Master of Business Analytics

Join the next generation of data savvy professionals skilled in solving global problems through the emerging field of business analytics.

Continuing business disruption has created an unprecedented demand for data analysis capabilities. Designed for business professionals of the future, this innovative master’s program encourages a new take on data. You’ll gain a unique ability to communicate data insights across organisational functions and transform direction.

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What you'll learn

Drawing on business, data science and philosophy insights, you’ll gain a hybrid, holistic understanding of business analytics and their application. You’ll learn how to interpret analytics for social, cultural and environmental business opportunities through responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI), ethics and strategy. What makes this program unique is its focus on business analytics for social good.

Address real business problems and social issues

Online and part time

Collaborate with industry

Tailored professional development opportunities

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Program structure

Blending research and best practice in business leadership, data science and ethics, this master’s program adopts a cross-disciplinary perspective to prepare you for emerging business challenges. To successfully complete the Master of Business Analytics, you must fulfill the following program requirements:

How you'll learn

Designed to be flexible and interactive, this online, part-time master’s program will fit easily into your busy lifestyle. By joining a small but diverse virtual community, you’ll connect and network with other students. Enjoy access to UQ student support services and resources while learning from award-winning teachers and scholars from the comfort of home. 

As a 100% online program, ensuring an engaging, supportive learning environment is our top priority. By partnering with Quality Matters, the Master of Business Analytics program is developed to offer gold standard online design that is engaging, tailored to postgraduate student needs, aligned with program outcomes, and informed by best practice to deliver a truly exceptional online learning experience.

With three intakes and study periods each year, you can start studying this two-year postgraduate degree when it suits you.

Who you'll learn from

Learn from leading experts in business leadership, data science and ethics to develop a holistic understanding of business analytics and their application.

Dr Ida Someh          Dr Len Coote          Prof. Shazia Sadiq         Prof. Marta Indulska          Dr Tapani Rinta Kahila          

Dr Martin Edwards          Prof. Nicole Gillespie          Assoc. Prof. Andrew Crowden          Dr Allison Fish          Assoc. Prof. Rain Liivoja         

Dr Rachel Fitzgerald          Dr Michael Bulmer          Dr Hassan Khosravi          Assoc. Prof. Gianluca Demartini           Dr Ash Rahimi         

Dr Bikesh Upreti          Dr Mory Namvar          Dr Thomas Taimre          Dr Mashhuda Glencross

Career outcomes

Designed for professionals of the future, this master’s program will prepare you for data-focused roles in any industry. Your cross-functional business analytics and leadership skills will prove in-demand in an ever-changing business world. The University of Queensland is a founding partner of the QLD AI Hub and is committed to the development of leading AI professionals. 

Potential graduate careers

  • Business analytics specialist
  • Business data analyst
  • Data analytics translator
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Analytics product manager
  • Data governance specialist 
  • Analytics project manager
  • Marketing analytics specialist

While these are examples of the kind of roles you could end up in, this program will also prepare you for future roles that don’t yet exist.

Jey Master of Business & UQ Teaching Staff "UQ’s Master of Business Analytics program is tailored towards students who want to jump-start their careers in the data analytics field. Graduates of this program can be confident that the technical and communication skills they acquire from this program will be highly rewarded in the ever-growing data related job market."

- Jey Babirzade - Senior Consultant (cloud/data engineer) & UQ Advanced Analytics Teaching Staff 


Sina Master of Business & UQ Teaching Staff “I believe UQ’s Master of Business Analytics program is well designed for professionals who would like to learn more about analytics foundations and prepare themselves for a demanding job market, whether as a data analyst or data scientist. With 100% online delivery, professional full-time workers can enjoy scaling up their skills using a flexible learning system.”

- Sina Ameli, R&D Data Scientist at Youi Insurance & Advanced Analytics Teaching Staff at UQ 

Learn more about the exciting field of business analytics

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How to apply

To commence study January 2022, applications close 20 December 2021.