Duration
Full-time: 15 months
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2021 Quarter Two – 29 March
2022 Quarter two – 4 April
Available locations
City
Points
180
Programme type
Postgraduate
Taught options available

Programme overview

This practice-focused programme will equip you to interrogate business challenges and then source, manipulate and analyse data to address issues and inform organisational strategies.

You will also develop a strong portfolio of professional skills that will enable you to communicate effectively to a non-technical audience through the use of data visualisation tools and storytelling.

Your chosen specialisation will provide the opportunity for you to develop and apply analytical techniques and engage in an industry-based project that will provide experience in responding to the challenges of working in a live business context with real data.

The programme will launch in 2021 with the Marketing specialisation. The specialisation in Supply Chain Management will not be offered to students entering the programme in 2021.

Also available: Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics (PGCertBusAn). The PGCertBusAn is an alternative pathway for graduates who are initially uncertain about committing to a masters programme, and for those who do not achieve the required GPA for direct entry to the MBusAn.

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Programme structure

The Master of Business Analytics is a 15-month, 180-point coursework masters programme studied over five quarters.

You will study six core courses (Part I) addressing data sources for the formulation of business strategies and the analytics required to inform decision-making. Topics will include business analytics and information management tools, storytelling and data visualisation, predictive analytics, and decision-making and optimisation.

In Part II you will choose to focus on either Marketing or Supply Chain Management and enhance and develop your skills sets in a disciplinary context. Following the completion of a business consultancy practice course and a course in advanced project management you will complete an applied industry project.

You'll also need to meet other requirements, including time limits and total points limits. See Postgraduate enrolment.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Sample programme structure

180 points: Taught - Note this is a sample structure only for the Marketing specialisation, full-time study starting in Quarter Two.

2021 90 points

  • Code:
    BUSINFO 700 (Q2/21)
    Name:
    Analysis of Business Problems
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 705 (Q2/21)
    Name:
    Decision Analytics
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 701 (Q3/21)
    Name:
    Business Analytics Tools
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 702 (Q3/21)
    Name:
    Information Management
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 703 (Q4/21)
    Name:
    Data Visualisation for Business
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 704 (Q4/21)
    Name:
    Predictive Business Analytics
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

2022 90 points

  • Code:
    BUSINFO 710 (Q1/22)
    Name:
    Advanced Project Management
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 706 (Q1/22)
    Name:
    Customer and Market Insights
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 707 (Q1/22)
    Name:
    Digital Marketing and Analytics
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 711 (Q2/22)
    Name:
    Consultancy Practice
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 712 (Q2/22)
    Name:
    Marketing Analytics Industry Project
    Type:
    Industry Project (Level 9 course)
    Points:
    30 pts

Sample programme structure

180 points: Taught - Note this is a sample structure only for the Marketing specialisation, part-time study (15 points per quarter) starting in Quarter Two..

2021 45 points

  • Code:
    BUSINFO 700 (Q2/21)
    Name:
    Analysis of Business Problems
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 702 (Q3/21)
    Name:
    Information Management
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 704 (Q4/21)
    Name:
    Predictive Business Analytics
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

2022 60 points

  • Code:
    BUSINFO 710 (Q1/22)
    Name:
    Advanced Project Management
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 705 (Q2/22)
    Name:
    Decision Analytics
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 701 (Q3/22)
    Name:
    Business Analytics Tools
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 703 (Q4/22)
    Name:
    Data Visualisation for Business
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts

2023 75 points

  • Code:
    BUSINFO 706 (Q1/23)
    Name:
    Customer and Market Insights
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 707 (Q1/23)
    Name:
    Digital Marketing and Analytics
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 711 (Q2/23)
    Name:
    Consultancy Practice
    Type:
    Core taught
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BUSINFO 712 (Q3/23)
    Name:
    Marketing Analytics Industry Project
    Type:
    Industry experience
    Points:
    30 pts

2020 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPA Grade Point Average 5.0

Further programme requirements

Taught 180 points

You must have completed a bachelors or honours degree in business or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline, such as engineering, social sciences, sciences or technology. You will need a GPA of 5.0 or higher in 90 points of the most advanced courses of the bachelors programme, or over the entire honours programme. In addition, you must have passed an undergraduate level course in business statistics (STATS 108) or equivalent.

If you have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree that are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme, you will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to you on a case-by-case basis.

This programme can be studied full-time or part-time and is open to both international and domestic students.

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Other pathways to study

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics* (PGCertBusAn) is an alternative pathway for graduates who are initially uncertain about committing to a masters programme, and for those who do not achieve the required GPA for direct entry to the Master of Business Analytics (MBusAn).

Courses passed for the postgraduate certificate can be reassigned to the 180-point MBusAn provided you meet the minimum GPA entry requirement and the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded.

* This programme will be offered in 2021, subject to regulatory approval.

Programme requirements

Minimum programme requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place.

  • Study option
    Taught 180 points
    Grade required
    GPE Grade Point Equivalent 5.0

    An undergraduate degree

  • Qualification
    IELTS Academic International English Language Testing System
    Score required
    6.5

Further programme requirements

Taught 180 points

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in business or a non-business degree in a relevant discipline such as arts, engineering, technology, or science. Your study must be from a recognised university (or similar institution), and you will need a GPE of 5.0 in the most advanced courses taken. In addition, you must have passed an undergraduate level course in business statistics (STATS 108) or equivalent.

If you have completed advanced course(s) in an undergraduate degree that are considered substantially similar to courses in this programme you will be required to complete substitute course(s). Advice will be provided to you on a case-by-case basis

International applicants must also have evidence of English language proficiency such as IELTS (score of 6.5, and no bands below 6.0) or equivalent.

Calculate your Grade Point Equivalent (GPE).

Other pathways to study

Our Business Masters programmes are taught entirely in English. You must be able to understand, speak and write fluently in English. If your English does not meet the required standard, our English Language Academy offers the following courses customised for the Business Masters:

The Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics* (PGCertBusAn) is an alternative pathway for graduates who are initially uncertain about committing to a masters programme, and for those who do not achieve the required GPA for direct entry to the Master of Business Analytics (MBusAn).

Courses passed for the postgraduate certificate can be reassigned to the 180-point MBusAn provided you meet the minimum GPA entry requirement and the postgraduate certificate has not been awarded.

* This programme will be offered in 2021, subject to regulatory approval.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

How much does a Master of Business Analytics cost per year?

2020 fees

Domestic students
NZ$22,377*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $7.86 per point, estimated at $943.20 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Key dates

You can apply for entry into your chosen programme up to 12 months before the programme start date and may receive a firm or conditional offer.

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Quarter Two 2021
Domestic 1 March 2021
International 1 February 2021

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For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Developing your skills and capabilities

The Business School is committed to giving you opportunities to develop as a scholar, leader, innovator and global citizen.

As you study towards your MBusAn you can expect to develop capabilities that will enhance your career and help you make a positive impact on society. You will acquire these capabilities from your courses and through participation in a range of co-curricular activities.

While enhancing your critical thinking and analytical skills, your studies will equip you with strong communication, teamwork and leadership skills as well as cross-cultural understanding.

A MBusAn graduate is expected to have skills and capabilities in the following areas:

Disciplinary knowledge and practice

Graduates will be able to demonstrate advanced specialised knowledge and integrated understanding of data sources, data storage, and statistical techniques along with a critical awareness of current technologies and business practices.

Critical thinking

Graduates will be able to synthesise and evaluate evidence from one or multiple data sources and analyses to identify actionable insights and inform managerial decision-making.

Solution seeking

Graduates will be able to use data and analytics to address complex business and management issues and develop implementable solutions

Communication and engagement

Graduates will be able to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams and communicate the results of analytical projects in a variety of modes to technical and non-technical audiences.

Independence and integrity

Graduates will able to engage in independent, reflective, and ethical decision-making, demonstrating consideration of privacy and data governance issues.

Social and environmental responsibility

Graduates will recognise the significance of the principles underpinning the Treaty of Waitangi and of sustainability within the context of business analytics.

For all official programme information, including regulations about entry, enrolment, fees, examinations, and requirements for degrees, diplomas and certificates, see the University Calendar.

Where could this programme take you?

You will be equipped with specialist knowledge and skills and prepare you for entry into careers as business analytics professionals. People with business analytics skills are highly in demand globally.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Business Analytics professional
  • Business Insights Executive
  • Consultant
  • Customer Insights Officer
  • Database Analyst
  • Investment Specialist

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