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Master of Analytics

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Develop a comprehensive analytical toolkit with the technical know-how to shape modern business decision-making.

A new way of doing business 

Today’s successful businesses are using data to inform their decision-making. Meet their demands head-on with a Master of Analytics. This comprehensive graduate course is the perfect qualification for navigating an evolving business landscape that is rapidly moving towards analytics-based strategies.  

You’ll undertake study in the key areas of analytics, and learn how to apply this knowledge in a range of contexts, from Python and R programming to data modelling. The Master of Analytics is a flexible course that you can tailor to your career needs. Gain the skills required to take the lead in analytics-based decision-making within a broad range of industries, backed by the credentials to positively affect business outcomes and cement your place as an analytics expert. 

What you will learn 
  • Data analysis 
    Convert raw data into actionable insights.
  • Predictive analytics 
    Discover the story behind the data to inform evidence-based and strategic decision making.
  • Python and R programming
    Acquire skills in the industry-standard Python programming and R programming languages to conduct rigorous data modelling and visualisation.

The course is structured into two parts: Part A. Analytics specialisation studies, and Part B. Application studies.

Part A. Foundation units

The focus of these studies is to develop your expertise in analytics and provide the knowledge and skills needed for the capacity to work and communicate this knowledge across the borders of context or discipline.

Introduction to data analysis

Introduction to Python

Mathematical foundations for data science an AI

The focus of these studies is professional and scholarly work that can contribute to a portfolio of professional development.

Statistical data modelling

Collaborative and reproducible practices

Data visualisation and analytics

You must complete ACO5160, ACO5170 and four elective units from Monash Online programs at level 4 or 5 (at least one must be at level 5)

Introduction to accounting analytics

Predictive analytics in business

For entry into level 1 or 2, applicants must have successfully completed a first year undergraduate statistics unit, or provide evidence of qualifications/training or experience that the faculty considers to be equivalent.

Entry level 1: 72 credit points to complete

Duration: two years part-time

An Australian bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline* or an equivalent qualification with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or equivalent Grade Point Average (GPA).


An Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or equivalent Grade Point Average, plus at least two years relevant work experience.
*relevant disciplines include: accounting, business statistics, econometrics, mathematics and business.

Entry level 2: 48 credit points to complete

Duration: 1.4 years part-time

Applicants require a Monash University Graduate Certificate of Analytics with a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60.

English requirements

Applicants must meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements to apply for admission to Monash University Australia.

For the Master of Analytics, the estimated cost is $3775.00 per unit. You may be eligible to receive a FEE-HELP loan to cover part or all of your tuition. Fees are subject to change annually.


We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Analytics at Monash Online

The Master of Analytics is taught 100 per cent online, offering you the opportunity to gain highly marketable skills without taking time out from your career. Undertake this comprehensive master’s degree designed by leading Monash academics specifically for online students.

Your course material will provide foundation and specialist analytical knowledge, while giving you the flexibility of tailoring your degree to your career needs and interests.

Meet your academic team

Associate Professor Jonathan Matheny

Jonathan Matheny is the Director of Program Development for Leadership and Executive Education. He leads the development of new programs and teaches personal development, leadership and organisational change. He has led academic programs and lectures across North America, Europe and Asia.

Peter Liu

Peter Liu is an IT professional with over seven years’ experience in enterprise systems and data analytics. He has been involved in large-scale system integration projects in a range of sectors. Peter has received multiple award nominations for teaching excellence.

Monash has propelled my career to new heights I never thought possible.


Monash Online student

Industry insights

Apply your analytics skills in a range of fields, including:  

  • business  
  • government  
  • health  
  • science  
  • education
  • data science.  

4.0 stars out of 5
Data analysts rate their job satisfaction as very high.

12.9% job growth is expected for data analyst roles over the next five years.  

$110,000 is the most common salary for data analysts in Victoria

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