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Business analytics career options

Your career path with business analytics skills

In-demand positions

Strong growth opportunities

  • 77% of companies have increased their use of real-time data in the last year.1
  • Today, less than 50% of Australian businesses use their data resources in marketing or to design new goods and services.2
  • 88% of C-suite executives said using data sets and analytic approaches will be important to their future success.1

Complete an online course in business analytics and open the door to numerous career options. The demand for professionals with business analytics skills continues to grow, but 93 per cent of executives report that an ability to fill roles is a major obstacle to adopting big data into their business plans.3

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Graduate Diploma Job Titles

Business analyst A$82,129 Along your career path as a business analyst, you’ll act as the intermediary between IT and business divisions to improve services, software, processes and products across the company, and communicate your findings and recommendations for improvement to all stakeholders. The average business analyst earns a median income of A$82,129 and, at a more senior level, you’ll earn a median income of $117,758 in your career.4-5

Business consultant A$74,092 As a business consultant, your career focus is to drive efficiency. You can work within a specific department of an organisation or look at the business as a whole. You’ll discover the root cause of issues and develop evidence-based plans to resolve them using your data analysis skills. The average business consultant earns $74,092, and the top 10 per cent earn A$122,000.6

Graduate Certificate Job Titles

Junior business analyst As a junior analyst in business, you’ll work under the direction of a business analyst to gather and analyse industry and market data across different project teams and all the business areas such as sales, customer support and marketing. You’ll generate reports, perform detailed analyses and help develop solutions in business. Junior analysts earn an average of A$65,000 a year.7

Data visualisation and reporting analyst As a data visualisation analyst, you’ll help others understand what the big numbers mean by asking the tough questions in processing a request for data sets, analysing the data, and creating visual aids and presentations that communicate problems, solutions, evaluations and more. Professionals in this role earn a median income of A$80,000.8

A global look at a career path with business analytics skills

Data is incredibly valuable, though few know exactly how to harness its power to drive efficiency or innovation. The influx of data and lack of skilled professionals has created tremendous growth and opportunities for professionals worldwide.

Additionally, the economy has shown many signals of change1 that indicate business analytic skills are reshaping how organisations are run and will continue to be in high demand.

  • a continued remote workforce
  • fair-trade data
  • the rebirth of the salesperson
  • peak performance workplace
  • new collectivisation
  • remaking the gig economy.

Career Opportunities

Career Growth

Graduate Certificate course outcomes

Upon completion of La Trobe’s online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics, you’ll be ready to step into this exciting industry with the fundamental skills, knowledge and experience you need for entry-level positions.

By graduation, you can:

  • understand the unique needs of businesses and learn how to improve their processes
  • process complex data and use it for the advantage of businesses and organisations
  • build your skills with key programming languages.

Graduate Diploma course outcomes

Upon completion of La Trobe’s online Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics, you’ll be ready for leadership roles in this rapidly growing sector with advanced skills, knowledge and hands-on experience.

By graduation, you can:

  • critically analyse the context in which analytics fit within an organisation
  • design, evaluate and apply advanced techniques of analytics in an industry-appropriate manner
  • explain advanced techniques of analytics, including how to apply analytics in business or management
  • evaluate and apply enterprise tools, including SAS, R and Python Graduate.

Career support from La Trobe

As you get ready to advance your career, La Trobe’s career services team and alumni community are here to support you. You’ll graduate ready to put your best foot forward to secure the role you want.


Get resume support through our CareerHub to write effective, targeted resumes. You have access to 24/7 automated feedback online and you can request personalised feedback from a career adviser. Learn more.

Interview Preparation

Use our free online tool – Big Interview – to get ready to nail your interview. Know what to expect and practise general, behavioural and technical questions for over 140 industries and sets. Use the Answer Builder tool so you can find the right stories to tell in answers to questions. Finally, get hands-on experience with practice interviews as you’re coached by an expert.

Alumni Community

As a graduate of La Trobe University, you’ll have access to our team of career advisers. To arrange an appointment, please complete the Alumni Career Consultation request form.

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