The increasing amount of available data combined with a pressing desire to stay at the forefront of competition has prompted organisations to focus on using analytics to drive strategic business decisions. Business analytics allows managers to understand the dynamics of their business, anticipate market shifts and manage risks.  

Degree type

Postgraduate coursework


1 year full-time

Commencing terms

Semester 1, Semester 2

Program code


Delivery mode



The Master of Decision Analytics at UNSW Canberra is designed to meet the growing demand for information analysis across various sectors. In this course, you'll develop a high-level understanding of the principles and practices of decision analytics and acquire qualitative and quantitative decision-making tools for analysing and making decisions in complex operational environments.  

This course is for students who want to improve processes, systems and outcomes in their workplace through data analysis, and to enrich and extend their career paths by becoming an expert in analytics techniques.  

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For more information on this degree, see the UNSW Handbook.

  • Students undertaking the Master of Decision Analytics need to complete 8 courses (48 Units of Credit). Students must complete four core courses (24 UOC) and four elective courses (24 UOC) including a 12 UOC research project.  

    Students may, with the approval of the Postgraduate Coordinator, take up two courses (12 UOC) from other coursework programs.  

  • Please note: Program rules are subject to change. Students need to follow the program rules set out in the UNSW Handbook of the current year of their admission into the program.   

    Core courses

    Code Course Semester 1 - 2024 Semester 2 - 2024
    ZEIT8402 Evidence-based Decision Making Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZEIT8403 Capability Option Analysis Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZEIT8404 Decision Making Analytics Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZEIT8412 Simulation Not Offered Distance Mode


    Elective courses

    Code Course Semester 1 - 2024 Semester 2 - 2024
    ZEIT8034 Advanced Test and Evaluation Techniques Not Offered Distance Mode
    ZEIT8303 Project Management Body of Knowledge Distance Mode Distance Mode
    ZEIT8305 Systems Thinking and Modelling Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZEIT8413 Simulation Applications Distance Mode Not Offered
    ZEIT8416 Research Practices for Operations Analysis Not Offered Not Offered
    ZEIT8601 Applied Machine Learning Not Offered Distance Mode

    Research Project

    Code Course Semester 1 - 2024 Semester 2 - 2024
    ZEIT8270 Project Report – Decision Analytics Part-Time Distance Mode Distance Mode
    ZEIT8271 Project Report – Decision Analytics Full-Time Distance Mode Distance Mode
  • For information regarding entry requirements, please refer to the online handbook.

  • If you have successfully completed approved professional development courses, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning towards future study. 

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Key contacts

Program Coordinator
Dr Ripon Chakrabortty 

Student Enquiries
T: +61 2 5114 5000