Bachelor of Business Analytics

2019 Deakin University Handbook

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2019 course information

Award granted Bachelor of Business Analytics
Course Map

This course map is for new students commencing from Trimester 1 2019.

This course map is for new students commencing from Trimester 2 2019.

Course maps for commencement in previous years are available on the Course Maps webpage or please contact a Student Adviser.

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes
Duration3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeM340
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 7.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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.

Business Analytics teaches you to use technology to capture and use digital information effectively in organisational settings. A business analytics professional focuses on applying technology and strategic decision-making to managing vast quantities of business' data. In this course you will focus on critically analysing an organisation's information needs so that you can decide on the best business analytics software (e.g. business intelligence, predictive analytics and social media analytics tools) to apply to solve real-life business problems.

Indicative student workload

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

Career opportunities

Work integrated learning is a core component of this degree.  An 'Industry Campus' program facilitates formal engagement between students and employers.  This program aims to ensure that every student has multiple touch points with employers of business analytics graduates and business analytics professionals during their degree to help students identify potential employers and understand the career outcomes available to them.

Participation requirements

Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.

Mandatory student checks

Units which contain work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Develop and apply broad and coherent knowledge of the foundation theories, concepts and practice of business analytics within an organisation or social setting.
Communication Communicate ideas and concepts, with consideration to impacts and outcomes, to specialist and non-specialist audiences (using appropriate tools, technologies and techniques).
Digital literacy Use appropriate business analytics technologies to source, evaluate and analyse information relevant to organisational or social settings.
Critical thinking Apply critical and creative thinking skills in a variety of business analytics settings.
Problem solving Identify and model problems and articulate broad business analytics solutions related to authentic situations in organisational or social settings.
Self-management Demonstrate intellectual independence and reflect on  self-performance to identify and plan future professional development.
Teamwork Work collaboratively in diverse teams to produce and share business analytics solutions to problems in organisational or social settings.
Global citizenship Apply ethical frameworks and principles in the development and deployment of business analytics solutions to meet stakeholder needs.


Course rules

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:-

*Please speak with a student adviser for further advice.

Course structure

Core units

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or an approved international learning experience (study program, student exchange, overseas short course)

#New from Trimester 1 2020

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Course structure

Elective units

Plus eight credit points of general elective units

Work experience

This course provides students the opportunity to complete one or more work integrated learning units.

More information: WIL Programs

This course includes Work Integrated Learning (WIL) formally registered as part of the course on the CRICOS register. The total work integrated learning hours will differ depending on the WIL unit you choose. For more information about WIL hours, please check the unit information in the handbook or the unit guide.

For information about how WIL units may impact student visa holder work rights, please visit See Schedule 8 (8102)Visa Conditions.

Other course information

Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.