Intakes: 

2022: February, August and November

Duration: 
0.5 years
Fees: 

2022: A$15,500*
* fee per semester

Application due dates:
We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Overview

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.

Read about VU's world-class SAP education.

Following the overwhelming success of the revolutionary VU Block Model with undergraduate students, we have rolled out the Block Model to our postgraduate courses.

This course is 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:

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

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 full time. 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 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
  • analytics
  • 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.

Course structure

To attain the award of Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, students will be required to complete 48 credit points consisting of:

  • 48 credit points of 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 appraise cross disciplinary knowledge in creative decision making;  
  4. Effectively articulate complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences; and,  
  5. Advocate consistently, with personal accountability for outputs in a contemporary work environment in a 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.

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.

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.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline
PLUS
IELTS (or equivalent): Overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

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.

Use our credit calculator to find out how much credit you can receive toward Victoria University higher education courses based on your previous studies.

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 chair or academic adviser.

How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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