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Start date
February
August

Duration
2 year(s) full-time

Program Code
DMIN

Fees
2021: AUD$ 37,700 per annum (per 1.0 EFTSL)

English Language Requirements
  • IELTS total [6.5]
  • IELTS reading [6.0]
  • IELTS writing [6.0]
Equivalent English qualifications (PDF)

International Admission by Country
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CRICOS Code
0101921

Degree overview

  • Study a two-year MBA with a global focus that does not require previous work experience.
  • Combine management theory with advanced analytics skills and become a data-driven decision maker prepared to excel in international business.
  • Learn business analytics strategies and techniques to pull valuable insights from organisational data and predict future outcomes.
  • Develop a strong foundation of ethics for data management.
  • Learn to visualise data and effectively communicate data-based insights.
  • Strengthen your global perspective and network with opportunities for international exchange or overseas study.
  • Qualify for Advanced Standing for previous qualifications and complete your degree in just 1.5 years.
  • Be mentored by a senior business leader through the Executive Partners Program.
  • Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in Business1.
  • UniSA Business is ranked in the top one per cent worldwide2 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2019.
  • UniSA is ranked in the World Top 150 in Business and Economics3.

12018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).  2UniSA Business is one of just ten institutions in Australia and 189 globally to be accredited by EQUIS (from over 16,500 worldwide). EFMD, February 2020.  32020 THE Subject Rankings.

Snapshot

UniSA_Business_Partner_program-16LR_1.jpgThe International Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to become a data-driven decision maker working in an international business context. You will develop the skills to confidently analyse complex data sets, and identify trends, providing the valuable insights that help drive organisational competitive advantage.

This degree combines a sound understanding of the global business environment with the foundations of business analytics concepts and techniques. You will learn to analyse data, identify patterns and use forecasting models to predict future outcomes. You will also study specialised areas such as enterprise analytics, machine learning for business professionals and data visualisation and communication

You will benefit from a range of experience-based learning opportunities, including overseas study and business mentoring by a senior business leader through the Executive Partners Program.

What you'll learn

P7240096-2_1.jpgThis degree comprises 16 courses. You will start with seven core courses common to all specialisations in the International MBA. Through these you will develop advanced skills and expertise in areas of international management including:

  • the global business environment
  • people leadership and performance
  • economic principles for business
  • issues in international trade

You will then move into your specialisation, completing four Business Analytics specialisation courses and two specialisation electives. You will study areas such as enterprise analytics, data governance and ethics, machine learning for business professionals and data visualisation and communication.

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
BUSINESS CORE COURSES
Marketing Management MARK 5025 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Accounting for Management M ACCT 5011 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Economic Principles for Business ECON 5020 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Global Business Environment BUSS 5300 4.5 Rule(s): 3
PROGRAM CORE COURSES
Fundamentals of Data Analytics for Business INFS 5130 4.5
Managing the Global Workforce BUSS 5302 4.5
People, Leadership and Performance BUSS 5114 4.5
BUSINESS ANALYTICS SPECIALISATION
Enterprise Analytics for Business Professionals INFS 5129 4.5
Data Privacy, Governance and Quality for Business Professionals INFS 5127 4.5
Data Visualisation and Communication for Business Professionals INFS 5128 4.5
Machine Learning for Business Professionals INFS 5131 4.5
Specialisation Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
Specialisation Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1
BUSINESS ELECTIVES
Elective 4.5
Professional Consulting Project BUSS 5434 4.5 Note(s): 2
OR
Business Practicum G BUSS 5396 4.5 Note(s): 2
International Business: Strategy and Ethics BUSS 5034 4.5 Rule(s): 4

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.

Global opportunities

Yungondi_Space_12 copy.jpgInternational exchanges and intensive study-tours open doors to new possibilities and experiences, and UniSA has strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests. Take a look at the global opportunities available. Travelling and studying with leading academic staff and your peers is a wonderful opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll find the experience invaluable for your personal and professional development, giving you a global perspective.

Once you are a current student, you will be able to explore various study tours and exchanges and take advantage of Student Mobility Grants to make going on an overseas exchange or study tour achievable.

Research

The University of South Australia is recognised and respected for a comprehensive research program inspired by the contemporary challenges facing Australia and its region. Our focus is always on finding practical solutions and creating new knowledge. Our commitment to research with an industry focus is unprecedented. We are renowned for our concentration of global thought-leaders and academic experts in the areas of marketing, human resource management, applied economics, tourism and international business.

The MBA curriculum is informed by our research expertise. In the 2018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings, all of our assessed research was rated at or above world-class with particular strengths in business and management and marketing. Read more about our strengths in research.

Why International Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics)

International MBA graduateThe International Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics) will provide you with the analytics skills to make evidence-based decisions on the past, present and future states of an organisation. You will combine studies in areas such as business strategy and international trade, with data-driven decision making – maximising your employment prospects.  

This specialisation will explore areas such as data aggregation and mining and the different types of analytics techniques used by managers to inform decision making. You will gain the skills to confidently analyse complex data sets and identify trends providing the valuable insights that help drive organisational competitive advantage.

This two-year MBA will equip you with the necessary skills for international business and does not require previous work experience. Courses are designed in consultation with industry professionals, so you’ll learn through real-life case studies and develop the knowledge and expertise you need to address today’s global business challenges.

UniSA Business is the only business school in South Australia accredited by both AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EFMD (EQUIS) – the world’s leading accreditation bodies recognising excellence in business education and research at a global level. These dual accreditations demonstrate the high standards we hold across all areas such as teaching, student learning and research, as well as our commitment to continually improving the quality of our programs.

An enriching student experience

Our extra-curricular opportunities are designed to suit your preferred way of learning and career interests. You can benefit from Summer and Winter School intensive courses, mentoring and networking opportunities with industry, and leadership skill development. You can also explore accelerated learning pathways and seek program support from our Business Student Hub.

Real-world connections

Placements and internships bridge the gap between study and work. Our connections to industry create opportunities for you to grow. These experiences build confidence in the business world and give you a competitive edge.

Executive Partners Program

Have you ever considered having a business mentor? As part of your studies, you can apply for our Executive Partners Program.

This is a unique opportunity for our postgraduate students to engage with highly successful industry executives to enhance their studies and career. Our Executive Partners are either active, semi-retired or recently retired business professionals who have a wealth of knowledge and want to help you achieve your goals.

Discover more

Hear from Executive Director: MBA and Executive Education about what makes our International Master of Business Administration unique, and what opportunities you can make the most of as a UniSA student.

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Career outcomes

Your career

With an International Master of Business Administration you will be equipped to pursue an international business career worldwide. You could consider foreign affairs, international trade, a multinational organisation or consulting. An International MBA is a perfect vehicle for career progression, such as a move into project management, human resource management, people and culture management or specialist global business management.

Industry facts

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In 2018, Business and Management postgraduates had the highest median full-time salary across all study areas at $108k.

QILT Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2018.

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Employment for business administration managers in Australia is projected to increase by 19,100 (12.1 per cent) by May 2024.

Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2019.

How to apply

How to apply for international students will give you helpful information about the application process at the University of South Australia. When you are ready, apply through our International Application System. If you would like to talk to someone near you about studying at the University of South Australia, we have agents all over the world who can assist you. Find an Education Agent in your country.

Alternative Pathways

Australian
If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Business (four courses) may suit you. This provides an entry pathway into the International Master of Business Administration Program.

International
If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Business (four courses) may suit you. This provides an entry pathway into the International Master of Business Administration Program.

Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarships page for more.

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Your study experience and support

As a student at the University of South Australia you will have unique access to work placement opportunities, overseas study tours and exchanges, networking events, internships, guest speakers and more.

Our campuses are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. These are all supported by the latest technologies and a 24/7 online learning platform. We have health services on campus, gymnasiums, technology zones and great student lounges. You will also have access to a range of community clinics, which provide professional and cost effective services in areas of health, law and psychology. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and lots more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Business_Hub_images-11 copy.jpgThe Business Student Hub is a convenient, central support service for business students, from first year through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties. It also helps with referrals to support services across the University. The Business Student Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.

International Student Services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help we will be there to assist. Support services include: 

  • careers advice
  • help with student visas and health cover
  • personal counselling
  • academic counselling
  • fees and finance help
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA
  • accommodation services

We also offer study support from our Learning Advisers. You can work with them face-to-face or online. They are here to help you develop academically and professionally during your studies. They also offer help with the English language.

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Student services

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Location This degree is delivered at the following campus.

Your program director

The business and management programs at UniSA are globally recognised, industry focused, and designed to develop students’ managerial capabilities and prepare them for careers as leaders of the future. My qualifications include a PhD in Management, Master of Business, as well as being a Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). I have lived and worked in several countries including Dubai, Japan, Vietnam and Singapore where I worked in senior roles for internationally recognised companies. My teaching and research focus on entrepreneurship and firm performance, consumer behaviour and marketing strategies for the tourism and hospitality industry. My extensive experience in the tourism and hospitality industry, coupled with my prior managerial roles, allow me to have a holistic, industry-focused approach to my teaching and research.

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