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Intakes: 
2019: March, July and November
Duration: 
1.5 years
Location: 
Fees: 
2019: A$14,000 per semester

We are currently accepting applications for this course

Overview

Launch a rewarding career in business analytics – combining your ICT skills with business knowledge and SAP systems expertise.

Victoria University is a world leader in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (SAP) education. We offer an internationally respected and comprehensive business-analytics courses.

Our links with the ERP industry are what sets us apart. You’ll have access to the latest business-analytics developments, and real-world experience.

You’ll graduate with expertise in managing the following:

  • business processes
  • supply chains
  • workplace change
  • customer relationships.

During your study, you’ll also have 24-hour access to SAP systems. You’ll develop practical skills in:

  • programming
  • implementation
  • configuration
  • administration.

When you graduate, our strong ties with industry through partners and alumni will be your stepping stone towards a rewarding career.

Read about VU's world-class SAP education.

With our masters program, you’ll gain skills to advance your career in a number of business-analytics roles.

It’s the perfect transition for the following:

  • the technology graduate (IT/information systems/computer science) who would like to work in corporate ERP/SAP organisations
  • the technology analyst who would like a business-analytics role
  • the business analyst (non-SAP organisation) who would like to work in a SAP-based organisation
  • the business person (SAP organisation) who wants to achieve a higher SAP role.

With VU’s Master of Business Analytics, you will learn how to apply up-to-date business and technology trends to real-world problems.

Many of our lecturers work in the industry. We also have strong industry partnerships with businesses such as Linfox and SAP. These keep our course relevant, and give you valuable work experience.

During your study, you’ll have the chance to work in global and local organisations in SAP-related roles, and gain authentic experience in analytics, business intelligence and other ERP areas.

Our current SAP project-partner organisations are multibillion dollar companies:

  • AusNet services - owners and operators of the Victorian electricity transmission network
  • O-I Glass - the world's leading glass container manufacturer.

VU's course delivery extends to Malaysia, Singapore and India, giving our students an international career network:

  • The Singapore government has sponsored more than 400 students to study VU's SAP-related subjects in Singapore.
  • Victoria University was the first foreign university to partner with a university in India to offer its courses.

VU has been awarded a SAP Next-Gen Lab - a SAP initiative for universities that connects students, researchers, and startups with SAP customers and partners to develop new technology innovations.

This is the only lab of its kind in Australia.

The SAP Next-Gen Lab offers opportunities for industry collaboration with SAP’s 365,000 customers across 25 industries in 180 countries.

SAP Next-Gen Lab advantages include:

  • new channels to collaborate with thought leaders in academia and industry
  • information and skills for the digital future
  • connections to companies that recruit graduates who have digital-transformation knowledge and skills
  • the opportunity to share innovative ideas with relevant corporations.

Our graduate business college has its campus in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, making it easy for you to study, even if you’re working fulltime. Many of our post-graduate students are already immersed in a career, and we make it our job to create a study environment that suits them well.

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Careers

We live in an era where information and data are central to business. Our masters in business analytics – with its SAP component – gives you the knowledge needed to succeed.

According to Accenture, there are more than 40,000 SAP professionals worldwide, with more roles requiring SAP expertise than any other systems integrator.

Our course prepares you for the following roles:

  • SAP-related fields
  • analytics
  • business intelligence
  • business analysis
  • information prediction
  • financial, logistics, HR, and supply-chain analysis.

Salaries for ICT business and system analysts in Australia are around $95,000 (JobOutlook).

Course structure

To attain the Master of Business Analytics, students will be required to complete 144 credit points consisting of:

  • 24 credit points business core units:
  • 84 credit points professional core units
  • 36 credit points research units

RESEARCH OPTION 1

  • 12 credit points business research project; and,
  • 24 credit points elective units. Students to select units from any College of Business Post Graduate Course (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

RESEARCH OPTION 2

  • 12 credit points business research proposal; and,
  • 24 credit points business research thesis.

Core Units

Research Units

OPTION 1

24 credit points Elective units. Students to select units from any College of Business Post Graduate Course (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.

Or

OPTION 2

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Critically reflect upon theoretical approaches and analyse their application to achieve effective use of Business Intelligence/Business Analytics to support operations and management practice.  
  2. Justify and interpret theoretical propositions and related bodies of knowledge to resolve business problems and make recommendations in contemporary Business Intelligence/Business Analytics Systems.  
  3. Critically apply cross-disciplinary knowledge in decision making associated with the selection, implementation and use of Business Intelligence/Business Analytics System for emerging contexts.  
  4. Demonstrate accountability in autonomous and collaborative judgements and innovative strategic thinking in response to contemporary and future business Intelligence/business analytics challenges.  
  5. Work as a reflective practitioner to formulate, implement and evaluate industry- specific investigations to resolve complex professional problems and inform decision-making drawing on Business Intelligence/Business Analytics Systems and associated Information Systems.  
  6. Communicate effectively with specialist and non- specialist audiences including multi-disciplinary teams, diverse cultural communities and business and other professional organisations in regards to Business Intelligence and Analytics.  
  7. Plan and execute a substantial research based project or evidence-based capstone experience linked to a contemporary Business Intelligence/Business Analytics System to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at abstract and practical levels.  
  8. Exemplify initiative and inspirational leadership in a dynamic 21st century work environment, acting consistently, ethically and socially responsibly.  

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Completion of an Australian Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
PLUS
IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.

Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.

How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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