Noted B-school Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) is set to offer a new 16-month post-graduate diploma in Advanced Business Analytics (PGP-ABA), from the academic year 2020.
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This programme has been developed by keeping working professionals in mind and help them acquire essential skills and knowledge for asking the right questions, addressing it with analysis of the right kind of data, and finally drive the decisions with the insights gained from the analysis to drive decisions. The programme will framework for transforming data into insights that are coupled into an effective business decision-making process. The programme will focus on building blended expertise in data “literacy”, data processing and business acumen.
Professor Errol D’Souza, Director, IIM-A said in a statement, “Along with the growth in processing power we are witnessing the growth of large pools of unstructured data which have embedded information that can be beneficially used for the good of organisations and societies. This course enables those who take it to deploy appropriate methodologies so as to extricate significant information from data and enrich decision making that unlocks value for all stakeholders.”
The PGP-ABA curriculum is designed to give the participants in-depth exposure to the analytics tools and techniques, and prepare them to solve business problems across industry verticals and functional domains using data. The course is geared towards enhancing the analytical problem-solving ability of the students through structured coursework. The students will be exposed to state-of-the-art data handling tools and techniques, followed by a rigorous and comprehensive coverage of analytical methods and model development techniques, which are immediately applicable to cutting-edge business problems.