What will I learn?

Technology has changed the way businesses operate and organisations now have access to an overwhelming amount of information about their business, customers and products.

Individuals with the ability to interpret, analyse and translate this data into meaningful recommendations, forecasts and business solutions are in high demand across the globe. In this degree, students will learn the fundamentals of business and how to identify and solve business challenges through strategic analysis of various data sources. Students will develop a combination of problem solving, critical thinking and influential communication skills across a variety of disciplines, including business, marketing and commerce.

Graduates will be able to use their analytical skills and data-driven strategic thinking to help businesses identify commercial opportunities, solve problems and drive innovation.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Key features

  • Be in high demand for analytics jobs around the globe as you help companies interpret and utilise their data.
  • Learn how to identify, source, extract and analyse information from industry-leading software tools and digital platforms.
  • Develop critical skills and thought leadership to become an effective interface between business and technologies.
  • Scholarships available for current and future students.

CAREER OUTCOMES

Rapid growth in business analytics has created a demand for graduates who can work at the intersection of business and IT to manage, construct and use data and IT systems to support business decision making. Digital business analysts are in short supply and high demand across a wide variety of industries including non-profit, health, finance, mining, energy and entertainment.

The La Trobe Business School has positioned this degree in business analytics as being more technical than our degree in Digital Business with the intention of producing graduates with the potential to work in more technical careers such as Quantitative Analyst, Data Scientist, or Business Analyst.

Which department am I in?

Department of Business and Management

CRICOS

0100037

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,800.00 (US$ 23,089) per year

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

Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020

Venue

La Trobe University

Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus,

Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive,

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY,

Victoria,

3086, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require completion of Australian Year 12 (or international equivalent) with a certain grade. International Baccalaureate (IB): Minimum of 4 in English A1 or A2 (Higher and Standard Levels); or Minimum of 5 in English B (Higher Level), Over six subjects. English Language Requirements: IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper-based Test - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT): Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing, Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

For international students

Equivalent to an Australian Year 12 Senior Secondary Certificate.

Subject prerequisites

Admission requirements are English Units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) - Overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; TOEFL Paper based - Overall score of 550 with 5 or better in TWE (Test of Written English); TOEFL Internet based (iBT) - Overall 64 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE) - Overall score of 50 with no communicative skill score less than 50; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - 169 with no less than 169 in any component; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 169 with no less than 169 in any component.

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Pathways options

Offered by this university

La Trobe University offers below pathways course for this subject

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • La Trobe College Australia
  • Sunraysia Institute of TAFE
  • Box Hill Institute
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About this uni

La Trobe is ranked in the top 400 by QS World University Rankings, THE World University Rankings and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

  • Top 300 on QS rankings list for economics
  • Partnership with several local and global organisations
  • Several industry and professional affiliated programs
  • Strong support from the University’s career team