Master of Business Analytics
Duration18 - 24 months
10 - 12 subjects
|Winter - January|
|Spring - April|
|Autumn - September|
AED 9,415.35 / USD 2,565 per subject
*VAT 5% inclusive
Business Analysts enable organisations to understand gathered data using various statistical methods and techniques to measure business performance and provide insights to make improved business decisions. Using predictive data analytics would allow understanding and predicting business and industry trends, ensuring a company to make informed choices that help them grow.
Our Master of Business Analytics degree will help you develop technical, analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills, and you will learn how to apply these to an international, modern business environment. This degree has been designed in consultation with Statistical Analysis System (SAS), a global leader in analytics, operating in 147 countries across the world for over 40 years.
Our collaboration with SAS will provide you with a unique opportunity to access a wide range of resources and tools that are widely used in the industry. Upon graduation, you will also be awarded the Statistical Analysis System (SAS) specialised certification which will help to enhance your employment opportunities.
As more businesses rely on data acquisition to help maintain a competitive advantage, the need for qualified Business Analytics Specialists has never been higher. If you want to pursue a career as a Data Scientist, Business Intelligence Analyst, Hedge Fund Manager, Quantitative Analyst, Data Engineer, Management Consultant or Market Research Analyst, then the Master of Business Analytics degree is for you.
Students applying for a master's degree must have completed a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) at an accredited institution of higher education and have achieved the minimum grades outlined below:
|Country||Direct Admission||Probationary Admission*
( GPA 2.5-2.99 or equivalent)
(GPA 2.0-2.49 or equivalent)
|Egypt||65% (Good)||57%||50% (Pass)|
|10 Point System: 7.0/10.0||10 Point System: 6.0/10.0||10 Point System: 5.0/10.0|
|4 Point System: 3.0/4.0||4 Point System: 2.5/4.0||4 Point System: 2.0/4.0|
|Russia||Average of 4||Average of 3.5||Average of 3|
|UK||2nd Class Honours with lower division (or min 50%)||45%||Pass (or min 40%)|
* Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of study, or its equivalent, with an overall GPA between 2.5 and 2.99 (on a 4.0 scale) may be conditionally admitted to a master’s program, only if they meet the necessary english language requirement. Such students must take a maximum of 18cp of subjects studied for the master’s degree during the period of conditional admission and must achieve an overall WAM of 55 in their first 3 subjects at the University. Students who fail to achieve this standard may have their enrolment discontinued.
** Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of study, or its equivalent, with an overall GPA between 2.0 and 2.49 (on a 4.0 scale) may be conditionally admitted to a master’s degree, only if they meet the necessary english language requirement and they will be required to complete a maximum of 18cp remedial non-credit bearing subjects prior to enrolment in their chosen master’s degree. Students must achieve a minimum WAM of 55 in these subjects in order to progress to the master’s degree or may have their enrolment discontinued.
 Unless otherwise stated, the entry requirements above are based on Section I institutions. Further details on alternate entry requirements can be obtained by contacting the Admissions department.
 As part of the admission requirements, prospective students for the Master of Business Analytics (MBAS) program will be required to provide a supporting statement of approximately 500 words of why they wish to enrol in the program, what benefits the program might provide them and what strengths they can bring to the program. Program Director may conduct an interview to assess the suitability of the application.
All instruction at UOWD is carried out in English and you will need to demonstrate an adequate level of English language proficiency in order to enrol in a program at the University. As a master's applicant, you will be required to submit one of the following certificates of proficiency:
|English Language Test||Entry Score|
|IELTS (Academic)||Overall score of 6.0 with 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.0 in Listening and Speaking|
|Internet based TOEFL||79 with not less than 20 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 16 in Speaking|
|Computer based TOEFL||213 with a 4.0 TWE/Essay Writing|
|International paper-based TOEFL||550 with a 4.0 TWE/Essay Writing|
|EmSAT Achieve – English||1400|
Note: Students who have achieved an overall Academic IELTS score of 6, but with a minimum of 5 in reading and writing for their relevant program, may opt to take Academic Writing as an additional subject during their first semester at an additional fee of AED 1,050/USD 286. A 50% pass rate is required to clear the post enrolment condition. Alternatively, the student may opt to retake the IELTS test.
If you hold a bachelor's degree from a non-business discipline, you may be required to undertake a Graduate Foundation Course (GFC). The course must be successfully completed in the first semester.
The GFC does not accrue any academic credit towards the master's degree but will provide you with a foundation in Statistics, that may be required for your chosen field of study.
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In some cases your prior learning may be recognised by exempting you from completing specific subjects at UOWD on the basis of work you have already completed at another recognized institution or if you have a completed a bachelor degree in a relevant area from an accredited institution. In the case of Master of Business Analytics credit for prior learning may also be considered if you have a UOWD Graduate Certificate in Business.
If you are seeking credit for prior learning, you will need to submit an official academic transcripts showing all courses studied and the grades obtained, syllabus details (including information on course content) for the courses you have successfully completed and an explanation of the grading system, or proof of your work experience or further training. Your eligibility for Credit for Prior Learning will be decided in consultation with UOWD's Faculty Offices prior to the beginning of the program.
To make an application for your chosen program, complete the online application form and submit it along with all your supporting documentation (see below) prior to the application deadline.
Late applications may be accepted subject to the availability of places but applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible.
The following records are required to process your application. Please ensure that all these documents accompany your UOWD Application for Admission form submittal:
- The original transcripts of your bachelor's degree results
- A Certificate of Completion
- A Statement of Purpose
(If the above documents are not in English, a certified English translation is required)
- Proof of your english language proficiency
(Note: Results from IELTS & TOEFL tests must be sent to the University directly from the IELTS or TOEFL testing centres quoting the UOWD institution code IELTS: AE109 / TOEFL: 7907)
- Your current resume or CV
- A copy of your UAE ID card (if applying from within the UAE)
- A copy of your passport (and Residence Visa, if resident in the UAE)
Additionally, if you are seeking advance standing in your chosen program:
- Certified copies of official academic transcripts showing all courses studied and grades obtained, syllabus details (including information on course content) of the courses you successfully completed and an explanation of the grading system.
Applications are required to obtain attestation / equivalency of their bachelor degree from the UAE Ministry of Education. The attestation / equivalency process is dependent upon whether you completed your bachelor's degree within the UAE or outside the UAE.
If the bachelor’s degree was completed outside UAE, you must have your bachelor's degree and transcripts/mark sheets certified by:
- The issuing University and/or recognised authority for tertiary education in the host country in which you completed your education
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the host country
- The UAE Embassy in that host country OR the Embassy of the host country in UAE must attest the authenticity of the documents and attestations.
Additionally, the UAE Ministry of Education must issue an Equivalency Certificate. Applicants must have a valid UAE residency visa when applying for an Equivalency Certificate. In special cases where complying with conditions (2) and (3) are not feasible, the certificates may be verified against originals by Embassies in the UAE and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
If you are unable to secure the Equivalency Certificate(s) as outlined above will be asked to sign a “Consent to Provide Documents” form agreeing to secure the equivalency. You will be permitted to commence your studies at UOWD, but will be given a maximum of one semester to obtain the equivalency certificate(s). UOWD reserves the right to take appropriate action against any applicant who cannot secure the appropriate documentation in this time, which may result in the termination of the student’s enrolment at UOWD.
The maximum requirement to graduate from the Master of Business Analytics program is 10 - 12 subjects. However, if you have completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant business area or a UOWD Graduate Certificate in Business, you may be able to complete the MBAS program in a total of ten (10) subjects in line with UOWD’s policy on Credit for Prior Learning decided in consultation with UOWD’s Faculty of Business office prior to the beginning of the program.
- Accounting and Financial Management
- Operations Management
- Organisational Behaviour and Management
- Principles of Marketing Management
Students eligible for credit for prior learning from all four general management subjects, will be required to complete two further elective subjects from the list below:
- Digital Marketing
- Quantitative Economic Analysis
- Supply Chain Analytics
- Essential Elements for Business Analytics
- Techniques and Tools for Business Analytics
- Business Analytics for Economic and Market Environments
- Business Analytics for Services and Operations
- Advanced Business Analytics
- Business Analytics Research Project
Note: All applicants will be required to pass a challenge test in Statistics. Students who have not passed the challenge test are required to successfully complete Statistics course as a pre-requisite before they would be allowed to enrol in the Business Analytics subjects.
This degree will help you develop their technical, analytical, critical thinking and decision-making skills, and how to apply these to an international, modern business environment.
Graduates of this program, with their descriptive and predictive analytics skills, will help organisations effectively implement data-driven changes to business process, products, services and strategies to improve efficiencies and add value. You will be able to pursue careers such as:
- Data Scientists
- Business Intelligence Analysts
- Hedge Fund Managers
Accreditation and Recognition
This degree is awaiting approval by the UAE Ministry of Education.
All degrees at the University of Wollongong in Dubai are accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) of the UAE Ministry of Education and are licensed by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). In addition, the degree is quality assured by UOW, which is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the national regulator of the higher education sector in Australia.
Students will be issued a UOW Australia degree upon graduation.
Dr Osama Al-Hares
Dr Osama Al Hares's research interests lie in financial performance, corporate valuation and value relevance, corporate governance, earnings management, accounting for goodwill and asset impairments, emerging financial markets, and accounting disclosure practices and analysis. He has extensive consultancy and training experience in banking, investment, services, and small businesses sectors.Read More