Want a career in analytics? Study the Analytics major in the Bachelor of Science and develop skills for analytics and data science-focused roles in business and industry.
Analytical skills are essential in today’s business environment. The ability to analyse data using appropriate statistical, mathematical and computational techniques is highly sought after in New Zealand and internationally.
The Analytics major covers mathematical and statistical concepts that underpin statistical analysis techniques. You’ll develop the ability to extract knowledge and meaning from data; a skill that is in high demand in many industries and roles.
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This is part of the Bachelor of Science.
The Analytics major is a statistics-based subject. If you major in analytics, you'll develop an understanding of the mathematical and statistical concepts that underpin statistical analysis techniques. You'll gain the knowledge required to apply statistical analysis techniques and also develop new techniques. You learn about stochastic modelling, which can be used to help business make decisions under uncertainty, and become familiar with computing techniques to extract and analyse data.
Apart from the courses below you also need to complete courses from your second major, your chosen minor(s) or electives.
All Bachelor of Science students need to complete core courses that help you develop transferable skills and support your work in all other courses in the degree.
Choose one of:
And choose one natural sciences course
And one mathematical and computer sciences course
*Only available to students in the Analytics and Mathematical Modelling and Computation majors
And one course from either the natural sciences or mathematical and computer science courses above.
Complete the following course:
And one of:
In Year 3, you complete a project in an area related to your major. This project gives you an important competitive edge for your career, and is good preparation for postgraduate study.
Courses you complete for this project:
If you're majoring in analytics, this is the main subject area you specialise in. It makes up one third of your degree and consists of eight analytics-related courses you study throughout your degree.
Use our online tool to build your own degree and see what your three years of study could look like.
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