Common myths about a career in Business Analytics: Busted!

Kunal Jain 27 Aug, 2021
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Some time back, I wrote an article on “How to start a career in Business Analytics?“. The article was well received by people who want to enter Business Analytics. It is still one of the most popular articles on Analytics Vidhya. In response to this article, I received a lot of queries about career in Analytics. While some of them were good queries, some of them were recurring myths.

Hence, I decided to do a follow up article. Not only so, in order to debunk these myths entirely, I decided to publish the articles in all relevant forums.

common myths in analytics career

Here are the myths I received through queries / comments / emails and my take on them:

  • You need to be an engineer to start a career in Business Analytics: The truth is that you don’t. All you need is ability to think structurally and comfort with number crunching. As long as you can put structure to unstructured problems and perform back of the envelope calculations, you are as good as any analyst out there.

Having said that, companies prefer people from quantitative background as they are expected to be better with numbers. By quantitative background, I mean people from any of these disciplines: Engineering, Economics, Maths, Statistics, Physics or MBAs with graduation in these fields.

  • Analytics is about working with large datasets / Companies work with big data day in and day out: This rosy picture is far from reality in most of the Organizations. Experts estimate penetration of big data to be in low single digit percentage among Organizations. Most of the time analytics team work on specific problems, which may or may not involve large datasets. The requirement of the role is to be able to put structure across unstructured problems and be able to use numbers to understand business and the changes required in strategy.
  • You need to be a programmer: I was a good C++ programmer when I started my career in Analytics. Sadly, none of those skills have been utilized in last 7 years and might not be utilized in future. You only need to learn programming for the tool you use for your analysis (e.g. SAS, R, SQL etc.), but you don’t need to be a good programmer before hand to learn these. Also, most of these tools have a Graphical User Interface (GUI), which you can start using with out knowing programming.
  • Learning Analytics is all about learning a tool (SAS / SPSS / other tool): A tool is just a tool to perform Analysis. It can not perform analysis on its own. You need to understand the fundamentals required for performing analysis like:
    • What are the things you need to keep in mind while performing Regression?
    • What can you infer from the coefficients and outcome of t-tests?
    • How do you prove or dis-prove a business hypothesis?

Once you understand these, applying them through any tool can help you start your journey of Analytics.

  • Its difficult to find a job – In fact it is the other way around. Analytics industry is struggling with attrition and shortage of talent. According to the McKinsey Global Institute (In a May 2011 report): “By 2018, the United States alone could face a shortage of 140,000 to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with the know-how to use the analysis of big data to make effective decisions.” If you have the right skills, you will be highly sought after (at least in the current market conditions).

Are there any other myths that you are aware of? In case you are, or are unsure whether it is a myth or a fact, please add it below.

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Kunal Jain 27 Aug, 2021

Kunal is a post graduate from IIT Bombay in Aerospace Engineering. He has spent more than 10 years in field of Data Science. His work experience ranges from mature markets like UK to a developing market like India. During this period he has lead teams of various sizes and has worked on various tools like SAS, SPSS, Qlikview, R, Python and Matlab.

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santosh shriyan
santosh shriyan 25 Aug, 2013

Useful article Kunal. Needed to know your views on the depth of statistics knowledge a person should know to make good sense of BA ( you may mention bare minimum and desirable ) .....regs/santosh

Mruthyunjaya Rao Padamata
Mruthyunjaya Rao Padamata 10 Sep, 2013

Kunal, Do I need a background of finance and current affairs to become a analyst , if not where are those required? Thanks, Mruthyunjay

Vikesh Bhartee
Vikesh Bhartee 06 Oct, 2013

Kunal how is the job scenario for analytics in European countries such as Ireland?? ,/Vikesh

dheeraj 01 Nov, 2013

Hi Kunal, First thanks for making an effort to provide insights into analytics field. I came across your blog while i was searching for some information around analytics. Actually i am a software programmer with 6 yrs of experience in mainframe technology ,we also use SAS (mainframe compatible) in our org. Of late i have been planning to pursue analytics course(my interest mostly owing to the fact that its going to be a sort after job in coming years PLUS i think there is limited growth in my current field both in terms of remuneration and postion PLUS i think i have good hand in playing with data and logical thinking PLUS i am keen to learn something New apart from what i am currently doing). I donot have any real experience in the field of analytics. Though i have almost made my mind of getting in to some kind of course , but would still like you to provide your view if i am thinking in the right direction and it would be useful to me. I think i should better enrol myself in a program where there is Classroom training as well along with the online training. I have shortlisted following options for analytics course. 1)PG program by Great Lakes(gurgaon) in business analytcs. Pros Since i am working in gurgaon , so it would be easier for me to attend the classes.(they have 5 whole day classes every alternate month (i.e almost 20 days in 11 months), rest of the classes will be online. Fee- 3 lacs I know its Not cheap , but cheaper than my second option (IIM-L which is charging 4.8 lacs for this course) Cons Its their first batch so do Not know how that would be. With their description of modules it seems that they are going to cover more functionl areasi.e their focus would moe be on providing horisontal knowledge covering many domain rather than Vertical knowledge. Tools Covered - SAS , R ,Tableu. 2)- IIM-Lucknow Pros- Good brand name This is Not the first batch(unlike Great lakes) so may be the course is more refined and matured than GL. 80% of classes would be taken by SAS institute itself. Cons- Higher fees - 4.8 lacs Distant location than my work place. Obviously i can share with you the course/curriculum details of Gl may be that would help you make a comparison b/e couse by IIM-l and GL. Please advise if its worth to spent this amounts of this course , i am assuming that regular course will have its own advantages..but may be i am wrong... or can i also look for options (i.e some coaching institute which provide similar training). Since i have to make a descion by 9th november (last date to deposit fees in GL), Could you please guide me through . Thanks a lot in advance.

Salil 14 Nov, 2013

Dear Kunal, Interesting and insightful reads. Will you please suggest some reasonably priced /free online /part-time programmes on analytics. Thank you Salil

karishma 29 Nov, 2013

Hi Kunal, I appreciate your initiative. But I am a bit not justified with the last myth's explanation. I am a PGDM in Decision Sciences (Analytics and IT), I am well verged with the predictive modelling techniques like Regression (Linear, Logistic, Multi Linear), Clustering, Forecasting (time-series), Factor, Neural Network, SVM, SOM, Bayeian Networks and MCMC. Also I am proficient with most of the statistical tools used in indusrty like R, SAS, SPSS, Bayesia Lab, AMOS, Minitab and others. But still I find it hard to get a job of my worth as I am a fresher There are jobs in the market, I agree but Not for freshers, Then how to start...?

Ankur Bhargava
Ankur Bhargava 28 Dec, 2013

Is doing MBA in analytics a good option ?

Ankur Bhargava
Ankur Bhargava 02 Jan, 2014

Hello Sir, Currently I'm pursuing my MBA from NMIMS. I have work experience of 25 months in TCS in telecom domain. I'm looking forward to be at decision making position . I'm looking for analytics as an option because i like to work with numbers and want to make numbers talk. I want to know about growth opportunities and moreover how should I pave my path for this. Regards, Ankur

Ravi T
Ravi T 07 Jan, 2014

Kunal, Thanks a ton for your support. I have found answers to many of my queries through the forum. Could you please pass on your thoughts on CPEE course from INSOFE ? CPEE As I am a resident of Hyderabad, would like to choose either CBA from ISB or CPEE from INSOFE. what do you suggest. Thanks again for your insight. Thanks, Ravi

JD 05 Feb, 2014

Hi, I have a BA degree in statistics and I'm currently pursuing an MA degree in finance(final year). My masters course contains a lot of quantitative methods which are also used in analytics and I am picking up the rest on my own. My problem is that there is no placement cell in my college. I am planning to give the amcat and elitmus employability tests. Is there any scope for jobs in analytics for freshers of my qualifications through these tests? Are there any other ways by which I can approach companies for an interview? Thank You for the posts. They are very helpful.

AJ 08 Apr, 2014

Thanks Kunal for your insights. My experience has been on Managing Client Relationship and sales side. I am planning to get part time certification/Diploma from a reputed institute so as not to disrupt my existing employment. Could you please suggest some in Gurgaon/ New Delhi

Jenani 23 Apr, 2014

HI Kunal, I do have a experience of more than 8 years in LotusNotes development.Working in Leading MNC.But I want to do executive mba now but When I searched in the net I came across about the Business Analytics courses in some institutes.I am in dilemma which one i need to purse .Please suggest me as Lotus has become Legacy system and openings are diminishing.I am resident of chennai.I am thinking to join in Great Lakes.Please suggest me.

sidhraj 29 Apr, 2014

Hi Kunal, I am currently working as research analyst in a kpo in delhi. The nature of job is qualitative in nature. I want to go for analytics. I am an MBA and computer science graduate.while searching for business analytics courses I came across an institute in Gurgaon, analytixllab ( Is it a good institute to do a course in business analytics. Please guide. Regards, Sidhraj

S Raj
S Raj 04 May, 2014

Hi Kuntal, Thanks for all these insightful information. I am equity analyst (finance background) and have 10+ years experience. I dont have any background in IT. I have background in chemical technology (BE) and MBA finance. After all these years and entirely different background; how easy/difficult is to pursue fresh career in these areas - Analytics and Big data. Will there be opportunities for such diverse background on immediate and Long term basis. Also, I am decently paid and well settled career but i find these areas interesting. Should these areas offer so better opportunities that; i should think about changing career in late 30s. If i want to; How should i proceed - full time/part time. Which universities/courses should i look for? is there any international universities offer online courses? I heard about NIIT courses; how different they are compared to fulltime from IIM/IIT/ISB courses? Appreciate your suggestion on this. Regards, Raj

sampath 29 May, 2014

Dear Kunal, i really appreciate your patience giving such thoughtful answers. As everyone, i have a career issue to discuss. I am a banking professional(4 yrs experience in retail banking). i am an IT graduate. i am no MBA.I am thinking to switch my career from banking to SAP or SAS.i havent decided which one would it be. So, if i learn SAS ofline and get certification,, will it be helpful ;considering my banking experience or will i be a fresher? if i have to choose a career in SAP or SAS which do you think is best for me?? Sam

Manjiri 01 Jun, 2014

Dear Kunal Thanks a lot for sharing your views and knowledge. If possible can you tell me programming language and courses i should study for a successful career in data analytics?? PS: I am learning R and have a finance background. I feel not knowing coding at all is my biggest drawback. But reading your article and also interacting with few prof has given me the confidence that i still have a chance. Thanks Manjiri

Sreeja 02 Jun, 2014

Hi Kunal, This is truly an interesting article. Thank you! I am an engineer, MBA and have over 5 years of experience in Business Research and Strategy consulting. I was thinking of expanding my skill sets, and Analytics seemed to me as the next logical step. Do you think my profile fits in? Also does a certification in say ISB help me find jobs in Analytics field, keeping in mind I already have 5 years experience in Business research?

Bhav 10 Jun, 2014

Hi Kunal, First of all Thanks for sharing your views, It is a very well written article and very helpful. Kunal, I have a 1 year experience with one of the leading IT-giant. I wish to change my domain to analytics. Will it be right of me to switch at this time or should i stay in for 1 more year and then switch? Also with no experience in the field of analytics, how can i get into this field? The institutes providing 3-4 months analytics training; are they the right place to get the basics? It would be very kind of you if you can answer all my queries and clear all my doubts. :) Thanks and Regards Bhav

shweta 02 Jul, 2014

I am graduate looking for business analytics course which has a duration of 12months/ one year. There are courses with a duration of 9months.. But are they good enough? Will the certification be accepted for job or for further studies?

Apoorva 24 Jul, 2014

Hi Kunal, Thank you for sharing all the information about analytics. I am a Software Engineer working for an MNC. My primary technology is Oracle PL/SQL. I want to switch in to the analytic domain. But i have a few doubts/queries about the same. I would really appreciate if i can get some advice and guidance from you. 1) Is it okay if i leave my current job and pursue a course in analytics for 6 months or so and then look for job?? 2) Will i be able to get a job in analytics if did take a 6 month break and complete my course?? I am really confused. Please do respond. Thanks in advance.

Paramita 27 Jul, 2014

Hi Kunal, I completed my Masters in Eco-Stats from University of Mumbai. I have some exposure to R. I am looking out at courses offered from various training institutes and I am confused between these 2: Could you suggest which one would have a better ROI? Also some alternative website links where I can learn online for free would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Alok 02 Aug, 2014

Hello Kunal sir, I have selected for 1 year. Businesss Analytics programme of praxis business school,kolkata.its fee is 3 lakhs .I am a fresher with no work experience.I have done in CSE from a state level engineering college.Is it worth to join there?please reply sir?

ATUL 06 Aug, 2014

Hii Kunal, Firstly I'd like to thank u for sharing the insights, which I found really helpful. Now like everyone else I have a career issue to discuss. I am an Engg Grad in Marine Engineering from BITS, and have been sailing on tankers for almost 5 years now. But now due to health issues I had to quit sailing and am now looking to switch over analytics ...and due to my love of Maths...I am currently pursuing Actuarial Sciences(am a student member of IAI). Through my core reading I have come across and understood most of financial and stastical tools imployed in analytics, but due to my past background, I have been unable to find a break through in this field. I would like to know whether getting SAS certification (alone or together with actuarial exams) will aid my cause. I totally understand that I would have to start afresh in analytics , and would like to know your recommendations regarding the path to employ. Best Regards, ATUL

Ishan 12 Aug, 2014

Hi Kunal Really a great article you wrote there. I have some query regarding the BA course for which I need your insight. I did my graduation from Australia in BBA-Marketing. I did my PGDM (Post Graduation Diploma in Management) from IMT Ghaziabad again in Marketing. My first job was with Walmart India in Merchandising and Buying with lots of data crunching as I have to look after 6000 items on daily basis. Currently I am working with CII(Confederation of Indian Industry) in delhi in the role of marketing executive. I have 2 years of experience in marketing, merchandising etc. Now I want to pursue my career as Business Analysts. Where can i pursue the following as I dont want to spend large amount of money on it. Plus I am based in Delhi, so which is the best institute in delhi to pursue the same or which is the best institute for distance learning? Thanks Ishan

Kiran 14 Aug, 2014

Hi Kunal, I am an MBA specialized in marketing and finance from a tier2/3 B School. I have work experience for about 3 years in analytics(1 year in telecom and 2 in market research and now I am a senior analyst). My problem is I am not an extremely number savy person even though I like and understand numbers I tend to make lots of mistakes while performing analysis. I am good in understanding the business problem and in suggesting which analysis or statistic technology should be performed. But I am not that great in actually performing this analysis. What kind of roles do suggest me to focus on. I really know that analytics is a very fast growing industry,but I have realized that roles like data scientist are not my cup of tea. It will be of great help if you can suggest me about the career direction which I should take as I am a bit confused now

raja 10 Sep, 2014

Hi Kunal Thanks for your posts, very informative. I' m very much interested to move to analytics. I need some advice. I'm a SAP Finance consultant with 9 yrs exp with commerce background. I now started learning SAS & statistics. What other courses should i take up to move to analytics. Thanks Raja

Kumar 01 Oct, 2014

Hi, Any anyone attended the Great Lakes interview for the Business analytics Course. If so Please share your thoughts and have you cleared the same Thanks Dinesh Kumar

prashik 09 Oct, 2014

Hi Kunal, I have done Engineering in Biotechnology. Could you or anyone here please tell me about the scope of Clinical SAS? Also, there is a company in Pune which offers Clinical SAS training through their ClipLab programme. Could you please guide me through the same? Thanks! Prashik

tanvh 11 Nov, 2014

Hi, Does great lake offer placements after Business analytics Course.

mruthtunjaya 28 Nov, 2014

Hi, I have 9 years of experience in IT industry with good health care domain knowledge. I am into QA side (automation).having development knowledge also. .now I am planning to change my carrier to big data analytics . .I have enquired couple of institutes, most of them suggested insofe. Please suggest , is this course worth enough , can I get good opportunities if I join. I am looking at analytics manager role . .will that be possible. .please suggest. .

Sachin 30 Dec, 2014

Hi Kunal, Thank you for writing such an informative blog. I have some doubts in choosing my career path hope you might provide some insight. I am 2012 batch IIT graduate and am currently working in a bank. I have 2 options in front of me one is as an Business analyst in an MNC and the other is of a FX Trader in a private bank. I know about how the growth is there is trading field but have no idea about BA profile. Can you give some insights and suggestions about which to take?

abhijit 31 Dec, 2014

Hi Kunal, I am looking forward my career in Big Data, I did some POC project using MR and Pig,HIVE can you please suggest me some start up companies which is working on this domain. My previous history 2007 to 2009 worked as SW developer 2010 to 2012 Mtech In Artifical Intelligence from Hyderabad Central University. 2012-2014 - Worked as Asst.Professor in college. So please suggest me want can i do next ... Thanks in Adavance Abhijit

Deepali 05 Jan, 2015

Hello Sir, I am a BE in CS from Mumbai University .I just competed my degree in june 2014 and working in an MNC.I have a very wierd become a data scientist/BA do i hv to do my MTech from IITs or a MBA in IT from first tier colleges... I love coding and analytics too ..please guide!

Snehal 05 Feb, 2015

Hi Kunal, I have done MCA and has 2.6 years of MNC experience as System analysts where most of my work is analysis of data using Database technologieslike SQLCI. So what are the chances that I can look Business Analytic s as Option for career Switch. If its really option so what should be my steps - taking course? Please guide. Thank You. Regards, Snehal Telangi

Bhanu 04 Apr, 2015

Hi kunal, I am working with MNC, in infrastructure support domain from 3.5 years and has MSC Biotechnology and some knowledge SAS, I want to do Analytics PGDM from NMIMS,as I have been interested in business analyst position, however I did not got chance to move in business analyst Position. could you please advice me, about doing Analytics PGDM from NMIMS and I am from non math background but do understand basics of statistics. I am not good with numbers but do understand business and good in SQL. Please advice should I go with Analytics PGDM from NMIMS or general PGDM from any of conventional specialization. I can not leave my current job, I am located in Bangalore.

Tushar Taneja
Tushar Taneja 15 Apr, 2015

Hi kunal. I am a commerce graduate and want to pursue my courier in analytics but i am not that good in starting a courier will be a good option? Please help.. Thnx

Pritam 21 Jul, 2015

Hello kunal, I am a engineering graduate from tier 1 college in India and right now working in SMS group as a automation engineer, gurgaon. But I want to enter into the analytics industry. But I have these options in front of me. 1. Do a classroom certification course from Analytix lab or Jigsaw academy 2. Do a online certification course from coursera, cloudera etc Or 3. High paid course from ISB or INSOFE with extra time. My question is does option 1 or 2 will be a gateway for me to enter into analytics industry or I have to earn a proper degree in analytics ?

Dalia 21 Aug, 2015

Hi Kunal, I am MSc biotechnology student with three years bpo experience. How can I move to analytics. Which courses will be good . Please reply

Ashish 02 Sep, 2015

Hi Kunal, I used to work as a Sr Analyst with a global Management consulting giant. Due to some personal reasons I left the job and started working as a freelancer at My quetion to you is - how is freelancing is seen in the analytics industry? I have delivered more than 150 analytics and consulting assignments there . Kindly advice. Thanks

Geetanjali 02 Sep, 2015

Hi Kunal I have done my undragraduation in economics & statistics.Currently i m learning SAS, I want to know if I can make a good career in analytics. & what kind of job I can get after learning SAS & do my marks play an important role in getting selected. looking forward for ur reply... Thanks

sneha 29 Sep, 2015

I am planning to switch my career path. i have been doing manual testing which is not adding charm to my resume.How good will be pursuing CPEE from INSOFEE? As per their program we have to work under a Sr.Data Scientist for 5 months (Quit current job) . Will it be worth it to do from there , and how will be job prospects after this course?

Hitesh 17 Nov, 2015

I am doing my MBA in HR. Is this course suitable for me ? will it give me an edge over other candidates ?

Jaya 22 Nov, 2015

Hi Kunal, I am working with Digital Marketing Company since 4 months. The job profile is of Analyst. When I passed out from college I had a belief that Analyst profile means working with data, numbers, R , SaS n stuff. But here I am just maintaining adwords , facebook or bing account and just copy pasting data into excel. There are few insights writing work but very of those work. How to make a switch into Business Analyst job which involves big data and programming and analysis things. I had completed my engineering B.E. in Biotechnology from BIT Mesra. If you could provide me with some guidance it would be really helpful.

ajay 14 Dec, 2015

hello sir, I am planning to do masters in Business analysis in USA.But due to current shortages in H1b visa in usa I want to have a backup plan.So I want to know what are job opportunities in India as business analyst degree from USA.?What are the starting salaries? which companies hire? PS: I am a graduate in mechanical engineering from top 15 engineering colleges in INDIA. I have 8 months work experience in manufacturing company in production department. I have good knowledge about CAD softwares( I am currently doing a intensive training program in CAD)

srinivas 17 Dec, 2015

hi, i am guy with maths in my 10+2(M.P.C) in graduation MBA finance and marketing in Post-graduation Can i go for business analytics courese with R tool and tableau

Sourav Majumder
Sourav Majumder 22 Jan, 2016

Hi Kunal I have been following your blog for over a year now, as I was keen to change my career into the field of business analytics. After extensive research and peer reviews I applied for the ISB CBA program and got accepted for the same, although the selection proces did not seem to be a very rigorous one. I am from a completely different background. I am a MS in Mechanical Engineering, working in Business development and Program Management in core manufacturing Tier-1 sectors for the last 10 years. I really need your suggestions before, I go ahead and pay for the course. I need to really have an expert advise on the career prospects, considering my non-it or software background, looking for a break in consulting firms like Deloitte, PWC, Frost and Sullivan etc. I thank you for this immensely informative website. Best Regards Sourav Majumder

Anubhav Gupta
Anubhav Gupta 15 Mar, 2016

Hello Sir , I am 3.5 years work experienced as a Database Administrator in IT . Since i had been playing with numbers throughout my career , business analytics has always interested me . I have shortlisted SCMHRD Full Time Business Analytics program , since they provide placement assistance as well. Do let me know what are your reviews on SCMHRD's Business Analytic program.

Dinkar Dattatray Kokje
Dinkar Dattatray Kokje 06 Jun, 2017

Hey Kunal, I am a Material science Engineer with 5 years of petrochemical experience. I want to change my field now and I have considered few options for that. One of them being Business Analytics, I have a few queries like : 1) Having no background of commerce field but having interest in math, will this career shift be advisable if I did 1 year Masters in Business Analytics from USA? 2) What shall be the job opportunities as I would have no experience of this field after Masters?

Abhishek 03 Jul, 2017

Hi Kunal, Thank you for the great insight into Analytics. My Background: I am an IT professional with 4 years of experience. I have great passion for maths and stats although I have not been in touch for quite a long time. I was thinking of trying to get into the PGDBA (PG in Business Analytics) from IIMC+ISI Kolkata+IIT K, a newly introduced 2 years course, which seems to have good potential. But I feel that this would make my experience of no use. Instead i I do MBA, my experience would back me and would be of great use. So, finally my confusion is: 1. What do you feel abou this course jointly offered by IIMC+ISI Kolkata+IIT K ? 2. Should I go for this course or an MBA? Which would be better for me (Considering I would be happy to do either of the 2)? Any suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Swati 12 Aug, 2017

Hi, I have done MSc in statistics from Mumbai university and have worked in Analytics domain for the past 4yrs. Now I am looking to do some course that would enhance my career. I have looked at programs like BABI course from great lakes. Will a course like this enhance my career? Since it is primarily for non-analytics people who want to make a career in analytics. Or should I go for executive MBA with specialization on analytics. Or a business analytics course from IIM. Please suggest.

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Varsha 04 Nov, 2017

Hi Kunal, Actually I have few queries or i can say still I am confused about my carrier currently I am working in middle ware tool. But frankly speaking I am not happy with what ever i am doing . And also I really want to move out of India but coz of less exp 1.6 year exp I am not able to move out visa issue and even if i get visa what do to do coz i dont want to continue with technical i want to switch to non-TECH BA so would you please guide me how to make this happen and is there any possibilities to switch to Business Analyst . thanks :)

Shahbaz Khan
Shahbaz Khan 27 Nov, 2017

Hi Kunal, I have completed my B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering this year only. I want to get into business analytics. Is it worth pursuing one year full time PGP in BA from Aegis school of business or Immarticus Learning? Being a fresher will I get job opportunities? Your suggestion will be highly appreciated. Thank You.

Venkatesh 06 Dec, 2017

Hi Kunal, I have learnt R and Python but when we go for any internship, The questions asked in internships/interviews were mostly about programming in Python. I have 12 + years of experience in Functional Testing but I am not a programmer. Need your advice in this regard to gain confidence.

Gurleen Chane
Gurleen Chane 24 Dec, 2017

Sir I am computer science engineering final year student. I have already worked with R and tableau and attended various workshops conducted in my university. I also have a 2 months training in Big Data as my summer internship. Presently I am looking forward to cracking PGDBA(joint program by IIM Cal, IIT K and ISI Cal) which has its entrance test in mid February. After the written test they conduct a personal interview round. The thing is that, out of the total number of students selected, only 10-15% of candidates selected are freshers. So what would your suggestions be? As far as work experience, that is zero for me as i will be graduating in 2018 May. Shall I take up python or another analytics language or what extra can I do if I get shortlisted for the PI round ? Thank you

Nitin Sharma
Nitin Sharma 28 Jan, 2018

hey kunal i am a fresher software engineer with a average programming skills thinking of switching my profession into business analyst is it a good career decision ? and is analytics lab gurgoan a good place for certification?

Suva Sundar Saha
Suva Sundar Saha 14 Feb, 2018

Dear Sir, I have an experience of 7 Years in Procurement. I have done Engineering in Mechanical & also persuing MBA in Logistic & Supply chain. I want to know will Business Analytic Course will be helpful to me? Can I continue by job in the same domain after persuing Business Analytic Course. I am planning to learn Exel Course.From there I have got the idea regarding Business Analytic programme Please suggest.

Vishnu Prasad
Vishnu Prasad 18 Apr, 2018

Dear Kunal I would like to know if PGP- Business analytics from Praxis business school banglore is a good option??

MUNISH KUMAR 09 May, 2018

hey, this is munish .i done hotel mgmt, strted my journey with hotels with oberoi group of hotels for 26 months , thn worked in travel sales associate in US PROCESS for 8 months .thinking about buisness analytics how beneficial for me . as tool admision in great lakes of mgmt guragon for PGP BABI . is it good to proceed with if i done how to start aftr completion of this .to a good company like delloite , bcg etc, plz elaborate also i didnt have the knowledge about programing language of like IT .so little bit worried . Plz suggest a good idea to explore . Thanks, MUNISH KUMAR

vamsi 10 May, 2018

Hi sir, I have 3 years of work experience in emebedded systems domain, I received an admission in business analytics from Deakin University ,australia. fees is 25 lakhs . Please tell me if its worth it ,

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Madhu Parjapat 28 Jan, 2022

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Rakesh 01 Mar, 2023

I am from non tech background i want to become analyst i m learning is it ok na