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Post-Graduate Program in Business Analytics & Data Science

SSN SACE’s full-time residential Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics and Data Science is among the most preferred advanced career programs by graduates and professionals. It is delivered in collaboration with leading industry partners like IBM and includes 5 months of an in-depth in-class learning experience and a 1-month corporate internship.

Business Analytics is among the most sought after skills in the industry. Retail, finance, travel, insurance, education, healthcare, technology – every growing industry is using business analytics and data science for better decision making.  This short-term certificate program has been designed in collaboration with industry leaders to provide that competitive edge and industry relevance to graduate students and working professionals.

The business analytics and data science course combines both theoretical and practical knowledge on industry-relevant tools and techniques including business intelligence, data visualization, machine and deep learning and big data technology.

Upon completion of the course, SSN SACE Students are qualified business analyst with a high degree of employability. Our placement cells provide them 100% placement assistance with Fortune 500 companies in India.

Program Structure

The six months program is divided into two sections. Following courses are covered in these two sections:

Business Analytics

  • Information Management
  • Business Statistics
  • Data Visualization and Business Intelligence
  • Retail, Banking and Telecom Analytics
  • Basics of Machine Learning

Data Science

  • Advanced Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Deep Learning
  • Big Data Technology
  • Active Learning Project

Program Calendar

13th Batch in progress. Admissions for the 14th Batch will commence in July 2020. Dates & details to be announced soon.


Technology Enabled Learning

Students are given the course material in advance. They come prepared to the class by going through the learning material. The classroom sessions are learner driven and interactive. The students and the faculty have ongoing interactions through Learning Management Systems (LMS).

Industry Speakers

An integral part of the PGP-BA&DS is interactions with industry speakers and their regular visits. These sessions are part of the module, and are designed to enhance the understanding of the concepts of the module from a practitioner’s perspective, making it easier to apply the learning immediately.

Real-Life Case Studies

Case studies are included to help the students to analyze business issues from variety of perspective, and apply critical thinking and problem solving skills

Project Based Learning

Project based learning involves working in teams, identifying the requirements and design solutions to meet requirements. The active learning project helps students to appropriately apply techniques and skills in real-time world because the projects are proposed by external clients. The principles of the active learning projects are professionalism, right judgement, and reflective practices.

Digital Badges From IBM Skills Academy

Business Analytics Lab in Collaboration with IBM

SACE has a business analytics lab with the following support tools:

The Program Advisory Council

To ensure that the program is contemporary, and students are industry ready at the end of the program, a program advisory council has been constituted with members from leading industries having business analytics practices.

  • Dr. Prahlad Vadakkepat – Associate Professor, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore
  • Dr. Ashish Ghosh – Professor & former Head, Machine Intelligence Unit, Indian Statistical Institute
  • Dr. Sheela Siddappa – Global Delivery Head – Data Analytics, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, Pvt. Ltd
  • Ms. Ambika Natarajan – Associate Vice President, HCL Technologies


The quality of classroom teaching at SACE is truly, world class. Our full-time faculty includes professors with PhDs from leading schools who have considerable research experience. Our visiting faculty come with extensive corporate experience in some of the top companies, thus ensuring that students get relevant perspective of business issues.

Adjunct faculties from leading industries also teach at SACE, bringing their perspectives into the mix and enriching it further. This dynamic environment is made even more vibrant by the Industrialists.

Benefits of Business Analytics

Organizations are increasingly making use of Business Analytics in their operations.

  • To identify patterns in data to analyze customer behavior and tailor products to them – Telecom companies develop custom plans based on individual customer usage.
  • To analyze data generated from business transactions and use it to offer products to customers – Retailers identify customers’ buying patterns and offer discounts and bundling based on their preferences.
  • To detect fraud – Financial firms process data to identify inconsistencies and detect irregular transactions.
  • To predict future based on data analysis – To identify new segments of customers.
  • To gain competitive advantage and prepare strategy

Alumni Testimonials

  • It is difficult to sum up the memories and experience I had at SSN in few lines. The place is filled with positive energy and motivates you to climb up the ladder and become successful. You get immense support from the professors to the director, with a smile on their face. The 24X7 lab facilities with internet help to carry out the research work. I can positively say SSN-PGP BA &DS is an excellent launchpad for Analytics lovers.

    Ram Prakash

    Data Scientist - FSS

Recruiter Testimonials

  • I take great pride in endorsing the SSN-SACE's Post-Graduate Certificate full-time Program in Business Analytics. The recruitment experience of the past 3 years has been positive. The students of the Business Analytics program are passionate about machine learning and bring great visualization skills.


    Global Delivery Head- Data Analytics, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions Private Ltd.