Learn how to solve complex business problems using technology, processes and data.
The Master of Professional Business Analysis (MBusAn) is designed to equip people from non-tech backgrounds with a strong, industry-focused qualification. Gain skills in business and systems analysis, databases and analytics, management and IS strategies, building on your existing talents and skills. MBusAn provides hands-on experiences and real world projects to prepare you to launch your career as a business analyst.
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Who Can Apply
This conversion programme has been designed for people with a non-information technology background. If you have a Bachelor’s degree with B- average and have a desire to be a business analyst, this is the path to your new career. Recent graduates as well as experienced candidates who want to broaden their career opportunities are welcome.
This is a full-time, 180-point Master’s programme starting in July. You will complete this qualification in three consecutive trimesters over 12 months, delivered by Victoria University’s School of Information Management (Victoria Business School).
Business and Systems Analysis
The modelling and design techniques used by business analysts, including the methods and tools used to document business flows, information analysis, rules, classes, and other related elements required for business analysis
The role and potential of IT to support business process management and design. Students learn a modern business process modelling technique, apply that to designing an improved business process, then test and evaluate their proposed design using simulation software.
Database and Analytics
The databases component covers the fundamentals of relational databases, relational database modelling, and SQL database queries using enterprise database. The analytics component covers data extraction, visualisation and predictive analytics. Workshops enable students to obtain practical experience.
Overview of organisational behaviour and its relevance to business transformation using IT, including, individual, interpersonal and group behaviour and performance; motivation, change; communication, leadership and managerial roles.
Management of IT Projects for Business Analysts
This course provides a detailed examination of IT project management including scheduling, monitoring and control techniques, and the use of automated tools. Students will gain an appreciation of IT risk management, change management strategies for internal and external stakeholders, and social and cultural issues arising in multi-country project team environments.
This course addresses the theory and best practices leading to the alignment between business strategy and information systems’ infrastructures. Students learn how to analyse, model, design and evaluate enterprise architecture, and how to create effective governance instruments for successful enterprise architecture.
Digital Innovation and Strategy
Students will gain the skills required for formulating digital strategy, and learn about the role of IT in designing new business models and in enabling innovation. Develop a mastery of the digital strategy process, including customer discovery, market fit evaluation, business model validation, and open innovation.
Accounting for Managers
This course introduces student to the concepts of financial and management accounting, covering the content of financial statements; concepts of value and profit, cost behaviour and cost- volume-profit relationships; cost allocation principles.
Global Business Environment
This course will provide an overview of the strategies available to firms operating internationally, and provide an understanding of how these firms can be managed in order to leverage from international opportunities.
Information Systems Consulting Practice
This course covers specific intervention tools and techniques used by business analysts and consultants when assessing organisations and undertaking change projects. Business analysts are required to understand political, managerial, and economic considerations of business analysis practice. Students will learn effective change strategies and how to communicate effectively with stakeholders.
Research project on a selected aspect of business analysis. Work with an industry partner under the guidance of an academic supervisor. Identify and implement or present (as appropriate) a system, intervention, analysis or project situation in consultation with an industry partner. The partner situation will be analysed using appropriate consulting methods and practical application of IS theoretical knowledge.
Be inspired. Check out our Master of Business Analysis student stories.
“The programme has stretched me and also reaffirmed a lot of my prior skills and knowledge, and I have valued both aspects.”RebeccaMBusAn Student
“I really had no expectations except that it would lead to a job. The greatest opportunity they have offered has been the networking with potential employers.”StephenMBusAn Student
“I was drawn to the Master of Professional Business Analysis programme, as it didn’t require any previous experience in the subject.”NatashaMBusAn Student
“The programme was a way of combining my passion for English with ICT to benefit businesses. I was further convinced by the industry need for skilled business analysts.”TomMBusAn Student