University of Wollongong in Dubai has launched a Master of Business Analytics degree
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University of Wollongong in Dubai has launched a Master of Business Analytics degree

University of Wollongong in Dubai has launched a Master of Business Analytics degree

The new programme has been designed in consultation with analytics firm SAS and will have a maximum requirement of 12 subjects to graduate in it

University of Wollongong in Dubai

The first international university to set up a campus in the UAE, the University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), unveiled its sprawling 200,000 square foot ‘Campus of the Future’ facility in Knowledge Park earlier this year.

The Australian university has also rolled out a number of new programmes for its undergraduate and postgraduate students.

It recently announced that it has launched a new Master of Business Analytics programme, for which it is awaiting final CAA approval from the UAE’s Ministry of Education.

The 18-24 month course will have three intakes spread across January, June and September. The maximum requirement to graduate from the business analytics programme is 12 subjects. However, if students have completed a bachelor degree in a relevant business area or a UOWD Graduate Certificate in Business, or if they have extensive professional work experience in a related area alongside a bachelor degree, they can complete the MBAS programme in ten subjects according to UOWD’s policy on credit for prior learning.

The programme has been designed in collaboration with global analytics firm SAS and students upon graduation will be awarded the SAS Business Analytics Joint Certificate and/or the Advanced Business Analytics Joint Certificate.

The career prospects for this course are bright. The size of the global big data analytics market is expected to grow from $12.8bn in 2020 to $23.5bn by 2025, at a CAGR of 13 per cent, reported a study published by ReportLinker.

The Covid-19 pandemic has firmly shone a spotlight on digital transformation, and demand for analytics, all of which are expected to create a greater need for professionals with the required skill sets.

The business analytics degree will offer students career paths ranging from quantitative analysts, hedge fund managers, and management consultants to business analysts.

“As organisations globally continue to invest in big data and artificial intelligence initiatives, the role of business analysts will become increasingly crucial,” said Professor Mohamed Salem, president of UOWD.

“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 figures shared by UOWD, approximately 85 per cent of its post-graduate students find employment within six months of their graduation.

The business analytics course will be headed by Dr Osama Al-Hares who has a PhD in accounting and finance from the Manchester Business School, UK.

While the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted learning, UOWD rolled out a hybrid approach to learning at its new 200,000-square-foot Campus of the Future in Dubai Knowledge Park.

For further information on the programme, please click here. To enquire now, please click here. To know more about UOWD and its programmes contact [email protected] or call +971 278 1800

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