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Study Business Analytics in Australia

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Nowadays technology has changed rapidly which generates a massive increase in data but many companies do not know how to use this useful information. That is the reason Business Analyst has become an important role to analyze and present the results of enormous data for business planning. This field has seen increased demand from companies to recruit talent with this skillset. 

If you are interested in studying Business Analytics in Australia, we have put together Business Analytics courses from top Australian universities for you as below.

Monash University

Monash University is a member of prestigious Group of Eight in Australia. They offer a Master of Business Analytics (1.5 – 2 years program) at the Business School, Clayton campus. This course has Triple Accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA which guarantees the quality of courses and teaching. Monash University’s Business School is also ranked in the Top 1% of Best Business Schools in the world.

This course emphasizes hands-on experience so you will learn new techniques in statistical analysis, probability modeling, and computing, including methods of problem-solving, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data in real business situations. These will prepare you for a career as a statistician, data scientist and data analysts after graduation. In addition, you will learn how to make web apps and interactive graphics to present information and how to use data to tell stories and be more engaging for the audience.

Another highlight of this program is the professors who have strong industry relationships and experience working with world-class companies such as Facebook, Tennis Australia, Amazon,, AGL Energy and ABS. This is beneficial to you to learn with industry experts and  receiving the latest insights, updates and case studies of various kinds of business. 

Example of some subjects 

  • Statistical Thinking
  • Introduction to Machine Learning
  • Business Analytics Creative Activity
  • Programming Foundation in Python

University of Western Australia

University of Western Australia (UWA) is one of Australia’s leading universities in the Group of Eight. The Master of Business Analytics is a two year full-time program and will be taught at Crawley campus in Perth. 

In this course, you will learn the theories of data analysis, unstructured data processing, techniques for interpretation and use of analysis in business planning for various situations. You will also learn how to use the necessary tools for Business Analytics, as well as, to be able to understand the ethical issues, protecting the rights of individuals and the integrity of the data collected and analyzed.

Example of some subjects 

  • Fundamentals of Business Analytics
  • Data Storytelling
  • Business Intelligence
  • Big Data in Marketing
  • Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies in Business

University of Sydney

No.1 in graduate employment in Australia by QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019 and also a member of Group of Eight. Moreover,  the Business School of the University of Sydney is ranked in the Top 25 in Asia-Pacific by the Financial Times 2018.

The Master of Commerce (major in Business Analytics) is a two year program and will be taught at the Business School in the Camperdown/Darlington campus. The advantage of this course is the flexibility as you can choose any majors according to your interests. Also students can apply to this course with any bachelor’s degree background such as business administration, art, engineering or science. All students in this program will study foundation courses about finance, business, marketing and management to be able to understand the  concepts.

As a major in Business Analytics, you will learn how to use quantitative analytical tools and apply them to real business projects, both solving problems and analyzing data for further business planning.

Example of some subjects 

  • Quantitative Methods for Business
  • Data Science in Business
  • Machine Learning for Business
  • Managing Business Intelligence
  • Statistical Learning and Data Mining

UNSW Sydney

UNSW Sydney is one of the Group of Eight and ranked in the Top 50 in the world. They offer a Master of Commerce (major in Business Analytics) two year program at UNSW Business School, one of the best business schools in Asia-Pacific. You will gain knowledge and skills in analyzing big data from a variety of sources to gain insights into businesses. These skills are important to organizations as they can use the results to improve their business plans, better understand their customers or develop new technology.   The advantage if you study this course at UNSW is you will receive a certificate as Business Analyst issued by SAS, but you will need to take this following courses: 
  • INFS5700 Introduction to Business Analytics (6 units)
  • INFS5710 Information Technology Infrastructure for Business Analytics (6 units)
  • INFS5720 Business Analytics Methods (6 units)
  • INFS5730 Social Media and Enterprise 2.0 (6 units) or MARK5822 Marketing Analytics in a Big Data World (6 units)

Examples of some subjects
  • E-Business
  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Business Analytics Methods
  • Information Technology Infrastructure for Business Analytics
  • Marketing Analytics in a Big Data World

Macquarie University

Macquarie University is a one of the leading universities in Australia and ranked in the Top 1% in the world. Macquarie offers a Master of Business Analytics, two year program at the School of Business which is accredited by AACSB.

You will learn quantitative data analysis techniques, data mining methods, extract relevant information from big data by using advanced methods. Moreover, you can access world-class Finance Decision Lab to use real data for financial and business analysis such as stock data, annual reports of various businesses including the latest information from financial markets.

If you do not have a background in statistics, finance, economics or computer science, don’t worry. You will study foundation courses in computer science, mathematics, business statistics, accounting and finance before entering the main course in the next term.

Examples of some subjects

  • Techniques in Business Analytics
  • Data and Visualisation for Business
  • Applied Predictive Analytics 
  • Forensic and Data Analytics

Macquarie University also offers three double degrees in Business Analytics and Information Technology which means you can get two degrees in two years. 

Master of Business Analytics and Master of Information Systems Management

This course will cover knowledge of data analysis in the Business Analytics course and business strategy including skills for analysis, communication and management.

Example of some subjects: Techniques in Business Analytics, Data and Visualisation for Business, Security Management, Enterprise Management, and Information Systems Design and Management.


Master of Business Analytics and Master of Information Technology in Networking

This course will cover knowledge and skills for data analysis in the Business Analytics course. It also focuses on network technology knowledge that you can apply and solve IT problems. Moreover, you will have free access to the Simulation Hub which is a learning center equipped with modern simulation tools.


Example of some subjects: Techniques in Business Analytics, Data and Visualisation for Business, Distributed System, Network System Design, and Mobile Data Networks.


Master of Business Analytics and Master of Information Technology in Cyber Security

This course will cover knowledge and techniques of data analysis and cyber security to enable you to develop skills such as cryptography, artificial intelligence, and communication and networking.


Example of some subjects: Techniques in Business Analytics, Business Analytics Project, Information and Data Security, and Applications of Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security.

Work opportunity after graduate with a Business Analytics degree

Even though you graduate with a Business Analytics degree, you do not need to be a Business Analyst. You can have various job opportunities in other industries such as business intelligence, consulting, customer analytics, data mining, data scientist, logistics and supply chain management, market research and online analytics.

For the salary of this profession, the average is AUD$ 81,401 or about 1.8 million baht per year (according to the survey from PayScale 2019). 

If you are interested in studying in Business Analytics in Australia, please contact Insight Education Consulting. We are happy to provide you more information and free counselling.

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