Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

About the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics at UNSW 

The UNSW Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is a credential from UNSW Business School, which is ranked within the top 50 worldwide. In less than a year, this certificate will further your career opportunities with foundational knowledge in data science, information technology and decision making.

As a graduate you’ll understand conceptual frameworks, modelling techniques, database management, and ethical debates to provide a holistic view of business analytics.

In a blend of online learning and face-to-face lessons, you can study around your work and life commitments. You’ll be able to advance your career in business analytics upon graduation or proceed to further study at a higher academic level.

Your Specialisation

You’ll develop your specialisation with four courses – two compulsory, and two electives. You’ll cover business analytics and analytic methods and then choose to tailor your knowledge to your interests and career goals.

There are ten electives to choose from, including data analysis, information technology infrastructure, social media and risk decision analytics. See the degree structure for more detailed information.

If you’re interested in further study, your courses are transferrable to the Master of Commerce (subject to meeting entry requirements) which offers SAS Certification as a Business Analyst.

This certificate develops theoretical knowledge around analysis and decision-making, and practical skillsets related to information systems and technologies.

With theoretical knowledge you’ll be able to confidently apply concepts and frameworks for sourcing, interpreting and leveraging data insights.

Depending on the electives you choose, your practical skillsets can include the ability to data mine, create visual analytics and effectively use databases. You could become familiar with SAS Visual Analytics, SAS Text Miner, SQL, Hadoop, and more.

Industry demand is high for professionals who understand data analysis and information systems. The skills and insights gained from your Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics can have an immediate positive effect on your career.

The Business School offers students a suite of professional development opportunities with Career Accelerator. With Career Accelerator you can build industry connections through networking, mentoring, internships and global business practicums.

Relevant Roles

Our Business Analytics graduates have been successful in securing jobs such as:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Analytics Professional
  • IS/IT Consultant
  • Management Consultant
  • Systems Analyst

What Our Academics Say

“Although advanced analytic capabilities have typically been a want rather than a need, the exponential improvements in AI (effectively predictive analytics) are increasingly making skills in big data analytics necessary.”

Sam Kirshner Senior Lecturer and AGSM Scholar

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