Master of Business Analytics

CRICOS 110668G
Business Analytics | Torrens University

What is a Master of Business Analytics?

A Master of Business Analytics advances your ability to convert data into insights and solutions. At Torrens University, you'll master the analytical lifecycle in this multi-disciplinary course. Diversify your career path. Deliver data-driven business and social solutions.
Fundamental knowledge and skills in key analytical areas, such as artificial intelligence, data, optimisation, and visualisation and storytelling will be developed. Contemporary technologies and communication techniques will also be examined to build your data and analytical capabilities along with your ability to converse with expert and non-expert stakeholders. Ultimately, you will learn how to elicit business requirements and recommend analytical solutions that seamlessly embed within business flows. The unique course design also provides the ability to link into other study opportunities for further career development, including a Master of Business Administration or Master of Business Information Systems.


Learning outcomes

  • Implement optimised solutions to contemporary business challenges with evaluation of published literature and business analysis body of knowledge.
  • Recommend strategic solutions using analytics to achieve best business practice within a global context.
  • Apply data concepts and multiple information sources to transform business processes and managerial decisions.
  • Harness digital technologies, including Artificial Intelligence to analyse and communicate information relevant to business and social challenges.
  • Transmit relevant and timely stakeholder insights and solutions using business analytics techniques.
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IIBA member

Our Business Analytics programs are endorsed by the global professional association International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). You'll also receive a 12-month membership.

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ECBA exam preparation

Completing our Business Analytics programs will prepare you to sit the International Institute of Business Analysis' Entry Certificate in Business Analysis exam.

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Tableau's Desktop Specialist

Get certified and become a Tableau Desktop Specialist in our Visual Analytics and Storytelling subject

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SAS® Certified Specialist: Machine Learning

Certify and advance your data analysis skills by learning SAS® software and machine learning techniques through the Applied Optimisation in Business subject.

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Microsoft Certified: Azure AI Fundamentals

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Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Course duration
1.5 years full-time, part-time options available
Start date
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 9 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Industry engagement
Our extensive network of industry partners lets you learn from business leaders, gain valuable insights and tackle practical problems.

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Future-proofed business
Our industry-integrated model means we have our finger on the pulse of the business world, giving participants access to the most up-to-date industry perspectives and practices.

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Ultimate flexibility
With the option to study full or part time and all your course materials online, you can tailor your study to suit your lifestyle.
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Career opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Business Analyst
    Average salary: $99,994 - $144,722
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
    Average salary: $98,544 - $149,023
  • Data Analyst
    Average salary: $91,905 - $134,929
  • Financial Analyst
    Average salary: $92,625 - $135,000
  • Project Manager
    Average salary: $107,038 - $164,883
Dr Hayden McDonald
Today’s organisations get their competitive edge from their unique data insights. The graduates who have the business acumen and an ability to convert data into these valuable insights are in demand globally.
Hayden McDonald
Program Director, Business Analytics

Subjects and units

Delivered both on campus and online, this course comprises 8 core and 4 electives, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Electives


Complete the 7 core subjects listed below. Additionally, you’re required to select 1 elective from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Data Modelling and Database Design | MIS602
  • Foundations in Business Analysis | BANASD600
  • Statistics and Applied Analytics | STA601
  • Data Analytics in Business | BANASD601
  • Visual Analytics and Storytelling | BANASD602 
  • Applied Optimisation in Business | BANASD603 
  • Artificial Intelligence and its responsible use in Business | BANASD604


Complete the 1 core subject listed below. Additionally, you’re required to select 3 electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Engaging with Industry Capstone EMP600 


Electives available to students may be chosen from the elective bank below. Choose 4 electives:

Elective subjects

  • Business Environment | MGT501 
  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Management, People and Teams | MGT600
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGT601
  • Business Decision Analytics | MGT602
  • Systems Thinking | MGT603
  • Strategic Management | MGT604
  • Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship | MGT607
  • Managing Information Systems | MGT609
  • Marketing | MKT600
  • Financial Management | FIN600
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS500
  • Microservices Architecture | MIS603
  • Requirements Engineering | MIS604
  • Systems Analysis and Design | MIS605
  • Cybersecurity | MIS607
  • Principles of Project Management | PROJ6000
  • Project Planning and Budgeting | PROJ6002
  • Project Execution and Control | PROJ6003
  • Contracts and Procurement | PROJ6004
  • Business Process Management and Systems | PROJ6009
  • Integrated Project Management | PROJ601
  • Project, Portfolio and Program Management - PROJ6018
  • Engineering Sustainability | MEM601
  • Engineering Risk Management | MEM602
  • Engineering Strategy | MEM603
  • Enterprise Development Unit | EDU600
  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals | CCF501
  • Human Centred Design | HCD402
  • Intelligent Systems | ISY503
  • Software Development Management | SDM404
  • Economic Principles | ECO601
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting | ACC601
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting | ACC602
  • Advanced Financial Reporting | ACC603
  • Social Enterprise | DSGN6031


Learn with industry standard technologies

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

Need more help?

Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.


  • Diploma courses ( 2 options )
    • Diploma of Business

      CRICOS 090282F

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    • Diploma of Business Information Systems

      CRICOS 0100552

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  • Bachelor courses ( 2 options )
    • Bachelor of Business

      CRICOS 090275E

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    • Bachelor of Business Information Systems

      CRICOS 0100551

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  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

    CRICOS 095349G

    3 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    0.5 years full-time, part-time options available
  • Graduate Diploma courses ( 2 options )
    • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

      CRICOS 095352A

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    • Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems

      CRICOS 098258G

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  • Master courses ( 2 options )
    • Master of Business Analytics

      CRICOS 110668G

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    • Master of Business Analytics Advanced

      CRICOS 110667H

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Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.

Gain professional experience

You can source Work-Integrated Learning opportunities, including placements, through our Careers Connect database, all vetted for quality and relevance by Torrens University’s Learning Facilitators.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International


Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.


Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP


Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.

Successful completion of a Bachelor's degree (AQF Level 7);


Applicants without formal qualifications are eligible to apply if they have five (5) years of analytics experience or equivalent professional business experience. Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

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Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent;


Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirements may be available. Alternative entry may include assessment and approval of prior study, or successful completion of a readiness assessment. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided exceptions to the usual face-to-face learning requirements until 30 June 2023 only. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?
  • What if I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?

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