Kunal Jain — December 2, 2014
Analytics Vidhya Business Analytics

We created our first set of rankings of analytics programmes about 18 months back. We didn’t expect the roaring response those rankings received. The rankings still continue to be one of the most visited page on our website – a way to connect with people who probably need help the most!

However, a lot has changed in these 18 months. A lot of new courses have come up, A few courses which were there, at that time are no longer available. We have also become wiser with time! Hence, it was time that we refreshed our rankings and did a more holistic job at ranking various institutes running analytics programmes in India.

Latest Rankings 2015 -16 : Top Business Analytics Programs in India

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Which programmes are covered in these rankings?

As part of these rankings, we are covering only long duration courses (more than 9 months). We are not covering short term certification courses here. Those will be done in a separate article shortly. Also, we have excluded MOOCs from the rankings as they would form a different consideration.


 So, here are the rankings:

1.  Certified Program in Business Analytics (CBA) – Indian School of Business:

The offering from Indian School of Business (ISB) continues to retain the top spot in this year rankings as well. The course covers several topics and is run in a format where the students have to attend class rooms every alternate month. The course uses technology aided platform during the months of no classroom. There is ample industry interaction and a 3 – 6 month project at the end of the course. With the ISB brand and tie-up with SAS, the course provides almost everything a person would have wished for!

I say almost because the only thing which goes against the course is considerably higher fees compared to other courses. Add the expense of travelling to Hyderabad every alternate month and you might end up thinking twice, even if you get selected for the program.


2.  PGPBA – Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai and Gurgaon

Great Lakes arrived with its analytics programme slightly late into the game, but when it came – it came in style! It comes closest to challenge ISB with its focus on structured thinking and business application. The format is again a mix of classroom and tech aided platform. Significant industry interaction, tie-up with Jigsaw Academy to deliver online content and option to choose from 2 destination are some of the reasons why this course makes it to this spot.

My discontent with this course is mainly the lack of focus on a particular tool. While tool is only a means to an end, depth on at least one tool would make the offering very compelling. You can read detailed review about the program here.


3.  Certificate program in business analytics for executives (CPBAE)- IIM Lucknow

This course is taught jointly by faculty from IIM Lucknow and Kelley School of Business. The course is divided in 4 modules and requires a residency in each module. In addition, there is a tie-up with SAS for E-Miner training at the end. The positives for the course include 2 (or 3 if you take up SAS training) big brands backing it up with a wide range of topics.

The main discontent with the past participants of the programme has been the gap between what is taught in the classroom and what is required on the job. As per discussions with one of past participants (with 6 years of experience in IT before taking this course) “The focus on practical aspects and applications needs to be higher.”


4.  Executive Programme in Business Analytics – IIM Kolkata

The course is spread over a year and is divided in 10 modules. With only 2 visits on the campus, majority of the course is delivered through Hughes Education. While the programme has lower work experience requirement compared to some of the counter parts, relatively lower class room interactions make it a less desired choice. Again, the focus is on covering a range of topics and the theory behind them as opposed to practical applications on the job.


5.  Business analytics and Intelligence – IIM Bangalore

IIM Bangalore was probably the pioneer in starting the one year executive programme in Analytics. This course is again a mix of classroom and online platform, with an optional module to cover SAS E-Miner at the end. The positives include a course which covers wide range of algorithms and topics and is backed by the brand of an IIM.


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Special mentions

I have not ranked these courses in the list because of different nature of offering they have to offer:

Post Graduate Programme, Praxis Business School, Kolkata

Praxis gets brownie points for taking a different approach to solving the talent gap. A full time programme which is open to freshers as well as professionals with experience and is probably the only one which takes ownership to solve for placements of students by its industry tie-ups. So, if you have relatively low work experience and can afford to take a break, this might be a good choice.


CPEE- Big Data Analytics & Optimization-International School of Engineering (INSOFE)

INSOFE has not only crafted a niche by focusing on Big Data and Optimization. It also has tie-ups with universities in the United States. A few students are sent to these universities as part of their tie-up. So, if you want to learn Big Data Analytics or aim to settle down in the US, this might be the preferred route.

Note – How have we ranked these programs?

We have used the similar framework, which we use to rank all the programs on our trainings page. It is based on 4 parameters:

  • Coverage of the course: Coverage refers to the breadth of material covered during the program. Do the programmes cover aspects like structured thinking? Advanced topics like Big Data? Data Visualization tools and methods. The broader the coverage, the higher the score on this attribute.
  • Quality of the content: Quality of content refers to depth of the core topics in the program. In takes into account factors like industry interaction, pedigree of the faculty, time spent on class room interaction etc.
  • Industry Recognition: This refers to the recognition a program has earned in the analytics industry – it is somewhat synonymous with the brand value of the course. Since we are looking at long duration courses, this recognition would reflect in placements of the candidates
  • Value for money

Once we have the score on all these parameters, we weigh them up and compute overall score:

Program effectiveness score = a x Coverage score + b x Quality score + c x Brand score + d x Value score

In the current version of ratings, we have used following weights: a = 0.2; b = 0.4; c = 0.2; d = 0.2. Once we have the overall scores, we rank order the programs.

End Notes:

Hope these rankings and information would help our readers in making the right choices about their career. If you have been part of any of these courses or want to add further information, please feel free to add it through comments below or on the individual course pages.

Disclaimer: I take guest lectures in Great Lakes Institute of Management, but that has not affected any of the views presented in the article. These views are completely ours, which we have formulated by our own research and interaction with people undergoing these courses.

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Kunal Jain

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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147 thoughts on "Top 5 Analytics Programs in India (2014 – 15)"

Manish Mahajan
Manish Mahajan says: December 03, 2014 at 4:40 am
Hi Kunal Very informative article. I am a regular reader of Analytics Vidya and always look forward to your posts. I am a current student of IIMC Executive Program of Business Analytics 2014-15. I more or less agree with your rankings too. However a few points 1. Starting this year, based on the request from the students, IIMC has introduced a course on Data Analytics with R. Although it remains to be seen to what depth does the module go into, but its fair to assume that it is a encouraging step in the right direction. R will be taught by a faculty from the US. 2. To your point on low experience requirement, on the contrary, the average work ex of the batch is around 5-7years. with almost 30% >10Yrs. We even have 20, 25 years work ex people. So although the criteria appears relaxed, the selection process seems to favour more experienced people. Thanks and Regards Manish Reply
siva says: December 03, 2014 at 6:15 am
let me know the process for getting into ISB.I had experience as storage admin for 2 years will this help me.Do I need to learn SQL for entering into this. Reply
Jyotirmoy says: December 03, 2014 at 11:24 am
Hi Kunal, Great post once again! I could notice much effort is given this time on formatting of the topics and categorization, one can easily get the relevant information out of it and compare various choices. I have joined the 2014-15 PGBA in Greatlakes and I have found your earlier posts on Advance Analytics to be great help. I would like add a point, that while choosing the campus I specifically asked for the Chennai campus as it will have 5 days continuous session. Also, there are differences in fees and schedule for the two campus'. Regards, Jyotirmoy Reply
BALAJI SR says: December 03, 2014 at 2:39 pm
Jyotirmoy, I am also a student of PGPBA at Great Lakes, your previous batch (First batch in Chennai).. Course is very good as you get exposure to various areas like SCM, Finance, Marketing etc... in addition to Analytics. The program is rigorous. Commitment and Persistence is paramount to get full value out of the program. Ensure that you put at least 1.5 - 2 hours everyday. Wish you all the best. Regards Balaji S.R Reply
Ganesh says: December 06, 2014 at 3:11 pm
Hi Kunal, I have 5 years experience in MIS reporting using excel and tableau visualization tool in telecom industry. I have completed my B.Com and Diploma in Financial Management. I don't have any technical background. Pls suggest me which course is suitable for me to build my carrier in Business Analytics. Thx Reply
Dinesh says: December 07, 2014 at 8:42 am
Hi Kunal I have been following your the blog quite regularly. I have joined the PGPBA course in Great Lakes Chennai for 2014-2015. I amn't sure whether they have revised the syllabus or not but from the Great Lakes webinar session which I attended they seems to give enough focus and attention on SAS and R. The course will start in a week from now. Will comment further after joining the course. Thanks for your hard work and the time which you spend to make this blog lively. May god bless your family. Rgds Dinesh Reply
Mayur P
Mayur P says: December 10, 2014 at 7:52 am
Dear Kunal, how about NMIMS Business Analytics Course (Mumbai) in collaboration with SAS (Enterprise Guide & Miner) - for someone new to Business Analytics like me ??? Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: December 10, 2014 at 1:14 pm
Siva, The admission to ISB programme is dependent on many parameters rather than just the number of years of experience. On itself, 2 years looks to be on the lower side. You don't need SQL to enter, but it might be an added advantage if you do. In any case, if you want to build a career in analytics, knowledge of SQL is a good thing. Regards, Kunal Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: December 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm
Thanks Manish for the info. Do let me know how the course evolves. Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: December 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm
Ganesh, If you are good at Excel and Tableau, that is a good starting point for any of these courses. You can aim for the top 3 courses and see how it goes. Regards, Kunal Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: December 10, 2014 at 1:19 pm
Dinesh, The course definitely evolves regularly based on the feedback from various stakeholders. Do let us know your experience from the course. Regards, Kunal Reply
Kirankumar chikka
Kirankumar chikka says: December 11, 2014 at 1:09 pm
helloo kunal.... I am a SAS programmer since the last 2years....I am a postgraduate in MS(Pharm.)...I would like to know whether I am eligible for the CBA at ISB,Hyderabad. Reply
Kalpesh says: December 11, 2014 at 1:10 pm
Hello, Congratts to you. 1)what is the job opportunity after completing your course in INDIA or abroad 2)do we get the job easily or have to struggle a lot ...currently i am working with software company and i am BE IT with 3.5 years of work ex in IT industry. Thanks in advance, Kalpesh Reply
Reshma says: December 11, 2014 at 5:51 pm
Hi Kunal, I am looking to join one of the institutes for course in Business Analytics. Can you give more insights about Great Lakes, Chennai and Praxis Business School, Kolkata. Are the courses affiliated to UGC? Thank You Reply
Amit says: December 15, 2014 at 8:59 am
Hi Kunal, I have 15 years of work exp in software development in telecom domain. I read in another blog of yours, I do have a thing for numbers, the car number plates. I am not able to decide the right entry point in Analytics Industry and the right path to achieve it. Need advise on which role shall I aim for, Data scientist, analyst or something else. regards Amit Reply
Anurag says: December 22, 2014 at 5:53 am
Hi Kunal , Thanks for providing all the information about Analytics courses. Can you please provide me some information about how to prepare of entrance of these course, I don't have any CAT and GMAT score with me. I am applying for the ISB course. They have a online test and and a interview. As per their sample test paper Online Test would have 4 sections on LR, Data Interpretation, Probability and Statistics. I am preparing for it with some online websites , But haven't got any good material for Probability/Statistics. Do you know any good website/Book to prepare for these tests. How to prepare for the interviews of these course. I have close to 10 years of experience out of which 5.5 years in US in Data warehousing especially in Reporting(Microstrategy/Tableau). Is my profile good enough to be selected in these courses. Thanks Anurag Reply
Gopal says: January 09, 2015 at 12:26 pm
Hi Kunal, I have asked this question few days back, however didnt hear back, hencc checking again. I am working as Finance Manager in MNC IT Company and have 10 years of experience. I'm interested to shift into Analytics area, however have couple of questions for which I need your advice: - I'm from MBA Finance and ICWAI background - Does this suffice for making a shift into Analytics industry which is dominated by people with Stats/Math background. - As my background is in Finance area, and I already have 10 yrs of experience, I would like to go into Analytics Manager role, however if I do any of these courses will it give me enough credentials for applying for such jobs. - Also I need to make sure that this shift doesnt affect my earning capacity as I'm sole earning member of my family, hence any course i undertake should give me enough knowledge to go for a job with simillar or better pay - which course or steps would you recommend in my case. Appreciate your advise on above. Thanks, Gopal Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: January 11, 2015 at 11:16 am
Gopal, Please post your questions on the discussion platform which we have launched. The discussions here should be specific to the article. Here are the answers to your questions: 1. It does. MBA + ICWAI can be a good background as well. However, you would need to cover a lot of ground on tech side 2. This would be difficult. Also, until and unless you work hands on a few problems, you will not be able to appreciate the efforts and challenges to be an effective manager. 3. It depends on your current salary. Typically salary for analytics freshers varies between 5L - 12L. You might get some benefit for the experience. 4. Given your experience, you might give ISb a try. That can also be your best bet at getting the job. But it could be a bit difficult. Regards, Kunal Reply
myt says: March 05, 2015 at 5:55 am
How is the M.Mgmt program at iisc which focuses on Business Analytics.Placements look decent.Could you share your opinion. Reply
sandeep says: March 08, 2015 at 5:53 am
Hi Kunal, Thank you so much for valuable inputs. I have come across Executive Program in Business Analytics from Jigsaw. Can you please let me know is it better to opt for that program. Do you only recommend the above mentioned ones. Thanks, Sandeep. Reply
Skidztr says: March 08, 2015 at 10:27 am
Hi, I have done my graduation in Chemistry, but have since moved into the content and analysis. I would like to build a career in Business Analytics. Would this be possible for me? Also, are the courses mentioned above all full-time or are they part time? Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: March 15, 2015 at 6:01 pm
Hi Amit, Making a career shift after a long experience can be a difficult experience. Hence, I do not recommend making a shift if you have long experience. You will be considered as a fresher. An alternate way could be to learn about machine learning used in softwares you are working no and then integrating them without making a compromise on your work experience. Regards, Kunal Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: March 15, 2015 at 6:14 pm
Hi Reshma, For Insights about both the courses, you can read this article for details: Top 5 Analytics Programs in India (2014 – 15). You can also visit our training listing platform for the course details. Great Lakes programme is approved by AICTE but not by UGC. Regards, Kunal Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: March 15, 2015 at 6:18 pm
Hi Kaplesh, Thanks. 1. Globally, It is expected to be one of the sectors which will see the highest growth in next 5 years. According to the McKinsey Global Institute “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”. I would expect that you will have good job prospects after this course. 2. Some of your past experience would be considered. But you will consider as a complete fresher in Analytics. Recruitment policies vary from company to company and there is a preference for people with hands on experience. I would suggest you to gain hands-on experience in the course to be done. If you have hands-on experience, you need not to struggle hard to get a good job. Regards, Kunal Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: March 15, 2015 at 6:20 pm
Hi Kiran, For pursuing CBA course from ISB Hyderabad, the applicant should possess 4-6 year of full-time experience. You don't meet the eligibility criteria, you would not consider as an eligible candidate to enroll for this course. Regards, Kunal Reply
K.Bangar Raju
K.Bangar Raju says: March 15, 2015 at 9:43 pm
Hi Kunal, I am an MBA(Marketing) graduate with 5 years of experience in sales and marketing in Hyderabad. I am confused between CPEE program from INSOFE and analytics course from JIGSAW Academy . Please suggest which one is better in terms of course curriculum. Regards, Raju Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: March 16, 2015 at 5:46 am
Hi Mayur, Certificate Program in Business Analytics (Predictive Modelling) - NMIMS-School of Science is an Intermediate course for a Business Analytics expert. This course is not for beginners. This course is for executives working in the domain of Business Analytics with 0-2 years of industry experience. For complete beginners, you can look at the SAS learning path to start with Regards, Kunal Reply
Nirmal Pant
Nirmal Pant says: March 23, 2015 at 5:16 pm
Hello Kunal Sir, Thanks for giving these vital information regarding Business Analytic in your blogs. I am a credit risk analyst & having 3 years of work experience but now i want to move into business analytic field. Pls suggest me, am I eligible for the IIM C program EPBA (executive Program in Business Analytic). Thanks & Regards, Nirmal Pant Reply
Sainath Reddy
Sainath Reddy says: March 24, 2015 at 1:33 pm
Hi Kunal sir Now I am writing degree final year exams with specification BSc (computer science&Statistics). Actually the point is I am under confusion to selecting software course am I eligible to do SAS course if I did it may I get job. If I am not eligible would you please suggest me sir which software course I have to do and please mail me list of software courses which have more job opportunities I hope u will help me Thanks & Regards Sainath Reddy [email protected] 09959810941 Reply
Sainath Reddy
Sainath Reddy says: March 24, 2015 at 1:51 pm
Hi Kunal sir I am writing degree final year exams which are completes at 15.04.2015 with the specification Bsc ( maths,Statistics &Computer science) I am interested in software ware course am I eligible to do SAS course if I am not eligible would you please suggest me sir which software course is better and more job opportunities and I hope u will help me kindly please help me kunal sir. Thanks&Regards Sainath Reddy Reply
Shilpa katira
Shilpa katira says: March 25, 2015 at 10:47 am
I am a faculty of statistics , OR,OM. I am interested in doing a business analytics course online...hows manipal global for an online course or any other if you could suggest.... Thnakyou Reply
wasim says: March 28, 2015 at 12:01 pm
hi kunal i completed my graduation (computer science.).i am fresher in the field of analytics..is praxis bussiness school is good for me..give me some info about paraxis b school Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: March 31, 2015 at 8:38 am
Raju, You are comparing Apple to Orange here. Jigsaw provides 2 - 6 month online courses while INSOFE provides year long class room based courses. For short term courses, I would recommend Jigsaw. For longer duration course, you can also look at ISB. As you are based at Hyderabad and possess 5 years of working experience, ISB is the best option to go with. Regards, Kunal Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: March 31, 2015 at 9:24 am
Skidztr, What do you mean by moved into content and analysis. Can you explain your role and background a bit more? Regrads, Kunal Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: March 31, 2015 at 9:26 am
Sandeep, How much experience do you have? What is your education background? Regards, Kunal Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: March 31, 2015 at 9:53 am
Myt, As of now, I don't have any information regarding it's placements. Regards, Kunal Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: March 31, 2015 at 11:09 am
Sainath, You are an eligible candidate to learn SAS. Regards, Kunal Reply
Sandeep says: April 01, 2015 at 3:29 am
Hi Kunal, I have an exp of 8 yrs 6 mths. I come from computer science background. Thanks, Sandeep. Reply
Rishi says: April 01, 2015 at 5:59 am
Hi Kunal, I am having 9+ years of experience in Software Quality Assurance profile with Knowledge & flair for Six sigma, can you please suggest me which course will be better for me PGPBA from Great Lakes or BAI- IIM Bangalore? I got an offer for admission in Great Lakes, but since I am staying in Bangalore, I am confused. & even in your ranking Great lakes is most promising institute after ISB & IIM Bangalore is least ranked in top 5 institute. Reply
Prabhat says: April 02, 2015 at 1:54 pm
I also have the same situation. Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: April 03, 2015 at 7:47 am
Wasim, Praxis can be a good fit for a fresher. You can learn a lot through a full time programme and their is good placement support as well. Regards, Kunal Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: April 03, 2015 at 7:53 am
Rishi / Prabhat, The consistent feedback I have received from students at IIM Bangalore is that the course is theoretical in nature and hence the rating of GL over IIM Bangalore. If you are in Bangalore, you can think of joining the Chennai campus. If you want, I can put you in touch with a few students who just passed out from GL Hope this helps. Regards, Kunal Reply
Rishi says: April 03, 2015 at 11:05 am
Hi Kunal, thanks for the reply. it will be really helpful if you can really share the details of recent passed out students. Regards Rishi Reply
Rishi says: April 06, 2015 at 6:32 am
hi Prabhat, can we connect ? mail me at [email protected] Regards Rishi Reply
Bhaskar says: April 06, 2015 at 7:39 pm
Hi Kunal, I am having 8+ Years of experience in Software Dev. and Maint. projects on mainframe technology.Can you please suggest that which course would be better for me to excel my career in analytic. I am currently based in Pune so location would be bit of concern. Please suggest on this. Regards, Bhaskar Reply
Manjunatha says: April 25, 2015 at 7:15 pm
Hi Kunal, thanks for your guidance to needy people of Analytics & I am reading this blog since 1 year. I am 12+ years in IT development - worked on mainframe, SAS. - Also trained on R from (Learned from one week boot camp training from Jigsaw academy). - and I also I learned Hadoop & executed on POC. Currently trying on Hadoop but not getting any jobs as they expect more JAVA people in India. So planning to do 1 year Analytics course from IIM-B or Great Lakes. But for this year IIM-B admission date is over. My Questions: 1. I know Great Lakes is very good from your blog but when it comes to brand IIM_B comes first right? 2. I have applied for Great lakes, is this institute good option to join? Will this enrich my profile? 3. or Shall I wait & join next year batch in IIM-B? Please advice. I am working in Bangalore now. Thank you. Reply
Anuhya says: May 01, 2015 at 8:51 am
Hi Kunal Is it possible to get an admission in INSOFE with one year of relevant experience in big data? Reply
rajat says: May 04, 2015 at 12:27 pm
Hi Kunal, I have more than 9 years of IT experience in programming field. Now i am planning to switch to analytics industry which seems to have significant growth in future. I recently enrolled my self with JIGSAW academy with their analytical 99k course. i am planning to do simultaneously EPBA from MISB bocconi or PGPBA from Great lakes. which course would give me an edge in terms of career prospectus?? Would you recommend for this option or shall i stay focused with JIGSAW course.?? Regards Rajat Reply
Selvam says: May 05, 2015 at 5:18 am
I have an opinion to join in INSOFE this month, kindly give your suggestions about 1. this institute, 2. the course (Big data analytics & optimization) offered here & 3. career placements I have 8yrs of exp in Retail & a PGDBM graduate, Iam looking for a shift in my career towards analytics, esp RETAIL ANALYTICS. I learnt SAS & tableau also. Reply
Akankshya says: May 05, 2015 at 1:02 pm
Hi Kunal, I have a total of 8 years of experience in IT and keen to work on Business Analytics. Requesting you to guide me on how one can proceed into this and which would be right way. I reside in Mumbai and keen to learn the necessary fundamentals/ tools through classroom programs. Please suggest some good institutions in Mumbai for this. Thanks Akankshya Prusty Reply
abhinav says: May 05, 2015 at 6:53 pm
Dear Kunal I had a ten year exp. In power industry, I want to switch is there any part time course in business analytics in delhi. Regards Reply
sundar says: May 12, 2015 at 10:43 am
i am sundaram.i am finished m.e cse and working assistant professor in engineering college.my friend told me "In future Big data analysis" field make in more employment .i decide to shift my job in big data analytics.please suggest best institute offer that course.now my age is 28.can u tell me after finishing big data analysis.? Reply
Indranil Mukherjee
Indranil Mukherjee says: May 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm
Hi Kunal, I have 12 years of experience in Sales and Business Development in the IT/Consulting space and am considering doing the PGD course from either Great Lakes (Gurgaon) or Aegis Institute of Business & Telecommunication, Mumbai? Which one should I choose and why? Can you help? Reply
Sagar Rakhonde
Sagar Rakhonde says: May 16, 2015 at 4:28 am
Hi Kunal That you so much for helping out people here. I m currently working with telecom MNC in sales and distribution after my MBA n Engg entc Total work ex 4 years Do not have any technical skills How can BA program help me to advance or shift my career to analytics part Reply
Madhu says: May 16, 2015 at 2:25 pm
Hello Kunal Aegis school of business is also offering EPGP in business analytics and big data. How would you rate this programme? Thank you Reply
RKumar says: May 19, 2015 at 11:51 pm
Hi Kunal, I want to know about the online course provided by jigsawacademy. Is it worth of doing course from jigsaw. What is you view? Reply
Ashish says: May 20, 2015 at 2:19 pm
Dear Kunal I need a suggestion as i have planned to switch career from sales to business analytic. I did base sas from some individual and i am looking for job in to that but i need to do some analytic course as i am not getting openings. i do have 6 years of experience in brokerage house and now i am 35 years old and is it right to move. i have done mba in finance from isbm bangalore in 2008. so please suggest me some courses which can support me to move ahead and also suggest if any certification is needed. Reply
Vignesh C
Vignesh C says: May 30, 2015 at 12:03 pm
Dear kunal, Can you please tell me the prerequisites for a career in business analytics. The educational requirement and experience in which industry would be helpful, etc. Thanks in advance. Reply
srinu.chimata says: June 03, 2015 at 5:20 pm
• Hi Kunal, I have a total 3 years of experience in Finance as a Financial Analyst and I am from MBA background, and keen to work on Business Analytics. Requesting you to guide me on how one can I proceed into this and which would be right way. I reside in Hyderabad and keen to learn the necessary fundamentals/ tools through classroom programs. Please suggest some good courses and institutions in Hyderabad for this. Thanks Srinu.chimata Reply
Abhi jadeja
Abhi jadeja says: June 10, 2015 at 10:53 am
Hello kunal, I am currently pursuing my BE and i want to be in the field of data analysis. What do i need to do at this stage? ?? Reply
navneet says: June 18, 2015 at 6:03 am
hi kunal, can you plz guide me b/w great lakes and bridge school of management (gurgaon center for both), which is btter? Greatlakes seems to be better but bridge school is giving placement assurance ? is it worth going bridge? Reply
Rajeev says: June 20, 2015 at 7:38 pm
Hi Kunal, Can you please let me know how is the program "Executive Diploma in Business Analytics" in LIBA (Loyola Institute of Business Administration) in Chennai...Is that course in worth? Reply
lakshmi says: July 02, 2015 at 6:22 am
I am interested in distance learning MBA programs on Bigdata and analytics. Please guide me Reply
vishwanath says: July 09, 2015 at 9:58 pm
Hi kunal i have 1+year of experience in the field of finance am completed BE with MBA (fin),now i am interested to learn about the business analytic, so please tell me any good institute in Bangalore which teaches the BA well. Reply
aashish says: July 19, 2015 at 8:55 pm
Hi, i have 6 years of work ex in telco. I am planning to persue my PGP from Aegis school of telecommunication ( Hybrid modle). Please suggest if this is good. My expectations are: 1: good understanding of data analytics with practical knowledge of tools. 2: placement assistance Reply
Arun Prasath Santhanam
Arun Prasath Santhanam says: July 23, 2015 at 10:45 am
Where do I register for the online test for 2015 batch Reply
Arun Prasath Santhanam
Arun Prasath Santhanam says: July 23, 2015 at 10:46 am
Where do I register for the 2015 batch online test Reply
Alisha Dsilva
Alisha Dsilva says: July 29, 2015 at 6:13 am
Dear Kunal I am posting this on behalf of a friend of mine. He has 7 years of work experience in the digital marketing domain mainly into SEO. He is now looking forward to make a shift in web analytic area wholly. Can you guide here as to how he can proceed ahead at this juncture of his career?Also, he lives in Mumbai. Please suggest something in the same area. Any help with regards to training institutes or material will be helpful Awaiting a positive response Regards Alisha Reply
Kamal T
Kamal T says: July 31, 2015 at 7:58 am
There is a course by S.P. Jain Global Management which will start in the third quarter of this year. The difference in this course is that it will be full time (part time available) and it provides placement "assistance". Would really love to know how it would be ranked. Reply
Sumit says: August 02, 2015 at 6:25 am
Hi Kunal, I have 11 years IT experience both hands on and management and would like to further my career in analytics. Is it advisable to go for this course from placement perspective keeping in mind my 11 yrs exp? I am looking for part time course in SP Jain. Reply
Reddy says: August 06, 2015 at 3:54 pm
hello selvam even i am planning to join insofe. but my i am from electrical background . will i suffer after joining course. can u review about insofe and i am fresher, will i have scope in this Reply
abhishek says: August 08, 2015 at 12:33 pm
Hi Kunal, Actually on the Great Lakes Site itself , it is mentioned dat this course in nt AICTE approved. Can u kindly confirm on dis. Reply
Tushar D
Tushar D says: August 08, 2015 at 6:31 pm
Hello Kunal sir, I am big fan of analyticsvidhya.com I am final year student of BE Informaion Technology from Mumbai. I am very excited about big data. I learned R course from Coursera, also doing final year project on big data and cloud. What will be best career path for me after my graduation?. Do I need to do any course? Are there any opportunities for freshers in India? Please reply. Thanks in advance. Reply
Arun Prakaash V G
Arun Prakaash V G says: August 11, 2015 at 10:49 am
Great info Kunal! I always have a keen interest towards Data. I have 6+ years of experience and currently working as a social media lead (3 years) and prior to this i was working as a market research analyst (secondary) and learning digital (complete cycle starting from SEO) out of my own interest. Should I give a try in Analytics because Social/Web (Digital) is a part of this course? Reply
Meenakshi says: August 24, 2015 at 4:23 am
Hi Kunal, I have 8 yrs of experience in Software testing (automation and manual). Can you please advice if switching to data analytics would be a good option at this point? Also it would be great if you can help in advising a good institute to pursue the course. Thanks and Regards, Meenakshi Reply
pavan says: August 24, 2015 at 2:25 pm
Hello Kunal, I am a commerce post graduate with 12 years of F&A experience currently working with Accenture. Please guide me on enrolling to finance analytics course. Thanks, Pavan Reply
Prabaharan says: August 25, 2015 at 6:02 pm
Hi Kunal, I have 5 years of work experience in Programming (Java and PL/SQL) . At present i am working on a analytics engagement using "R" . I learned "R" through the Coursera courses. I wanted to do a course to improve the concepts of data analytics . Please suggest a course for me . Thanks , Prabu Reply
Manish says: August 27, 2015 at 7:38 am
S P Jain Global Management is Starting a Program in Big Data and Analytic. Any idea as how it would be ? Duration is 6 months for regular courses and 12 months for part time. I am a working individual looking to make career into Analytics. My Past experience is into IT on Telecom BSS/OSS Functional testing. Reply
Rishi says: August 29, 2015 at 12:02 am
Hi, I have got Admission offer for ISB Certificate in Business Analytics Sep 2015 batch? is anybody else from Bangalore. Regards Rishi Reply
Tina says: August 29, 2015 at 12:56 pm
Is predictive analytics a part of business analytics or a different program? As I have been told by IMS Proschool that their business analytics course contains a module of predictive analytics with R. I wanted to know about the predictive analytics and how it is helpful in business analytics? Reply
dadamchand says: August 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm
I am BE (computer science)final year student .how I can do analytic course after BE Reply
Roopesh says: September 13, 2015 at 6:34 pm
Hi Kunal, Thank You for such a comprehensive site for information on everything Analytics. I am looking to begin a long term course/degree on Data Analytics or Data Scientist. I have recently come across the work integrated M Tech course from BITS Pilani with a specialization in Data Analytics. It is a 4 semester course with few mandatory core courses in addition to the core courses. The Program Brochure is here: http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/uploads/WILP_Programmes/M%20Tech%20Software%20Systems.pdf The course list is here: http://www.bits-pilani.ac.in/uploads/WILP_Programmes/MTSS.pdf I was wondering if you have heard about it and have any reviews. BITS Pilani is a reputed institution and I am curious to hear any feedback before I seriously consider it. Thank You for your input. Reply
Kunal Jain
Kunal Jain says: September 14, 2015 at 7:54 pm
Roopesh, I haven't heard much about the course. The program looks interesting and targeted towards engineers early in their career. I think you should post the question on discussion portal: http://discuss.analyticsvidhya.com and see if any one has a better answer. Regards, Kunal Reply
Debarpita says: September 15, 2015 at 7:16 am
Hi Kunal, Thanks so much all the great articles on Business / Data Analytics. I came across this post while searching for Data Analytics courses available in India. I have also come across this course from IIMC : https://programslive.iimcal.ac.in/pgdba-about-programme . Can you let me know the review of this course and whether it is better to go for a 2 year course or 1 year courses mentioned in your article. I am also looking for courses which I can attend online and self learn, because it would be best for me to not quitting my current job to learn a new trade :) Reply
Bhushan says: September 18, 2015 at 3:08 pm
Hi Kunal, I have 11 yrs of experience in Software testing ( manual). Can you please advice if switching to data analytics would be a good option at this point? Also it would be great if you can help in advising a good institute to pursue the course in physical class room mode? Thanks and Regards, Bhushan Reply
Srihari says: October 04, 2015 at 6:00 am
Hi Kunal, Thanks for the great insights. I have a query: I am a software professional with 6 years of experience in testing domain. I want to make a move into analytics and make a career in the same.I am good in the basics of R programming tool and basic stats concepts of mean, median and mode. I am thinking of joining Insofe CPEE program go further my concepts, as I am based in Hyderabad. Will this be a good move.Does Insofe has good placement record for experienced profiles with non - analytics back ground? I am ready to put in the hard work to learn the concepts. Reply
Karan Ahuja
Karan Ahuja says: October 12, 2015 at 5:37 am
Hi Kunal, I have 5 years of experience in software development and my education background is B.E(Comps).. However i am more interested to make my carrier in Data science or analytics. I am unable to decide on next steps to start with data science learning or courses. Could you please help me with your recommendation to attend courses or training ? Would be great if i get to learn in mumbai only, As i am mumbai resident and working here with product firm. Thanks very much! Reply
abhishek says: October 15, 2015 at 8:20 am
I'm planning to persue mba in business analyst course from Alliance university or BMJ Munjal university...but fee is very high 16 lakh for Allaince univ and 9 lakh for Munjal univ...is it worth it ? plz reply Reply
RANJITHKUMAR AGAPATI says: October 15, 2015 at 4:19 pm
Dear Kunal, Am Ranjithkumar from hyderabad, working in healthcare industry from past 3 and half years. Is it good to get the training on Data analytics and what are the opportunities in on data analytics in healthcare industry. Thanks&Regards Ranjithkumar Reply
Abhishek Chauhan
Abhishek Chauhan says: October 15, 2015 at 4:52 pm
Hi Kunal Hope you are doing great. Like all the people above, I would like to have some advice from you on business analytics. I am currently working in an e-commerce start-up in Franchise management &Operations. It’s been more than 2 years and now I have taken another job as research analyst and by side doing MOOC on coursera (Specialisation in business analytics). It’s clear that from my recent actions that I want to build my career in Business analytics. As from my understanding it is a very vast term and I am unable to identify from where to start or which certifications I can do (Considering that I am a fresher in analytics and have no prior experience) I am ready to do masters in it as well but again I am not sure from India or Outside. (or from which institute ), or if I should learn some software first. Please provide your thoughts on what should be my next step in order to kickstart my career in Business analytics. (I am a mechanical engineer). Thanks & regards Abhishek Chauhan Reply
Shrikant says: October 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm
Hi Kunal, First of all thanks for the efforts. Like others I like to know whether this course will make any difference to my career prospects and whether I am eligible for it. U can judge by my details as: Work experience 4 years in e-commerce giant Profile: Business analyst including research based work & reporting Hand on:excel, financial statements, Capex, apex workings & framework Qualification :CA final Area of interest:Have a deep interest in sas software Weakness :no experience regarding statistical terms although have theoretical knowledge to some extent. Location:Bangalore Please even guide me which Institute should I go Thanks Reply
Amir says: October 18, 2015 at 3:01 pm
Hi Kunal Sir. I have recently started working at Mu Sigma as a Trainee Decision Scientist. I did engineering in Computer Science. I am considering joining the 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics programme by IIM-C, ISI Kolkata and IIT Kharagpur next year. Since I am already working in the analytics field, I wanted to know which option would be better for me: Gaining 2 year experience in Mu Sigma or joining the PGDBA programme. I request you to please help me decide what to do next. Thanks very much! Reply
Kiran Tanna
Kiran Tanna says: October 20, 2015 at 5:37 am
You can look at institutes like Edvancer which is based in Mumbai and provides online classes. I found their course to be very good. Reply
Anshula says: October 20, 2015 at 4:53 pm
Hi Kunal, Thanks for such great information. I have 3 years of work experience in IT sector and has been working on SAS from the last one year. I have also cleared SAS Base certification. I want to pursue 1 year executive program in Business Analytics. Can you please tell me which course offered by these institutes would be best for me and also what are my chances of getting selected in them with this profile. Thanks in advance. Reply
Raghavendra says: October 21, 2015 at 10:59 am
Hi Kunal, I am a software tester , planning to do Pharmaceutical Data Analytics to change my career abroad, do you have any suggestions for SAS or Data Analytics training courses suitabe to me in Hyderabad the best ones please ?. Thanks in advance, Regards, Raghavendra Reply
Ravinder says: November 03, 2015 at 3:31 pm
Hi Kunal, I want to make a career in business analytics. I have done B.Sc in Physics Hons and have worked in ITES set up in MIS reporting and quality assurance roles. I called ISB for the CBA but they said I have to know coding to understand the course. BA is such a vast subject, how does one start ? Please advise. I would highly appreciate your response. Thanks Ravinder Kaur Reply
B. Ashish Kumar
B. Ashish Kumar says: November 04, 2015 at 12:06 pm
Just if you could add to the list: Business Analytics from Indian Institute of Science Reply
sourav says: November 16, 2015 at 1:16 pm
Hi Kunal, I am engineering graduate with specialization in IT and also MBA in Finance.I am presently working with ICICI Bank,Delhi NCR for last 5 years in trade forex department. Please if you can guide whether the course provided GLIBM,Gurgaon will be a good option or it can help me in shifting my career to analytics. After completion of the course can I get good opportunities in the market. Regards Sourav Reply
Priyanka says: November 20, 2015 at 7:35 am
Hi, I am a medical doctor with Post graduation in Epidemiology. I want to pursue carrier in Healthcare Analytic.Kindly guide me on which shall be the right course and institute for me. Regards. Reply
Beena says: November 23, 2015 at 5:08 am
Hi Kunal, I have @10+ years of experience and working as a technical architect in a IT Firm. I an planning to join Great Lakes Advanced Analytics Online program. Could you please let me know if there is any better option in Bangalore available for me to consider. I am looking at my self as Data scientist in next 2 years. Thanks, Beena Reply
Venu gopal
Venu gopal says: November 27, 2015 at 3:12 am
Hi Kunal, I have couple of years of work ex in business intelligence field on etl development side so should I take an option of taking MBA in nmims in analytics? Reply
seshadri says: November 27, 2015 at 9:57 am
Hi Kunal, I am Business Analyst with +1 year of experience.There are various Business Analytics courses available abroad such as in MS.. Are the courses mentioned above are really good enough on par to the courses offered abroad.What would be the fee structure for the courses available in India ? Reply
Richlyn says: December 03, 2015 at 2:15 pm
Hi Kunal, Please guide me for classroom course in Mumbai. Reply
jaideep says: December 06, 2015 at 12:22 pm
Hi Kunal, This blog has helped me to take decision on PGPBA. I have an offer from GL,can you help me to get in touch with few passed out students.. Thanks in adavance Reply
Sanjay says: December 08, 2015 at 9:50 am
Hi, Aegis is offering a Business Analytics course (Post Graduate program in Business Analytics & Big Data) in partnership with IBM. Wanted your specific inputs on 1>the quality of teaching at Aegis 2> how attuned is it to the market requirement? 3> how does the market perceive its output (job prospects)? 4> How strong is IBM in the Analytics space? What is its market share globally and India specifically and future outlook on IBM technologies.. Would you advise that people take up this course? Regards, Reply
Ajit says: December 22, 2015 at 3:08 am
Dear Kunal Thanks for your sincere efforts and kind guidance for fresh entrants into this domain. Would like to know your opinion how are the chances for a person like me with 18+ years exp in IT dev and delivery managment to consider for this new area. My academic background is mathematics and I like this subject of Predictive Analytics. Would just doing Self Study, reading books to understand stastistics concepts can ensure me to get opportunity in this area? Also looking to get hands on exp on the tools like SAS, R. Or do I necessarity need to have some certification in this area from one of the management schools. Regards. Ajit Reply
Nagraj Nabar
Nagraj Nabar says: December 22, 2015 at 6:00 am
Hi Kunal, I have around 20+ years of IT experience into Project Management and would like to know which would be good course to do for getting into Analytics. I have background of Powerbuilder, ASP, .NET, Java etc Reply
Pooja says: January 03, 2016 at 4:45 am
Hi Kunal, I am a btech graduate working with Oracle as web analyst... have 4yrs of experience... worked on tools like omniture, data ware housing, Adobe report builder, Google analytics... I want to build my career in the web analytics and also want to learn the data analytics. Could you please let me know aiming to the above mba colleges u have mentioned will build my career.. --Poona Reply
Anil says: January 10, 2016 at 1:29 pm
I am planning to take BigData specialization course(self paced), from jigsaw. How do you rate the content and the course Reply
Molishree says: January 14, 2016 at 7:07 am
Hi!! Kunal I am a beginner in the field of Analytics. Its been almost 7months working as business analyst in a healthcare organization. I would like to know which would be the best course for me in data analytics. Moreover, I am from non- IT background so want some specific inputs regarding courses available that I can do along with my job. Regards Molly Reply
Mahender says: January 18, 2016 at 5:42 pm
Hi Kunal, I am a Science Graduate(BSc,Mathematics& Phy.) with oracle & MSSQL dba experience of around 5 years and overall 14 yrs in Geographic informations systems. Recently our organization has decided to explore the Spatial & Data Analytics with Big Data & Hadoop infrastructure on internal private Cloud. As it is completely new technology,and want to know what can be the prospects for me in this area considering my profile. Any suggestions for Courses would be appreciated.Are online courses in BigData and Hadoop are helpful? Thanks, Mahender Reply
Kaushik Bhattacharjee
Kaushik Bhattacharjee says: January 22, 2016 at 11:06 am
Hi Kunal, I am a graduate in Bio. Sc. and having 10+Yrs of experience in sales in Pharmaceuticals company. If I am trying to do online certificate business analytics course how it will help me to shift from sales job to others analytics job. Hoping for your reply. Regards Kaushiik Reply
rohan says: February 02, 2016 at 1:57 pm
Hi Kunal I have done my B.E. in Textile Technology with five years of business experience in same field. Now I want to switch my career and i want to do job of business analytic. Please guide me in this. Reply
Rajesh says: February 03, 2016 at 6:36 am
Hi Kunal, I am working as an ETL developer with 4 plus years of experience. I work with Oracle, Informatica and Tableau. I would like to know suitable course for me in analytics/ data science field. I need some inputs regarding the courses so that I can pursue along with my job. Thank You in advance. Rajesh Reply
Jatin says: February 07, 2016 at 11:57 am
Hi Kunal, I am from commerce back ground and did my Masters in Finance from mumbai university. I have total of 5 + years of experience in Finance domain. Could you please suggest me a course to begin my career in Analytic, Regards, Jatin Reply
Shakuntala Das
Shakuntala Das says: February 08, 2016 at 10:49 am
Hello Kunal, I have completed M.Sc in Economics ( as specilization subjects I had International Economics of Trade and Indian Economics ) . At Graduation level along with Economics I had Statistics and Mathematics as optional subjects. I have 1 + year work experience as Project Management Office Analyst. Please suggest me a course to start a carrer in Analytics . Reply
Sanjay Desai
Sanjay Desai says: February 17, 2016 at 5:57 am
Hi Kunal, I'm a chartered accountant with 3+ experience with Big 4 firms in risk practice. I want to know how this course can help me and would it be recommended for me to join data analysis with my education background and work profile. Would appreciate your views. Thanks in advance for your reply. Reply
Paras Kalra
Paras Kalra says: February 17, 2016 at 6:29 am
Hi Kunal, Just started following the article and found quite informative. I am a commerce graduate with 10 years exp in Supply Chain Management with know how on Budgeting, Costing & Project management but didn't have any experience in IT. Would like to pursue career in Business Analysis. Could you suggest the starting point & course to pursue further. I understand often the BA has a technical background but i would like to move into a BA role from a business role, more of a strategy or planning role. Which can later be expanded into Project, Finance or Marketing rolls. I understand for that analytical skills may help. Please suggest. Thanks Reply
android says: February 23, 2016 at 10:06 am
I just wanna thank you for sharing your information and your site or blog this is simple but nice article I've ever seen i like it i learn something today. Reply
Tauseef says: February 23, 2016 at 8:36 pm
hi kunal currently i am doing B.E final year i want to make carreer in big data and hadoop . .....please tell me what are the best opportuinity for me. suggest me the best course i have to do Reply
kaustav das
kaustav das says: February 24, 2016 at 1:26 pm
i am Btech Computer Science Background and i have 4 years experience in SAP ABAP Developer(Programmer). so i am thinking about business analytics program in any of IIM. which IIM will be the best and which Course also suits my Profile Reply
Anant Saxena
Anant Saxena says: March 08, 2016 at 6:51 am
Hi Kunal, Can I please have a quick advice? Thank you for this extremely informative article.. I have always thought of building my career in this field. I have about 5 years of experience in Sales and marketing in IT services and Products with niche in different domains where I have also accounted for Product Management and Market development mainly in US and Europe AND I am a BBA (so without a "technical background"). I have three questions: A. Is it possible for me to build my career as a business Analyst with a BBA and no technical background? B. If yes, what kind of companies and opportunities am I looking at? C. What is it like if I were to at all begin as a freshers and How do I start? Thanking you in advance Reply
Mehul Kukreti
Mehul Kukreti says: March 08, 2016 at 8:29 am
Hi Kunal! Can You Also Give Some Brief Regarding the Business Analytic Program at SCMHRD Pune, there 1st Batch Placements are Going on, so Much Information regarding the same is Not Available. The Companies Visiting, Salaries Offered, etc. Thanks in Advance Reply
Nidhi says: March 12, 2016 at 6:28 am
Hi Sir, I am working in aerospace field from last 2 years.I want to change my domain to business analysis.I want full time classroom programme. Which is the best?And Can I change my field now? Reply
Prabhuram says: March 12, 2016 at 9:03 am
Hi Kunal, Is there any place in Bangalore, where i can learn analytics as part time. I am working as a Risk Analyst as of now, so need to look in to part time learning. I have heard about Jigsaw and ATI , Please suggest some places if you know any. Many thanks in advance. Reply
Sumit Malviya
Sumit Malviya says: March 12, 2016 at 3:16 pm
Hi Kunal. I am HR graduate from XLRI with 5 years of experience. Want to pursue HR predictive analytics from scratch. Can you suggest how should I take this ahead. An based in Mumbai, hence Mumbai based courses would suit me. Rgds Reply
Jamir Shaikh
Jamir Shaikh says: March 17, 2016 at 9:50 am
Hi Kunal, I have working in a IT support for last 5 year, currently I am leading a team in IT support, please suggest if i am eligible for this course. Reply
Ron says: March 20, 2016 at 10:47 am
How is aegis pgp ba and bd in comparison to praxis and great lakes in terms of curriculum, hands on exposure,fee, worth, market and industry recognitions, etc. Many similar queries havenot been yet answered. Hence, request you to please throw some light on this asap. Thanks. Reply
Ravi Kumar
Ravi Kumar says: March 24, 2016 at 1:21 pm
Hi Kunal, I was currently working on SAP SD Consultant and want to know how far this program going to help in improving my career.I have an experience of %= in Marketing and SAP ..Kindly suggest a good path. Thanks in advance Reply
manoj kumar sharma
manoj kumar sharma says: March 25, 2016 at 5:15 am
i am 35 years old and m.Tech .B.Tech in mechanical engineering with 5+ year of academic experience . will companies allow me to if i switch my career to business analyst job Reply
Arun says: March 27, 2016 at 7:05 am
Hi Kunal, I am working in healthcare industry since last 5 years. Majority of my work is related to MS Excel. However I want to specialize in Analytics through quality part time courses. Can you please guide me which course should I opt for? I have no statistical experience. Reply
Ankit Singhal
Ankit Singhal says: April 04, 2016 at 12:40 pm
Hello SIr, I am the first time user of your website. As far as my education is concerned, I have done M.Sc in maths and MBA (finance). I am keenly interested in learning data analytics. Please do refer me the courses in this regard and enlighten me. With regards Reply
Amod kankekar
Amod kankekar says: April 17, 2016 at 2:13 pm
Hi Kunal, I have done mba in marketing with 6 yrs of experience in business development and sales experience in airline and travel industry. Is data analytics will be suitable for me.. i am interested in data mining and analysis on excel. Reply
Varun says: April 18, 2016 at 3:51 am
Hi Kunal, I am working as a Marine Engineer in Merchant Navy with 12 years experience, Now I wish to make a career switch into Business Analytics . Am I eligible to get into this field. Also which path would you recommend for a profile like mine to follow from here. Highly appreciate your advice and guidance into the matter. Reply
akhil says: April 25, 2016 at 5:25 am
Hello kunal, I am a Third year EXTC student. ...I'm interested in Data analytics as i see huge scope in this field..but i have no knowledge about excel and programming languages..What are the steps I need to take in order to build myself up for this field... How should i go about it. Please guide.. thank you :) Reply
Saushthav says: April 25, 2016 at 3:04 pm
IIIT banglore PG in data analytics Vs certification in Big data analytics from INSOFE Reply
Manikanth says: April 26, 2016 at 6:44 pm
Hi Kunal, This is Manikanth and I have completed my B.Sc in 2001. I am having around 9 years of experience in ERP as a Techno-Functional consultant and working as a Sr.Associate in a reputed company in Chennai. I am pretty much interested in doing a distance/part-time Post Graduate Program in Business/Data Analytics. Could you please suggest a good program/university. Appreciate your advise on above. Thanks in Advance. Manikanth Reply
Anjali says: April 28, 2016 at 10:10 am
Hey I'm doing bba from ipu cllg It's my first year . Im planning to do some additional courses like data anytical , languages ( Japanese) Can u tell me wht all courses should I go for and from where Reply
Amitav Banerjee
Amitav Banerjee says: May 04, 2016 at 7:02 am
Hi I have done my graduation in ECE,I have a work exp of 2 years in electronics.But i am looking to change my field to business analytic,could you help me to figure out how do i go about it! I have shortlisted 2 institutes namely GREAT LAKES and PRAXCIS. which one is preferable in terms of faculty and placement facilities. Please reply ASAP. Thanks in advance Reply
g says: May 07, 2016 at 6:40 pm
Hi, Which is best online course / PG program for business analytics ? Reply
Varun says: May 08, 2016 at 12:56 pm
Hi Kumar, is there any institute in Pune I can consider for this course? Thanks. Reply
Akash Garg
Akash Garg says: May 12, 2016 at 5:08 am
Hi Kunal, This is my first reading of your article and I liked it, However i am looking for a guidance from you. I have around 6.5 years of experience in Business Intelligence with OBIEE tool. I am looking for a course in Analytics as an Executive program where I need to break my service. please help me. Thanks Akash Reply
Pawan says: May 14, 2016 at 8:33 am
Dear Kunal There is one more college in India where Data Science is being tough namely "NMIMS" Mumbai.. Reply
G says: May 14, 2016 at 8:40 am
Hi Kunal , Any feedback on pg BA program of IBM n Aegis? Thnks Reply
Harshil says: August 23, 2016 at 3:11 pm
Hi Kunal, although it's almost 2 years later, I still find this blog really helpful. One query though: i'm just finishing my M.Sc. in Ops & Supply Chain Mgmt. Do you know of any good data analytics course for beginners in Supply Chain? regards, Harshil Reply
Vineet says: January 14, 2017 at 10:32 am
Hi Kunal I follow Analytics Vidhya quite frequently. Really good work you & your team is doing. I would like to know your view points on the PGDBA program offered jointly by ISI, IIM C & IIT-K. I am currently working & looking forward joining the program this year. Reply
awani patil
awani patil says: March 23, 2018 at 12:05 pm
Hi, Very informative article, I am planning to take admission for online MBA program. i shortlist IGNOU,IMT for same but i recently got some information that welingkar institite is now providing Online PGDM program. can i go for that please suggest. Reply

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