in your course. In some courses, you need to complete at least one specialisation to attain your degree.

Students to select one specialisation

Specialisation

  • Data Science
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Artificial Intelligence in Business
  • Applied Digital Health
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Accounting for Business

For more information on these please refer to the La Trobe University Handbook.

See La Trobe University Handbook for more details

The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses.

  • City

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Study locations

City Campus

Career pathways

The need for analytics professionals is at an all-time high. Organisations of all sizes are seeking to understand the massive amounts of data now at their disposal. After graduation, you could work across a wide range of sectors in roles such as:

  • Data analyst
    • Understand complex data and leverage it to the advantage of businesses and organisations.
  • Business analyst
    • Understand how businesses run and use data to solve problems and improve processes.
  • Market research analyst
    • Interpret market research and find data-driven solutions for businesses.
  • Business consultant
    • Develop business plans and help organisations to improve their operations.
  • Management consultant
    • Use your unique blend of business and digital skills to create innovative solutions.

Professional recognition

The Master of Business Analytics is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Professional membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree.

Graduates of the Master of Business Analytics may apply for membership with the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Computing & Information Systems courses at La Trobe University.
78.2%
Overall satisfaction
78.2%
Skill scale
74.7%
Teaching scale