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Business Analytics

The Business Analytics specialisation enables students to master the tools of quantitative analysis and apply them in a business setting. This involves building models of business problems and analysing business data. In today's business environment, there are often great amounts of data available, but few people with the skills to realise its profit potential. This specialisation provides opportunities to apply sophisticated analytical approaches in many different functional areas, such as in accounting, marketing, finance and operations.

Requirements for a Business Analytics specialisation

To achieve a specialsiation in Business Analytics within the Master of Commerce, students must complete 30 credit points in units of study comprising:

  • 6 credit points in foundational units of study; and
  • 24 credit points in elective units of study.

A sample pathway for the Business Analytics specialsaition (spread over two years of the Master of Commerce degree) is listed below.

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 1 Foundational: QBUS5001 Quantitative Methods for Business
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation
Second Semester 1 Elective for specialisation Elective for specialisation
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation

Please Note. This sample progression is meant as an example only. Depending on unit prerequisites, students may be able to complete these units in a different sequence to that displayed in the table above.

For details of the core and elective units of study required for the specialisation please refer to the Business Analytics section of the Table of undergraduate units of study: Commerce in this handbook.

Further information

For further information regarding study in business analytics in the Commerce coursework programs, please contact the Postgraduate Discipline Coordinator for the Discipline of Business Analytics.