Master of Business Analytics

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 087774A

Level of study: Masters Degrees


If you're keen to invest in your career, La Trobe's accredited Master of Business Analytics will keep you ahead of the trends. Gain advanced skills in business, programming and data engineering, and update your knowledge as you grow in this fast-moving industry.

In this practical course, you'll take your career to the next level as you learn the latest tools from industry experts. Learn industry-standard programs, including SAS, PowerBI, IBM Cognos, Excel, SQL and R, and understand how to develop data-based solutions for real-life business problems. You'll also gain high-level skills when you choose a specialisation in your area of interest, including artificial intelligence, data science, digital health and more. Graduate with your specialisation on your academic transcript, so future employers can recognise your expertise.

Study a degree recognised by industry. La Trobe's Master of Business Analytics is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and is one of the few courses in Australia where you'll graduate with a Certificate in Business Analytics from SAS.

Understand the complexity of business needs and learn how to solve them with data-based solutions. You'll learn the highly sought-after skills required to bridge the gap between analytics and non-analytics professionals, and craft innovative solutions for a wide range of businesses and organisations.

Learn from world-class academics and be immersed in research at La Trobe's Centre for Data Analytics and Cognition (CDAC). The CDAC staff also teach in the Master of Business Analytics and work with international research groups to develop industry-leading research into artificial intelligence and advanced analytics.

Grow your professional networks by connecting with industry leaders at SAS and Microsoft. You'll also have the opportunity to build your professional experience and apply for a voluntary internship with leading organisations like PwC, IBM, NORTH Link and Coles.

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, you'll study at our Collins Street campus, in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, and your core subjects will be offered as evening classes. For your core subjects, you can also choose to participate in lectures and tutorials remotely.

Are you ready to cut your own path through today's digital disruption? It's time to create clever solutions.

You'll learn:

Business analytics

Advanced digital skills

Statistics and data wrangling

Advanced analytical tools

Professional communication

Learn how to connect and communicate with a wide range of professional audiences.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 9 - Masters Degree.

Career outcomes

The need for analytics professionals is at an all-time high. Organisations of all sizes are seeking to understand the massive amounts of data now at their disposal. After graduation, you could work across a wide range of sectors in roles such as: Data analyst, Business analyst, Market research analyst, Business consultant, Management consultant.

Professional recognition

The Master of Business Analytics is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Professional membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree.

Graduates of the Master of Business Analytics may apply for membership with the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA). Membership may be subject to additional or ongoing requirements beyond completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.


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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
35,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 2 years
Full time
City Campus
Level 2, 360 Collins St
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

Selection criteria

Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
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