Great Lakes Institute of Management offers Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics and Business Intelligence (PGP-BABI) for working professionals. The program was started 3 years back and is being offered in Chennai, Bangalore, Gurgaon, and Pune currently. This program has been rated as India’s best analytics program, thereby proving its recognition in the analytics’ industry.
Hyderabad, the IT hub, is the next destination for this leading Analytics program. The program will allow the professionals working in Hyderabad to learn new skills related to analytics and give them an opportunity to have a career in one of the most buzzing industries of today.
About Great Lakes PGPBA
Great Lakes PGP-BABI program is designed for working professionals who wish to add business analytics as a competence and thereby grow in their careers. The program is designed and delivered in conjunction with corporate partners and senior professionals from the analytics industry.
The program stands out in the quality and coverage of the curriculum, industry participation and exposure to relevant analytical tools such as R, SAS and Tableau. While most other programs focus only on overview of analytics or limit the learning to mastering tools/techniques, Great Lakes PGP-BABI program is designed and has been recognized by candidates as a unique program that focuses on analytics applications and groom candidates for business / techno-functional roles in analytics.
The Hyderabad Launch
Hyderabad, like Bangalore, is an IT hub and hence presents huge opportunity for the analytics industry. Being home to marquee technology companies like Microsoft, Facebook, and Google, the city has come a long way. Also, now the city is emerging as the hub for other industries such as pharma, life sciences, global aerospace industry etc, thereby increasing the demand for analytics professionals.
Last year, Analytics India Magazine conducted a survey of Analytics Leaders in India. The survey outlined that lack of quality analytics talent was the biggest hurdle to analytics success. It was evident that there exists huge opportunities in the analytics space and quality talent is needed to bridge the gap. Thus, Great Lakes, being at the forefront of providing quality analytics education in India, is filling that gap by creating more skilled data analysts.
Details of Hyderabad program
When does the Hyderabad batch begin?: The PGP-BABI is scheduled to start in September this year.
What is the program format?: The format includes both classroom and online training. The classroom sessions will take place one weekend every month, supplemented by online learning through LMS (Learning Management System), the access to which is provided to all the candidates.
The total course comprises of about 340 hours of learning, including 240 hours of classroom learning and 100 hours of online/ off classroom which also includes a continuous evaluation process that happens throughout the 12 months of the program. During this candidates go through various assignments, webinars, recorded videos, case studies, projects, quizzes, etc., giving candidates’ hands on exposures on the subjects taught as well as on the tools and techniques used in analytics.
Who is it for? : The PGP-BABI class of Great Lakes consists of professionals from diverse industry segments and functional roles with a varied work experience range: IT/Technology Professionals, Finance / Consulting / Analytics professionals, Business Leaders/Entrepreneurs, Mid- Career and Senior Professionals.
What to expect? : The Great Lakes business analytics program is designed and delivered to equip professionals with the ability of data driven decision making. The program focuses a lot on real world applications and industry exposure to ensure that the learning that candidates acquire is something than can be applied in the industry. The industry oriented pedagogy, hands-on exposure and highly acclaimed faculty help the candidates gain analytics competencies thereby preparing them for business and techno-functional roles in analytics.
Speaking on this Launch, Dr. P.K Viswanathan, Program Director – PGPBABI (Chennai) and Professor, says, “The meteoric growth that we have been witnessing in Business Analytics for leveraging insights from Data and Big data envisage training the Professionals with the tools and techniques of Data Analytics. The gap between Demand and Supply for Analytics Professionals is very large and widening further. Against this backdrop, Great Lakes has come out with a high quality Postgraduate Program in Business Analytics and Business Intelligence (PGP-BABI) for working executives that strikes a balance between conceptual rigor and business relevance. PGP-BABI is among the top three Analytics Programs in the country in terms of Pedagogy and Best Delivery. Having successfully launched and gained experience in running this program in four locations -Chennai, Gurgaon (Delhi), Bangalore, and Pune, Great Lakes PGP-BABI is now coming to Hyderabad with the sole aim of training people and filling in the talent gap. “
Also, Harpreet, Great Lakes’ alumnus from the program says, “Enrolling for Great Lakes’ PGP-BABI was not just any random decision. Before joining, I did go an extra mile and researched well about all analytics courses offered by different institutes in India. Comparing the course content and visiting the shortlisted institutes in person was one part of my research. And finally chose Great Lakes Analytics program for reasons like: Great Lakes’ Brand Value, Guest lectures from Industry Experts from various domains in Analytics as a part of the course content, Capstone project, and SAS & R coverage to mention a few.”