Quantitative Business Analysis (Master of Commerce)
The Quantitative Business Analysis specialisation is for students who wish to master the tools of quantitative analysis and apply them in a business setting. This involves building models of business problems and analysing business data. In today's business environment, there are often great amounts of data available, but few people with the skills to realise its profit potential. There are opportunities to apply sophisticated analytical approaches in many different functional areas, such as in accounting, marketing, finance and operations.
Requirements for the specialisation
The following information is for students who commenced study or transferred into the Master of Commerce in 2012 and 2013 or students who commenced study in 2011 and wish to follow these requirements for a specialisation. All other students should refer to the information set out below under Information for pre-2012 continuing students.
To be awarded a specialisation in Quantitative Business Analysis, students complete five units of study (30 credit points), comprising:
(i) one foundational unit of study (six credit points), as follows:
(ii) four elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the following units:
- QBUS6310 Business Operations Analysis
- QBUS6320 Management Decision Making
- QBUS6810 Statistical Learning and Data Mining
- QBUS6820 Business Risk Management
- QBUS6830 Financial Time Series and Forecasting
Note: Non-foundational units of study can be used to count to one specialisation only. For example, QBUS6320 cannot be used to count towards both a Project Management and Quantitative Business Analysis specialisation.
Information for pre-2012 continuing students
Students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce in 2011 may choose to complete their specialisation according to the information set out above or can choose to complete according to the information set out in the following downloadable PDF which lists the 2011 structure. Students should also refer to the handbook of the year they commenced study for exact details of their specialisation requirements.
- Requirements for the Quantitative Business Analysis specialisation for students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce in 2011
Students who commenced their degree before 2011 (in FH014 Master of Commerce), should follow the requirements for the Major in Business Decision Sciences as set out in the handbook of the year they commenced study.
Availability of this specialisation
This version of this specialisation is available under the following degrees:
- Master of Commerce (12 unit program)
- Master of Commerce (16 unit program)
- Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management
- Master of International Business and Master of Commerce