University of Technology Sydney

C11280v1 Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Award(s): Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics (GradCertBusAnalyt)
CRICOS code: 0100400
Commonwealth supported place?: No
Load credit points: 24
Course EFTSL: 0.5
Location: City campus

Overview
Course aims
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Articulation with UTS courses
Other information

Overview

The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is a unique transdisciplinary program of study in business analytics. With subjects drawn from the UTS Business School and the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, students are provided a course structure that fits their background and experience. The course is delivered in blended mode, combining contemporary online and face-to-face learning experiences in UTS's leading-edge facilities.

This course has been developed in consultation with industry in response to major global shortages of people with analytics skills, including a predicted shortfall of over 180,000 people with deep analytical skills and five times that number of data management and interpretation skills.

Course aims

A unique feature of the Business Analytics program is the inclusion of studios, where students apply the technical skills they develop onto real-world projects.

Career options

The course is suitable for students from both business and IT backgrounds who seek to upskill and develop the skills required to meet the growth in emerging careers in business analytics. Career options are incredibly varied as virtually every company in every industry now collects huge amounts of data that needs to be interpreted and analysed to inform decision making. Graduates from this program are able to provide valuable insights on matters such as fraud detection, and logistics optimisation through to customer acquisition and retention and demand forecasting.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.1 Apply data analysis techniques to business information to generate knowledge for local and international contexts
2.1 Explain the current assumptions, including the representation of Indigenous peoples implicit in data, and the analytical techniques to enable business decision-making in common problems
3.1 Convey business information clearly and fluently in written and verbal form appropraite for the problem, data and multiple audiences
3.2 Interact with colleagues and stakeholders to work effectively towards agreed outcomes
4.1 Apply professional and research standards and principles of sustainability, ethical and social responsibility as well as Indigenous values as business analysts
5.1 Demonstrate technical and adaptive skills in busineses analytics

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed a UTS recognised bachelor's degree, or an equivalent or higher qualification, or submitted other evidence of general and professional qualifications that demonstrates potential to pursue graduate studies.

Minimum Academic Requirement: The bachelor's degree should be in a related field, within the business or information technology disciplines.

All applicants who do not meet the minimum academic requirement may still be considered on the basis of:

  • a minimum of at least four years full time, or equivalent, relevant work experience.

The relevant work experience must be demonstrated through a C.V. and a Statement of Service, confirming the dates of employment and the position held within the organisation.

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Course duration and attendance

The course duration is one session of full-time or one year of part-time study.

Course structure

The course totals 24 credit points and consists of a combination of core and foundation stream subjects.

Students with a business background select STM91345 Foundation in IT stream (Business Analytics) (information technology foundation subjects) and students with information technology background select STM91344 Foundation in Business stream (Business Analytics) (business foundation subjects).

Course completion requirements

26776 Foundations of Business Analytics 3cp
23708 Studio 1: Foundation 6cp
26777 Data Processing Using SAS 3cp
Select one of the following: 
CBK91805 Electives (Business Analytics)12cp 
CBK91802 Foundation option (Business Analytics)12cp 
Total 24cp

Course program

A typical course program is provided below, showing the recommended study sequence to ensure completion of the course within the expected duration. Refer to the Timetable Planner for confirmation of availability.

Articulation with UTS courses

This course is part of an articulated program comprising the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, and the Master of Business Analytics (C04380), or the Master of Business Analytics (Extension) (C04379).

Other information

Further information is available from the UTS Business School on:

telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
email business@uts.edu.au
Business (Postgraduate)