NEW COURSE: Bachelor of Business Analytics

Your guide to Deakin’s Bachelor of Business Analytics
Deakin’s Bachelor of Business Analytics will be offered to international students starting in Trimester 1, 2019. This degree, previously known as the Bachelor of Information Systems, has been updated to give a specialist focus on data and its role in the modern business environment. Business analytics is a rapidly growing field, and this degree will provide students with a skill set that is in high demand.

What you need to know
  • Deakin’s Bachelor of Business Analytics teaches students to use technology to capture and use digital information effectively in professional settings.
  • This is a three-year degree that will be available for study at Deakin’s Melbourne Burwood Campus and online through our Cloud Campus.
  • Students will gain real-world experience in actual workplaces and learn directly from business analysts as part of this degree.
  • Graduates will be eligible for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
  • Deakin is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide for both business and computer science.
Key facts
English language requirements
IELTS overall score of 6 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent
Duration: 3 years full-time
  • Burwood (Melbourne)
  • Cloud (online)
Course information
Business Analytics (BA) refers to using technology to analyse, present and support decision-making from ‘big data’ held in organisational settings. It looks at the way businesses structure their information architecture, and the ways people and organisations use technology to improve their processes and workflows, and innovate their products or services. This course gives you the skills to analyse data, existing information systems, plan the introduction of commercial systems, and find solutions to common management problems (e.g. approaches to innovation) using business analytics software tools.
Course structure
To complete the Bachelor of Business Analytics, students must attain a total of 24 credit points.  Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point.  Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake 2 trimesters each year. To complete the course you must include:-
  • 16 credit points of core units (including one Work Integrated Learning unit or an approved international learning experience)
  • 8 credit points of elective units (which may include a 6 or 8 credit point major sequence of your choice*)
  • MIS010 Academic Induction for the Bachelor of Business Analytics (0 credit point unit)
Career outcomes
‘Big data’ is a driving force in the modern business environment – and it could be your student’s pathway to a rewarding career. Graduates of the Bachelor of Business Analytics will have knowledge and experience that is highly valued by employers. This degree will open up a wide range of opportunities, from data analysis to project management, across fields including business, science and government.