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

Benefit from RMIT Online's practical and industry-based perspective

Gain a hands-on blend of technical and communication skills infused with RMIT's excellence in technology, design and innovation.

Gain influence at the executive level

Know how to engage and influence executive stakeholders and to advocate for the value of data up, down and across organisations.

Be in demand as the link between data science and business strategy

This unique, first-to market program will give you the highly sought-after technical and communication skills to lead data teams and solve business problems.

Be the critical link between data science and business strategy

Successful business strategies depend on understanding data.

But not everyone “speaks data”, and without data-literate leaders, even the best data teams can struggle to apply their insights to business or gain traction with executives across organisations.

What’s needed is a rare type of leader who can blend technical and communication skills and advocate for data at the executive level. A leader who can influence and implement data strategies and drive cross-functional partnerships to deliver on the promise of data science.

To address this gap, RMIT Online’s Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership has been created to help business professionals become data-literate leaders who can connect data and unlock business strategy.

Quick facts
Quick facts

12
Courses*
(7 weeks each)
Subject to eligibility

2 years part-time*
Subject to eligibility

Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct

$3,960 per course, FEE-HELP available**

Program code: MC274KP19

*If you do not meet the entry requirements for the 12 course masters, you may have the opportunity to enrol in a 16 course masters. 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 Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership program consists of: 

• 12 core courses (12 course masters).
• 12 core courses + 4 electives (16 course masters).

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

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*If you do not meet the entry requirements for the 12 course masters, you may have the opportunity to enrol in a 16 course masters. See entry requirements for more details.

Graduate Certificate

4 Courses

or continue studying

Masters (12 courses)*

+8 Courses

with advanced standing

 

Career Outcomes

Completing the Master of Data Science Strategy & Leadership at RMIT Online unlocks a world of possibilities and expands your professional potential. As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in various roles, and the opportunities available to you will continue to grow.

Here are some examples of the roles you will be ready to step into and their expected growth and salary range for the next five years.

 

Source attribution: Job Outlook, SEEK.

 

Career Outcomes

Completing the Master of Human Resource Management at RMIT Online unlocks a world of possibilities and expands your professional potential. As a graduate, you’ll be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in various roles, and the opportunities available to you will continue to grow.

Here are some examples of the roles you will be ready to step into and their expected growth and salary range for the next five years.

Source attribution: Job Outlook, SEEK.

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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
English language requirements
Recognition of Prior Learning

12 course Master of Data Science Strategy & Leadership

  • An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification in a business, information technology or engineering discipline from a recognised tertiary institution*.

OR

  • An Australian bachelors degree (or equivalent), or higher-level qualification, from a recognised tertiary institution in any discipline with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 1.0 (out of 4.0)* plus a minimum of two years relevant work experience.

OR

  • The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Data Science**.

 

We offer Recognition of Prior Learning, or the recognition of previous study or learning. This means you can apply for credit and reduce the number of courses you need to complete. Your application will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Speak to our Enrolment Advisors to find out more.

If you do not meet the entry requirements for the 12 course masters, you may have the opportunity to enrol in a 16 course masters.

 

16 course Master of Data Science Strategy & Leadership

  • An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

*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.
**Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you will have the opportunity to progress to the masters degree.

 

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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 Master of Data Science Strategy & 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.

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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.