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PGP-BABI Learning Experience

PGP-BABI uses a combination of learning methods that include classroom teaching,
self-learning through videos and reading materials, team-based problem solving, and sessions with
industry experts. Classes are conducted on weekends and assisted by online webinars, discussions, and
assignments. Candidates can access the course content online even after they have graduated.

Innovative approach

Our program offers a blended learning environment or an online learning environment that causes minimal disruptions to work schedule. Sessions are assisted by online webinars, discussions and assignments for continuous and cumulative learning.

Corporate collaboration

Our corporate partners are deeply involved in
curriculum design, facilitating projects, industry lectures, and professional evaluation.

Capstone project

The Capstone project allows you to apply your
learning to real industry projects and add it to your portfolio for potential employers to see
as a tangible body of work.

Talent pool in PGP-BABI

Interaction in the classrooms is not just with
peers but active employees from different industries who bring their unique experiences to the

The program is carried out in 2 formats – Classroom mode and Online mode, delivered by Great Lakes faculty and industry professionals from the field of analytics. This ensures a remarkable learning experience for the candidates combining academically-elegant and industry-relevant coursework.

  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • R for Data Science
  • Introduction to R and R-Studio
  • Dealing with Data using R
  • Visualization using R
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Working Capital Management
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Capital Structure

Analytics techniques
  • Introduction to Supervised and Unsupervised Learning
  • Clustering
  • Decision Trees
  • Random Forest
  • Neural Networks
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Logistic Regression
  • Linear Discriminant Analysis
  • Handling Unstructured Data
  • Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Bias Variance trade-off
  • Handling Unbalanced Data
  • Boosting
  • Model Validation
  • Linear programming
  • Goal Programming
  • Integer Programming
  • Mixed Integer Programming
  • Distribution and Network Models

Domain exposure
  • Web Analytics: Understanding the metrics
  • Basic & Advanced Web Metrics
  • Google Analytics: Demo & Hands on
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Text Mining
  • Why Credit Risk-Using a market case study
  • Comparison of Credit Risk Models
  • Overview of Probability of Default (PD) Modeling
  • PD Models, types of models, Steps to make a good model
  • Market Risk
  • Value at Risk – using stock case study
  • Introduction to Supply Chain
  • Dealing with Demand uncertainty
  • Designing Optimal Strategy using Case Study
  • Inventory Control & Management
  • Inventory classification
  • Inventory Modeling
  • Costs Involved in Inventory
  • Economic Order Quantity
  • Forecasting
  • Advanced Forecasting Methods
  • Examples & Case Studies

Visualization and insights
  • Introduction to Data Visualization
  • Introduction to Tableau
  • Basic charts and dashboard
  • Descriptive Statistics, Dimensions and Measures
  • Visual analytics: Storytelling through data
  • Dashboard design & principles
  • Advanced design components/ principles : Enhancing the power of
  • Special chart types
  • Case Study: Hands on using Tableau
  • Integrate Tableau with Google Sheets

Languages and tools
  • R and Python
  • Tableau
  • SAS (Online Module)
  • Hackathons

Capstone – The Cornerstone

The Capstone Project is an application-oriented industry project where candidates are
mentored and evaluated by Great Lakes faculty and Industry Experts. It allows them to apply their learning to
real life projects and add it to their portfolio as a tangible ‘body of work’ for potential employers to see.
It is a growth enabler that instills both confidence and conviction in our candidates.

Market Basket Analysis For Consumer Durables

Developing Best Prediction Model of Credit Default For a Retail Bank

Tapping Social Media Exchanges on a Case Study of the 2015 Chennai Floods

Developing a Demand Forecasting Model for Optimizing Supply Chain

Vendor Invoicing Grief Project

Personal Insurance Digital Assistant

Prediction of User’s Mood Using Smartphone Data

E-commerce/Internet Business

Customer Engagement and Brand Perception of Indian Ecommerce – A Social Media Approach

Entrepreneurship/Start Ups

Start-Up Insights Through Data Analysis

Actionable Insights for Improving Sales of a Consumer Durables Retailer Using POS Data Analytics

Market Basket Analysis For Consumer Durables

Market Basket Analysis, Brand Loyalty Analysis

Developing Best Prediction Model of Credit Default For a Retail Bank

Linear Discriminant Analysis, Logistic Regression, Neural Network, Boosting, Random Forest, CART

Tapping Social Media Exchanges on a Case Study of the 2015 Chennai Floods

Topic Modeling using Latent Dirichlet Allocation. K-Means & Hierarchical Clustering

Developing a Demand Forecasting Model for Optimizing Supply Chain

Text Mining, Kmeans Clustering, Regression Trees, XGBoost, Neural Network

Vendor Invoicing Grief Project

Conditional Inference Tree, Logistic Regression, CART and Random Forest

Personal Insurance Digital Assistant

NLP (Natural Language Processing), Vector Space Model, Latent Semantic Analysis

Prediction of User’s Mood Using Smartphone Data

Logistic Regression, Random Tree, ADA Boost, Random Forest, KSVM

E-commerce/ Internet Business

Customer Engagement and Brand Perception of Indian Ecommerce – A Social Media Approach

Word Cloud & Correlation, Topic modelling using LDA with Gibbs Sampling and using Hierarchical Agglomerative Cluster Dendogram, Sentiment Analysis, & Clustering

Entrepreneurship/Start Ups

Start-Up Insights Through Data Analysis

Univariate and Bivariate Analysis, Multinomial Logistic Regression, Random Forest

Actionable Insights for Improving Sales of a Consumer Durables Retailer Using POS Data Analytics

Market Basket Analysis, RFM (Recency-Frequency- Monetary) analysis, Time Series Forecasting

The faculty and industry speaker pool of the program consists of leading academicians
in the field of data analytics along with several experienced industry practitioners from leading

Dr. Bappaditya Mukhopadyay

Professor Analytics & Finance

Ph.D (Indian Statistical Institute)

Dr. P.K.Vishwanathan

Professor Analytics & Operations

Ph.D (Madras University)

Dr. R.L.Shankar

Professor Analytics & Finance

MS (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh)


Ph.D (University of Maryland)

Dr.Srabashi Basu

Professor Business & Analytics

Ph.D (Penn State University, USA)

Dr.Sridhar Telidevara

Professor Business & analytics

Ph.D, MA (State University, New York)

Dr. Mudit Kulshreshtha

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon

Dr. Ahindra Chakrabarti

Professor, Business Finance

Ph.D (University of Burdwan)

Mr. Rajesh Jakhotia

Adjunct Faculty, Business Analytics

Prof. Snehamoy Mukherjee

Adjunct Faculty, Data Science

Prof. Raghavshyam Ramamurthy

Adjunct Faculty, Data Visualization

Mr. Vivek Anand

Adjunct Faculty, Data Visualization

Mr. Gurumoorthy P

Faculty, Data Science And Machine Learning

Mr. Krishna Mohan

Sr. Manager – Technology

Mr. Tushar Jaruhar

Adjunct Faculty, Business Analytics

Dr. Narayana Darapaneni

Professor, Big Data and Machine Learning

Mr. Manish Gupta

Principal Applied Scientist

Vinit Thakur

Data Science Consultant & Trainer

Mr. Abhinanda Sarkar

Consultant Data Scientist, Compegence

Dr. Madhukar

Data Science Leader & AI Evangelist

Hands-On Learning from Analytics Practitioners

Get invaluable input from the who’s who of the industry:

Gunjan Gupta

Senior Vice President & Head – Analytics

Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd.

Sundar Varadarajan

Senior Vice President & Practice Head, BI & Analytics

Manu Chandra

FN Mathlogic Consulting Services Pvt Ltd

Suresh Krishnaswamy

Cognizant Business Consulting, Analytics

Titir Pal

Absolutdata Research & Analytics

Eron Kar

Director & Head-Analytics

V Shekhar Avasthy

Chief Data Scientist & Principal Consultant

Vinay M R

Practice Lead Data Scientist

Lakshmi Narayanan

Cognizant Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

12-month classroom mode

Learn in real classrooms with 30 classroom sessions taking place one weekend a month, get access to an online learning management system for online content.

11-month online mode

Learn through 30 online mentorship sessions along with recorded content available on our Learning Management System.

Career Support

We will be providing you a career coach in the program, where in the candidate will get access to
career mentoring depending upon his experience and industry. These coaches are either working in
analytics for long or have made a successful transition to analytics role in the recent past and so
the candidate will benefit immensely from his/her guidance on how to build a career in analytics in
his/her industry.

ePortfolio & resume building sessions

We organize all your mini projects and capstone project into your ePortfolio, a highly shareable
and succinct summary of your body of work. Resume building sessions ensure that your resume reflects
the attributes that most recruiters and hiring managers look for when hiring for analytical job
roles. They help you highlight aspects of your professional experience that are most important for

Interview preparation workshops

During the interview preparation workshops, we discuss commonly asked questions that help you make
the most of the interview opportunities you will encounter. During the interview skills development
workshop, you will learn how to use your ePortfolio in the most impactful manner to describe your
skills set and employability.

As a PGP-BABI participant, you get to access the Great Learning Job Board during and after you have
graduated from the program. Our team posts round 30-40 job opportunities each month for our
candidates. We also have tie-ups with 200+ organizations that are looking to build their analytical
capabilities and all this information is timely posted on the job board for our learners and alumni
to act upon.

Vaibhav Kukreja

Associate Consultant, KPMG

The diversity in my batch helped me a lot in peer learning and networking.
I really liked the fact that the faculty members were really approachable.

Manaspreet Kaur

Business Data Specialist, Gartner

With Great Lakes, I felt like I was back to college with a
well-structured plan and dedicated timelines to follow, which really helped me.

It has helped me immensely to study with a group of people from different
industries with 10-15 years of experience. I learned a lot.

Most of us were new to Analytics, so the professors really set the tone
for us by taking the session to a different level altogether.


  • done
    Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent.

  • done
    At least 2 years of full-time post qualification work experience.

Application review

The faculty panel will review all the applications and shortlist candidates based on their profiles.

Telephonic interview

Shortlisted candidates will go through a telephonic interview round which will then be reviewed by a faculty panel.

Admission Offer

An admission offer will be made to selected candidates which has to be accepted by paying the admission fees.

Fee for Classroom Mode

3,95,000 + GST

Admission Fee


1st Installment


2nd Installment


3rd Installment




Fee for Online Only Mode

1,70,000 + GST

Admission Fee


1st Installment


2nd Installment


3rd Installment





Candidates can pay the program fee through

Financial Aid

In case our students want to finance the course they can avail a loan at a
substantially lower rate of interest than the market.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics (PGP-BABI) is an Analytics focused management
Program designed and delivered by Great Lakes Institute of Management. Since this is an executive
Program that prepares professionals for managerial careers in Analytics, a prior work experience of
at least two years is required. However, there is no upper limit on the amount of prior work

The total course comprises about 440 hours of learning comprising 240 hours of classroom learning
and 200 hours of online/off classroom. Classes happen on one weekend every month.

The program follows classroom sessions on one weekend a month. Check the Batch Commencement Details
(under Deadlines above) for details.

PGP-BABI is unique in curriculum design on the following fronts:

  • The curriculum covers general management subjects and provides a detailed study in analytics
  • The courses are taught by eminent faculty from Great Lakes and senior executives from the
    analytics industry
  • The Program provides the candidates with hands-on exposure to tools such as R, Tableau, and
  • The blended delivery model (classroom and online) of the Program makes it convenient for
    working professionals to attend classroom sessions without having to quit their jobs and also,
    pace their learning through online sessions.

The Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics (PGP-BABI) equips you with the relevant knowledge
and skills to pursue managerial careers with best of analytics companies or move the analytics roles
within your existing organization.

PGP-BABI follows a blended learning model wherein classes are conducted at Great Lakes
campuses/Centers (in Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai & Pune) and also
through an online learning management system.

The certificate for the Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics will be awarded by Great Lakes Institute of Management.

The academic modules would be taught by senior faculty from Great Lakes. In addition to to Great
Lakes faculty, senior leadership from the industry would also participate in delivering certain

The classes for Gurgaon, Chandigarh, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai & Pune will be held at
their respective Campuses/Centers in the city.

The format of the Program does not lend itself to accreditation from AICTE/UGC. However, Great Lakes
is an AICTE accredited institution and is one of the few colleges in India to receive accreditation
from AMBA (Association of MBAs, UK).

Chennai/ Gurgaon/ Bangalore/ Hyderabad/ Mumbai/ Pune Program Fee

The total Program fee of Rs.3.95 lacs plus GST and can be paid at one go or according to the
following payment schedule:

  • Payment of Rs.50,000 at the time of acceptance of admission
  • Payment of the remaining amount in 3 equal installments

No accommodation is provided at our learning centers. Outstation candidates are requested to arrange
accommodation themselves.

We advise all candidates to have complete information before enrolling in the program. No refund
requests will be accepted once the fee has been paid. However, there is a deferment policy where a
candidate can choose to defer his enrollment to a future batch.

All the requisite learning material is provided online to candidates through the Learning Management
System. Candidates are free to purchase any reference books or material as may be recommended by the

We believe that learning should continue and hence, all the learning material in terms of lectures
and reading content would be available to the candidates upto one year post completion of Program.

PGP-BABI is a holistic and rigorous Program and follows a continuous evaluation scheme. Candidates
are evaluated in the courses they undergo through case studies, quizzes, assignments or project

We accept corporate sponsorships and can assist you with the process. For more information, you can
write to us at

The career support activities at Great Lakes PGP-BABI begin with helping candidates prepare for
analytics careers through sessions conducted by industry experts on careers in analytics and resume
building. We also provide our candidates and alumni with access to any opportunities that analytics
companies share with us. There are several examples of PGP-BABI candidates and alumni who have
capitalized these opportunities to move to new roles or companies in analytics. Please be informed
that Great Lakes PGP-BABI does not offer any placement process as a part of the program.

All interested candidates are required to apply to the Program through the online application form.
A panel of Great Lakes faculty evaluates all applications and therein, the shortlisted candidates
are contacted for interviews. The interviews may be conducted in person or through telephonic or
video conferencing.

Great Lakes PGP-BABI Program has tie-ups with HDFC Credlia, Avanse Education (DHFL Group), MoneyTap,
Credifiable, and Axis Bank for providing education loans.

Till date, we have launched 40 batches across the centers.

The candidates need to bring their own laptops, the technology requirement shall be shared at the
time of enrollment.

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