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Introduction to Business analysis

Businesses are becoming increasingly reliant on data to identify opportunities and drive their decisions. As a result, business analysts are needed now more than ever. With the right online course, you can learn how to help organisations become more data-driven—and ultimately more efficient and profitable.

Discover if you’re suited to an analytics career before exploring your study options through Open Universities Australia. We’re here to help you compare and enrol in online business analysis courses from top Australian universities.

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Online business analysis subjects and short courses

University of Tasmania

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 22 Jul 2024

Next enrolment closes 14 Jul

Curtin University

UndergraduateCUR-ECO100

Analytics for Decision Making

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

La Trobe University

UndergraduateLTU-BUS1DIB

Disruption in Business

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

University of South Australia

UndergraduateUSA-INFS2038

Business Intelligence

100% online

No ATAR required. Start with a subject.

Starts 24 Jun 2024

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Online business analysis degrees

Southern Cross University

A double degree in business and psychology

Online & on-campus

4 years full time or part time equivalent

Griffith University

A double degree in business and politics

100% online

4 years full time or part time equivalent

University of Queensland

PostgraduateUOQ-BAN-MAS

Master of Business Analytics

Become a business leader with a strong data skillset

100% online

RMIT University

UndergraduateRMI-BUS-DEG

Bachelor of Business

Future-proof your business career with digital and hybrid skills

100% online

3 years full time or part time equivalent

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What’s the difference between a subject in business analysis and a degree in business analysis?

When you study online through Open Universities Australia, you can choose to enrol in a standalone subject or apply for a full degree.

In a standalone subject, you’ll spend up to 16 weeks learning about a specific topic, like business information systems analysis or data analysis for business. This is a good option if you already work in an industry role and you’d like to upskill in one area only, or if you’d like to give online study a test run. If you do decide to study a degree later on, you may be able to apply for credit for the single subjects that you complete.

To get qualified in business analysis, you should enrol in a full certificate or degree. You can become a business analyst with a qualification in IT, business management or data analytics.

How do I choose the right business analyst certification in Australia?

We recommend comparing different university courses with our handy comparison tool. It's an easy way to evaluate business course content, study fees, entry requirements and start dates so you can figure out which qualification best suits your goals.

You can also reach out to one of our friendly student advisors if you’d like to chat about your study options in more detail.

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Here at Open Universities Australia, we make enrolling online as straightforward as possible. To get started, find the course for you by browsing the options on this page. You can also compare different qualifications using our handy comparison tool, or request help from one of our student advisors.

When you’ve made your choice, click ‘Apply now’ on the relevant course page and follow the prompts to begin your enrolment. We’ll ask you to supply some supporting documentation, including proof of your identity, your tax file number, and a unique student identifier (USI) during this process.

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Before starting an enrolment, it’s important to read the entry requirements for your chosen course to ensure that you’re eligible to apply. If you don’t quite meet the requirements, we may be able to help you find a pathway into your course through open-entry subjects, which anyone can study.

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    Upskill without committing to a whole degree upfront. Or enrol in a full degree, but take it a subject at a time. We’ll introduce you to flexible study options you didn’t even know about, so you can fit uni around what matters to you.
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Why should you study a course in business analysis?

If you love data, computer programming, statistics, business, or all of the above, then it’s worth considering a course in business analysis. In this career, you’ll act as a bridge between IT teams and business leaders, so you’ll combine your technology skills with business acumen.

Job opportunities in business analytics are also on the rise, making it a good time to get qualified. According to SEEK, demand for these roles is expected to increase by 29.6% over the next five years.

What you'll learn in a course on business analysis

You can choose to explore subjects from economics and macroeconomic trends to data analysis and IT systems, depending on what interests you.

You’ll learn how to translate technical data into actionable insights, and communicate your findings to a range of stakeholders. After you graduate, you’ll understand how data analytics applies across numerous business functions and departments.

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