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Graduate Certificate of Business (Big Data and Visualisation)

Summary
Graduate Certificate of Business Specialisation Big Data & Visualisation (GCBU)
  • CRICOS: 084839B

Study Mode
  • Online
  • On-campus

Start
  • Semester 1 (February)
  • Semester 2 (July)
  • Semester 3 (November)

Number of Units
  • 4 units

Duration
  • 0.5 years or part-time equivalent

Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba

Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
View USQ Handbook

Be competitive

Statistical analysis, data mining and data presentation (data visualisation) all make LinkedIn’s list of the top 10 list of skills needed globally (2016).  USQ's Graduate Certificate of Business (Big Data and Visualisation) will give you the skills to analyse, understand and organise data, enabling you to reach informed conclusions, and be competitive in the job market.

Your Big Data and Visualisation studies will include analysis of virtual currencies, virtualising designs and strategies, trends, social networks and business best practice.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Certificate of Business (Big Data and Visualisation), you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to complete the Graduate Diploma of Business (Big Data and Visualisation) or the Master of Business and Innovation (Big Data and Visualisation).

As the volume and complexity of data being collected increases, the correct analysis of this data can serve to benefit almost any sector, industry or government.

Students must complete any four courses from the Big Data and Visualisation specialisation within the Master of Business and Innovation.

Courses to be studied Units
Core courses 4
Total 4
Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

How much will it cost?

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (4 units) in this program:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online AUD 12280
On-campus AUD 13250

Scholarships and financial assistance

You may be able to apply for scholarships to help with your study costs.

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2018 and costs will vary depending on the actual courses selected during your study. Fees may also vary from year to year as they are reviewed annually.

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent.
    or
  • A minimum of five years’ professional work experience, or equivalent. 

Supporting evidence for admission through work experience only

Evidence of work experience is required to demonstrate equivalence to a Bachelor Degree at AQF level 7 through:

  • A curriculum vitae or professional LinkedIn profile which provides details of:
  • Names, position titles and contact details of referees (employers or supervisors) who will be able to verify the nature of your work for the period of 5 years. Referees may be contacted by USQ and should be able to provide details on, but not limited to: communication skills, self-directed work and learning, managing people or client accounts, managerial responsibilities for any major projects and/or financial delegation accountabilities.

English Language Requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Admission pathways

Pathway programs are also available if you don't meet the English entry requirements mentioned above.


How to apply

CRICOS: 084839B

Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study.
 

Closing dates

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 3, 2019 - Monday 18 November 2019.
  • Semester 1, 2020 - Monday 24 February 2020.
  • Semester 2, 2020 - Monday 13 July 2020.

Credit for previous study or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.