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Next intake: 
16 July 2018
Duration: 
2 years full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face

Applications for next intake due 8 July 2018

Overview

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.

Read about VU's world-class SAP education.

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Careers

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. 

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.

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

Course structure

To attain the Master of Business Analytics (Professional), students will be required to complete 192 credit points consisting of:

  • 48 credit points college core units
  • 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.

College Core Units

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 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.  

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.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: Full-fee

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

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  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. Add up the relevant amounts.

Scholarships & assistance

Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.

We can help with fee assistance and advice.

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.

  • Mature: Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
    OR
    Completion of an Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
    OR
    Applicants without an undergraduate qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Diploma based on approved work experience. Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma, graduates will be eligible for admission to this course with credit granted for completed units.

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

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

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