Top 8 Business Analytics Courses in India – 2015 Ranking

 

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Since our last ranking report, where we presented a list of the top 7 business analytics courses in India, analytics as a career option has become all the more popular and training institutes are responding to the demand in a big way. Lot’s more training institutes are offering courses and if you want to upskill you are faced with several choices. So how do you choose?  Well, to help you along here is our list of top business analytics courses in India, that has taken into consideration the following:

1. Course Content

2. Faculty

3. Placement Scope

4. Industry Recognition

Further, we have also added reasons why we have included the said training institute in our list and where they could improve. Read on!

 

Business Analytics Courses in India – Top 8 Courses of 2016

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IIM-Bangalore –  Business Analytics and Intelligence

About the Course: 

  • The course is designed to provide in-depth knowledge of handling data and Business Analytics tools that can be used for fact-based decision-making using real case studies.
  • The course consists of eight modules and a project and classes are conducted both online and offline.
  • The total fee of the course is Rs. Rs 4,40,000/- + service tax
  • Application for the course starts around February and course starts around last week of June

Why it’s on this list:

  • IIM is one of the most respected brands. The course has a 1 is to 10 selection ratio .
  • The program is run by Prof U Dinesh Kumar who is recognized as one of the leading analytics academicians. He has published 10 case studies at the Harvard Business Publishing on the use of predictive and prescriptive analytics by Indian companies and is the author of more than 70 research articles and 2 books.
  • Students get to work on real life projects.
  • They have tied up with the SAS institute and Jigsaw Academy for additional analytics content

Areas of improvement:

  • Needs more content and focus on Big Data. At present Big Data is covered in 2 days and this is not enough.
  • Placement services. At present has no placement services.
  • Coverage of domains where analytics is being increasingly used, like e-commerce and telecom can be improved
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IIM- Calcutta – Executive Program in Business Analytics

About the Course: 

  • In partnership with Hughes Education, this course consists of 10 modules in Business Analytics.
  • The course is of 1 Year duration with a total cost of Rs. 2 lacs consisting of in-campus component, covered in two visits covering 5 days and interactive learning platform provided by HughesNet Global Education.
  • Examination and evaluation required for certification is carried by IIM- Calcutta.
  • IIM Calcutta provides the certification upon successful completion of the course.

Why it’s on this list:

  • Reputed brand and one of the earliest programs in India
  • Comparatively low fees

Areas of improvement:

  • Can be less theoretical.
  • Needs to update content..
  • Placement services. At present has no placement support.
 
SDA Bocconi – Executive Program in Business Analytics

About the Course: 

  • Course Duration: 10 months classroom  + online training program, with 120 hours of classroom training, 60 hours of online sessions and 100 hours of online learning material. The program is specially designed for the busy working professional who needs a flexible learning schedule.
  • Upon completion, successful participants will receive a certificate from SDA Bocconi, Italy, among the top 10 business school in Europe.
  • The course is a unique blend of analytics and Big Data and aims to sharpen participant’s data driven decision making and leadership skills in industries such as retail, finance, telecommunications, healthcare, and manufacturing.
  • The classroom sessions are held in MISB Bocconi’s campus in Powai, Mumbai. There are two batches every year; sessions usually start in the month of March and October every year.
  • The course enables students to learn from renowned international faculty from SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy, analytics and Big Data experts from Jigsaw Academy, as well as senior industry speakers. It being the only Indian program that offers a degree from a European B-school, we believe this is a course to reckon with.

Why it’s on this list:

  • Very relevant content, the program focuses on skills that are most in-demand.
  • It is the only course to put a strong focus on Big Data, which is one of the most in demand skills
  • It includes the Jigsaw lab, which is one of the best platforms for hands on analytics and big data learning
  • Certification from a top European b-school
  • This course is a perfect blend of strong academic brand and real life industry examples (tie up between Bocconi and Jigsaw)
  • Check the in-depth review by Analytics Vidhya for this EPBA course at: http://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2015/09/review-executive-program-business-analytics-misb-bocconi

Areas of improvement:

  • Still a new course, need to see how quality is sustained over time
  • Bocconi brand is not as recognized in India as globally
  • The content is very comprehensive which means students have to put a lot of effort to keep pace.
 
ISB-Hyderabad -> Certificate Program in Business Analytics

About the Course: 

  • Started in the September 2013, it’s a 1 Year classroom (5 days every alternate month) + online learning hybrid program.
  • Admissions are open tentatively around February and September every Year for 2 batches.
  • Programme Fee: At the time of writing, the program fee was Rs. 6 lacs.
  • ISB brand + Capstone Projects – Application of analytics learning in respective workplaces.

Why it’s on this list:

  • One of the early programs, built a strong brand for itself
  • Strong industry interaction, industry projects
  • Covers web and social media as well

Areas of improvement:

  • Too many tools, students don’t get a chance to master any one
  • Each interaction is 5 days long. This can be disruptive.
  • No placement services
 
IIM-Ahmedabad – Advanced Analytics for Management

About the Course: 

  • The programme is intended for enabling practitioners, managers, and decision-makers to use advanced analytics for better decision-making and in-depth understanding of these concepts using hands-on technique(s) and relating to business cases.
  • It is tentatively around one week course conducted in IIM-A with a total cost of Rs. 80000.
  • The programme will provide participants with an overview of the concepts and advanced techniques in statistics and data mining that are in use in the above domains of business. It will focus more on the application of the techniques. Also, there will be enough hands-on sessions to make the participants get a feel of it.

Why it’s on this list:

  • Best brand in India
  • Fee at Rs. 80K is very low

Areas of improvement:

  • One week is too short to learn hands on skill. This is a good overview course.
  • Coverage is not very comprehensive.
 
Great Lakes Institute of Management – Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics

About the Course: 

  • Started in 2013, it’s an 11 month classroom + online training program. 240 hours of classroom training and 250 hours of online learning material.
  • The classroom session would be held in Gurgaon, Bangalore and Chennai.
  • Admissions usually start in the month of March every Year. For Bangalore center, last day for applications is end of July and the batch starts in September.
  • Program Fee: Gurgaon and Bangalore Program Fee is Rs. 3.55 Lacs and Chennai Program Fee is Rs. 4.25 Lacs.
  • Experimental learning through virtual lab so that students can train on relevant analytical tools.
  • Capstone Project: All candidates would be pursuing an industry project in the field of Business Analytics.
  • Check the in-depth review by Analytics Vidhya for this course at: http://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2014/10/review-post-graduate-programme-business-analytics-great-lakes-institute-management/

Why it’s on this list:

  • Good coverage of domains like retail, finance etc.
  • Covers SAS and R, 2 of the most popular analytics tools
  • Strong industry linkage via capstone projects

Areas of improvement:

  • Could have more Big Data coverage
  • Tries to cover a lot in the given time. Needs to have more quality in terms of topics covered and the depth they are covered, in the given frame of time.
  • Placement support
 
Jigsaw Academy –Data Science Specialization Course

About the Course: 

  • A combo course that covers both SAS and R. The course has been designed by industry experts who have applied analytical techniques to solve business problems in a variety of fields like retail, FMCG, financial services & telecom.
  • Course Duration is 6 months with a total cost of Rs. 62K
  • The course consists of knowledge of statistical concepts, predictive analytics skills and analytic tools (Excel, language of SAS and R ) and using statistical techniques to analyze data to make business decisions.

Why it’s on this list:

  • Strong hands on practice on case studies. Access to the Jigsaw Lab.
  • Placement Support

Areas of improvement:

  • No focus on Big Data
 
International Scholl of Engineering, Hyderabad – Big Data Analytics and Optimization

About the Course: 

  • The course is fast paced to suit the needs of students, working professionals and employers. Each week, students spend 16 hours in the classroom. Most students spend another 20-40 hours on self-study, assignments, quizzes and project work during week days.
  • Course duration is 22 weeks with a total fee of Rs. 2.37 Lacs
  • Curriculum Overview : Predictive Analytics, Big Data with R & Hadoop Ecosystem, Statistical Modelling, Machine Learning ,Text Mining, Visualization using various tools like R, Tableau, Excel etc. and other Optimization techniques.

Why it’s on this list:

  • Comprehensive course coverage including Big Data topics
  • Strong faculty

Areas of improvement:

  • Covers R but not SAS
  • Lot of theory. Course is complex and many students find it too difficult.
  • Very intensive and in-person, may be hard for working professionals.
 
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  1. Thank you! This has been very helpful to me to get an idea of business analytics courses in India. It would have been wonderful if you could have also added % placements and avg. salary offered for each of the institutes. Thanks again!

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