Why study RMIT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics?

Choose from five electives to suit your career path

Our five functional electives can help accelerate your skills and meet your goals in marketing, supply chain, HR or management.

Gain a competitive advantage
more quickly

In as little as eight months, you can gain sophisticated analytical skills that you can apply to decision-making across a range of business functions.

First qualification of its kind

Benefit from studying the only graduate certificate analytics program that focuses on building functional decision-makers through problem-solving.

Solve problems by unlocking data

Making decisions - it’s a central part of what many professionals do.

But today, making decisions based on intuition is no longer enough to be competitive.

In a world where more than 2.5 quintillion bytes of information are created each year, businesses are calling out for savvy leaders who can understand, interpret and communicate data in their decisions. These are professionals who are already in demand across industries, including finance, health and medicine, general sciences, defence, agriculture and cybersecurity.

For professionals looking to the future, now is the time to invest in learning the language of data and to use it to make stronger decisions. 

You can get ahead and gain the analytical skills to analyse, predict and recommend opportunities for business performance across a range of business functions with RMIT Online’s Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics.

Quick facts
Quick facts

4 courses,
(7 weeks each)

8 months intensive,

Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct

$4,080 per course,
FEE-HELP available*

Program code: GC193KP21

^Number of courses and duration to be comprised depends on prior degree. Please see Entry Requirements or contact us for further details.
*Plus a capped Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) based on your credit point enrolment load.

What you will study

The RMIT Online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics program is comprised of three core courses and one elective.

Get more information about what you will learn in each of these courses.

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Entry requirements

RMIT Online postgraduate students must meet minimum academic requirements, and international students must have a proficient level of English. You can find more details below. 


Academic requirements
Entrance requirements for international applications
Recognition of Prior Learning


Academic requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree or equivalent, or higher-level qualification, in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution*; or
  • An alternate entry requirement. If you don't have the formal bachelor's or higher qualification listed above, you will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV) if you have the following: at least five years full-time experience working in an analyst or management role in business, information technology or information systems with a portfolio of evidence demonstrating analysis and report writing.
  • International or offshore students may need an IELTS score of 6.5 or above.

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago, you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry.


Articulation and pathways

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, you will be granted 48 credit points of exemption and may be eligible to continue your studies in the following master's programs.

Face to face master's programs:

  • MC199 Master of Business Administration;
  • MC198 Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

Online master's programs:

  • MC199 Master of Business Administration;
  • MC198 Master of Supply Chain and Logistics Management.

If you are successful in gaining entry into the online master's programs, you will be granted 48 credit points of exemption and will be able to complete these online programs in as little as 16 months of intensive part-time study. 

Exemptions from this program will be assessed consistently with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

For international or off-shore students, an IELTS score of 6.5 may be required.

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International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT visit the English language requirements and equivalency information.

Australian Student Visas

RMIT's online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT's on-campus programs, visit rmit.edu.au.

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Recognition of Prior Learning

RMIT assesses each student’s prior learning and qualifications to grant credit so you can complete your online postgraduate degree sooner. Your application will be decided on a case-by-case basis. RMIT aims to grant as much credit as possible at the time of offer, so it’s important to provide as much evidence of prior study and work experience as possible with your application.

Speak to our Enrolment Advisors to find out more.