Post Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics & Big Data

IFMR GSB - KREA University offering 10-months Certificate Program
in Business Analytics & Big Data

"Available in both Classroom & Online modes"


Duration : 10 months Weekend program ; starting from July

Foundation Courses

  • Business Analytics Training in Chennai Introduction to Statistics,

  • Business Analytics Training in Chennai Data Wrangling using R,

  • Business Analytics Training in Chennai Data Wrangling using Python


  • Data Science Perspective
  • Data Visualization using Tableau
  • Predictive Analytics & Data Mining
  • Financial Analytics
  • Retail Analytics


  • Machine Learning
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • NLP & Sentiment Analysis
  • Big Data Analytics


  • Forecasting Analytics
  • Deep Learning and Ensemble Methods
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Marketing Analytics


  • Weekend classes that do not disrupt work schedule

  • Certification from IFMR on program completion

  • Hands-on experience at the IBM Business Analytics Lab on Campus

  • World Class Infrastructure

  • Programme will be delivered at Chennai

  • Course modules taught by IFMR Faculty Members and Subject Matter Experts - strong Conceptual Inputs along with Experiential Learning from Industry

  • Diverse student profile – From 2 yrs to 25 yrs experience which would enable a vibrant peer-to-peer interaction and sharing of industry practices

  • Focus on modern areas of analytics including Cognitive Analytics

Who should attend

  • Working professionals interested in learning data analytics
  • Executives with aptitude for data analytics

Pre Requisite

  • Graduate with Mathematics as a subject up to Class XII
  • Working Knowledge of MS Excel
  • Basics of Programming desirable


  • Interactive Lectures by Industry practitioners and academic experts
  • Real-life case studies
  • Project based learning
  • Hands on sessions in the Analytics Lab

1. Why Business Analytics?

At a global level, the challenges posed by the growth of data – including growth in volume, variety and velocity is palpable. The challenges are not only in handling these 3 Vs of Big Data but also in harnessing the value embedded therein. Additionally, these challenges are common throughout all sectors and all disciplines. Data Science is the burgeoning field that is poised towards building capabilities that can help in grappling with these data challenges. Increasingly, only businesses and communities that build appropriate data competencies may be able to compete/survive in this new world order. A few anecdotal references (cited below) point towards the demand-supply gap with regard to qualified data scientists and hence the need for a Data Science oriented Business Analytics Curriculum.

(b) Excerpt from the "Article - Big Data Analytics - A Big Fish"

Nasscom has set up a special interest group to make India the global hub of big data analytics to cash in on huge opportunities in the analytics segment.

(c) Excerpt from data science research initiative of the Government of India


2.Business Analytics & Big Data @ IFMR with IBM Advantage

This Program is designed to augment your career skillsets to the changing needs of the industry. This has been specially designed for Working Executives, from all levels of management. This programme intends to equip the participants with appropriate knowledge to utilize Data Science as a tool and solution in their domain area and rise up in the corporate ladder. The course content is carefully built by including different needs of various industries.

The program aims at enabling the students to find meaningful patterns in large volumes of structured and unstructured data and to make information driven business decisions that impact the performance of the company in terms of profitability and competitiveness. The program is also enriched with seminars and workshops from Industry experts on a continuous basis.