The Goa Institute of Management is one of India’s premier business school, founded in 1993 in Goa. It offers full time and part time Post Graduate Diploma in various fields of Management, such as Finance and Accounting, Marketing, General Management, Economics, Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, Information Technology and Operations Management. It aims to nurture leaders for sustainable business and an inclusive society. In its attempt to innovate and keep the interests of the students in mind, the Goa Institute of Management has become the first institute in the country to introduce the first full-time, two year residential postgraduate diploma in Big Data Analytics. The course is the only management programme in Big Analytics in India. It has been ranked among the top 10 Analytics courses in India and figures among the top 2 courses in the non-blended format in the very first year of its launch.
Big Data Analytics is the crucial process of analysing large sets of data to decode all kinds of meanings within that data set and arrive at conclusions. It is that process that helps organisations make informed business decisions by finding hidden patterns, market trends, consumer preferences and any other useful information from the given data.
Data is the king in the fast evolving world of business. All decisions taken by an organisation, from what should an organisation produce to how should it market what it produces to customer choices and feedback, is dependent on data and information collected through various mediums. For an organisation to do well, this data needs to be processed by experts and interpreted correctly to enable the organisation to plan and strategize. The role of a business analyst has become increasingly crucial. To make sense of the huge pile of data at hand, companies are looking out for trained business analysts.
GIM realises the important role business analysts will play in the near future. Big Data Analytics is still an emerging area of study and GIM has taken the lead in becoming the first institute in the country to launch a two-year fully residential Programme in BDA. Already, a batch of 60 students is enrolled in the PGDM-BDA batch of 2018-20. These diverse set of students are getting future ready by honing their requisite skill sets for launching their careers in the field of big data analytics. The Programme establishes GIM as an institute that is willing to innovate and evolve, while keeping in mind the best interests of students.
Being the first off the block, the BDA Programme at GIM will provide a golden opportunity to students to receive formal training in an upcoming field of study. GIM has associated with SAS for lab sessions and this course will be taught by SAS-accredited faculty. Furthermore, GIM is also partnering with some companies through a novel concept of "Industry Associates" who would offer a chance to the students to work on live industry problems. The Programme is designed to create future-ready, data-fluent managers, to help them navigate through the new data-driven paradigm and become successful analysts.
The two-year PGDM Programme in Big Data Analytics at the Goa Institute of Management will open newer avenues for students and help them understand the role of data like never before.