Business analytics is transforming the world of work. The Graduate Certificate of Business Analytics enables professionals to create commercial value from big data and solve the decision-making challenges facing business today. Lead by our globally recognised experts, you will learn to:
- Apply broad and integrated knowledge of business analytics concepts and existing software, to research, identify and justify solutions for organisations and social contexts.
- Apply digital technologies to support research, analysis and information dissemination about the impact of Business Analytics technologies on business strategies and operations
- Think critically in identifying alternative solutions, evaluating options and problem solving
The graduate certificate is suited to anyone who wishes to get ahead of the game and rise to the data challenge.Read More
- Award granted
- Graduate Certificate of Business Analytics
2022 course information
- Deakin code
- CRICOS code?
- Postgraduate (Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma)
- Approval status
This course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
- Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) recognition
The award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.
To complete the Graduate Certificate of Business Analytics, students must attain a total of 4 credit points comprising of 2 credit points of core units; 2 credit points of course-grouped electives , plus completion of the compulsory 0-credit point module, MAI010 Academic Integrity Module.
Compulsory 0-credit point module
To be completed in the first trimester of study:-
Course-grouped elective units
Plus two credit points from the following 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 2 is part-time study only.
Note: This course is only available for part-time study in Trimester 2.
International Students: on-campus study is only available in Trimester 1.
Additional course information
Course duration - additional information
Course duration may be affected by delays in completing course requirements, such as accessing or completing work placements.
Mandatory student checks
Units which contain work integrated learning, a community placement or interaction with the community may require a police check, working with children check or other check. These requirements will be detailed in unit guides upon enrolment.
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.
Units in this course may have participation requirements that include compulsory placements, work-based training, community-based learning or collaborative research training arrangements.
Reasonable adjustments to participation and other course requirements will be made for students with a disability. Click here for more information.
This course does not require students to complete compulsory work integrated learning units.
Minimum admission criteria:
- Bachelor degree or higher OR
- two years of relevant work experience, OR
- evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements.
Please note that meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee selection, which is based on merit, likelihood of success and availability of places in the course.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection (Higher Education Courses) Policy visit the Deakin Policy Library
Recognition of 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 Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.
Fees and scholarships
Learn more about fees and your options for paying.
The available fee places for this course are detailed above. Not all courses at Deakin have Commonwealth supported places available.
The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year as they started. The cost will vary depending on the units you choose, your study load, the length of your course and any approved Recognition of Prior Learning.
One year full-time study load is typically represented by four credit points of study for Graduate Certificates. Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together four credit points of a typical combination of units for your course.
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 alumnus commencing a postgraduate award course, you may be eligible to receive a 10% reduction per unit on your enrolment fees.
For more information on the application process and closing dates, see the How to apply webpage. If you're still having problems, please contact us for assistance.
Further study optionsM761 Master of Business Analytics
Qualified business analysts are attracting well above average salaries globally across all sectors, from government and information technology to health settings. Advertised roles include Reporting Analyst, Business Systems Analyst, Operations Analyst, Business Intelligence Analysts right through to specialised disciplines such as Geoinformatics Data Analyst and See-Ice Data Analyst.
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||Apply broad and integrated knowledge of business analytics concepts and existing software, to research, identify and justify solutions for organisations and social contexts.|
|Communication||Interpret specialised knowledge and effectively communicate complex business analytics findings to both specialists and non-specialists|
|Digital literacy|| |
Apply digital technologies to support research, analysis and information dissemination about the impact of Business Analytics technologies on business strategies and operations.
|Critical thinking|| |
Analyse and evaluate competing academic, professional and/or stakeholder issues of complex organisation and social contexts where existing Business Analytics software is being considered.
|Problem solving|| |
Identify and define organisational problems, formulate and evaluate alternatives, and recommend suitable business analytics solutions based on organisational and societal needs.
|Self-management||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award|
|Teamwork||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award|
|Global citizenship||Not explicitly addressed as a learning outcome in this award|