Why study the RMIT Online Master of Data Science Strategy & Leadership?

Leadership for Industry 4.0

Success in Industry 4.0 isn’t just about thinking different, it’s about making different happen. Learn to lead in the new business world where authenticity, ethics and empowerment are critical to individual and organisational performance.

Gain knowledge, build networks

The highly social, online learning platform not only gives you access to current, industry-informed content but also connects you with academics and students across time zones. Build strong, business relationships that know no limits.

Enrolment intakes every two months

Study in any one of our six teaching periods each year. You only study one course at a time across each seven-week study period, meaning your learning is consolidated, focused and fast-paced.

Get ready for the future of data science

The RMIT Online Master of Data Science is for those wanting to be future C-suite leaders of organisations that are, or need to be, shaped by data science and transformed for the future.

Big data is driving the demand for a new type of business leader who can be the critical link between technology and organisational strategy. According to Burning Glass Technologies jobs that combine both technical and transferrable skills are growing at twice the rate of the overall job market, they are 20-40% higher-paying than their more-traditional counterparts, and they are now entering every domain of business*.

That's why RMIT has collaborated with industry to design the Online Master of Data Science. 

In this program, you can gain the advanced strategic, leadership, data science and analytics (DSA) capabilities required to influence executive leadership teams and deliver organisation-wide solutions driven from data science, machine learning, and Artificial Intelligence. You will learn in-demand data science skills that can be applied across key business functions.

Develop strategy and leadership skills to engage, communicate and influence at an executive level. Understand the language and capabilities of emerging opportunities in AI and machine learning to solve business problems. Learn ethical models for managing, governing and implementing data-led initiatives. 

Nested Qualifications

Our Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership encompasses courses that make up a Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Graduate Diploma in Data Science Strategy and Leadership (exit point only), so, should you need to exit the program early, you can still earn a postgraduate qualification by successfully completing specified courses.

Advanced Standing

Those with minimum two years proven experience in data science and relevant honours or masters level degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for advanced standing for up to four courses in the Graduate Certificate of Data Science. This means students can complete the masters by studying just eight courses. A Student Enrolment Advisor can tell you more about advanced standing eligibility on 1300 701 171.

*Burning Glass Technologies, The Hybrid Job Economy Report, January 2019

Quick facts
Quick facts

12
Courses
(7 weeks each)

2 years intensive,
part-time

Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Oct

$3,480 per course, FEE-HELP available
What you will study

The RMIT Online Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership program is comprised of 12 courses. 

What the stats say about the demand for data science leaders with soft skills

Data scientist was the #2 top emerging
job of 2018

LinkedIn 2018 Emerging Jobs Report

89% of executives say that it is difficult to find people with soft skills such as collaboration, adaptability and communication

LinkedIn 2019 Future of Skills Report

In 2020, there is predicted to be 15x more data-driven decision-making management roles than data scientist roles, despite strong growth in both categories

Burning Glass, Quant Crunch Report, 2015

#3 Top skills demanded of DSA professionals

IAPA, 2017 Skills Salary Survey Report

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

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Flexible entry and exit points

Our Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership encompasses courses that make up a Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Graduate Diploma in Data Science Strategy and Leadership (exit point only), so should you need to exit the program early you can still earn a postgraduate qualification by successfully completing specified courses.

One of our Student Enrolment Advisors can provide more infomation and discuss your individual circumstances

Enquire now

Graduate Certificate

4 Courses

or continue studying

Masters degree

+8 Courses

Upcoming intakes

JAN

2020

MAR

2020

MAY

2020

JULY

2020

AUG

2020

OCT

2020

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
English language requirements
Additional information 
  • An Australian Bachelor degree (AQF 7) or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution in Business; or
  • An Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent in any non-business discipline with a minimum of 3 years Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) work experience in an industry setting. Applicants will be required to submit a CV; or 
  • Successful completion of the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Data Science AND with a minimum of 3 years Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) work experience in an industry setting. Applicants will be required to submit a CV; or
  • Australian Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master’s degree or equivalent in Business (or a related discipline).

Not sure? Talk to us 

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.

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Australian Student Visas 

RMIT’s online Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership 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.