Between 2010 and 2020, the amount of data created, captured and consumed grew from 2 zettabytes to a staggering 64 zettabytes globally. (A zettabyte is about a trillion gigabytes – that’s a one with 21 zeros after it.) Incredibly, we’re projected to nearly triple that number again and reach more than 180 zettabytes by 2025. With unprecedented access to big data, organisations around the world are seeking experienced analysts who can transform raw information into meaningful business solutions.
If applicants are keen to invest in their career, La Trobe’s accredited Master of Business Analytics will keep them ahead of the trends. They’ll gain advanced skills in business, programming and data engineering, and update their knowledge as they grow in this fast-moving industry.
In this practical course, students will take their career to the next level as they learn the latest tools from industry experts. They’ll 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. They’ll also gain high-level skills when they choose a specialisation in their area of interest, including artificial intelligence, data science, digital health and more. Students will graduate with their specialisation on their academic transcript, so future employers can recognise their expertise.
Students will 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 students will graduate with a Certificate in Business Analytics from SAS.
Students will understand the complexity of business needs and learn how to solve them with data-based solutions. They’ll learn the highly sought-after skills required to bridge the gap between analytics and non-analytics professionals, and craft innovative solutions for a wide range of businesses and organisations.
Students will learn from world-class academics and be immersed in research at La Trobe’s Centre for Data Analytics and Cognition (CDAC). The CDAC staff also teach in the Master of Business Analytics and work with international research groups to develop industry-leading research into artificial intelligence and advanced analytics.