Melbourne Business School launches new Master of Business Analytics

3 December 2014

The University of Melbourne is offering a new Master of Business Analytics via Melbourne Business School. The degree is an intensive one-year program designed to equip graduates with advanced skills in business analytics.

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For those with a passion for working with data and academic success in quantitative subjects such as completion of an undergraduate degree in accounting, maths, statistics, physics, engineering, finance, actuarial science, econometrics, this is the ideal post-graduate program to accelerate their careers.
“A demand survey by AT Kearney conservatively estimates that more than 1,600 jobs will be created in the field of business analytics over the next two years in Australia alone,” said MBS Dean, Professor Zeger Degraeve.
“Big data and advanced analytic systems have brought game-changing shifts to the way information is acquired, analysed, stored and used. Businesses have told us that they are keen to make use of the competitive advantages that complex data can offer.
“However, there is also a worldwide shortage of skills in this area. We have partnered with leading businesses to deliver a program that both addresses this gap and provides students with the opportunity to fast track their careers in this exciting new business frontier.”
Associate Professor Jenny George and Professor Ujwal Kayande have been instrumental in designing the new Master of Business Analytics program to meet the demands for better understanding and utilising data in various business applications.
The new program aims to produce graduates who will be business-savvy data analysts so it includes a practical business component comprising of a five-week project.
The Master of Business Analytics students will help companies such as ANZ Bank, AT Kearney, Brightstar, Carlton & United Breweries (CUB), Roy Morgan Research, SEEK, Suncorp, Telstra and Woolworths solve real business problems they might be facing.
With classes commencing in January 2015, the innovative new program will be delivered at Melbourne Business School as a full-time, one-year program with some modules run in collaboration with the University of Melbourne’s Computer Science and Information Systems faculty.

About Melbourne Business School

Melbourne Business School (MBS) is the University of Melbourne’s graduate school in business and economics. Founded in 1963, they are a leading provider of management education in the Asia Pacific region. The business school has graduate programs that meet the needs of business professionals at critical stages of their careers. The school’s portfolio ranges from programs for new graduates and early career professionals, to budding entrepreneurs and those taking the next step to lead organisations.
The goal of the Master of Business Analytics is to equip its graduates with the capabilities to apply data analytic techniques to a variety of business problems. The knowledge and skills required to apply data analytic techniques to business problems are multi-disciplinary, drawing on mathematics, statistics, computer science, and business and economics. The course will cover foundation and advanced data analytic techniques, as well as frameworks for applying those techniques to a variety of business contexts.
Program: Master of Business Analytics
Location: Carlton, Melbourne​
Semester intake: January
Duration: 1 year

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