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Business Analytics

Good business is built on good data. Learn how to collect data, analyse patterns, model scenarios and master software like SQL, Excel and Tableau. 

  • Starting 18 Nov 2019
  • 100% online, 3 months
  • A$2,000 GST inc.
  • Prerequisites: None

100% online, mentor supported, workplace ready

Why learn Business Analytics

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in – data will always be in demand. Big Data has transformed modern business strategy, helping to cut costs, improve efficiency and spot opportunities for growth. The Australian Government predicts 12,000 new job openings for analysts over the next four years, and SEEK benchmarks the average salary at $94,000. All signs point to one thing: analysts are in demand.

Here’s more good news: foundational data skills are applicable in almost any field. There’s no technical knowledge required. All you need is a computer and an eye for numbers.

How does it work

This program is for anyone who wants to use data to make better business decisions. It’s been specifically designed for those with a non-technical background, built with cutting-edge content from Udacity, and unrivalled localised support and mentorship from RMIT Online and our industry partners. You’ll learn how to collect, visualise and analyse data, then model those numbers using real business scenarios. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to communicate data findings to stakeholders using Tableau.

The course is 100% online. It’s a mix of online tutorials, webinars and industry mentoring. Assessment is project-based – you’ll be designing dashboards to calculate financial metrics, drawing insights from data visualisations, and building Excel models to analyse business outcomes. It’s a hands-on look at real world data analysis.

Skills learned

Data collection, data analysis, SQL, Excel, Tableau, data forecasting, data visualisation

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Your experience with RMIT Future Skills

Upskill online, on your terms. Taught by industry leaders, backed by RMIT.

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100% online

Our flexible short courses are designed to fit your lifestyle, not replace it. Study online, after hours, when and where you like.

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RMIT credential

The cutting edge skills you learn will be rigorously assessed and recognised by both a leading university and key employers in the field.

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Industry mentors

RMIT experience provides structure on top of online learning through 1:1 mentor support, webinars and a community of lifelong learners.

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Real world skills

Level up your skills and qualifications as a digital native. Our courses are about practical training, building a network and applying your learning.

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Expert content

We have partnered with leading employers across the world to multiply the power of a world-leading university with the best of industry.

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Make the most out of your online learning by interacting with your peers, experts and industry employers. Meaningful connections to help propel your career.

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Learning outcomes

What do you take away from our courses?

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After completing an RMIT Future Skills course, you will earn an RMIT certificate and credential which can be validated, recognised and shared on social media platforms.


These courses are all about practical training. Each week, the skills you need to master will be walked through in live online tutorials that allow you to see success in action, and ask questions to overcome obstacles that are slowing your progress.

Work-ready project

We combine the power of industry experts with a leading university to get you working on practical, work-ready projects that you can immediately apply back in your office.

Course Outline

Module 1

Introduction to Data Analysis

Descriptive Statistics





Interpret a Data Visualisation and analyse dataset

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Module 2

SQL for Data Analysis

Basic SQL

SQL Joins

SQL Aggregations



Query digital music store database

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Module 3

Data visualisation with Tableau

Data visualisation fundamentals

Design principles

Creating visualisations in Tableau

Telling stories with Tableau


Build data dashboards

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Learn with Industry Experts

Get ready to meet some of the biggest names in the business.

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Margarita Moya

Senior analyst, Westpac

Margarita is a senior analyst with over 7 years experience across market research, analytics, and financial services. As a lead Tableau developer, her current role also focuses on advocating and empowering business users to use visual analytics, building up internal Tableau education programs and the nitty gritty details of server infrastructure. Passionate about people, data and the positive social impact the two combined can achieve, she’s also a current Board Member of Engineers Without Borders Australia and is registered on Tableau Service Corps. 

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Kale Temple

Co-founder and practise director at Intellify

Kale Temple is a co-founder and practise director at Intellify where he leverages expertise in data science and machine learning to architect solutions that empower business performance and growth. He has consulted with a number of the world’s leading corporate and government organisations from over 5 years. Since 2014, he has co-founded and scaled two successful technology start-ups and as Data Scientist & Consultant at Agile BI, played a key role in building the business from the ground up into a world-leading Microsoft Power BI Partner. He holds a Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Economics) and Masters of Economics (Economics & Econometrics) from the University of Sydney.

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