Graduate Certificate of Business Analytics

Postgraduate coursework

Get ahead of the game and rise to the data challenge with the Graduate Certificate of Business Analytics.

Key facts

English language requirements

IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band score less than 6) or equivalent

Duration

0.5 year full-time or part-time equivalent

Campuses

Current Deakin Students

To access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook

Course overview

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.

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Course information

Award granted
Graduate Certificate of Business Analytics
Year

2022 course information

Deakin code
M561
CRICOS code?
108877E
Level
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.

Course structure

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.

 

Core Units

  • Foundation Skills in Data Analysis
  • Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation
  • Compulsory 0-credit point module

    To be completed in the first trimester of study:-

  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Course-grouped elective units

    Plus two credit points from the following units:

  • Predictive Analytics
  • People Analytics
  • Business Intelligence and Database
  • 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:
      • Cloud Campus

    Trimester 2 - July

    • Start date: July
    • Available at:
      • Cloud Campus

      Note : Trimester 2 is part-time study only.

    International on-campus study 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.

    Workload

    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.

    Participation requirements

    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.

    Work experience

    This course does not require students to complete compulsory work integrated learning units.

    Entry requirements

    Entry information

    Minimum admission requirements:

    • Bachelor degree or higher, OR
    • two years of relevant work experience, OR
    • evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent

    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. (more details)

    Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories. To be eligible for admission to this program, applicants must meet the course requirements.

    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

    Cloud studies

    Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

    However, international students living in Australia on a student visa, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), must 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 may undertake a maximum of up to one third (or equivalent) of their study as Cloud (online) study. Please note enrolment in one face to face unit in compulsory study periods is only allowed if the student is completing their final unit of study and will not exceed maximum one third (or equivalent) online requirement.

    Recognition of prior learning

    If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for Recognition of Prior Learning. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your Recognition of Prior Learning.
    Your Recognition of Prior Learning is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

    You can also refer to the Recognition of Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

    Fees and scholarships

    Fee information

    Estimated tuition fee - full-fee paying place

    The 'Estimated tuition fee' is provided as a guide only based on a typical enrolment of students completing this course within the same year in which 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 you have.

    The 'Estimated tuition fee' is calculated by adding together four credit points of study. Four credit points is used as it represents a typical enrolment load for a Graduate Certificate.

    Each unit you enrol in has a credit point value. 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 tuition fees.

    Scholarship 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.

    Search or browse through our scholarships

    Postgraduate bursary

    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.

    Learn more about the 10% Deakin alumni discount

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    Apply direct to Deakin

    Applications can be made directly to the University through the Deakin Application Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the how to apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.

    Need more information on how to apply?

    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.

    Entry pathways

    Further study options

    M761 Master of Business Analytics

    Careers

    Career outcomes

    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