Course essentials

Offered by:
VU course code:
BMAD
Study mode:
Full Time, Part Time
Location:
Delivery mode:
Face to Face
Duration:
1.5 years full time or longer for part time

Victoria University is one of the world's leading institutions in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (SAP) education having strong links with the ERP industry.

We offer one of the most comprehensive ERP and Business Analytics curricular in the world covering areas such as:

  • business process management
  • supply chain management
  • business intelligence
  • customer relationship management
  • change management
  • programming
  • implementation
  • strategy development, configuration and administration.

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Careers

This course is designed to appeal to a wide span of disciplines. The traditional IT/IS fields have evolved with the rapid deployment of ERP suites that now encompass all functions in large organisations.

The course provides several opportunities for the following applicants:

  • the technology Bachelor graduate (Information Technology/Information Systems/Computer Science) who wishes to gain a foothold in corporate ERP/SAP organisations
  • the technology analyst who wishes to transition to a business analytics role
  • the business analyst (Non SAP organisation) who wishes to transition to an SAP based organisation
  • the business person (SAP organisation) who wishes to obtain career advancement via an SAP role.

The course will position graduates to access the world of work as business analysts with employment in:

  • global and domestic organisations either in direct SAP related fields
  • more widespread functional roles
  • specialised bodies of knowledge in analytics or business intelligence roles or other ERP areas
  • SAP business intelligence administration roles
  • SAP process roles where business analytics roles are required including business analysis, information prediction and financial, logistics, human resources, and supply chain analysis.

Course objectives

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.  

Course structure

To attain the Master of Business Analytics, students will be required to complete 144 credit points (equivalent to 12 units) consisting of:

  • 24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) core units:
  • 84 credit points (equivalent to 7 units) professional core units

Plus either / or
OPTION 1
12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) capstone unit; and,
24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) elective units. Students to select from any postgraduate units across the University (subject to availability).
OPTION 2
12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) research proposal unit; and,
24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) minor thesis unit.

Year 1, Semester 1

Year 1, Semester 2

plus

OPTION 1

12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) elective unit. Students to select from any postgraduate units across the University (subject to availability).

or

OPTION 2

Year 2, Semester 1

plus

OPTION 1

12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) elective units. Students to select from any postgraduate units across the University (subject to availability).

or

OPTION 2

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Credits

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Admission & pathways

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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.

  • Bachelor/Honours degree: Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree; OR
    Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate (similar discipline) field.
  • Mature: NA

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