Why study the RMIT Online Master of Data Science Strategy & Leadership?

Benefit from RMIT Online's practical and industry-based perspective

Gain a hands-on blend of technical and communication skills infused with RMIT's excellence in technology, design and innovation.

Gain influence at the executive level

Know how to engage and influence executive stakeholders and to advocate for the value of data up, down and across organisations.

Be in demand as the link between data science and business strategy

This unique, first-to market program will give you the highly sought-after technical and communication skills to lead data teams and solve business problems.

Be the critical link between data science and business strategy

Successful business strategies depend on understanding data.

But not everyone “speaks data”, and without data-literate leaders, even the best data teams can struggle to apply their insights to business or gain traction with executives across organisations.

What’s needed is a rare type of leader who can blend technical and communication skills and advocate for data at the executive level. A leader who can influence and implement data strategies and drive cross-functional partnerships to deliver on the promise of data science.

To address this gap, RMIT Online’s Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership has been created to help business professionals become data-literate leaders who can connect data and unlock business strategy.

Quick facts
Quick facts

(7 weeks each)

2.7 years part-time*

Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct

$3,840 per course, FEE-HELP available**

Program code: MC274KP19

*Number of courses and duration to be comprised depends on prior degree. Please see Entry Requirements or contact us for further details.

**Plus a capped Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) based on your credit point enrolment load.

What you will study

The RMIT Online Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership program is comprised of
12 core courses and 4 elective courses. 

Get more information about what you will learn in each of these courses.

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Flexible entry and exit points

Our Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership encompasses courses that make up a Graduate Certificate in Data Science and Graduate Diploma in Data Science Strategy and Leadership (exit point only), so should you need to exit the program early you can still earn a postgraduate qualification by successfully completing specified courses.

One of our Student Enrolment Advisors can provide more infomation and discuss your individual circumstances

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Graduate Certificate

4 Courses

or continue studying

Masters degree

+12 Courses*

*See entry requirements

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Entry requirements

RMIT Online postgraduate students must meet minimum academic requirements, and international students must have a proficient level of English. You can find more details below. 


Academic requirements
English language requirements
Additional information 

16 course Master of Data Science Strategy & Leadership

  • An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.


12 course Master of Data Science Strategy & Leadership

  • An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification in a business or related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution*.


  • The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Data Science**.


We offer Recognition of Prior Learning, or the recognition of previous study or learning. This means you can apply for credit and reduce the number of courses you need to complete. Your application will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Speak to our Enrolment Advisors to find out more.

*If your qualification was completed more than 10 years ago, you will need to provide evidence of ongoing professional work and/or professional development in the same discipline as the program for which you are seeking entry.
**Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you will have the opportunity to progress to the masters degree.


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International students are required to provide current evidence of English language proficiency for admission to RMIT University. For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT visit the English language requirements and equivalency information.

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Australian Student Visas 

RMIT’s online Master of Data Science Strategy and Leadership does not meet Australian student visa requirements. For an Australian student visa, you must have an on-campus place in a program of study. For more details on RMIT’s on-campus programs visit rmit.edu.au.