Online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

POSTGRADUATE

Learn to analyse, predict and recommend opportunities for business performance in specific business domains.

Student type:
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

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Duration:
Part-time 8 months
Fees:

AU$3,960 per course (2023)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online
Mode of study:
Online
Entry score:

See admissions

Duration:
Part-time 8 months
Fees:

AU$3,960 per course (2023)

Next intake:
January, March, May, July, September, October
Location:
Online

Overview

Making decisions is a central and even intuitive part of many professional roles.

But today, making decisions based on intuition is no longer enough to be competitive. You can gain the in-demand skills to analyse, predict and recommend opportunities for business performance across a range of business functions with RMIT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics.

In this online graduate certificate, you'll learn to the diagnose and evaluate business problems and opportunities and develop and apply decision models and techniques. You'll also learn to visualise and communicate findings and decisions to stakeholders, as well as justify the decisions behind them. 

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Become a data-driven decision maker

Learn to analyse, predict and recommend opportunities for business performance in specific business domains.

Gain a competitive advantage quicker

In as little as eight months, you can gain sophisticated analytical skills that you can apply to decision-making across a range of busness functions.

Choose from five electives to suit your career path

Our five functional electives can help accelerate your skills to suit marketing, supply chain, HR or management.

First qualification of its kind

Benefit from studying the only Graduate Certificate analytics program that focuses on building functional decision makers through problerm-solving.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Graduate Certificate does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study.

Details

Supported by RMIT Online’s world-class academics and industry experts, you’ll develop and apply decision models and techniques, drawing on descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to inform your decisions.

You’ll also have a solid grasp of how to visualise and communicate findings to stakeholders, as well as justify the reasoning behind them.

When you learn at RMIT, you will gain insights from global experts who are at the forefront of their field.

You will also benefit from teachers who can inspire you with practical, relevant skills for the workplace you’re currently in or wish to join. RMIT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is designed to help aspiring decision makers learn how to diagnose and evaluate business problems and opportunities, use concepts and techniques to inform decisions, and communicate those decisions to stakeholders.

The 100% online, now accelerated program means your learning – and graduation – is fast-tracked and focused. You can enrol in any one of our six, seven-week teaching periods each year.

You can view online resources and learning activities, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account anywhere, anytime.

Our online learning platform is purpose-built and brings authenticity to your learning experience, available using your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Coursework is delivered in an engaging way and easy to follow.

You will also have access to discussion boards, online forums, electronic assignment submission, the library and business journals.

Assessment is ongoing throughout the teaching period and includes essays, reports, presentations, case studies, quizzes and research projects. 

Supported by RMIT Online’s world-class academics and industry experts, you’ll develop and apply decision models and techniques, drawing on descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to inform your decisions.

You’ll also have a solid grasp of how to visualise and communicate findings to stakeholders, as well as justify the reasoning behind them.

8 months part-time.

Three compulsory courses and one elective.

Choose from five electives to suit your career path Our five functional electives can help accelerate your skills and meet your ambitions in roles such as marketing, supply chain, HR and management.

Career

When you learn at RMIT, you will gain insights from global experts who are at the forefront of their field.

You will also benefit from teachers who can inspire you with practical, relevant skills for the workplace you’re currently in or wish to join.

Admissions

Academic Requirements:

  • A bachelors degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution; or
  • An alternate entry requirement. If you don't have the formal bachelors or higher qualification listed above, you will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) if you have the following: at least five years full-time experience working in an analyst or management role in business, information technology or information systems with a portfolio of evidence demonstrating analysis and report writing.
  • International or offshore students may need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, you will be granted 48 credit points of exemption and may be eligible to continue your studies in the following masters programs.

Face to face masters programs:

Online masters programs:

If you are successful in gaining entry into the online masters programs, you will be granted 48 credit points of exemption and will be able to complete these online programs in 16 months of intensive part-time study.

Exemptions from this program will be assessed consistently with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

For international or off-shore students, an IELTS score of 6.5 may be required.

Fees

2023 tuition fees:

  • AU$3,960 per course
  • Total AU$15,840 for 4 courses.

Fees apply to 2023 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Some students may be eligible to apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme. 

Visit our HELP loans page for lots of useful information about eligibility, how to apply and payment. You can apply for FEE-HELP once you have enrolled in a program.

HELP loans are not available to international students.

2023 tuition fees:

  • AU$3,960 per course
  • Total AU$15,840 for 4 courses.

Fees apply to 2023 only.

Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF) based on your enrolment load, which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student. Eligible local students can apply for an SA-HELP loan to defer payment of their SSAF.

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Looking for answers or more general information?

Use our Frequently Asked Questions to learn about the application process and its equity access schemes, find out how to accept or defer your offer or request a leave of absence, discover information about your fees, refunds and scholarships, and explore the various student support and advocacy services, as well as how to find out more about your preferred program, and more.

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.