Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
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Careers and further study
Take your studies to a new level and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.
Graduates may find employment from any profit or non-profit organisation who wishes to use data to enhance decision-making or any large organisation now employing data, business or market analysts. There is also a high demand for recent business or commerce graduates who have specialised in management or accounting who have additional capabilities in information and logistics management.
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Industry partner discount
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If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.
(1)(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification incorporating at least one unit of statistics, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
(c) at least two years professional experience in a relevant occupation; or
(2) Significant work experience including at least 5 years with a material level of responsibility.
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About the course
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Part-time only
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 12 hours per unit per week (comprising 3 hours contact time and 9 hours of individual study time)
- This course is not available to international student visa holders
Business analytics training for industry
The UWA Business School run tailored corporate programs on data literacy skills for business leaders, including data fundamentals, data analysis, data storytelling, and strategic business decisions.
Get in touch with Dr Catherine Leighton (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you're interested in bringing these skills to your workplace.
Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.
Why study this course
- Develop programming skills in data analysis.
- Learn how to apply data analysis to business-related problems.
- First step towards valuable master’s degree in Analytics.
You'll learn to
- understand the theoretical background of data analytics and data processing of unstructured data.
- understand the various approaches to data analysis, appreciate strategies for adapting them to a specific situation and understand the limitations of data.
- understand the ethical issues related to protecting the rights of individuals and the integrity of data collected and analysed.
- transfer knowledge clearly, effectively and appropriately in relation to data analytics issues.
- identify the use of data analytics tools and techniques in a variety of business disciplines.
Why study business or data analytics
“The volume of information available to organisations is growing exponentially and, in parallel, so is demand for professionals skilled in data systems and analytics. But with the supply of data professionals lagging, those with verifiable skills and reliable credentials are commanding exceptional salaries.” – The Australian, 2019
Average annual salary for data scientists – AU$111,846 (Indeed, 2019)
Average annual salary for business analyst – AU$81,401 (PayScale, 2019)
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Who does this course suit
This course is ideal for:
- Senior management or professionals who wish to upskill in a growing area allowing you to make stronger and more informed business decisions.
- Recent Business or Commerce graduates who have specialised in management or accounting and who desire additional capabilities in information and logistics management.
- Those interested in Business Analytics or Data Analytics who may be looking to take a first step towards a master’s degree.
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At first glance, Data Science and Business Analytics can seem very similar. Both deal with information, and both are used in the business and corporate world. So what’s the difference and how should you choose which course is right for you?
We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.
Industry partner discount
The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.