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This specialisation in Business Analytics will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to analyse and work with big data from internal and external sources. This capacity is of increasing value to organisations across all sectors, enabling them to gain insights into their organisation and its environment, and improve decision-making, innovation and agility.

Organisations have been engaged in business intelligence and analytics (BI&A) for a number of years. This specialisation will provide graduates with the capacity to undertake this key business priority. There is a significant role for professionals with an information systems perspective who understand, at a technology and organisation level, how information is captured, structured and stored, governed and kept secure, how to draw insights from the information, and how to link those insights to business strategy.
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Students must complete 36 UOC.

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SAS Certification Requirements

Students who complete the Business Analytics specialisation are eligible for certification as a Business Analyst by SAS if they have successfully completed the following courses at UNSW:
- INFS5700 - Introduction to Business Analytics (6 UOC)
- INFS5710 - Information Technology Infrastructure for Business Analytics (6 UOC)
- INFS5720 - Business Analytics Methods (6 UOC)
- INFS5730 - Social Media and Enterprise 2.0 (6 UOC) or MARK5822 - Marketing Analytics in a Big Data World (6 UOC)

For SAS certification, all these courses need to be completed at UNSW (course substitutes and cross-institutional studies are not eligible for SAS certification).

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Further Information

Please note that these requirements may be subject to change. 
Students are advised to follow requirements according to the year they commenced. Please refer to previous editions of the Online Handbook for your program requirements.

Contact the UNSW Business School Student Centre for advice.
tel: + 61 2 9385 3189
location: Level 1, room 1028, Quadrangle Building
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