General Information

Overview

Become a sought-after agent of change in the breakneck business world. Learn how to interpret and analyse business data, discover patterns and spot opportunity where others see tumult. Up your leadership game and emerge ready to solve people, process, technology and strategy challenges. 

Study structure

Successful completion of the Bachelor of Business Analytics and Analysis requires students to complete units of study to the value of 300 credit points. All units of study are valued at 12.5 credit points unless otherwise stated.

  • Full-time study: 100 credit points/eight standard units of study per year

  • Part-time study: 50 credit points/four standard units of study per year

  • One credit point is equivalent to one hour of study per week per semester (including contact hours and private study)

  • See the course planner for an example degree structure

Choose from a combination of the following course components to complete 100 credit points of other study. Students may also select elective units (12.5 credit points each).

A co-major is a major in a field of study outside this course. You can choose one in addition to a first major. Co-majors will not be named on your testamur certificate however will be shown on your transcript of results. 

  • Accounting 
  • Advertising 
  • Animation 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Business Analytics and Analysis 
  • Cinema and Screen Studies 
  • Climate and Social Justice 
  • Computer Science 
  • Creative Writing and Literature 
  • Criminology 
  • Data Analytics 
  • Digital Advertising Technology 
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation 
  • Environmental Science 
  • Environmental Sustainability 
  • Ethics and Technology 
  • Finance 
  • Financial Planning 
  • Games and Interactivity 
  • Global Studies 
  • History 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Indigenous Studies 
  • Information Systems 
  • Journalism 
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
  • Management 
  • Marketing 
  • Media Industries 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Perspectives on Globalisation 
  • Philosophy 
  • Politics and International Relations 
  • Politics, Power and Technology 
  • Professional and Creative Writing 
  • Professional Writing and Editing 
  • Psychology 
  • Public Relations 
  • Screen Production 
  • Screen Studies and Popular Culture 
  • Social Media 
  • Space Technology 
View co-major units

Minors are a structured set of 4 units or 50 credit points and may be chosen from any field of study. 

  • Accounting 
  • Advertising 
  • Applied Mathematics 
  • Applied Psychology 
  • Architecture 
  • Aviation 
  • Biomedical Science 
  • Biotechnology 
  • Branded Environments 
  • Chemistry 
  • Cinema and Screen Studies 
  • Climate and Social Justice 
  • Communication Design 
  • Computer Science 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Criminology 
  • Data Analytics 
  • Data Science 
  • Design History and Theory 
  • Design Principles and Processes 
  • Digital Marketing 
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism 
  • Editing 
  • Engineering 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Ethics and Technology 
  • Film and Television Theory 
  • Finance 
  • Games and Interactivity 
  • Health Statistics 
  • Healthy Societies 
  • Higher Mathematics 
  • History 
  • Human Resource Management 
  • Indigenous Studies 
  • Industrial Design 
  • Information and Communication Technology 
  • Innovation 
  • Interior Architecture 
  • Interior Documentation and Construction 
  • International Relations and Security 
  • Journalism 
  • Literature 
  • Management 
  • Management for Health 
  • Managing Information Systems 
  • Managing Information Systems 
  • Marketing 
  • Media Industries 
  • Motion Design 
  • Neuroscience 
  • Nutrition 
  • Perspectives on Globalisation 
  • Philosophy 
  • Photomedia 
  • Physics 
  • Politics and International Relations 
  • Professional and Creative Writing 
  • Public Relations 
  • Screen Studies and Popular Culture 
  • Social Impact 
  • Social Media 
  • Sociology 
  • Space Technology Minor 
  • Sports Management 
  • Tourism 
  • UX Interaction Design 
  • Web Development 
View minor units

These recommended elective units can deepen your understanding of your chosen major or an area of interest. A full list of available elective units can be found upon enrolment.

Business Analysis major
  • COS10005 Web Development
  • COS10009 Introduction to Programming
  • DDD10007 Introduction to Design Principles and Processes
  • ENT10002 Creativity and Innovation
  • FIN10002 Financial Statistics
  • FIN30016 Management of Investment Portfolios
  • FIN30020 Alternative Investments
  • HRM20016 Dynamics of Diversity in Organisations
  • HRM20017 Managing Workplace Relations
  • ICT20005 IT for Social Impact Project
  • INF20030 Cloud Approaches for Enterprise Systems
  • INF30004 Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation
  • INF30015 Knowledge Management and Analytics
  • LAW20019 Law of Commerce
  • LAW20045 Finance Law
  • MGT10010 Ethics of Innovation
  • MGT20007 Organisational Behaviour
  • MGT30005 Strategic Planning
  • SCM20003 Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
     
Business Analytics major
  • COS10005 Web Development
  • COS10009 Introduction to Programming
  • DDD10007 Introduction to Design Principles and Processes
  • ENT10002 Creativity and Innovation
  • FIN10002 Financial Statistics
  • FIN30016 Management of Investment Portfolios
  • FIN30020 Alternative Investments
  • HRM20016 Dynamics of Diversity in Organisations
  • HRM20017 Managing Workplace Relations
  • ICT20005 IT for Social Impact Project
  • INF20030 Cloud Approaches for Enterprise Systems
  • INF30034 Agile Methods for Business Analysis
  • LAW20019 Law of Commerce
  • LAW20045 Finance Law
  • MGT20007 Organisational Behaviour
  • MGT30005 Strategic Planning
  • SCM20003 Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Find more detail about elective units

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this Course students will be able to:

  • Define and integrate theoretical principles applicable to Business, Technology, Analysis and analytics and apply those principles to inform and improve practice in a range of industry contexts

  • Systematically review and critically evaluate research from a variety of sources in order to make informed judgements on options for innovatively solving a range of Business, Technology, Analysis and Analytics problems that arise in business contexts

  • Apply critical thinking, reflection and judgment in the selection and application of the appropriate IS/IT related theories, frameworks and/or methods as part of the process to identify and propose solutions to organisational problems

  • Demonstrate an appreciation and understanding of the professional and ethical issues, dilemmas, and cultural sensitivities pertaining Business, Technology, Analysis and Analytics professional in a range of environments

  • Communicate and articulate clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and innovative ideas appropriate for the problem context, the stakeholders, and the organisational environment

  • Build on and continuously develop the intellectual independence to be critical and reflective learners, cognisant of new technologies and practices and their implications to business and social environments

  • Work in a self-reliant, independent and responsible manner, show leadership and take initiative where appropriate, particularly in a collaborative and team environment

Career opportunities

Graduates are likely to pursue careers in business and systems analysis, business process analysis, business requirements analysis, project management, enterprise systems consultancy, IS/IT consultancy, business relationship management, business development management, and when you have gained experience, as an IT director and chief information officer.

Course rules

To qualify for the Bachelor of Business Analytics and Analysis students must complete 300 credit points comprising of:

  • Eight (8) core units of study (100 credit points)

  • Eight (8) units of study from the course discipline major (100 credit points)

  • Secondary studies (100 credit points) comprising of a co-major, minor/s, advanced minor and/or electives*

*Students cannot enrol in both course discipline majors.

Domestic students also have an opportunity to undertake a WIL Professional Placement. Please note that due to government regulation international students holding a student visa are not able to undertake Professional Placements in this course.

Students may not complete more than 125 credit points (normally 10 units) at Introductory Level. A unit of study can only be counted once, where units are shared between majors and/or minors, students must choose an approved alternate.

International students who successfully gain a placement through the selection process will be required to change courses to a relevant Professional degree if this be feasible, in order to complete a placement and should consider any visa and extended study duration implications prior to applying. Professional Placements are subject to a competitive selection process.

Students who undertake a 12-month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 375 credit points comprising:

  • Eight [8] Core units of Study (100 credit points);

  • Eight [8] units of study from the from the course discipline major (100 credit points);

  • Four [4] Professional Placement units (100 credit points); and

  • Six [6] units of study comprising an Advanced Minor, Minor or electives (75 credit points)

Students who elect to undertake a 6 month professional placement are subject to the following course rules and must complete 337.5 credit points comprising:

  • Eight [8] Core units of Study (100 credit points);

  • Eight [8] units of study from the course discipline discipline major (100 credit points); Two [2] Professional Placement units (50 credit points); and

  • Seven [7] units of study comprising an Advanced Minor, Minor or electives (87.5 credit points).

Maximum Academic Credit

The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Bachelor of Business Analytics and Analysis is 150 credit points (normally 12 units)

Admission criteria

Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the course does not guarantee offer of a place. Information about Swinburne's general admission criteria can be found at Admissions at Swinburne - Higher Education webpage.

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