Bachelor of Business Analytics with the degree of Bachelor of Security Studies

Macquarie University

Business analysts experts at extracting value from data help businesses better understand their consumers, innovate, reduce their risk and maximise opportunities. Security professionals authorities in risk management, emergency response and law enforcement are adept at meeting the needs of the rapidly changing and complex security sector. This double degree which combines security analysis with advanced skills in quantitative analysis, business information systems and database programming will provide you with the skills to draw valuable insights from big data sources and answer some of today's most difficult questions in security and business. KEY FEATURES You'll acquire an integrated body of core technical knowledge relating to business analytics and information systems, as well as their applications within a business environment. You'll develop the practical skills in critical thinking, structured intelligence analysis and policy evaluation you need for effective security analysis in government and business. You'll use real-world analytical techniques to examine contemporary security challenges. You'll gain experience in operational planning, innovation and policy evaluation by using scenario exercises and dynamic simulations. You can complete two degrees with only one additional year of study. SUITABLE FOR Those interested in business, information technology, and security and wish to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities to work in these diverse areas. Career Opportunities A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion. PROFESSIONS behavioural forecaster business analyst business process improvement specialist business process modelling consultant data analyst intelligence analyst policy adviser policy analyst policy officer security analyst security consultant EMPLOYERS government agencies and professional bodies, including policing, intelligence, defence, and policy based structures. corporate sector, particularly where security and offshore assets are an element.

At a Glance

Course level Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 095107C
Institution Name Macquarie University
Campus Location North Ryde
Institution Type University
Course Duration 4 years
Course University Macquarie University

About Macquarie University

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