Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics [Level 8]

Study Options

Online, Full-time, Part-time


6 months full-time


Level 8

Unlock your business potential

The philosophy of the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics is to develop independent industry professionals and provide relevant, challenging professional development for those already in roles where analysis, manipulation (wrangling) and useful insights from data is part of their everyday role.

The aim of this programme is to produce work ready graduates who can apply advanced skills and begin or advance their careers as Business Analysts, Data Analysts, Business Intelligence Officers, Database Analysts, Business Insights Executives or Consultants.

Unlock your business potential now by enroling in this new programme!





This programme begins by scaffolding you into understanding and using advanced data manipulation techniques and common software tools to produce data driven spreadsheets.

The following courses build on this knowledge and advances skills so that you will learn and experience more sophisticated and specialized data manipulation techniques along with using dashboard software (such as Power BI).

By the completion of the programme, you can apply these skills to a real workplace scenario by completing an applied capstone.

You will complete three compulsory courses:

  • PGQM8.400 Quantitative Methods and Contemporary Tools (Pre‐requisite for PGDAV8.100 and LSCPG8.400)
  • PGDAV8.100 Data Analytics and Visualisation
  • MAPM8.160 Strategic Financial Management

Followed by one of the following electives:

  • PGST8.100 Special Topic
    PGWIL8.100 Work Integrated Learning
    ITPG8.400 Impact of Computing on Society
    DBPG8.200 Digital Marketing
    LSCPG8.500 International Supply Chain Management
    MAPM8.700 The Contemporary Global Business Environment

Study Pathway

Full-time study has a prescribed course structure:

  • Term 1: PGQM8.400 Quantitative Methods and Contemporary Tools and MAPM8.160 Strategic Financial Management.
  • Term 2: PGDAV8.100 Data Analytics and Visualisation and one of three electives.

Part-time study has a semi‐prescribed course sequence:

  • PGQM8.400 Quantitative Methods and Contemporary Tools is studied first.
  • Then (in any order) PGDAV8.100 Data Analytics and Visualisation and MAPM8.160 Strategic Financial Management.
  • Then one of three electives.

Those who have an interest in Logistics may complete their studies by studying LSCPG8.500 International Supply Chain Management. Those who are in the workplace, may wish to complete their studies by engaging in a workplace project, others may elect a topic or applied project in which to extend their skill set.

In all cases, the specific courses that make up your pathway will be planned by the Programme Coordinator and yourself to ensure that:

  • You are able to achieve the programme requirements over the duration of your study.
  • You are able to achieve your desired educational outcomes from the courses chosen.
  • The timetabled course contact hours for the chosen courses are compatible.
  • Courses selected are not equivalent to any of the courses in the entry qualification.

In exceptional circumstances, and with the approval of the Programme Coordinator, individual students may seek to complete their certificate by selecting an alternative Level 8 elective from any other EIT programme.

Strategic Financial Management

EIT is offering MApM8.160 Strategic Financial Management as a stand-alone, part-time course from 2021.

If you are interested in enroling in just this course click the button below for more information.

You should attend this course if you work in management and want to broaden your career options by adding financial management to your current skills set.

Career Opportunities and Outcomes

Typical opportunities after graduation include work opportunities as a: Business Analytics professional, Data Analyst, Consultant, Business Intelligence Officer, Database Analyst and Business Insights Executive.


There are four entry dates per year:

  • February
  • May
  • July
  • October


Entry Requirements

English Language Entry Requirements

Entry with Credit

Academic Learning Services

Academic Learning Services is here to assist you on your journey towards the successful completion of your studies at EIT. Our aim is for you to become confident, competent and independent learners.

We have dedicated advisors who can assist with your learning.

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EIT offers a variety of scholarships across various subjects and programme levels.  Some scholarships are based on your age, some are specific to the subject you want to study.  Not all scholarships are based on your academic ability and anyone wanting to study should investigate what scholarships are available to them.  

You can find a list of EIT scholarships here however there are many more scholarships offered nationally.  Information about these is on an database called “givME”. givME is accessible at EIT or at some public libraries. If you would like to come to EIT to look through the giveME database don’t hesitate to contact or call in for a chat.