Course essentials

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VU course code:
BMBI
Study mode:
Part Time, Full Time
Location:
Delivery mode:
Face to Face
Duration:
2 years full time or longer for part time

Become an industry leader in enterprise resource management planning (ERP) systems and SAP with VU's Master of Business Analytics (Professional).

VU's business masters programs are world-class, and highly valued in the industry. We have strong industry connections, offering real-world experience and networking opportunities.

During your study, you’ll develop practical, up-to-date knowledge of SAP software. We offer hands-on experience and online access to a comprehensive suite of SAP Business Intelligence/Business Analytics (BI/BA) software applications and technology.

Advance your career prospects in SAP-related fields with a graduate qualification. Our course covers the management and organisational skills needed to lead business analytics programs.

Industry & international connections

We have strong industry partnerships including with Linfox and SAP. Our lecturers work in the field, and you'll receive up-to-date, expert guidance.

You’ll have the opportunity for placements overseas and in Australia in SAP-related professions. We have built an extensive international network, with partners in China, Singapore, Malaysia, India and France.

World-class business-analytics program

We offer one of the most comprehensive ERP and business analytics programs in the world, and the only ERP course at this level in Australia

Through our masters program, you’ll develop in-demand computing and business skills needed to implement and maintain ERP systems. More importantly, you’ll understand the how these systems affect and support business.

Postgraduate research at VU

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Direct applications due 1 March 2018.

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Careers

In an era where information and data are central to business, our Master of Business Analytics (Professional) gives you the knowledge you need to succeed.

According to Accenture, there are more roles in which SAP expertise is required than roles with any other systems integrator.

This course provides career opportunities for:

  • information technology, information systems and computer science graduates looking to gain a foothold in corporate ERP / SAP organisations
  • technology analysts looking to move into a career in business analytics
  • business analysts looking to move to an SAP based organisation
  • SAP professionals looking to expand their career opportunities.

Our graduates are employed in a range of specialist fields of ERP/SAP. Companies where our graduates have been employed include:

  • Accenture
  • AGL
  • BHPBilliton
  • British Petroleum (UK)
  • Cadbury Schweppes
  • Carter Holt Harvey
  • China Air Express
  • Ernest & Young
  • Exxon Mobil Ltd
  • IBM
  • Linfox
  • Siemens
  • Unisys.

Salaries

The Australian average salary for ICT Business and Systems Analysts is $95,000 (JobOutlook).

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 critically evaluate the resolution of business problems and make recommendations relevant to 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 (Professional), students will be required to complete 192 credit points (equivalent to 16 units) consisting of:

  • 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) college core units
  • 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 from across the University (subject to availability). Please check any pre-requisite requirements prior to enrolling.
OPTION 2
12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) research proposal unit; and,
24 credit points (equivalent to 2 units) minor thesis unit. 

On completion of a minimum of eight units, students may exit the Master of Business Analytics (Professional) with a Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics if they meet graduation requirements of that course.

Year 1 Semester 1

Year 1 semester 2

Year 2 Semester 1

Plus

OPTION 1

12 credit points (equivalent to one unit) from any of the university postgraduate courses (unit offering is subject to availability)

or

OPTION 2

Year 2 Semester 2

Plus

OPTION 1

12 credit points (equivalent to one unit) from any of the university postgraduate courses (unit offering is subject to availability)

or

OPTION 2

What's a unit?

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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.

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Admission & pathways

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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.

  • Bachelor/Honours degree: Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and a Graduate Certificate in a cognate (similar discipline) field.
    Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and four years full-time work experience post-graduation including at least 2 of the 4 years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role as approved by the College.
  • Mature: In the absence of a Bachelor/Honours Degree, 7 years full-time work experience including at least 3 of the 7 years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role in business, logistics or supply chain management as approved by the College.

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.

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