Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
Upskill in business analytics essentials
Learn to make sense of business data and you’ll make better business decisions. You’ll explore how to transform data into useful information. Topics include big data and business intelligence systems. Give your business the competitive edge.
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What you'll learn
Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics will develop specialised knowledge and application of skills in data usage, quantitative methods, business and management analytics.
Bachelor degree (or equivalent) from a recognized University (or another tertiary education institution of equivalent standing) with a minimum GPA of 4.0 (using a 7.0 point scale)
Work and Life
Students may apply for this degree if they have a minimum of five years equivalent full-time professional work experience in a relevant field.
English Proficiency Requirements
English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:
- A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0; OR
- a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL; OR
- an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19); OR
- no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only); OR
- a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English); OR
- an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.
English test results must be no more than two years old.
International students who successfully complete the Direct Entry Program (DEP) will satisfy the English Language requirements for this Griffith degree.
The Direct Entry Program (DEP) is not available for Domestic students.
Applicants should refer to the English language requirements section of the following University policy for exceptions to these overall requirements:
Credit for previous study or work
Reduce the time it takes to finish your degree. You can apply to Griffith to recognise your prior learning, including:
- Formal learning through courses completed at uni and TAFE.
- Informal learning through workplace experience or volunteer training.
- Non-formal learning through social experiences and hobbies.
Digital technologies are an integral and growing component for competitive advantage and effective business operations in the global marketplace. Managers and analysts require the skills and knowledge to leverage a professional profile in the increasingly pervasive digital economy. The era of digital business puts much greater emphasis on data-orientated tasks that enable business to measure, track and analyse business outcome in real time to support evidence-based decision making. These tasks feature data collection, some empirical data analysis and some strategic thought about the implications for business outcomes. There is a growing demand for skills that enable Business workers to harvest, analyse and develop strategic and timely Business insight from data trends. Many Businesses and public agencies are struggling with developing actionable Business intelligence based on the data available to them. Google nowadays processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average which means over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. The next question is: what to do with this data? A knowledge of business analytics bridges the gap between data specialists and decision makers. It offers students a unique opportunity to place themselves at the forefront of the business decision-making process as they acquire a 'common language' understandable by both data scientists and business management. Through this program, students will develop solid intelligence in data usage, quantitative methods, business & management analytics.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
As a guide, core subjects in this degree can include:
- Business Data Analytics
- Introduction to Big Data Analytics
- Business Intelligence Systems
- Information Management and Control
As part of your application, you’ll be guided through how to get the right degree structure in place for you.
To be eligible for the award of Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics (GCertBusAnalytics), a student must acquire 40 credit points as prescribed below:
- gain 40 credit points for the core courses.