Learn advanced skills and analytics techniques to interpret data, analyse business environments, and develop solutions for authentic problems. Complementing your undergraduate degree in any discipline, Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Business Analytics is designed to provide you with the most up-to-date skills for business performance analysis.
Businesses and governments now have access to massive volumes of data and require skills and expertise to analyse this information for strategic decision making. This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills to build predictive models and use data mining tools with ‘big data’. You’ll get the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with one of the most widely used predictive analytics software tools globally.
Deakin’s Graduate Diploma of Business Analytics is a collaborative education program developed with industry. You’ll be trained with a broad skill set that enables you to develop analytics based solutions for business.
The course introduces you to a range of internationally-recognised business intelligence and analytics tools and you’ll have access to analytics certification programs by market leaders IBM, SAS and Microsoft.
You’ll find out how to take data driven, evidence-based approaches to business decision making and business performance analysis. Plus, you’ll get an understanding of business metrics and the analytical techniques that transform both structured and unstructured data into meaningful information for the purpose of decision making and understanding and reviewing business performance.
Other skills you’ll develop include problem solving, business metrics, and quantitative reasoning so that you can review business performance to find problems or areas of opportunities, and identify patterns and trends in data using descriptive analytics. You’ll also learn how information and communication technologies (ICT) investments including business analytics generate value for a business.
On completion of the Graduate Diploma of Business Analytics you will have developed a broad set of business analytic skills highly sought after in every industry sector, particularly within professional services firms and government.
The course allows articulation into Deakin’s Masters of Business Analytics.Read More
To complete the Graduate Diploma of Business Analytics, students must attain a total of 8 credit points, consisting of 6 credit points of core units and 2 credit points of elective units which may be selected from any postgraduate units offered by the University, subject to eligibility. Most units (think of units as 'subjects') are equal to 1 credit point. Students are encouraged to use the electives units to gain depth or sector expertise.
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Plus 2 credit points of general postgraduate elective units.
Campuses by intake
Campus availability varies per trimester. This means that a course offered in Trimester 1 may not be offered in the same location for Trimester 2 or 3. Read more to learn where this course will be offered throughout the year.
Trimester 1 - March
- Start date: March
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 2 - July
- Start date: July
- Available at:
- Burwood (Melbourne)
- Cloud Campus
Trimester 3 - November
- Start date: November
- Available at:
- Cloud Campus
Please note: Students commencing in Trimester 3 cannot complete this course in two study periods.
Further information on Business Analytics
Additional course information
Any unit which contains work-integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. Refer to the relevant unit guide.
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.
This course provides students the opportunity to complete one or more elective work integrated learning units.
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Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Minimum entry requirements
- Bachelor Degree in any discipline OR
- Graduate Certificate in any discipline OR
- At least three years of relevant work experience (or part-time equivalent)* OR
- Successful completion of Masters Qualifying Program (or Masters Qualifying Program Extended)
* Professional work experience in business or IT related roles in any industry sector
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit Deakin Policy Library.
IELTS / English language requirements
Please note that English language requirements exist for entry to this course and you will be required to meet the English language level requirement that is applicable in the year of your commencement of studies.
It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that she/he has the required IELTS score to register with any external accredited courses.
Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.
However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.
In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The tuition fees you pay are calculated depending on the course you choose.
The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing the first year of this course. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Credit for Prior Learning you have.
Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The ‘Estimated tuition fee’ is calculated by adding together 8 credit points of a typical combination of units for that course. Eight credit points is used as it represents a typical full-time enrolment load for a year.
You can find the credit point value of each unit under the Unit Description by searching for the unit in the Handbook.
Learn more about fees and available payment options.
A Deakin scholarship might change your life. If you've got something special to offer Deakin – or you just need the financial help to get you here – we may have a scholarship opportunity for you.
If you’re a Deakin alumni commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 15% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees. Your spouse and members of your immediate family may also be eligible to apply for this bursary.
As a Graduate of the Graduate Diploma of Business Analytics you will have developed a broad set of business analytic skills highly sought after in every industry sector, particularly within professional services firms and government.
Course learning outcomes
Deakin's graduate learning outcomes describe the knowledge and capabilities graduates can demonstrate at the completion of their course. These outcomes mean that regardless of the Deakin course you undertake, you can rest assured your degree will teach you the skills and professional attributes that employers value. They'll set you up to learn and work effectively in the future.
|Graduate Learning Outcome||Course Learning Outcome|
|Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities||Demonstrate an advanced understanding of contemporary body of knowledge of business analytics to work in professional contexts|
|Communication||Interpret and effectively communicate complex business analytics findings to both specialists and non-specialists|
|Digital literacy||High level of use of business analytics technologies to source information, analyse complex business data and disseminate findings|
|Critical thinking||Evaluate complex business information using critical and analytical thinking and judgment|
|Problem solving||Use advanced skills and analytics techniques to interpret data, analyse business environments, and develop solutions for authentic (real world and ill-defined) problems.|
|Self-management||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award.|
|Teamwork||Collaborate constructively in teams to produce and share specialised and integrated analytic solutions to complex business problems.|
|Global citizenship||Engage ethically in a business analytics professional context with diverse communities and cultures in a global context.|
How to apply
Further study options
Credit for prior learning
The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.
You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
Credit for prior learning into the Graduate Diploma of Business Analytics may be granted to students who have successfully completed appropriate postgraduate studies.