This Business Analytics & Big Data Certification Can Lead To a High-Paying Job in Data Analytics

The data-driven age requires a new generation of workforce that works at the intersection of technology and business domain. While most Business Analytics programs focus on programming skills and tools required to transform data into asset and are designed for students with a STEM background, there is a huge need for multidisciplinary program that blends business analytics techniques with specific business domain.

Keeping in line with the current industry trend, IFMR GSB, KREA’s 10-month Post Graduate Certificate In Business Analytics & Big Data delivered online and in-classroom mode provides a comprehensive curriculum.  The program is designed for non-tech and students with a STEM background and allows them to augment their skills as per the industry’s requirements and build up advanced knowledge and big data tools and techniques.

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This is different from most short-term programs, in that it provides foundational and advanced literacy in business analytics and big data. Also, the course is structured in such a way that it is accessible to students who lack a background in statistics. At the same time, it also beneficial for candidates with 2 or more years of experience who can gain relevant insights from the program and also benefit from directly interfacing with IFMR GSB faculty and industry members.

“Data Science would certainly contribute towards an ‘education for a better world’. In our program we have consciously kept all the stakeholders in mind while crafting it. It is exciting times for us and I invite you to be with us as part of our excitement,” said Dr GR Chandrashekhar, Program Chair, IFMR.

The curriculum encompasses introduction to statistics, data visualization, data mining, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and optimization techniques backed by real-life case studies and project-based learning. Combined with a deep network of industry connections, students are well-positioned for a career as a Business Analyst or Data Analyst post the completion of the program. The 10-month certification from IFMR GSB helps build competency in the area of analytics, cognitive computing, forecasting techniques and equips the students with the frameworks, tools and insights to drive better data-driven decisions in their respective organisations.

What Can Students Expect?

Students can enter the workforce as Data Scientists, Analytics Managers, Business Analysts, Data Analysts and Project Manager, BI Consultant among other roles. What’s more, the 10-month program is driven towards practical applications of data analytics such as marketing, financial, supply chain, retail amongst others, to help develop domain-specific knowledge among students.

5 Key Advantages of IFMR’s PGCP in Business Analytics & Big Data

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Online and Weekend Mode: The program is delivered in two modes – online and weekend classroom mode that helps students maintain their work schedule and cultivate new skills at the same time. Weekend classes allow students to gain. Through face-to-face classes on Sundays, and online learning, students can gain a thorough understanding of how to solve business problems with analytics techniques.

Faculty: Backed by a stellar faculty led by Prof. GR Chandrashekhar, Prof. Hemalatha C, Prof. Muneer Shaikh, Prof. Sumit Mishra, Prof. Amit Das amongst others and industry experts from E&Y, Amazon, Flipkart, Infosys, Deloitte, IIM-B and Capital One, the program is helmed by some of the best minds in academia and the industry.

Putting learning into action: The program is experiential and provides case studies and working with datasets as a regular feature. The Capstone project is intended to put learning into action.  This helps participants capitalize on theoretical knowledge and utilize analytics tools and frameworks to drive data-driven decision-making. Thus, participants will get a chance to apply theoretical concepts gained to solve problems in their area of interest, for example in finance, retail, marketing, operations, banking among other areas.

Updated curriculum: The program delivered features an updated curriculum, with continuous interactions with industry experts from Amazon, DXC Technologies, Tiger Analytics, Flipkart amongst others. The content covered in Predictive Modeling, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Big Data Analytics rivals similar programs conducted in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Placement Success Rate: The last graduating batch had several job changes within current organization, jobs in newer organization and a leadership opportunity in Analytics.

Hard Facts

Programme Name: Post Graduate Certificate In Business Analytics & Big Data

Duration: 10 months

Mode: Weekend classroom & Online

Tools: R, Python, Keras, SPSS Statistics, SPSS Modeler, Tableau

Fees: ₹2.7 Lakh plus GST