The Master of Business Analytics is a program that teaches you how to effectively manage in a data-driven world. Instead of just data analytics, the program focuses on business analytics. It refers to the nature of data, particularly big and unstructured data, as well as how to conduct data-driven investigations and perform visual and computational analytics.
The use of analytical tools and frameworks to analyze strategic company and market possibilities and realize their profit potential is addressed in general, and then specifically, where students can choose among three specializations:
Mode of Study:
Depending on entry prerequisites, one and a half-year full time (three years part-time) or one year full time (two years part-time) programs are also offered. Also, two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study are offered depending upon qualification.
Structure of the course
1. Master of Business Analytics (MBA) - two-year program (160 credit points)
Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree or higher in any discipline.
2. 1.5-year Master of Business Analytics Pathway (120 credit points)
Applicants must have earned a bachelor's degree or higher in a business subject to be considered.
A bachelor's degree or higher in any area, as well as two years of full-time equivalent managerial/professional job experience in roles linked to business information management;
A bachelor's degree or higher in any area, as well as a minimum of five years of full-time equivalent general work experience is required.
Applicants seeking admission based on work experience must provide a Statement of Service for each of the jobs listed on the application.
3. One year Master of Business Analytics Pathway (80 credit points)
Applicants must have earned a graduate certificate, a graduate diploma, or higher in a business discipline or a discipline with a numerical or mathematical focus.
With a GPA of 5.0 or a WAM (Weighted Average Mark) of 65+, you must have successfully finished an undergraduate degree in business analytics, information management/systems, or a comparable field in a business degree (if provided on the academic record).
A bachelor's degree in any business field and a minimum of two years of full-time equivalent managerial/professional job experience in roles relevant to corporate information management;
Applicants seeking admission based on work experience must provide a "Statement of Service" for each of the work experiences stated on the application.
Work experience must be validated by the relevant employer and cannot be utilized as both a means of admission and a foundation for an advanced standing application. Prospective students' work experience will be assessed to see if they have exhibited a verifiable capability in management, allowing them to take the discipline-specific learning in this Masters-level programme.
The requirements of a curriculum that addresses AQF Level 9 knowledge and skill outcomes, including a requirement that graduates have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge in business information management and to critically reflect on theory and professional practice or scholarship, have a direct impact on this criterion.
Applicants who have studied in another country may be required to show proof of English competence. On the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) website, local and international applicants will discover information about minimal English proficiency criteria and acceptable proof. Local applicants should use the information on the UAC website when applying directly to the university.
International applicants must submit the minimum English proficiency certificate and acceptable documentation to Western Sydney University's International Office directly.
Office of International Relations
To be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University, overseas qualifications must be recognized as equivalent to Australian qualifications by the Australian Education International-National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR).