Skip to main content
UOWD Launches Master of Business Analytics Degree to Meet Rising Global Demand for Data Specialists

UOWD Launches Master of Business Analytics Degree to Meet Rising Global Demand for Data Specialists

Sunday, 08 November, 2020

  • Designed in consultation with global leader in analytics SAS, degree aims to build capacity, align with dynamic business landscape
  • Program to commence in January 2021 at UOWD’s ‘Campus of the Future’

University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), the first international university in the UAE and the premier Australian university in the region, today announced the launch of its new Master of Business Analytics program. Designed in consultation with SAS, a global leader in analytics, the degree aims to help outgoing student graduates develop technical, analytical and decision-making skills that are critical in the modern global business environment. 

According to a study published by ReportLinker, a professional search engine for economic and industry statistics, the size of the global big data analytics market is expected to grow from US$12.8 billion in 2020 to US$23.5 billion by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13 per cent. The growing focus on digital transformation, as well as the increasing investment and demand for analytics in the current COVID-19 environment, are all expected to contribute to the uptake of business analytics by organisations of all sizes, especially since remote monitoring and enhanced safety protocols have become a significant part of the new normal. 

Professor Mohamed Salem, President of UOWD, said: “As organisations globally continue to invest in big data and artificial intelligence initiatives, the role of business analysts will become increasingly crucial. The demand for qualified data scientists, data engineers, management consultants and quantitative analysts will also surge as they help analyse data, manage financial risk and help businesses make decisions that support their strategic growth.”

According to a recent study on best jobs by Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites, data scientists and analysts ranked in the top three preferred careers . The demand for this function worldwide has continued to grow in the last few years. UOWD’s Master of Business Analytics degree is designed to empower professionals to develop critical thinking skills and to apply these to a modern international business environment. Upon graduation, students will be awarded the Statistical Analysis System (SAS) Business Analytics Joint Certificate and/or the Advanced Business Analytics Joint Certificate.

From January 2021, students will also be able to attend their classes in person at UOWD’s new ‘Campus of the Future’, where 100% in-class learning will be back in full. On completion of the degree, students will be prepared for career paths ranging from quantitative analysts, hedge fund managers, and management consultants to business analysts.

UOWD is committed to making a significant contribution to the local higher education community through equipping its future students with valuable knowledge and insights on university life. UOWD’s new campus reflects the university’s ongoing pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, industry engagement and student experience.

For further information on the program, please click here. To enquire now, please click here.

UOWD in the news

Undergraduate Scholarships for International Students at University of Wollongong, 2019

Smartiz Career

University of Wollongong, Dubai  Campus invites applications for the undergraduate Academic Merit Scholarship open to international students for 2018/2019 academic session. More…

“Businesses of the Future” Forum Calls for Instilling Culture of Inclusion & Innovation to Bolster Businesses Sustainability Agenda in Technological Revolution Era

MENA Herald

Dr. Al Gurg pointed out that the future of businesses is based on key pillars. More…

New horizons, careers and opportunities for students

Khaleej Times

The fast pace at which the world is changing obviously has its impact on what we need to learn. More…

Popular degree programmes in the UAE

Khaleej Times

Many courses are popular in the UAE due to the scope in the country and the various areas covered within the field. More…

Get to Work This Summer!

Education UAE magazine

Internships are a great way to gain work experience, but how do you get a good summer internship and what are employees looking for?. More…

Dubai Nurses Required to Go Back to School

Education UAE magazine

Dubai Healthy Authority has announced that licenses to practice as a Registered Nurse will only be provided to applicants who have a Bachelor of Nursing degree, effective by 2020. More…

Lock your phones in class and win fee waivers

Gulf Today

A new initiative to encourage students not to use mobile phones in classrooms has been receiving an impressive response. More…

University of Wollongong Dubai launches first model United Nations conference


UOWD hosted its first ever Model United Nations (MUN) conference to discuss current world issues. More…

The Assembly announces winners of 2019 Show & Tech


The Assembly, the region's first Smart Lab-Maker Space and Community Learning Initiative based in Dubai, concluded its second Show & Tech. More…

'Businesses of the Future' forum to discuss innovation & sustainability

Gulf Today

(DBWC) will organise, in collaboration with UOWD and the UN, a forum entitled “Inclusion, Innovation, & Sustainability: Businesses of The Future”. More…

Copyright © 2021 University of Wollongong in Dubai   | Privacy | Disclaimer | Site map

Enquiry Form