Bachelor of Business Transformation

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Course Description

The Bachelor of Business Transformation prepares students to implement and drive organizational change and successful transformation in a world of unprecedented disruption and market turbulence. The course prepares students in the use of data that help inform vision, drive strategy, measure outcomes and respond to customer needs.

The course has a strong focus on the underlying operating models of traditional versus digital businesses, complemented with skills in the use of different analytics tools to build and analyse business intelligence. An understanding of customer experience methodologies and strategies is taught beside the business process management skills to effect and measure transformation.

AIA - SAS Joint Certification

The Analytics Institute of Australia offers the Bachelor of Business Transformation as a dual qualification. Nested within the Bachelor’s degree is an Academic Specialism of SAS. This means that upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Business Transformation, AIA graduates are also issued with a SAS Certificate and Credly Badge.

By using SAS in this course, AIA graduates will receive SAS certification as part of their qualification

Employability and Practitioner Skills

Rapid business transformation has become a necessity for organizations to keep up with competition. What are the skills required for business transformation, to solve complex organisational problems and create opportunities for businesses?

You need to have an understanding of organisational change and development, system thinking, business process analysis, digital transformation and innovation. Doing business today means navigating a complex landscape of interconnected and interdependent issues, and organizations need to understand how to manage them and win.

Course Outcomes

As a AIA graduate, you’ll have the business mindset and practical experience needed to meet this demand and you will be able to participate in a variety of roles including:

  1. Business Consultant
  2. Business Intelligence Specialist
  3. Investment Analyst
  4. Venture Capitalist
  5. Digital Transformation Consultant
  6. Information Analyst
  7.  Information Manager / Officer
  8. Market Analyst

Course Study Requirements

Each unit involves 12 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 9 hours self-directed study.


Students learn through a variety of activities:

In-class discussions, case study analysis, business report writing, research work, practical problem solving, team building, role-play, debates and self-reflections. In the final year of the course, students will undertake a work integrated learning unit (120 hours of work placement), designed to be a capstone unit for the course.

Assessment types include case studies, projects, reports and presentations, problem solving, reflections and journals, tests and quizzes and a small number of examinations.

Admission Criteria

Applicant Educational and other qualifications, skills, prerequisite occupation(s)
International applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) Successful completion of a school leaving examination.
Domestic applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years) Domestic applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants with higher education study Successful completion of at least one unit of study in a higher education program.
Applicants with vocational education and training(VET) study Applicants with a minimum of Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study
Special consideration Applicants will be considered for admission based on special considerations or disadvantage who can demonstrate ability to undertake study at the required level.

Further details can be accessed from the AIA ‘Admission and Enrolment Policy and Procedures’ and the ‘English Language Proficiency Policy’.

Qualifications issued overseas deemed equivalent to accredited qualifications issued in Australia will suffice to meet admission criteria. Equivalency will be determined through the Country Education Profiles.

Entry requirements

ApplicantSuccessful completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent
Pre-requisitesVictorian Certificate of Education (VCE) units 3 and 4 with a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

60 (minimum) or equivalent

(International students, refer to ATAR Calculations for more information)

Rankings and Adjustment FactorsEntry to this program is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked and selected in order of merit based on their academic achievement plus any adjustment factors, including Educational Access Scheme and/or subject adjustments. We will consider your entire academic record to determine your eligibility for entry. The highest level of education you have previously completed will usually determine how you are ranked.
Credit and Recognition of Prior LearningCredit, recognition of prior learning, professional experience and accreditation from a professional body can reduce the duration of our study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant experience.
English Language RequirementsEnglish proficiency can be demonstrated by prior study in English or by an English proficiency test. The minimum requirement is IELTS 6.0 with no band less than 5.5.

Course Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply a broad and coherent body of knowledge of
    • business concepts to design and implement a business transformation strategy in response to current and future market environments.
    • business analytics tools organizational customer strategy and customer-focussed products and services to achieve business goals.
  2. Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the relationships between critical organizational functions and business processes through identifying where change could occur.
  3. Engage with complex business scenarios to examine the professional and ethical implications evident in a digital and business environment.
  4. Demonstrate engagement in independent learning, maintaining currency and undertaking continuing professional development in their field.
  5. Engage effectively and professionally in a workplace, demonstrating the ability to(a) collaborate within a team, (b) communicate clearly, coherently and independently, and
  6. Demonstrate innovation and creativity, critical thinking, and professional judgement in analysing and interpreting business intelligence in order to identify and solve problems in an organisational change environment.

Course Structure and Rules

Title of programBachelor of Business Transformation, Analytics and Design
Structure of program

The program structure is based on two levels with the following details:

  • Level 100 comprises 8 units of study, each of 10 credit points. A full-time student would complete this level over 3 trimesters. 80 credit points equates to 1 EFTSL.
  • Level 200 (as per Level 100)
  • Level 300 comprises 8 units of study, each of 10 credit points. A full-time student would complete this level over 2 trimesters. 80 credit points equates to 1 EFTSL.

All units of study within this program are core.

The program structure is below.

Materials and Resource Requirements

To undertake the Bachelor of Business Transformation, Analytics and Design, students will need to have:

A laptop computer, with the following minimum requirements:

  • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
  • RAM: 16 GByte
  • Storage: 1 TByte
  • Graphics Card Memory: 2 GByte

Further information about computing requirements can be found in the Student Orientation materials and Bachelor of Business Transformation, Analytics and Design Handbook.

AIA had a number of laptops for students unable to purchase their own laptop. These are for use at the AIA Campus.