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Master of Business Analytics

Overview

Join the next generation of data savvy business professionals skilled in translating data to solve global problems.

Continuing business disruption has created an unprecedented demand for data analysis capabilities. This online program is designed for business professionals of the future, encouraging a new innovative take on data. You’ll gain a unique ability to speak the language of different organisational functions to bridge gaps and transform direction through data.

Drawing on business, data science and philosophy insights, you’ll gain a hybrid, holistic understanding of business analytics and their application. With a key focus on responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI), ethics and strategy, you’ll learn how to interpret analytics for social, cultural and environmental business opportunities.

Small class sizes provide valuable opportunities for online collaboration. You’ll join a diverse virtual community, draw on industry case studies and enjoy tailored professional development opportunities. In your final year of study, you’ll complete a team-based project that addresses real business problems or social issues.

If you have technical background in computing, IT or statistics, our Master of Data Science may be the program for you. While both programs address the function of data analytics, the Master of Data Science provides technical expertise, while the Master of Business Analytics will teach you how and why to make business decisions using data.

Location
External
Duration
2 Years part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (23 Jan, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5188
AQF
Level 9
Location
External
Fees
A$39552 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years part-time (only available as part-time study)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (23 Jan, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5188
CRICOS Code
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Embrace the flexibility of a 100% online program that allows you to study around other commitments, regardless of where you live.
  • Gain a unique perspective on data bridging leadership, strategy and business analytics to understand and communicate data insights across different organisational functions.
  • Develop in-demand business analytics skills to revolutionise the way we work, live and communicate in a digital economy.
  • Learn from real case study datasets informed by industry to solve problems and discover opportunities.

1 in Queensland for business and management studies

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 2, 2022.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Online study

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Business Data Management
  • Machine Learning in Business
  • Responsible AI

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Data analyst
  • Marketing data analytics manager
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Data governance manager
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, plus 3 years of full-time equivalent relevant work experience, or
  • the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from UQ (or equivalent).

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, or
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, plus 3 years of full-time equivalent relevant work experience, or
  • the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from UQ (or equivalent).

You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.5 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications

Relevant disciplines include accounting, advertising, business, business administration, business technology administration, commercialisation, economics, entrepreneurship, events management, finance, hotel or tourism management, human resource management, international business, international development, innovation management, marketing, management, operations/project management, strategy and sustainability.

Relevant work experience

Relevant work experience includes work in: accounting, advertising, business, business administration, business technology administration, commercialisation, economics, entrepreneurship, events management, finance, hotel or tourism management, human resource management, international business, international development, innovation management, marketing, management, operations/project management, strategy and sustainability.

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

This program does not meet the eligibility requirements for an Australian Student visa (subclass 500).

To study this program in Australia you will need a temporary visa or residency status with study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia.

Contact us for more information

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). This program has a different study load so actual fees may be higher or lower. Check the courses and program structure for more details. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase. 

$38,560

2022

Fee information for 2023 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2022.

Reduced fees (CSPs)

We offer a limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) for this program based on academic merit. We allocate CSPs after the closing date for applications and before Orientation.

$8,021

2022

Fee information for 2023 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2022.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $39,552

2023

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Master of Business Analytics are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Business Analytics pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Applying online

All international applications should be submitted to UQ. The program code for the Master of Business Analytics is 5188

International students who want to study this program will not be eligible for a Student Visa (subclass 500). 

To study this program in Australia, you will need an Australian visa or residency status with sufficient study entitlement. Some programs can also be studied from outside Australia. 

Contact us with any questions 

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in January - 20 December of the previous year.
  • To commence study in May/June - 30 April of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in August - 15 July of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in January - 20 December of the previous year.
  • To commence study in May/June - 30 April of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in August - 15 July of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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