IIM Calcutta’s Business Analytics Programme Ranks 14 in the World

IIM Calcutta for the first time participated in the QS 2019 Masters in Business Analytics Programme Ranking.

Its Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics programme has been ranked at 14 in the QS 2019 Masters in Business Analytics (MSB) Rankings. The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) programme is jointly offered by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, and ISI Kolkata.

IIM Calcutta is the only B-School from India, which has been ranked in this prestigious survey.

The PGDBA program has scored highest in Employability (82.5), compared to Global Average of 49.8 and in Alumni Outcomes (81.4) , the Global Average being 56.4.

United states with 36 programs has the most number of Masters in Business Analytics (MSB) programs.Then comes United Kingdom with 13 Masters in Business Analytics (MSB) programs followed by Spain with 6 MSB programs , France with 3 MSB programs and Australia with 2 MSB programs.

Dean of New Initiatives & External Relations, Professor Prashant Mishra on this achievement said, “The most exciting part is that PGDBA is a very new programme and we have introduced it in 2015. In its very first participation in any international B-School ranking, it got a prestigious position of 14 in QS World University Ranking 2019 in the domain of Masters in Business Analytics.”

The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) – jointly offered by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, and ISI Kolkata – helps to guide and mentor the graduate applicants with an aspiration of building a career in this field.

This program aims to help shape the emerging profession of business analytics by delivering a cutting edge inter disciplinary educational experience .

PGDBA is basically a two year full time residential diploma programme aimed at creating business analytics professionals more employable by leading Indian and foreign firms.

This programme is specially designed for those who have an analytical mindset and are interested in tackling challenging business problems, and at the same time possess an inclination towards mathematics.

Some of the salient features of the programme are :-

  • Courses taught by reputed faculty members at the campuses of three globally renowned institutes,
  • Hands- on business analytics training at a related company
  • Continuous interaction with industry leaders throughout the course of the diploma programme
  • Availability of placement opportunities at all the three institutes jointly offering this programme

Overview of the programme

Students get an opportunity to visit the three institutions – ISI, IIT Kharagpur and IIM Calcutta.

Each of the three institutes focuses on a different area of business analytics, in accordance with their respective expertise and competence:

  • The coursework at IIM Calcutta focuses on the application of analytics in functional areas.
  • ISI brings to the table its expertise in statistical and machine learning theories for analytics.
  • IIT Kharagpur deals with the technology aspects of analytics.

The students will also be required to do an internship of six months duration on an analytics project in a business organization.

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