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PGCBAMD

Programme Objectives and Delivery

In line with the requirement of current market, XLRI has decided to launch a new certification programme in its Virtual Interactive Learning (VIL) platform. This portfolio of 12 months consolidated programs offers Post Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics for Management Decisions (PGCBAMD). The programmme aims to provide an opportunity to study and earn the certificate while working. Target candidates for this programme are working professionals who wants to build their career in the field of analytics. The program is being offered by XLRI in collaboration with its technical partners of virtual classroom.

The on-line sessions will be delivered on the virtual classroom platform of our technical partners. The heart of the platform is a powerful user interface that enables large number of geographically distributed students to have a highly interactive "one to one" exchange with a central faculty. The system incorporates live broadcast of video, two way audio and data interactivity to enable the students to watch and interact with the faculty live in virtual classroom environment. Conceptual discussions, interactive discussion using various tools like Excel, R, MINITAB etc. and case discussions will be the primary vehicle of learning on the platform.

Eligibility criteria:
  • The candidates should have a full time bachelor degree in engineering/science/commerce or arts with 50% marks throughout.
  • Minimum of 4 years of work experience after completing graduation.
  • Candidates must have Mathematics or Statistics as one of the subjects at least in higher secondary level.
  • Candidates should have a good academic record throughout, basic exposure to analytics preferable.
Admission process

Once the admission process is open candidates need to apply online with all relevant details as mentioned in the application form along with the application money. The shortlisted candidate will be called for interview & the final selection will be done based on the performance in interview, academic qualification, and work experience etc. XLRI reserves the right of final selection.

Course content

Pre-term (5 days campus component)

  • Introduction to R and Excel
  • Reporting and Communications

Descriptive Analytics

  • Data Visualization and Descriptive statistics
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Data Mining
  • Text Mining

Predictive Analytics

  • Regression techniques and Forecasting
  • Machine learning techniques
  • Big data analysis

Prescriptive Analytics

  • Optimization and Simulation

Application-based courses

  • Capstone Project
  • Digital Media Analytics

Introduction to Python Elective (where students can choose one elective out of four offered)*

  • Basics and Analytics in Finance
  • Basics and Analytics in Marketing
  • Basics and Analytics in Human Resources
  • Basics and Analytics in Operations and Supply Chain Management

* Electives would be covered in combination of sessions on Campus and VIL mode

Project Work [Dissertation: OPTIONAL]

Campus Visit

The participants are expected to stay in the campus for 10 days [5 days visit each] of intensive campus learning. The exact date and schedule will be announced to the participants in advance so that they can arrange for their leaves from their respective organizations. During the period of their stay on campus participants need to participate in intensive classroom and group learning sessions.

USP
  • Certifications by XLRI to successful candidates at the time of graduation ceremony in XLRI campus.
  • Most up-to-date and rigorous program content in terms of theories and applications.
  • Group of experienced and competent faculty and industry experts in the field of analytics.
  • Huge alumni base (More than 6000 alumni from various virtual interactive learning programs).
  • Alumni status by XLRI for successful candidate.
  • Separate specialization certificate would be awarded for candidate successfully completing their respective specialization.
Prospective Candidates

Working professionals who wants to build their career in the field of analytics should attend this programme. The program aims to provide an opportunity to study and earn a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Analytics for Management Decisions (PGCBAMD) while working.

Application processes and Course fee

Once the admission process is open candidates need to apply online with all relevant details as mentioned in the application form along with the application money. The Total course fee is of Rs. 2,70,000/- which can be paid in five installments plus GST as applicable. The course fee is inclusive of books, study materials and the Campus Component fee of Rs. 40,000/-.

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