Graduate Certificate in Business Data Analytics
Dive into big data for business
Love how the nitty-gritty of numbers can paint a thousand words? Data analytics could be for you. Start learning how to use data tools for decision-making and storytelling in business. Get expert guidance from real data analysts.
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What you'll learn
Develop data-driven decision-making skills
You'll study within a network of industry experts who are constantly using data analytics for businesses, governments, and communities to help them find answers. From analysing NDIS customer needs and the use of social media for health promotion, to exploring the effectiveness of tourism branding or the efficiency of household electricity consumption – our researchers are well versed in using data to solve organisational issues. And they’ll support you to do the same, so you can apply your learning to real business situations.
Ready when you are
With five different start dates throughout the year, this business data analytics degree works around your schedule. You can take on more subjects or scale back as you need. It’s your course at your pace.
The ideal stepping stone
The Graduate Certificate in Business Data Analytics is the perfect introduction to postgraduate study in the data field. And once you graduate you’ll be primed to take your study further in our Master of Applied Business. The best bit? You’ll get credit for your certificate, meaning you can complete your master’s more quickly.
You’ll develop fundamental skills in gathering data and extracting valuable insights from them so you can address business challenges. That will set you up for success across many types of organisations – whether you’re looking to upskill in your current role or seeking a new one. Wherever you want to take your career next – perhaps adding data analysis to your skill set as a business analyst to help drive growth or working as a customer insights manager building operations based on consumer behaviour, for example – you’ll have a competitive edge and be ready to take on any business challenge.
Applicants without a Bachelor degree may be admitted on the basis of Professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Grad Cert students will be eligible for entry to the Master of Applied Business with credit for relevant subjects.
Credit for previous study or work
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants. If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.
Jump into the real world of big data, high-level analytics and business transformation with the Graduate Certificate in Business Data Analytics from Charles Sturt. Study a course designed by and aligned with industry, so you can really make your mark.
Degree structure details
Recommended Study Pattern
Choose 4 subjects from the following:
MGM513 Data, Decision Making and Storytelling
MKT563 Big Data and Marketing Analytics
INF461 An Introduction to Data mgt: Governance, Standards and Ethics
INF463 Introduction to Data Tools and Analytics
ITC516 Data Mining and Visualisation for Business Intelligence
ITC573 Data and Knowledge Engineering
ITC575 Foundations of Big Data Analytics
* All subjects are 8 point subjects unless otherwise indicated.
As a Charles Sturt University student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.
To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.