Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics

Business leaders equipped with analytical skills extract meaning from complex data sets, and translate this meaning into actionable insights. To inform strategic decisions, and remain competitive, businesses must leverage the insights contained in the large volumes of data produced both within the business and in the broader business environment. The Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics will allow students to acquire the knowledge and practical skills essential to data analysts working in many fields of business including management, information systems, marketing, human resource management, accounting, finance, economics and auditing.

Course overview

Course title
Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
Award abbreviation
GradCertBusAnalytics
Course code
42270
Course type
postgraduate certificate
Status
current / 2020
Administered by
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education
CRICOS code
0101328

Course details

Intake periods
Beginning of year and mid-year
Attendance type
part-time only
Credit points required
24
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Standard course duration
1 year
Time limit
2 years
Delivery mode
internal
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Domestic fee type
Postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Paul Bergey
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; SS = summer teaching period

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Take all units (12 points):

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S1, S2BUSN5002Fundamentals of Business Analytics
Prerequisites:
Enrollment in 42270 Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics
Standard Semester: lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1, S2BUSN5101Programming for Business
Prerequisites:
BUSN5002 Fundamentals of Business Analytics
Incompatibility:
CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python or equivalent.
Standard Semester: lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week

Take unit(s) to the value of 12 points:

Note: Choose units to the value of 12 points as advised by the faculty

AvailabilityUnitcodeUnitnameUnit requirementsContact hours
S2, SSBUSN5001Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies in Business
Standard Semester: lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week Summer School: delivered intensively, up to 18 hours per week
S1HRMT5502Human Resource Analytics
Prerequisites:
HRMT5504 Introduction to Human Resource Management; or equivalent
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
S1MKTG5504Big Data in Marketing
Seminars: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks.

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.

Rules

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

1.(1) The http://handbooks.uwa.edu.au/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module is not required to repeat the module.

English Language competency requirements

3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

4. To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—a bachelor's degree in Commerce or an equivalent qualification, which includes the completion of a statistics unit as recognised by UWA; and either:

(a) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 60 per cent;

or

(b) a valid Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of at least 5501; or

(c) at least five years of relevant, documented professional experience considered by UWA (following an interview and assessment process) to be sufficient to permit satisfactory completion of the course.

1 GMAT is valid for 5 years.

Admission ranking and selection

5. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Articulations and exit awards

6. The following courses form part of an articulated sequence:

  • 41680 Master of Commerce (96 points)
  • 42270 Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics (24 points)
Course structure

7.(1) The course consists of units to a total value of 24 points.

(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.

Satisfactory progress

8. To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.

Progress status

10.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances—

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8 is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded'.

11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.

Award with distinction

12. This rule is not applicable to this course.