Postgraduate course

Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Are you a business professional working towards a more senior role and want to gain a better understanding of big data and analytics? This course will give you the introductory skills and insights you need in order to use data to make better decisions.

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Murdoch code

C1147

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Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

1 semester

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Overview

Learn how to make better and informed decisions using data. Across all businesses and industries, more and more data is being collected by the second. How do you collect data, manage it and use it to gain a competitive advantage? These are the questions you will explore and understand in this course.

Business analytics is a broad term that encompasses a number of skills, technologies and approaches to the analysis of business data for the purpose of supporting decision-making for management.

Learn how to analyse data using a number of case studies and real life datasets from big business and national and international governments.

You’ll learn to use industry tools like Google Analytics, Tableau, Microsoft Power BI and more. Note – depending on industry trends and best practice you may or may not use the exact programs specified above.

3 reasons to study a Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics at Murdoch

  1. This course uniquely combines both the business and technical aspects of business analytics. Having both skillsets means you’ll graduate with a competitive advantage.
  2. Work in teams on problem-based case studies to prepare you for real-world scenarios and put your learning into practice.
  3. Take advantage of free workshops and seminars to help you with writing, statistics and analysing data, ethics, how to run surveys and research as a postgraduate student.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • Quantitative research for business.
  • Data, metrics, reporting and analytics.
  • Business analytics using industry-standard tools.
  • Web research

Your future career

A postgraduate qualification can help you further your current career and move into a more senior role or help you change career paths to pursue new opportunities. Depending on your own situation and career aspirations, there are many careers and positions that this course can lead to. Careers could include:

  • Sales or Marketing Analyst
  • HR Analyst
  • Payroll Analyst
  • Operations or Logistics Analyst
  • Research and Data Analyst

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
Available Not Available
Internal External
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
View the dates for our teaching periods

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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