Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics

Help inform organisations’ innovation and growth

In a global market that is ever evolving through competitive and regulatory pressures, fast and accurate business decisions are increasingly important. Being able to extract, combine and analyse data to meet a wide range of business needs helps to unlock insights organisation-wide, driving opportunities and increasing competitive edge.

Our new Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics puts that influence within your reach.

What will you do?

Conducted over 12 months full-time, the degree is designed to complement and extend the knowledge and skills gained from any of a wide range of business-related bachelor programs. It will equip you with:

  • strategic thinking, problem-solving and decision-making ability
  • the capacity to analyse and effectively communicate evidence-based solutions to contemporary commercial challenges using quantitative analysis
  • the ability to use business analytics to inform and support commercial strategies, both domestic and international
  • insight into the ethical, sustainability and governance considerations of data management and analysis, and intellectual property rights

You will also gain:

  • confidence handling big data
  • the ability to code using popular analytics platforms.

Where could it take you?

You’ll graduate ready to play a senior role in enterprises’ strategic growth and innovation in your chosen sector, anywhere in the world. You could help achieve organisational objectives in new product development, marketing, customer acquisition, community engagement, or all of these. Perhaps you’ll go on to complete our Master of Business Analytics.

  • Australia's #1 University for Entrepreneurship Education^
  • Gain a global perspective from experts
  • AACSB accredited

^QS World University Rankings, 2021

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3GD120
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake July
Enquiries Future Students team

Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline, including accounting, business, management, sales, marketing and tourism.
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 3GD120

Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $35,000


These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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Potential careers

Market Research Analyst, Business Data Analyst, Data Analyst, Data scientist , Financial Analyst, Information Analyst

Degree Structure

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics you must complete:

  • four core 3-unit courses
  • electives to the value of 12 units.

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

Example Study Plan

Core courses

You must complete all of the following courses:

Elective courses

You must complete courses to the value of 12 units from the following, of which 6 units must be from the starred courses:


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Last updated: Thursday, 21 Oct 2021