GD111 - Graduate Diploma in Statistics (Business)

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Plan: GD111 - Graduate Diploma in Statistics (Business)
Campus: City Campus

Learning outcomes

Statement of capabilities

The program has a student-focused approach encouraging high skill levels in the use of contemporary statistical software accompanied by an in depth understanding of the statistical processes involved and how these processes impact in a variety of business environments. The fact that this is a joint program provides you with a two-tiered learning of Statistics in a business environment. As a graduate, you will be particularly knowledgeable, creative and critical in the sense of how data is interpreted and analysed. You will also be equipped with the ability to apply knowledge acquired to solve a wide range of problems arising out of the business world.

The following are the key capabilities developed in the program which, as a graduate, will make you relevant to current industry and business requirements:

Personal and Professional Awareness

  • the ability to appreciate the complex, diverse and evolving social, political and cultural dimensions of practicing as a statistics and business professional in organisational and community settings
  • the ability to reflect on experience and improve your own future practice
  • the ability to apply the principles of lifelong learning to any new challenge
  • Knowledge and Technical Competence
  • an understanding of appropriate and relevant, fundamental and applied mathematical and statistical knowledge, methodologies and modern computational tools in a business environment

Problem Solving

  • the ability to bring together and flexibly apply knowledge to characterise, analyse and solve a wide range of problems in business
  • an understanding of the balance between the complexity / accuracy of the mathematical / statistical models used and the timeliness of the delivery of the solution
  • Teamwork and Project Management
  • the ability to contribute to professional work settings through effective participation in teams and organisation of project tasks
    the ability to constructively engage with other team members and resolve conflict


  • the ability to communicate both technical and non-technical material in a range of forms (written, electronic, graphic, oral) and to tailor the style and means of communication to different audiences (both business and statistics). Of particular interest is the ability to explain technical material, without unnecessary jargon, to lay persons such as business clients, partners or line managers.

Information Literacy

  • the ability to locate and use data and information and evaluate its quality with respect to its authority and relevance.
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