Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about fees
For additional information about this degree you can refer to the pages for the corresponding single degrees:
Master of Business Administration (MBA) (Global), and Master of Science (Data Analytics) (Exit Award)
The Master of Science (Data Analytics) provides students with the skills necessary for a career in data analytics, which involves data management, analysis, visualisation and interpretation as well as data-driven decision making. From a business perspective, the task of analysing performance and using those analyses to inform decisions about future actions has long played an important role in organisations and, in the past, it was often performed by people with accounting, finance or strategic planning skills. However, a number of trends - the growth of big data; increasingly complex organisations with more specialised functions; increased reporting, auditing, compliance and quality requirements; and more sophisticated analytical tools and techniques - has made data analysis both more important and more complex. Students will graduate with technical skills in the specific and highly sought-after area of data analytics.
The MBA (Global) program is available to students with a Bachelor degree in any discipline, but with little or no work experience. Students will study a standard broad-based business curriculum since many will have neither a first degree in business or commerce nor work experience in which they have developed these basic competencies. They also seek opportunities to build their practical business skills and experience; hence this program has compulsory work integrated learning and internship components. The program provides support to students to reflect on their own strengths and development needs, and to build personal skills in leadership, problem-solving, and communication. The MBA (Global) allows students to build confidence and capability to operate in a wide range of countries. The typical MBA (Global) graduate would seek a graduate entry position in a multi-national enterprise or corporation and the program should prepare them for this career.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Specialised knowledge of statistical and/or computational models, concepts and proficiency in their application
- Critical analysis and decision-making skills to enable an ethical and professional approach to managing people and organisations
- An awareness of and openness to cultural diversity and a capacity for self-reflection
- Interpersonal skills to operate in complex organisations and environments, including leadership capability and capability to work effectively in teams
- Proficiency in the utilisation of information and technology in business and organisational contexts
- Specialist knowledge in statistical and/or computational techniques for analysing and interpreting data sets
- Critical thinking and analytical problem solving to support data management, analysis and data-oriented decisions
- Specialised knowledge and skills required to use contemporary Big Data technologies to store, manage, process and analyse large structured or unstructured data sets.
- Effective independent and collaborative work skills to apply specialised knowledge and expert judgement to data science
- Mastered theoretical and practical knowledge of people, organisations and regulation as they operate in national, regional and international environments
- Competence in applying research principles and methods for the purpose of conducting substantial consulting or organisational projects
- Cognitive, technical and creative skills to recognise, define, analyse, and solve complex organisational and business problems
- Advanced written and oral communication skills to communicate with a range of stakeholder audiences
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Entry into the Master of Business Administration (Global)/Master of Science (Data Analytics) will be available to applicants who have:
- An undergraduate degree (AQF level 7 equivalent), or higher, in a cognate field of study, including data science/analytics, statistics, computer science, engineering, mathematics, information technology, finance, econometrics, or physics.
- Applicants with an undergraduate degree (AQF level 7 equivalent), or higher, in other areas with significant quantitative components, including accounting, business, or commerce will be assessed for entry on a case by case basis.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants must demonstrate that they meet the University’s English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy here.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution, or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to the new program, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
To satisfy the requirements for the Master Business Administration (Global)/ Master of Science (Data Analytics) program you must complete 170 units:
- 150 units core courses
- 20 units of program directed courses
Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Students must complete all Core Courses
Students must complete all core courses.
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|GMBA6001||Globalisation and Business||10 units|
|GMBA6002||International Accounting||10 units|
|GMBA6004||Leading and Managing People||10 units|
|GMBA6005||Twenty First Century Marketing Management||10 units|
|GMBA6006||Global Financial Management||10 units|
|GMBA6007||Managing Across Cultures||10 units|
|GMBA6008||Macroeconomics for Managers||10 units|
|GMBA6009||Competitive Dynamics and Global Strategy||10 units|
|GMBA6010||International Study Tour||10 units|
|INFO6001||Database Management 1||10 units|
|STAT6001||Data Wrangling and Visualisation||10 units|
|STAT6020||Predictive Analytics||10 units|
|STAT6100||Systems Thinking for an Integrated Workforce||10 units|
|STAT6160||Data Analytics for Business Intelligence||10 units|
|STAT6500||Data Analytics Project||10 units|
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|COMP6360||Data Security||10 units|
|GMBA6015||Digital and Social Media Analytics||10 units|
|INFO6002||Database Management 2||10 units|
|INFO6090||Business Intelligence for the Enterprise||10 units|
|INFT6201||Big Data||10 units|
|SENG6110||Object Oriented Programming||10 units|
All students can access free academic skills and support provided by Academic Learning Support through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the Faculty or School to ensure that this happens in a timely manner.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student's responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. More information is available online.
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