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IFIM Business School launches a 15 month Executive PGDM in Business Analytics, in association with IBM
Published : Tuesday, 08 July, 2014 12:16 PM
IFIM Business School, Bangalore's No.1 private Business School*, in association with IBM(NYSE: IBM), announces the launch of its Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (EPGDM) program in Business Analytics. The 15-month long, AICTE approved program, has been specially designed for working executives, from all levels of management. The program intends to equip participants with relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to implant Business Analytics solutions in their organizations and also to move up the ladder in their existing industry/company. 
According to NASSCOM, the Indian market is estimated to grow to about USD 1 billion by end of 2015. However, there is an acute gap between the demand and supply of skilled manpower in this area.The program has been developed with a strong industry orientation.
Some of the Software/Tools for hands-on training and live projects in the program are IBM SPSS, IBM COGNOS, IBM Infosphere, Social Network Analytical tools etc. The program will deliver learning in an accelerated mode, with a focus on developing application skills with strong foundation in Analytics. The students will have to undergo three terms, with duration of six months, six months and three months respectively. They can choose their area of specialization besides functional specialization offered like Marketing Analytics, Financial Analytics &Risk Assessment, HR Analytics, OperationsAnalytics etc. The students are also required to do an industry project wherein they will be jointly mentored by industry professionals as well as IFIM faculty.
Commenting on the collaboration Mr. Sanjay Padode, Secretary, Centre for Developmental Education (CDE), “The objective is to offer an industry oriented program in Business Analytics that is of substantial value to both participants as well as industry. It is a medium to train working professionals for business roles in Analytics. As a reputed B-School, it is our goal to not only prepare students to be continuously employable, but also to keep a close watch at industry trends and requirements. This program is a step ahead to bridge the gap between industry demand and supply of skilled manpower in the field of Business Analytics.”
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. After completion of the program,studentsare expected to have an understanding of business management with a ‘Total Enterprise’ approach and acquire understanding of key functional areas that will help them handle different roles of management, like, decision making, problem solving, strategic thinking and leadership. 
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Chandrasekhar, Director, Center of Business Analytics, IFIM said, “In the coming years, Business Analytics will play a major role for organizations, irrespective of their size, to succeed in competitive global markets. To be successful in this field, students have to possess domain knowledge, Questioning ability, Interpretation of results, Communication / presentation skills apart from various tools and techniques.”
The course is structured in such a way to meet the above objectives. In first term, there will be foundation courses, in second term, there will be electives in chosen two areas of specialization like-Marketing, HR, Finance, Logistics & Supply chain and in third term, along with electives there will be a live project with Industry.
“Data and Analytics are going to be the basis of competitive advantage for businesses in this new era of Smart. Organizations are fast realizing that they need to enable their workforce with the capability to transform data into insights for better decision making. Programs like Career Education are infusing such skills in future software engineers and business managers to address this challenge.”says Mr. KarthikPadmanabhan, Country Leader, Ecosystem Development, IBM India / South Asia.
This program will open up exciting career opportunities in Business Analytics and related areas. The key career options may be that of business analysts, data scientists, information analysts and project managers.The program will be delivered by experienced faculty from IFIM and IBM. Besides there will be seminars and invited talks from Industry experts on a continuing basis.
Program Highlights
  • Recognized 15 month EPGDM program approved by AICTE
  • Only Institute in Bangalore to offer EPGDM in Business Analytics in association with IBM Career Education
  • Convenience of weekend classes that do not disrupt work schedule
  • Certification from IBM on program completion
  • Hands-on experience at the IBM Business Analytics Lab on campus using advance s/w for predictive & descriptive analytics and Business Intelligence tool.
  • Placement Assistance
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IFIM Business School, Bangalore was founded in the year 1995 with its first batch of students graduating in 1997. Over the years it has grown to be amongst the top business schools in India. In recent times, IFIM Business School has taken a number of initiatives in collaborating with leading academic, research and corporate organizations, for conducting executive education, corporate training, research & consulting. It is one of the few private management institutes that have been approved to offer a Ph.D program in Management. Today, it is among the fastest growing B-Schools in India.
About IBM Career Education Program: 
IBM Career Education Program is a comprehensive software education program designed by IT professionals, for graduates and experienced professionals to accelerate their skills and knowledge so that they succeed in this dynamic industry. Keeping the ‘learner’ as the focal point, the program curriculum brings together the latest software content, real-world industry experience, hands-on lab courses and best practices, all into a single unique education program, to prepare students to be readily acceptable in the IT industry and by leading IT companies.
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