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Start Date
February
August

Duration
1.5 year(s) full-time

Program Code
DMMX

SATAC Code
4CM230 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Mode
On-campus

Fees
$AU 30,000 per 1.0 EFTSL for students enrolled in 2021

Degree overview

  • Develop advanced skills in leadership, management and data-driven decision making.
  • Study business analytics strategies and techniques to pull valuable insights from organisational data and predict future outcomes.
  • Learn to visualise data and effectively communicate data-based insights.
  • Develop a strong foundation of ethics for data management.
  • Join the Executive Partners Program for invaluable industry insights and expert advice from a senior business executive.
  • UniSA is No.1 in South Australia for postgraduate teaching quality1.
  • 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.
  • Study a curriculum informed by above world-class research in Management3.
  • Benefit from flexible learning arrangements to best suit your individual needs.

12019 ComparED (QILT) Student Experience Survey. Public SA-founded universities only.  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.    32018 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).

Snapshot

Postgraduate Business studentsThe Master of Management (Business Analytics) will equip you with the knowledge and skills to become a data-driven decision maker at a managerial level, in any industry. You will develop the confidence and expertise to pull valuable insights from complex organisational data using various business analytics solutions.

This degree combines management theory with business intelligence. You will gain an in-depth understanding of advanced data analytics for business and study specialised areas such as machine learning for business professionals and data visualisation and communication. You will explore the latest data analytics techniques and delve into the future of big data. 

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. Our summer and winter schools offer exciting study and learning opportunities. With options such as intensives and internships, you can spread your study load across the year, increase your exchange opportunities or fast track your degree.

What you'll learn

Business_Hub_images-32 copy.jpgThe Master of Management (Business Analytics) comprises of 12 courses. You will complete four management courses, and four Business Analytics specialisation courses. You will develop skills and expertise in areas that include:

  • business ethics
  • people, leadership and performance
  • data privacy, governance and quality
  • data visualisation and communication
  • enterprise analytics
  • machine learning for business professionals

You will also complete two business electives and two specialisation electives choosing from Advanced Marketing Analytics, International Perspectives in FinTech and People Analytics. 

Degree structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
PROGRAM CORE COURSES
Fundamentals of Data Analytics for Business INFS 5130 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Business Ethics BUSS 5384 4.5 Rule(s): 3
People, Leadership and Performance BUSS 5114 4.5 Rule(s): 3
Strategic Concepts BUSS 5074 4.5 Rule(s): 1
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 Rule(s): 3
Elective 4.5 Rule(s): 2

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. 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.

Assessment

BUS01.pngYour studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • case studies and reports
  • essays and assignments 
  • examinations 
  • an industry-relevant project 
  • an oral or online presentation 
  • a journal or a portfolio
  • a work placement

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.

We are strongly committed to research with an industry focus. 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 Master of Management (Business Analytics)

UniSA_Students-10 copy.jpgThe Master of Management (Business Analytics) will provide you with the analytics skills to make evidence-based decisions based on the past, present and future states of an organisation. You will become well-versed in the foundations of current analytics techniques and explore the future of business intelligence. 

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 to provide the valuable insights that help drive organisational competitive advantage.

You will graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to pursue career development opportunities and employment prospects at a senior management level.  

This degree is designed in consultation with our network of industry and professional partners. It is informed by world-class research in management, marketing and business, combining up-to-date theory and the practical application of management models and methods.

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 flexible delivery and extra-curricular opportunities are designed to suit your lifestyle, preferred way of learning and career interests. You can benefit from a blend of online and on-campus study, part-time or full-time learning, 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

Our links to UniSA’s research facilities ensure your learning is connected to the latest technologies, theories and applications of knowledge. In the Master of Management (Business Analytics), our teachers are leaders in their field.

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.

We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Executive Partners Program

Have you ever wanted to have career guidance from an experienced business mentor? As part of your studies, you can apply for our Executive Partners Program.

This is a unique opportunity for you to engage with highly successful industry executives to enhance your 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.

Career outcomes

Your career

Employment rates for Management and Organisational Analysts have experienced strong growth over the last five years and are expected to have strong growth over the next five years1.

With a Master of Management (Business Analytics) from UniSA, your advanced analytics skills combined with a management foundation will prepare you for employment across a broad range of industries. You will graduate equipped to be a leader and decision-maker, ready to operate at the management level of an organisation in roles such as:

  • Big Data Analytics Specialist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Management Analyst/Consultant
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst

 1Job Outlook Australia Career Profiles: Management and Organisational Analysts.

How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

Alternative Pathways

Australian
If you would like to strengthen your business knowledge with a shorter qualification, the Graduate Certificate in Management (four courses) may suit you. This provides a pathway into the Master of Management.
Both can be studied face-to- face, externally (online) or a combination of both.

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

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

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, tech zones, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll also find student gyms and campus sport activities to keep you active. We also offer flexible study options, with online resources available for accessing lecture recordings, virtual classrooms, library resources and learning support. 

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.

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including:

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

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.

AsPr Rob Hallak

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