Postgraduate

Master of Business Analytics

The recent explosion of available data, together with advances in technology, makes data leverage critical for better business decisions. Lead the way with a Master of Business Analytics at UWA.
1.5-2
Years Full Time
$73K
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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

Career Pathways

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

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

Further Study

After three years' relevant work experience, students may choose to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
After three years' relevant work experience, students may choose to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
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Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2020
$64,200.00

Scholarships

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

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2020
$77,200.00

Scholarships

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

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a bachelor's degree, which includes the completion of a statistics unit or equivalent; and either:
(a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent;
or
(b) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 550;
or
(c) at least five years of relevant, documented professional experience considered by UWA to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course;
or
(2) completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics with a WAM of 60%.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this postgraduate course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

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

The Master of Business Analytics equips students with the 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. This business expertise is highly sought after in the global workplace.
Master of Business Analytics

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42630
CRICOS code
  • 0101328
Master of Business Analytics
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42630
CRICOS code
  • 0101328
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 - 2 Years
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Course Structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

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Get practical

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.

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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.
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Flexibility

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.

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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

Earn more

Average annual salary for data scientists – AU$111,846 (Indeed, 2019)
Average annual salary for business analyst – AU$81,401 (PayScale, 2019) 

 
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Graduate outcomes

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
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