Build on your professional experience with a specialised qualification from a world leader in business analytics and SAP technology.
Victoria University is one of the world's leading institutions in ERP systems (SAP) education as recognised by industry, SAP and academia.
Our Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is tailored to professionals with significant relevant experience, but without a bachelor degree.
You'll study units that give you a strong foundation in Business Analytics, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems. Through a combination of computer-based exercises, case studies and industry-expert lectures, you'll come to understand business-system and digital-marketing processes.
This practical knowledge feeds into effective decision-making that you can apply to a range of professional tasks.
The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics offers a pathway to postgraduate business analytics studies:
- Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics
- Master of Business Analytics
- Master of Business Analytics (Professional).
Read about VU's world-class SAP education.
From 2021, this course will be delivered in eight-week mode, which means you study two units (subjects) at a time over eight weeks (or one unit at a time over eight weeks for part-time study), rather than juggling several units at once. And with its focused timetables and smaller, collaborative classes, VU’s Block Model gives you more time to connect with your peers, lecturers and industry partners, helping you to build strong professional networks.
The VU Block Model has improved our student results and engagement, and has won multiple international awards for innovation and excellence.
With VU’s Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, you will learn how to apply up-to-date business and technology trends to real-world problems.
Many of our lecturers work in the industry. We also have strong industry partnerships with businesses such as Linfox and SAP. These keep our course relevant, and give you valuable work experience.
During your study, you’ll have the chance to learn from global and local organisations in SAP-related roles, and gain authentic experience in analytics, business intelligence and other ERP areas.
Our current SAP project-partner organisations are multibillion-dollar companies:
Careers in business analytics and SAP
We live in an era where information and data are central to business. Our Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics – with its SAP component – gives you the knowledge needed for entry roles in SAP and business analytics.
According to Accenture, there are more than 40,000 SAP professionals worldwide, with more roles requiring SAP expertise than any other systems integrator.
Our course prepares you for the following roles:
- SAP-related fields
- business intelligence
- business analysis
- information prediction
- financial, logistics, HR, and supply-chain analysis.
Use Job Outlook to find average salaries for ICT business and system analysts in Australia.
To attain the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, students will be required to complete 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) consisting of:
- 48 credit points (equivalent to 4 units) professional core units
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|1.||Review theoretical approaches and analyse their application to achieve effective Business Intelligence and Business Analytics Systems practice.|
|2.||Justify and interpret theoretical concepts and related knowledge to think critically in the resolution of authentic business problems in contemporary Business Intelligence and Business Analytics Systems.|
|3.||Critically apply cross disciplinary knowledge in creative decision making.|
|4.||Demonstrate independent judgement in a range of technical or management functions in response to contemporary and future business challenges.|
|5.||Evaluate the effectiveness of Business Intelligence and Business Analytics and associated Information Systems in the support of complex problem solving and management decision making.|
|6.||Effectively communicate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences.|
|7.||Contribute consistently, with personal accountability for outputs in a dynamic 21st century work team, working in an ethical and socially responsible manner.|
What's a unit?
A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.
Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take and optional elective units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.
Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.
Fees & scholarships
Fee type for this course: Full-fee
Fee type definitions
The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.
If you enrol in a:
- Government subsidised place pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
- Full-fee paying place pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).
To calculate the total cost of your course either use our fee calculator, or:
- Select which units you’d like to study.
- Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
- Add up the relevant amounts.
Scholarships & assistance
Apply for a scholarship to help with your study costs.
We can help with fee assistance and advice.
Admission & pathways
Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.
Successful completion of a cognate (similar discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree; OR
Successful completion of a non-cognate (any discipline) Bachelor/Honours Degree and four years full-time work experience post-graduation including at least 2 of the 4 years full-time work experience gained while working in a dedicated supervisory/management role as approved by the College.
If you have completed study with another university or institution and believe you are eligible to receive credit for skills and past study, you can apply for advanced standing.
Applications for advanced standing can be made after a discussion with your course coordinator or academic adviser.