Master of Business Analytics / Master of Sports Analytics


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Program Description

Choose Master of Business Analytics at LaTrobe

In an increasingly digital world, organisations across the globe collect huge volumes of data. Businesses that can make sense of this information will have a competitive edge. The Master of Business analytics is a specialised degree that gives you the skills and knowledge to understand this flow of data and provide businesses with the insights they need to succeed.

In a course designed through a collaboration of academics, industry practitioners and technology vendors for the industry, you'll gain the specialist skills and knowledge you need to have a competitive professional advantage.

You'll learn the role of data in decision-making, problem-solving and organisational change. You will gain practical skills in business, statistics and computer science, as well as develop personal skills such as communication and critical thinking.

Importantly, you will gain practical experience in leading commercial software applications, from SAS, SAP, Microsoft and IBM as well as open source alternatives. You’ll also have many opportunities to test your skills in a real-world environment.

La Trobe is a member of the Data to Decisions CRC (D2D CRC) research program which will help train over 1,000 data analytics professionals between 2015 and 2020. This membership provides many authentic projects and internship opportunities for Business Analytics students.

La Trobe is the first institution in Australia to develop a voucher system in partnership with SAS to offer continuing professional development after your graduation. These vouchers, available only to graduates of the La Trobe Master of Business Analytics, allow you to access additional highly sought-after industry certifications at significantly discounted pricing for up to three years following your graduation.

Our accounting and finance subjects are ranked in the top 200 in the world,* La Trobe also ranks in the top 3 universities in Victoria for research in banking, finance and investment; and accounting, auditing and accountability.**

Career opportunities

The 2015 IAPA Skills and Salary Survey found there is a huge demand for analytics professionals in Australia, with 90 percent of analytics respondents earning more than the national median salary.***

Our strong focus on industry training means La Trobe Business School graduates are highly employable. For those already working in the industry, the Master of Business Analytics provides opportunities for career and salary enhancement.

Our graduates have gone to successful careers in companies such as:

  • ANZ
  • nib Health Insurance

La Trobe Business School graduates work in a diverse range of roles, including:

  • analytics consultant
  • business analyst
  • data analyst
  • customer analyst (retail, loyalty, strategy, etc.)
  • the process analyst

Analytics professionals are highly sought after across a range of industries including:

  • banking and investment
  • entertainment
  • health (e.g. insurance)
  • retail (e.g. supermarkets, fashion)
  • IT

Course Description

The Master of Business Analytics is a specialised degree that aims to equip students with the relevant data analytics and business skills to solve the complex problems of modern businesses. The course is multi-disciplinary, drawing upon knowledge and skills in business, statistics, computer science, and soft personal skills such as communication and critical thinking. The course will cover foundation and advanced business analytics by using state of the art industry tools to showcase the application of the knowledge and skills in practice. The course will also have a strong industry presence to ensure that students are kept abreast of the latest development in this field.

Choose Master of Sports Analytics at LaTrobe

Sports organisations around the globe are using highly sophisticated monitoring technology and advanced statistics to gain a competitive edge.Millions of data points are being generated every week and professionals who can interpret this data are increasingly in demand.

La Trobe’s Master of Sports Analytics has been created to respond to this emerging demand. Launch your career in a $1.5 trillion global industry* and lead the next era of the competitive sport. This course was developed in close consultation with leading sports clubs and sports technology companies to prepare you for the future of this rapidly growing profession.

You’ll learn foundational sports analytics techniques that will enable you to deliver insights into strategy, recruitment and performance, using data visualisation methods taught in La Trobe’s state of the art VisLabs.

You’ll get advanced skills in data warehousing and analytics, with a specialist focus on elite sport content thanks to the expertise of La Trobe academics and our industry experts. You’ll put theory into practice with live projects and real-world case studies provided by our industry partners:

  • Carlton F.C.
  • Melbourne City F.C.
  • Catapult
  • Optus

Career opportunities

The Master of Sports Analytics has been designed with a range of educational and working backgrounds in mind. With your skills in handling large data sets, you'll make a difference in elite sport in areas including:

  • performance analysis
  • training load management
  • injury prevention
  • tactical strategies
  • player recruitment
  • technology development
  • research
  • talent identification
  • strength and conditioning.

The La Trobe Master of Sports Analytics will provide you with skills and experience in data science that can be applied beyond sports performance. Graduates will have data science skills necessary for alternate careers in industries including:

  • sports media
  • fantasy leagues
  • health
  • gaming
  • finance
  • retail.

Course description

The Masters of Sports Analytics is a 1.5-year degree for those seeking to improve their knowledge and capacity to collect, manage, analyse and present large data sets captured from the sport. The course aims to prepare graduates for roles in the field of sports analytics and may be of significant interest to currently employed sport and exercise science professionals seeking formal education and qualifications in this area. Local students are able to select to enrol on either full-time or part-time basis.

Admission requirements

Minimum entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience.

Minimum advanced standing requirements

Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in the form of an Australian Bachelor's degree, or a degree determined to be equivalent by La Trobe University, and have relevant work experience in a business or data-related role may be eligible to apply for advanced standing. The subjects granted advanced standing will be determined by the academic assessor and on a case by case basis. In making an offer of advanced standing to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and/or employment experience. Applicants with demonstrated prior learning may be able to apply for advanced standing forBUS5BIM, BUS5SBF, BUS5SMM and BUS5IAF.

Degree requirements

The Master of Business Analytics is a two-year full-time program (or its part-time equivalent), studied in English, requiring the successful completion of 240 credit points of study. The program comprises coursework and may include a minor thesis if students elect to complete a specialization using the four electives within the course. The aim of this course is to provide training of business analytics professionals as profiled by IAPA (Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia).

  • All subjects are worth 15 credit points.
  • The subjects are listed in the preferred order of study. You must complete all prerequisite subjects prior to enrolling in a core or elective subject.
  • This degree is designed to be completed within two years of full-time study or part-time equivalent for non-cognate students.


  • LTU0AIM is a not-for-credit subject that students are required to complete at the commencement of their first semester. The subject is designed to enhance the students' knowledge and awareness of issues concerning academic integrity.
Last updated Jan 2018

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