The Business Analytics specialisation is designed to produce graduates with the ability to use quantitative and analytical techniques to add value in a business environment. This involves building models of business problems, predicting business related outcomes and analysing business data. These analytical skills are sought after in all areas of business, for example in operations, in marketing, in finance and in accounting. Students may be seeking skills for use within current employment areas; or they may be looking towards future employment in analyst or analytics type roles.
Note: Prior to 2015 this specialisation was titled, Quantitative Business Analysis
The Quantitative Finance specialisation is for students who want to apply quantitative methods of analysis within a financial context. The specialisation introduces many of the theoretical and analytical tools that are important in modern finance. Students will learn techniques for analysing financial data and also the skills needed to build and use models for financial forecasting and decision making. There is an emphasis on spreadsheet methods that can be applied in practice.
Postgraduate units of study from these subject areas are also available under the following courses (without specialisations).
The Commerce programs draw on the strengths of the University of Sydney Business School to help students develop the advanced skills and knowledge required for a high-level position in industry, commerce and government. The Commerce award courses are coursework programs and are taught primarily in the evening.