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.

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Entry Requirements

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3GD120
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study A completed Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline, including accounting, business, management, sales, marketing and tourism.

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    Student Profile
    Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2023
    Number of students Percentage of all students
    International students N/A N/A
    All students 1 100.0%

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Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Australian Full-fee place: $39,000

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This is an Australian full-fee program. As a domestic student you may be eligible to:

  • receive a zero interest government assistance package to cover your course fees and
  • use over $100,000 in HELP assistance over your lifetime
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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

Graduates of this program have gone on to roles such as:

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

Degree Structure

The Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics is designed to provide students with specialist knowledge in business analytics. Students will gain the ability and skills to recognise, understand and apply the theory, concepts, and models of business analytics to contemporary business environments.

The Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics is an AQF level 8 program with a standard full-time duration of 1 year.

Academic Program Rules

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

To qualify for the degree of Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 24 units, comprising:

  • Core courses to the value of 12 units
  • Electives to the value of 12 units

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: Wednesday, 21 Feb 2024