Master of Business Analytics
Careers and further study
Explore the career opportunities available to you.
Graduates may be employed in a range of industry globally. Outcomes include:
- Data analyst
- Business analyst
- Market economist/analyst
- Financial analyst
- Human resource analyst
- Business intelligence analyst
- Insights analyst
- Data consultant
- Senior business analyst
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.
Postgraduate - fee paying students
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
Cost of living
Postgraduate – onshore students
Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.
Cost of living
If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification incorporating at least one unit of statistics, as recognised by UWA; and either:
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) completed a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics at UWA.
Ranking and Selection Process
How to apply
Enhance your analytical skills in one of the fastest growing fields around the globe. Business analytics is the future: be a part of it through a graduate certificate or master’s qualification. Undertaking the master’s course will equip you with deeper analytical skills needed to extract meaning from complex data sets, the ability to converse with other technical experts (such as computer scientists), and the capacity to make meaning of the output.
Today’s businesses have an increasing need to make sense of the large quantities of structured and unstructured data that are generated. Understanding how to integrate large and complex data sets, and transform data into meaningful insights and actions, is vital for business success.
About the course
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1, Semester 2
The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.
Business analytics training for industry
The UWA Business School run tailored corporate programs on data literacy skills for business leaders, including data fundamentals, data analysis, data storytelling, and strategic business decisions.
Get in touch with Dr Catherine Leighton (email@example.com) if you're interested in bringing these skills to your workplace.
Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.
This course includes a Business Analytics Industry Project unit which is a project-based unit used to enhance and demonstrate your cognitive skills surrounding the application and interpretation of data analytics in a business context, and to develop communication skills to transfer knowledge clearly, effectively and appropriately in relation to data analytics issues.
Who should do this course?
This course is ideal for:
- Senior management or professionals who wish to upskill in a growing area allowing you to make stronger and more informed business decisions.
- Recent Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduates seeking more intensive study in business analytics.
- Recent Business or Commerce graduates who have specialised in management or accounting and who desire additional capabilities in information and logistics management.
- Recent Engineering or Science graduates who have specialised in computer science or data science wanting to apply their knowledge to a business and management context.
Explainer: the difference between graduate certificates, graduate diplomas and master's degrees
Graduate certificate versus graduate diploma? Graduate diploma versus master's? Here's how to choose which postgraduate course type is right for you, depending on what your intended goals might be.
We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.
Explainer: Data Science vs Business Analytics
At first glance, Data Science and Business Analytics can seem very similar. Both deal with information, and both are used in the business and corporate world. So what’s the difference and how should you choose which course is right for you?
Students of the Master of Business Analytics will graduate with a range of skills, including:
- The ability to understand the theoretical background of data analytics and data processing of unstructured data
- Specialised technical skills to understand, apply and interpret the various approaches to data analysis, be able to adapt strategies to a specific situation and understand the limitations of data
- Be able to understand the ethical issues related to protecting the rights of individuals and the integrity of data collected and analysed
- Communication skills to transfer knowledge clearly, effectively and appropriately in relation to data analytics issues
- The ability to identify and implement the use of data analytics tools and techniques in a variety of business disciplines
Why study business or data analytics
“The volume of information available to organisations is growing exponentially and, in parallel, so is demand for professionals skilled in data systems and analytics. But with the supply of data professionals lagging, those with verifiable skills and reliable credentials are commanding exceptional salaries.” – The Australian, 2019
Average annual salary for data scientists – AU$111,846 (Indeed, 2019)
Average annual salary for business analyst – AU$81,401 (PayScale, 2019)
Centre for Business Data Analytics
Sitting within the UWA Business School, we host staff and students from across multiple disciplines, including finance, economics, accounting, management, transport, marketing and human resources. Associates of the Centre are spread throughout UWA and other internationally recognised universities. The Centre is guided by industry, with representation on the Advisory Board governed as a sub-committee of the Business School Advisory Board.