Program Overview

Data is the new currency. It’s time to invest.

If you're keen to invest in your career, La Trobe's accredited Master of Business Analytics will keep you ahead of the trends. Gain advanced skills in business, programming and data engineering, and update your knowledge as you grow in this fast-moving industry.

In this practical course, you'll take your career to the next level as you learn the latest tools from industry experts. Learn industry-standard programs, including SAS, PowerBI, IBM Cognos, Excel, SQL and R, and understand how to develop data-based solutions for real-life business problems. You'll also gain high-level skills when you choose a specialisation in your area of interest, including artificial intelligence, data science, digital health and more. Graduate with your specialisation on your academic transcript, so future employers can recognise your expertise.

Study a degree recognised by industry. La Trobe's Master of Business Analytics is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and is one of the few courses in Australia where you'll graduate with a Certificate in Business Analytics from SAS.



  Course Duration

24 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 36,400


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 79


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Core subjects

Core subjects are required subjects in your course. You need to complete these subjects to attain your degree.

  • Cloud Platforms And Analytics
  • Customer Analytics And Social Media
  • Data Wrangling And R
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Principles Of Business Analytics
  • Visual Analytics

Academic entry requirement


Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.

Selection criteria

  • Applicants with relevant experience and/or a cognate degree may be granted advanced standing.

Note: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

English language requirement
6.5 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Annual tuition fee
A$36 400 per 120 credit points.

Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

The need for analytics professionals is at an all-time high. Organisations of all sizes are seeking to understand the massive amounts of data now at their disposal. After graduation, you could work across a wide range of sectors in roles such as:

  • Data analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Market research analysts.
  • Business consultant
  • Management consultant


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