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About this major

Business analytics is concerned with the fast-growing areas of online analytics, customer analytics, and business intelligence. It involves extracting, summarising and applying information from rich data sets readily available in today's business environment to enable better decision making based on quantitative information and models.

Our Business Analytics major has an applied focus. You will deal with actual business data and use tools to take a structured approach to problem-solving and optimal decision making. You will learn to analyse business data accurately and scientifically to provide real, practical insights.

We offer a range of subject options to suit all interests, whether you want to learn data-analysis skills for business modelling and decision making or have a general interest in how businesses can analyse their operations. These skills will also enhance and complement your employability when combined with other business majors.

Businesses today are drowning in data and information. With a current shortage of expert quantitative analysts, your skills will be in high demand.

About this major

The major in Business Analytics requires the completion of 48 credit points in units of study, as follows:

(1) two 1000-level core units of study (12 credit points)

  • Foundations of Business Analytics
  • Quantitative Business Analysis*

(2) three 2000-level core units of study (18 credit points):

  • Management Science
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Statistical Modelling for Business

(3) one 6 credit points of 3000-level core units of study:

  • Business Analytics in Practice.

(4) two 3000-level selective units of study (12 credit points) selected from the following options:

  • Advanced Analytics
  • Advanced Management Science
  • Choice Modelling
  • Industry and Community Project
  • Machine Learning and Data Mining
  • Methods of Decision Analysis
  • Operations Management
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Time Series and Forecasting.

*Note. Instead of Quantitative Business Analysis: Students not enrolled in the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Advanced Studies who select this major can substitute an approved alternative unit of study to meet this requirement - refer to the Interdisciplinary Studies handbook for details.

Not all selective units will be available each year.

Career Pathways

In the 21st century, professionals with analytical skills will play an increasingly important role in improving the efficiency of modern organisations. Graduates equipped with the analytical skills obtained from the Business Analytics major can pursue careers across a wide range of areas, including:

  • Consulting
  • Data analyst
  • Commercial and investment banking
  • Logistics and supply chain management
  • Market research
  • Retail analytics
  • Government departments


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