Analytics Major - Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences

Analytical skills are essential in today’s business environment. Study the Analytics major in the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences to prepare yourself for a range of exciting careers.

The Analytics major focuses on business and industry. Develop skills in sophisticated predictive modelling and quantitative and statistical analysis.

The ability to analyse data using appropriate statistical, mathematical and computational techniques is highly sought after in New Zealand and internationally. Career options include sales analysis, customer profile analysis, data analysis for research projects or analysis of financial trends. AUT's close links with organisations like Statistics NZ give you relevant insights into current industry thinking and hands-on experience for your career.


This is part of the Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences.

Year 1

Complete the following paper

Choose five of

And choose another 30 points from the elective papers below or other Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences or Bachelor of Science papers (subject to meeting prerequisites).

Year 2

Complete the following papers

And choose one of

You also select 75 points from the elective papers below or other Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences or Bachelor of Science papers (subject to meeting prerequisites).

Year 3

Complete the following papers

And choose one of

You also select 45 points from the elective papers below or other Bachelor of Mathematical Sciences or Bachelor of Science papers (subject to meeting prerequisites).

Workplace experience

In your final year you can complete a research project, investigating a scientific problem. The Research Project paper counts as two papers and you can complete it over one semester or the whole year.

Student projects have practical applications to the workplace and may include workplace experience. Recent student projects included a study of the various factors behind house price movements in the NZ housing market.

Through this paper you develop skills in experimental design, literature searching, the collection and analysis of data, interpretation and reporting of the results.

Elective papers

Level 5 papers

Level 6 papers

Level 7 papers

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

  • Biostatistician
  • Business/quality/statistical analyst
  • Government statistician
  • Industrial forecaster
  • Logistics analyst
  • Medical statistician
  • Quality analyst
  • Secondary teacher*

*After completing a graduate diploma in education.

Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

Analytics Careers

Key features
  • High demand for analytical skills
  • Career options in multiple sectors
  • Close links with organisations like Statistics NZ
  • A major research project for an industry organisation
See yourself as
  • Precise
  • Curious and analytical
  • Meticulous and a planner
  • Interested in business

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