CBE Analytics Plus Project

Analytics Plus Project

What is the Analytics Plus Project?

The ANU College of Business and Economics Analytics Plus Project offers student’s the opportunity to gain real-world business experience, over a three week intensive data analytics project. This project connects teams of students who will analyse and interpret data, and provide valuable insights to a business challenge. You'll get hands-on experience with the latest data analytics tools and techniques, and learn how to communicate your findings effectively to stakeholders, all with the support of an industry mentor. Enhance your skills in analytics, teamwork, communication, and problem-solving, and get a competitive edge in the job market.

During the Analytics Plus Project, you'll commit 100 hours over the three-week period to collaborate online with your team and engage with industry across Australia, and complete a project. 

CBE Analytics Plus Project is not-for-credit.



Analytics Plus Project runs from Monday 24 June to Friday 12 July, 2024. Applications are now closed. 

Key Dates

When applying for the Analytics Plus Project, please ensure you have reviewed the timetable and associated commitments.

  • Tuesday 21 May: Information Session
  • Sunday 26 May: Applications close
  • Wednesday 19 June: Orientation session
  • Monday 24 June to Friday 12 July: Project dates


Places are offered via a competitive selection process. Before you apply, please consider the dates and commitment required.

Analytics Plus Project is open to students who meet one of the following criteria:

  • are enrolled in a CBE undergraduate program who have completed 48 units of study at the time of application. Students in their second semester who are completing 48 units at the time of application, are also encouraged to apply.
  • are enrolled in a CBE postgraduate program.
  • are with the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre
  • have not participated in Analytics Plus previously


The project runs from Monday 24 June to Friday 12 July, 2024. Applications are now closed. 

Applicants will be advised of their application outcome after the closing date.


CBE Analytics Plus Project Information Session


Can I skip the orientation session?

The orientation session is compulsory. It is where you will meet your team, mentor and client. Students who do not attend will be removed from the program.

Do I need to be located in Canberra?

No. This project is entirely delivered online, and you can be located remotely.

Do I need to have Data Analytics experience to undertake the project?

Students of all levels and experience in Data Analytics are encouraged to apply. You can apply your current knowledge or learn something new.

For students with limited experience, you will have access to basic learning modules.

When will I know the outcome of my application?

You will receive an email with the outcome of your application 1-2 weeks after the applications close. If you are accepted, you will need to confirm your acceptance via email. 

What if I have a part-time job?

It is fine if you have a part-time job, but you must be able to commit a minimum of 100 hours of work to the project over the three weeks of the program. You will need to coordinate commitments with your team to ensure that you’re able to attend meetings and contribute equally to all deliverables.

Do I get to choose the project I work on?

No, projects will be assigned to teams by Practera, the team delivering the experience. They ensure clients submit projects that are interesting and achievable within the program timeframe.

Do I get to choose my team?

No, all teams will be assigned at random.

Will the project be related to my degree?

It could be, but if it isn’t, that’s fine too. The projects are structured to ensure you do not need specific technical knowledge. The main goal is to develop your employability skills through a professional project experience.

Will I be paid to work on this project?

CBE’s Analytics Plus Project is a learning opportunity, designed to aid you in your professional development. It is not a paid initiative. Many students encounter the reality of not being able to gain the relevant experience that industry is telling them they need for the job they are applying for. This work-based project provides an opportunity for you to work on a legitimate project for a client, and develop skills that are crucial to the workforce – all with the support and guidance of an industry mentor. In short, this is a great chance to learn through doing, and gain experience that can showcase your skill to industry.

You will have access to industry professionals throughout the Project, receiving expert advice and feedback that can be pivotal to your personal and professional development. Taking and reflecting on feedback in itself is an essential skill in the workplace!

To aid you in your project with the industry client, we recommend utilising desktop research and publicly accessible data sets. 

Do I need to access the platform before the orientation session?

Once you’ve been selected to take part in the program, Practera will send you a registration link in order to access the platform.