I am a prospective
student, looking to study at
Sydney CBD
LocationSydney CBD
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 6 years maximum.2 years full-time.
Mode of deliveryFace to Face
Start datesTrimester 2 (9 May 2022), Trimester 3 (22 Aug 2022), Trimester 2 (9 May 2022), Trimester 3 (22 Aug 2022),
FeesFind information about indicative course and program fees.
English proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 6.5, IELTS section minimum - 6.0 Find out more about IELTS.
CRICOS CodeCRICOS code: 0101396
Program Code40218

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)

Program handbook

Description

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

Details

Information correct as at17 Sep 2021 8:26 am
Program code40218
AQF level

Level 9 Masters Degree (Extended)

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
  • International students - 2 years full-time.
Term typeSemesters and Trimesters
Fees
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code0101396

Click on the headings to show/hide sections of content. Hidden information will not be printed. Hide all sections

Admission information

Admission requirements

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.


Credit transfer

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

170 units

Program duration

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

Program requirements

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

Program plans

Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.

The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.

You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.


Program structure

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.

Courses that are currently unavailable are hidden by default. You can show them by adjusting the advanced course filters above, or clicking the 'show all' links below each section.

Core Courses

Students must complete all Core Courses

Students must complete all core courses.

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
GMBA6001Globalisation and Business
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (UNCIE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GMBA6002International Accounting
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GMBA6004Leading and Managing People
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GMBA6005Twenty First Century Marketing Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GMBA6006Global Financial Management
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
GMBA6007Managing Across Cultures
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GMBA6008Macroeconomics for Managers
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GMBA6009Competitive Dynamics and Global Strategy
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
GMBA6010International Study Tour
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
INFO6001Database Management 1
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
STAT6001Data Wrangling and Visualisation
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
STAT6020Predictive Analytics
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
STAT6100Systems Thinking for an Integrated Workforce
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
STAT6160Data Analytics for Business Intelligence
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units
STAT6500Data Analytics Project
  • Semester 2 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
10 units

Directed Courses

Choose 20 units from the below

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
COMP6360Data Security
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
GMBA6015Digital and Social Media Analytics
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Newcastle City Precinct)
10 units
INFO6002Database Management 2
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 2 - 2021 (ONLINE)
10 units
INFO6090Business Intelligence for the Enterprise
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
INFT6201Big Data
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Callaghan)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Trimester 3 - 2021 (UNCIE)
10 units
SENG6110Object Oriented Programming
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (ONLINE)
  • Trimester 1 - 2021 (Sydney CBD)
  • Semester 1 - 2021 (Callaghan)
10 units

Additional information

Through the Pathways and Academic Learning Support Centre, students can access a free suite of NUPrep preparation courses as well as Academic Learning Support.

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.


International students

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.


Additional support

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 College 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.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.