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What will I learn?

Around the world, data analytics is increasingly utilized to inform and drive business decisions at an operational and strategic level in a broad range of industries such as finance, health and medicine, general sciences, cybersecurity, defense and agriculture.

Driven by the changing requirements of businesses and government and the skills gap for employees with both business and data analytics qualifications, the University of Newcastle has introduced the Master of Business Administration (Global) and Master of Science (Data Analytics) combined degree.

This program will provide you with the essential knowledge and professional skills to understand and employ appropriate analytics on big data generated from different business processes, across different types of organizations and industries.

What you will study

You’ll develop a global mindset through an in-depth understanding of business globalization and its complex effect on stakeholders, societies and economies. You’ll also gain the ability to model real-world situations, to think abstractly and to manipulate, analyze and interpret data.

Enhance your interpersonal skills and learn how to effectively communicate information and insights extracted from data and how to conduct business across countries, cultures and contexts supported on data-driven decision-making strategies. With integrated industry engagement throughout the course, you will be provided with important business networking opportunities that expose you to experiences while you study, which could lead to remarkable workplace prospects on graduation.

Your core studies will focus on the following areas:

Globalization and Business

Global Financial Management

Managing Across Cultures

Data Wrangling and Visualization

Predictive Analytics

Data Analytics for Business Intelligence

Career opportunities

Through a combined degree in the Master of Business Administration (Global) and Master of Science (Data Analytics) you will gain a diverse skillset in high global demand allowing you to work across borders, oceans, industries and boardrooms around the world. Where you take this qualification is up to you. Potential career paths include:

Global management consultant

Multinational marketing manager

International trade policy advisor

Global supply chain manager

Data manager

Data analyst

Business intelligence analyst

Data and insights expert

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business and Law



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,125.00 (19,32,068) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

January 2023


Newcastle City campus

Cnr King and Auckland Streets,


New South Wales,

2300, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For admission into the 80-unit program, applicants must have one of the following qualifications or equivalent: Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma; or Bachelor Honours Degree; or Bachelor Degree in a related field plus one year’s relevant work experience; or Diploma or Advanced Diploma plus five years' relevant work experience. For admission into the 120-unit program, applicants must have one of the following qualifications or equivalent: Bachelor Degree in a related field; or At least seven years’ relevant work experience. TOEFL paper-based test score of 550; TOEFL internet-based score of 79; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5; PTE GSE score of 58; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 58.

For international students

Entry into the Master of Business Administration (Global)/Master of Science (Data Analytics) will be available to applicants who have:

An undergraduate degree (AQF level 7 equivalent), or higher, in a cognate field of study, including data science/analytics, statistics, computer science, engineering, mathematics, information technology, finance, econometrics, or physics.

Applicants with an undergraduate degree (AQF level 7 equivalent), or higher, in other areas with significant quantitative components, including accounting, business, or commerce will be assessed for entry on a case by case basis.

Students from overseas will be required to demonstrate English proficiency to the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with no individual score less than 6.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

  • 15 of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked 8th in Australia by Excellence in Research Australia
  • At AUD 113M it’s 9th in Australia for research income (HERDC)
  • 39,000+ students from 105 nations