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Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics – Great Lakes Institute of Management – Gurgaon

Great Lakes Institute
6-12 Months Gurgaon
Executives Contact Institute
India Business Analytics
Hybrid 22917


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The Great Lakes’ Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics is designed for executives who want to build their careers in the analytics industry. The Program covers essentials of business management, deep dives into the study of business analytics and provides hands on training on analytical tools and technologies that are used by companies worldwide.

Some of the unique features of the Program are enlisted below:

The curriculum provides a detailed study in analytics alongwith covering general management subjects and specialised domain areas such as Retail, BFSI, Healthcare, E-commerce and Energy.

The courses are taught by eminent faculty from Great Lakes and senior executives from leading analytics companies.

The Program provides the candidates with hands on exposure to tools such as SAS, Tableau and actual industry case studies through virtual labs, assignments and project

The blended delivery model (classroom and online) of the Program makes it convenient for working professionals to attend classroom sessions without having to quit their jobs and also, pace their learning through online sessions.

Program Partners:

Technology & Administration Partner:Beacon Learning

Online Content Partner:Jigsaw Academy

Academic Partner:Great Lakes Institute Management


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This program has about 330 hours of learning comprising 230 hours of classroom learning and 100 hours of online/ off classroom. Participants would visit the campus for 5 days (including weekends and public holidays) every alternate month.

The program consists of 230 hours of classroom sessions delivered by Great Lakes faculty and industry professionals from the field of analytics.

All candidates have an access to the online LMS that hosts content (classroom recording, online lectures, assignments, reading material) and live webinars to enable the candidates continue their learning during off campus.

Experiential Learning through Virtual Lab-The virtual lab provides an experiential learning format and is used by candidates for practicing exercises and assignments on software packages such as SAS, R, Tableau.

Part time/Full time: Part Time

Admission dates:

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Admissions process is currently underway and is a rolling process wherein the candidates are interviewed as they apply and the admissions conclude as soon as the desired class size is achieved.


Gurgaon Program Fees- The total Program fee of INR.3.25 lacs plus service tax and can be paid at one go or according to the following payment schedule:

Payment of INR.50,000 at the time of acceptance of admission followed by 3 Equal Instalments


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The PGP-BA Program is designed for working professionals who wish to embark on managerial careers in the analytics sector. The prior experience of a candidate need not be in analytics, though an analytic bent of mind would be preferable. A successful graduate degree, a minimum experience of two years and a keen interest in analytical problem solving are the only pre-requisites for applying to the Program.

Candidates meeting the following conditions are eligible for pursuing the PGP-BA Program:

Work Experience: Minimum two years of experience at the time of submitting the application

Education: Should at least have Bachelor’s degree in engineering or other relevant graduation such as Mathematics, Statistics, Science, etc.


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  • SAS
  • R
  • Tableau


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Padma Shri DrBala V Balachandran

Founder & Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management. J L Kellogg Distinguished Professor (Emeritus in Service) of Accounting and Information Management, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA

Dr BappadityaMukhopadyay- Ph.D. (Indian Statistical Institute)

Dr S Bharadwaj- Ph.D. (University of Maryland)

Dr P K Vishwanathan- Ph.D.

DrTapan Panda- Ph.D., MBA

DrVaidyJayaraman- Ph.D. (The Ohio State University), MBA (University of Akron, Ohio)

DrHimadri Das- Ph.D. (Case Western University, USA)

Dr. Bobby Srinivasan- Ph.D. (Case Western University, USA)

Prof. Easwar Krishna Iyer- M Tech (IIT Kharagpur)

Dr. Paul Prabhakar- Ph.D. (University of Rochester)

Dr. SudhakarBalachandran- Ph.D. (Harvard Business School)

Industry faculty

Senior executives and practitioners who have worked with leading organizations that successfully use analytics such as American Express, Accenture, Evalueserve, Genpact, GE, Capital One, Symphony, Mu Sigma, Absolut Data, etc.


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  • Abhishek says:


    Can you please let me know how GLIM stands in comparison with IIM’s (Lucknow/Kolkata/Bangalore/Ranchi)? I am interested in the GLIM PGPBA program.

    Thanks in advance for your help.


    • Kunal Jain says:

      Hi Abhishek,

      I would suggest doing Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics from Great Lakes Institute of Management. To pursue the PGP-BA Program a candidate must have minimum two years of experience. For detailed comparison, you can read this article “Top 5 Analytics Programs in India (2014 – 15)”.

      Disclaimer: I am a guest faculty at GL, but this view is my independent view.


  • Vijay says:

    Hi Kunal,
    I read your article “Top 5 Analytics Programs in India (2014 – 15)” , it was really great input from you for those who want pursue their career in analytics. I hold Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and M.B.A in operation, my interests is to pursue career in analytics. I reside in Chennai when nailing down the option to take up the course possible feasibility what I can think of is IIM Bangalore and Great Lakes Chennai. I am little confused which one to apply for , as you had IIM Bangalore has great branding. To be honest I don’t have detailed understanding like you do on the course content. What be your advice to me ? I know it isn’t easy process to get an admission in either of institutes, what would be your advice to me on preliminary preparation / areas I need to gather basic knowledge about before we apply for the course. I don’t want to end up their w/o doing any ground work.

    Thanks in Advance for response and look forward to hear from you very soon.

  • atul says:

    Hi Kunal,

    I have 8 years of experience in BI, Data Sourcing & Analytics. I am aspiring to be a data scientist.
    What course(in India) do you suggest which will give me in depth technical knowledge as well as practical applications of advanced analytics?

    Thanks and regards,
    Atul Rawat

  • Brijesh says:

    Hi Kunal,
    I have 10+ yrs of experience and having little knowledge on big data – Hadoop.
    Can you please suggest if this course will be an added advantage to me


  • Devendra says:

    Hi Kunal,

    Is this course available in PUNE?? I am working as UNIX system admin i don’t have any exposure on data analytics or big data. Kindly suggest me if this program is good to go with and what about placement assistance?

    Best Regards,

  • Avinash says:

    I Just got selected for greatlakes PGP-BA 2016 program. Is there anybody else how had applied and got selected?

    I am in confusion as weather should I join the Program or not as fee is high for me and I have to take loans. Is it worth . Please help ?

    Thanks in advance

  • Dheeraj Singh says:

    what about data analytics program from BITS PILANI?