Business Analytics, Testamur Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: T130

Previous Code: MT2041.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

Generating and communicating information and insight from increasingly diverse and growing sources of data for business decision-making is a crucial asset for any organisation. Starting with a framework for applying the tools of business analytics, this major develops a blend of skills from mathematics, statistics and computing. Students will acquire knowledge and understanding in the continually developing areas of artificial intelligence, data visualisation and applications of big data.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta City Campus-Macquarie Street Internal Program Advice

Major Structure

Qualification for this major requires the successful completion of 80 credit points including all of the core  subjects listed below.

Core Subjects for this Major

(Note: Students enrolled in 3687/3688 will complete the core subjects for this major in their elective spaces)

Subject Title Credit Points
BUSM 1042Introduction to Business Analytics10
COMP 1005Programming Fundamentals10
Note: Students enrolled in 3687/3688 must complete BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership instead of COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals in this major
MATH 1002Analytics Programming10
MATH 2009Introduction to Data Science10
COMP 3032Machine Learning10
MATH 2014Visual Analytics10
COMP 3002Applications of Big Data10
COMP 3020Social Web Analytics10
Total Credit Points80

Professional Subjects

Students undertaking the Business Analytics major are advised to take the following four subjects to satisfy the requirements for their professional core:

Subject Title Credit Points
BUSM 3006Design Thinking for Creativity10
BUSM 3081Business Analytics Project10
MATH 1030Statistics for Business10
BUSM 2041Working in Professions10

Recommended Sequence 

(Note: Students in 3687/3688 will only complete the core subjects for this major listed in the Structure tab)

Full-time (Bachelor of Business students only)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BUSM 1010 Financing Enterprises 10
LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law 10
BUSM 1042 Introduction to Business Analytics 10
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
BUSM 1006 Enterprise Innovation and Markets 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Year 2
Autumn session
MATH 1002 Analytics Programming 10
COMP 3032 Machine Learning 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Spring session
MATH 2009 Introduction to Data Science 10
BUSM 2041 Working in Professions 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
Year 3
Autumn session
MATH 2014 Visual Analytics 10
COMP 3002 Applications of Big Data 10
BUSM 3006 Design Thinking for Creativity 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points40
Spring session
COMP 3020 Social Web Analytics 10
BUSM 3081 Business Analytics Project (Enterprise Engaged Subject) 10
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points40
 Total Credit Points240

Part-time (Bachelor of Business students only)

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Autumn sessionCredit Points
BUSM 1010 Financing Enterprises 10
LAWS 1001 Enterprise Law 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 1042 Introduction to Business Analytics 10
MATH 1030 Statistics for Business 10
 Credit Points20
Year 2
Autumn session
BUSM 1008 Enterprise Leadership 10
COMP 1005 Programming Fundamentals 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 1006 Enterprise Innovation and Markets 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 3
Autumn session
MATH 1002 Analytics Programming 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 2041 Working in Professions 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 4
Autumn session
MATH 2009 Introduction to Data Science 10
COMP 3032 Machine Learning 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
Select two electives 20
 Credit Points20
Year 5
Autumn session
MATH 2014 Visual Analytics 10
COMP 3002 Applications of Big Data 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 3006 Design Thinking for Creativity 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Year 6
Autumn session
COMP 3020 Social Web Analytics 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
Spring session
BUSM 3081 Business Analytics Project (Enterprise Engaged Subject) 10
Select one elective 10
 Credit Points20
 Total Credit Points240