Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics


Programme Overview

Academic Level
Academic Level

Postgraduate/Masters, single major

Awarded by
Awarded by

Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

Programme type
Programme type

Part-time, 1 year

Campus location
Campus location

SIM Headquarters

Application Dates
Application Dates

Now till 11 Jul 2022 (for Sep 2022 intake)

Estimated Fees (incl. GST)
Estimated Fees

(incl. GST)*


* Exclude application fee, preparatory or bridging course fee, and other fees. Refer to the Fees & Financial Aid section for details.

Programme Outline

Developed and Awarded by Singapore Institute of Management, Singapore

As Singapore progresses towards building a digital economy in a Smart Nation, Infocomm Technology (ICT) will be a key driver in transforming work processes through a highly skilled and specialised workforce, leading to demand for more technical IT specialists, in areas such as IT Development, Data Analytics and Cyber Security.

Thus, this is an opportune time for SIM GE to provide conceptual, skills-based, and practical learning in the emerging field of business analytics through the Graduate Certificate.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  1. Recognise, understand, and apply the concepts and methods of business analytics
  2. Identify, model, and solve business problems in different settings using appropriate analytics techniques and tools
  3. Statistically analyse data, develop, and analyse predictive models, and optimise business processes
  1. Communicate the results of the analysis using appropriate data visualisation techniques
  2. Apply data analytics techniques to mine data and select and use appropriate business intelligence and data mining applications to support business objectives

Further Studies & Career Prospects

With the Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics, you can apply to the following:

  1. The University of Warwick, UK
    • Master of Science in Programme and Project Management
    • Master of Science in Supply Chain and Logistics Management
    • Master of Science in Engineering Business Management
    • Master of Science in Cyber Security and Management – Candidate must have background in IT either in their undergraduate studies or work experience.

(Entry subjected to applicant meeting WMG’s minimum English Proficiency requirement)

  1. Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)
    • Master of Management (Management Track)
      10 units of Credit Recognition for graduates from SIM-GE’s Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (GDBA) based on the following condition:
      • graduates from the GDBA must have at least a CGPA of 2.4 out of 4, and
      • graduates from the GDBA satisfy all admission requirements of the MMGT.

Graduates of this programme will be able to pursue a wide range of career opportunities as:

  • IT Business Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Data Mining Specialist
  • Web Analyst
  • IT Sales/Marketing Executive
  • IT Consulting/Management Executive

Why study at SIM


SIM is the leading private education institution in Singapore.


Excellent value with lower tuition costs in SIM, with opportunities for overseas exchange and transfer.


Bond-Free Scholarship & Bursary - Scholarships are available to students who excel in academics, sports or arts.


Global Perspectives & Insights - Exposure to diverse cultures and a global network.

Learn more about the SIM Advantage

Intake Dates

There will be three intakes a year, in January, May and September.

Jan 2023 Intake


2 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023


Now till 20 Nov 2022

Download academic calendar (PDF 82 KB)

Maximum allowed period to complete: 2 years.

No refund or recourse should the student fail to complete in the maximum period.

SIM reserves the right to recommend and withdraw a student who cannot cope with the demands of the programme.



  • Blended learning is an approach to education that combines online lesson delivery and interaction with traditional face-to-face (F2F) classroom learning. It requires the physical presence of both the teacher and student, with some elements of student control over time, place, path, or pace. While students still attend physical lessons with a teacher, the lesson delivery is combined with computer-mediated activities for students to do more independent learning with guidance. 
  • Approximately 50% of teaching will be conducted F2F (6 lessons of physical interaction), and the other 50% conducted via synchronous online teaching (7 lessons of online interaction per module).
  • Coursework includes attendance at lectures, e-learning, discussions of case studies and interactive presentations, tests and completion of the group and individually written assignments.
  • Contact hours: 39 hours per module, total 234 hours
  • 3 semesters. Each semester is a period of four months.
  • Lectures at least 2 times a week (Mon-Fri evenings)
  • Each lesson: 3 hours
  • Additional classes and workshops provided to teach study skills, academic writing and presentation.
  • Academic materials include module outlines, reading lists and handbooks on study strategies.
  • Minimum class size: 25 students. Students will be informed within 30 days before class commences.

Assessment & Attendance

  • Continuous assessment throughout the one-year programme, e.g., individual assignment, group project, case study, quiz/class test, presentations, and class participation.
  • In addition to continuous assessments, students are required to take an end of module test or an exam for all modules.
  • To attain a pass for each module, students must achieve overall minimum GPA of 1.0 (grade D).
  • This is an intensive part-time programme. All students are encouraged to attain a minimum attendance rate of 75%.

Requirements to Graduate

Students who pass all modules will be issued a transcript and awarded with a Graduate Diploma from SIM upon graduation.


12-month part-time programme (3 semesters) of 6 modules:

  • Business Analytics Concepts, Principles and Applications
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Data Mining for Managers
  • Data Visualisation
  • Predictive Modelling
  • Python for Data Analysis

View module descriptions (PDF 201 KB)


Admission Criteria

Accepted Entry Qualifications

The following qualifications are accepted:

  • A degree from a recognised university; or 
  • Candidates (30 years old and above) who are Diploma holders or hold equivalent qualifications with a minimum of 8 years of working experience.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose academic qualifications are not attained in the English medium are required to demonstrate proficiency in English in one of the following minimum test scores:

  • Paper-based TOEFL 570
  • Internet-based TOEFL 88  
  • IELTS 6.0

Note: TOEFL or IELTS test scores must be less than 2 years at point of enrolment.


Fees & Financial Aid 

Programme fees are payable over 3 semesters before class starts.

Payment to SIM can be made through SIMConnect using Credit Card (Visa or Master), PayNow, eNETS, OCBC Interest-free Instalment Plan (min. S$500) and cheques.

Programme Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST. The course fee does not include textbooks.

  • Total: S$5,778 (for 2022 intakes)
  • Per module: S$963

All fees inclusive of current 7% GST. Fees will be subject to revised GST of 8% effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 9% on 1 Jan 2024.

GST Notes

  • Fees published are inclusive of current GST of 7%. The parts of fees not invoiced, not paid and where services are not rendered in year 2022 are subject to the new GST rates effective on 1 Jan 2023 and 1 Jan 2024 respectively. Refer to IRAS website here for more details.
  • For invoice generated in 2022 for services to be rendered in 2023, if payment is collected by 2022, 7% GST will apply.
  • For invoice generated in 2022, if the payment is received in 2023 and service is rendered in 2023, 8% GST will apply. Credit note against original invoice and a new invoice bearing 8% GST will be issued.
  • For invoice generated in 2022 and service is rendered in 2022, if payment is collected in 2023 (i.e. late payment), 7% still applies.

Mandatory One-time Fees 

All fees inclusive of prevailing GST.

Application Fee

Payable for each application form that is submitted. Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. The fee will be refunded fully only if the intake does not commence. Unpaid applications will not be processed.

Local applicants: S$96.30

International applicants: S$481.50 (not inclusive of Student’s Pass application)