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Start date:
5 November 2018
Duration: 
1 year full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
Blended
Face to Face

Overview

Enhance your professional experience with a Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics from a world-leading ERP systems (SAP) education provider.

Victoria University is one of the world's leading institutions in ERP systems (SAP) education as recognised by industry, SAP and academia.

Our Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics is tailored to professionals with a base of significant relevant experience, but who do not yet have a bachelor’s degree.

You'll study foundational business analytics units that build on key business systems and processes.

In response to contemporary business challenges, you'll learn to use business analytics techniques and SAP technology to solve information problems. This practical knowledge feeds into effective, complex decision-making that you can apply in a range of professional contexts.

The Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics offers a pathway to postgraduate business analytics studies:

Read about VU's world-class SAP education.

 

With VU’s Master of 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 work in 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:

  • AusNet services - owners and operators of the Victorian electricity transmission network
  • O-I Glass - the world's leading glass container manufacturer.

VU has been awarded a SAP Next-Gen Lab - a SAP initiative for universities that connects students, researchers, and startups with SAP customers and partners to develop new technology innovations.

This is the only lab of its kind in Australia.

The SAP Next-Gen Lab offers opportunities for industry collaboration with SAP’s 365,000 customers across 25 industries in 180 countries.

SAP Next-Gen Lab advantages include:

  • new channels to collaborate with thought leaders in academia and industry
  • information and skills for the digital future
  • connections to companies that recruit graduates who have digital-transformation knowledge and skills
  • the opportunity to share innovative ideas with relevant corporations.

Our graduate business college has its campus in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, making it easy for you to study, even if you’re working fulltime. Many of our post-graduate students are already immersed in a career, and we make it our job to create a study environment that suits them well.

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Careers in business analytics and SAP

We live in an era where information and data are central to business. Our Graduate Diploma 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
  • analytics
  • business intelligence
  • business analysis
  • information prediction
  • financial, logistics, HR, and supply-chain analysis.

Salaries for ICT business and system analysts in Australia are around $95,000 (JobOutlook).

Course structure

To attain the award of Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics, students must successfully complete the following:

  • 84 credit points (equivalent to 7 units) core units
  • 12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) elective unit from the list provided (unit offering is subject to availability).

Students planning to continue onto Masters study are strongly recommended to take BMO6630, Business Research Methods as their elective unit.

Year 1 Semester 1

Year 1 Semester 2

Plus 12 credit points (equivalent to 1 unit) elective from the following list (units are subject to availability):

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.  
  8. Analyse and evaluate research findings applicable to business environments.  

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.

Credits

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: Full-fee

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re a Commonwealth supported student or full-fee paying.

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To calculate the total cost of your course:

  1. Select which units you’d like to study.
  2. Look up the individual unit costs in the higher education unit of study fees list.
  3. 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.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline
OR
Completion of an Australian Graduate Certificate (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
OR
Applicants with a minimum three (3) years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

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.

How to apply

Before you apply

Before applying, you should consider whether you also want to apply for:

  • Special admission programs: Depending on your life circumstances you may be eligible for special consideration of your application.
  • Advanced standing: If you have significant experience or studies elsewhere you may be eligible for credit for some units of your course and not have to undertake them.

Apply direct to VU

Apply direct to VU using our admission centre submit applications for one or more courses, track and save your progress and upload additional information.

Direct applications are due on 28 October 2018 for our next intake which starts on 5 November 2018.

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