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Great Lakes’ PGPBA comes to Pune!

Great Lakes’ PGPBA comes to Pune!

Bhasker Gupta

Great Lakes institute of Management launched their Post Graduate program in Business Analytics almost 3 years back. Over the years, the program has grown in recognition and industry acceptance and it has been rated as India’s best analytics program. The program has crossed 200,000 learning hours delivered and is offered in Chennai, Bangalore and Gurgaon.

And now this leading Analytics course comes to Pune, another emerging technology and analytics hub in the country, with an aim to equip professionals with relevant skills in business analytics and data science to help them transition their careers to business and techno-functional roles in analytics

About Great Lakes PGPBA

Great Lakes Chennai Campus originalGreat Lakes PGPBA 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 other programs either give you only an overview of analytics or focus highly on technical / statistical frameworks, Great Lakes PGPBA program is designed and has been recognized by candidates as a unique program that focuses on analytics applications and grooms candidates for business / techno-functional roles in analytics.

The Pune Launch

great lakesPune is similar to Bangalore in many ways. Salubrious climate, progressive local community and the presence of many educational institutes have attracted many multinational IT companies to Pune. Two suburbs of Pune – Hinjewadi and Magarpatta city at Hadapsar offer world class IT facilities and are the IT hubs of the city. Being an educational hub, and being an industrial city also adds to its advantage.

In a survey of analytics leaders in India that we did last year, lack of quality analytics talent has been recognized as the biggest hurdle to analytics success. Needless to say, there are huge opportunities to fill the gap of talent crunch in respect to various cities. 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 Pune program

The program is slated to start in the month of April this year. The format will be a combination of classroom and online training: One weekend every month and rest through webinars.


Who is it for? : The PGPBA class of Great Lakes consists of professionals from diverse industry segments and functional roles with a varied work experience range: IT/Technology Professionals, Business Leaders/Entrepreneurs, Mid- Career Professionals.

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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.

Prof. Bappa (2)Speaking on this launch, Prof. Bappaditya Mukhopadhyay, Program Director (PGPBA) and Professor, says “Great Lakes’ PGPBA program is recently ranked No. 1 business analytics programs in the country and is trusted by several working professionals. Ever since its inception in Gurgaon, Chennai and then Bengaluru, we have been receiving several requests from corporates and candidates to launch the program in Mumbai or Pune as well. And this March, Great Lakes’ is rolling out the PGPBA in Pune with the aim to bridge the skill gap and train candidates and make them employable for business and techno-functional roles in Business Analytics. The enormous workforce in ITES in Pune has now a program where they will learn from the very best in Analytics.”

Also, Praveen, Great Lakes’ alumnus from the program says, “Great Lakes’ analytics program is structured to cover 360 degrees of analytic sphere and a professional enrolled with this program get to learn analytical, data mining and visualization concepts. I am thoroughly impressed with the PGPBA faculty of Great Lakes’. Their extensive domain knowledge, interpretation skills and eagerness to teach students with patience made the learning altogether more fruitful.”

For more information on the program, visit here.

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