Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics

La Trobe University

Course details

CRICOS course code: 087776K

Level of study: Postgraduate


Over the last 10 years, the amount of data created, captured and consumed has grown exponentially.* As we enter a new age of data-led transformation, organisations of all sizes are seeking to get a complete view of their data and create insights that make a meaningful difference for their customers and communities.

Carefully designed to keep you ahead of the trends, La Trobe's Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics will help you develop valuable new skills and give you advanced knowledge in business, programming, data engineering, and artificial intelligence.

Grow your career in this fast-moving industry and understand how to develop data-based solutions for real-life business problems. In this practical course, you'll learn the latest tools from industry experts, including industry-standard programs like SAS, PowerBI, IBM Cognos, Excel, SQL and R.

Get inside businesses and understand what they really need. Learn how to solve their problems with data-based solutions. You'll develop the highly sought-after skills required to bridge the gap between analytics and non-analytic professionals, and craft innovative solutions for a wide range of businesses and organisations.

Learn from world-class academics and be immersed in research at La Trobe's Centre for Data Analytics and Cognition (CDAC). Our CDAC staff teach in the Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics and work with international research groups to develop industry-leading research into artificial intelligence and advanced analytics.

Through extensive guest lectures, you'll also connect with business leaders at companies such as SAS, IBM, Microsoft, PwC and Coles, and gain their insights.

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, you'll study at our Collins Street campus, in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, and your core subjects will be offered as evening classes. For your core subjects, you can also choose to participate in lectures and tutorials remotely.

You'll learn:

Business analytics

Understand the unique needs of businesses and learn how to improve their processes.

Advanced digital skills

Learn how to harness and leverage the power of new digital technologies.

Statistics and data wrangling

Process complex data and use it for the advantage of businesses and organisations.

Advanced analytical tools

Develop high-level skills to manage big data using a range of analytics tools.

Professional communication

Learn how to connect and communicate with a wide range of professional audiences.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8 - Graduate Diploma.

Career outcomes

The need for analytics professionals is at an all-time high. Organisations are seeking to understand the massive amounts of data now at their disposal. After graduation, you could work across a wide range of sectors in roles such as:

Business Analyst

Understand how businesses run and use data to solve problems and improve processes.

Market research analyst

Interpret market research and find data-driven solutions for businesses.

Business consultant

Develop business plans and help organisations to improve their operations.

Innovation consultant

Create new processes and encourage new ideas to be heard and embraced.

Accreditation, registration and/or membership details for this course may be found on the La Trobe University website.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
35,800 Per Year 27 Feb 2023 1 year
Full time
City Campus
Level 2, 360 Collins St
Melbourne Victoria 3000

Entry criteria

Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).

Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors, including academic record, English proficiency and/or employment experience.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0

TOEFL Internet based (iBT): overall score of 79 with 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): overall score of 58 with no communicative skill score less than 50.

C1 Advanced: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

C2 Proficiency: 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


La Trobe University
Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
Plenty Road and Kingsbury Drive
Melbourne Victoria 3086
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