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Q1. Why should I choose to take the Post Graduate Certificate Program in Business Analytics?

The recent years have seen an exponential growth of digital data. In the next decade the total digital data is expected to cross 35 Zeta Bytes (1 Zetabyte = 1 billion terabytes). There will be a huge requirement for qualified data analysts to manage the data and draw business insights. As per Gartner research, more than 4.4 million jobs in the area of Big Data analytics will be created by 2015. Supply of trained and qualified data analysts will fall short by 66%. This is a huge opportunity for young graduates and budding professionals.

According to recent NASSCOM and Crisil report, the rising demand of data analytics is expected to witness a global shortfall of IT and analytics professional with necessary skills to implement technologies to drive business value. India's data analytics outsourcing opportunity is likely to grow about 83 percent annually approximately to USD 10 billion during 2011-15. There is an urgent need to integrate data analytics in the academic curriculum to create trained manpower to meet the opportunity.

SSN, one of the premier institutions in India has designed an exclusive six months residential program to fulfill the industry requirements. The Post Graduate Certificate program in Business Analytics (PGCBA) has been specially designed to bridge the gap of industry requirement and the available human resources. The program provides students hands-on experience in latest technology and tools. Hence, it enables them to take up various job roles in the domain of business analytics.

Q2. What are the placement prospects for this program?

Placement assistance is available to all students of this program. Students will be ideally placed as data analysts in leading organisations.

Q3. What are the unique features of this program?

Some of the unique features:

  • The program is aligned to current industry requirements.
  • Curriculum has been developed in consultation with industry practitioners.
  • Learning by doing pedagogy, in which students augment their learning by getting experience of applying knowledge and skills in real world projects offered by industry.
  • Use of latest tools and techniques as part of hands-on sessions.

Q4. Is PGCBA a distance education, online or a full time program?

PGCBA is a 6 month, fulltime residential program. The curriculum apart from class room teaching will include a significant portion of practical, group projects and assignments. The residential nature of the course enables the students to cope up with the rigour of the program.

Q5. Can the students commute daily from the city?

As mentioned earlier PGCBA is a fulltime residential program intended to provide wide exposure to tools and platforms through individual and group project. Project involves working in team hence students are expected to stay in the campus.

Q6. Will the students get to work on live projects with companies?

Project is an integral part of the curriculum to reinforce classroom learning. Students will work in groups on industry assigned projects.

Q7. Which are the companies partnering SSN SACE for PGCBA?

SSN Institutions has signed a MoU with IBM. We have Program Advisory council consisting of senior executives from leading Industries.

Q8. What are your hopes for the students at the end of the program?

SSN has designed the program as a full-time residential program. We will ensure the students get depth of knowledge and develop their skills in applying technology and tools to bring insights and add business value. The students will be groomed to contribute in the growth of the business analytics domain in various sectors such as Banking and Finance, Health Care and Pharma, Manufacturing, Insurance, etc.

Q9. How can I apply to this program?

To apply please download the form by clicking on the link below. Fill up the form in all respects and attach self attested photocopies of your educational qualifications. The filled up forms should be mailed/couriered to the address below along with a DD of Rs. 750.

Download application form for PGCBA admissions - JULY 2017 Batch

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