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Post Graduate Program in Analytics Inaugurated by Centre for Excellence in Business Analytics & Business Intelligence at Great Lakes Institute of Management

Centre for Excellence in Business Analytics & Business Intelligence at Great Lakes Institute of Management inaugurated first of its kind Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics and Business Intelligence (PGP-BABI) for working executives.

Centre for Excellence in Business Analytics & Business Intelligence at Great Lakes Institute of Management inaugurated first of its kind Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics and Business Intelligence (PGP-BABI) for working executives. The program blends Academic Elegance with Business Relevance and paves the way for decision making in the midst of "big data" that bewilders business managers by its sheer size and complexity.

The Great Lakes' Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics is designed for executives who want to build their careers in the analytics industry. The Program covers essentials of business management, deep dives into the study of business analytics and provides hands on training on analytical tools and technologies that are used by companies worldwide.

Prof Bala V. Balachandran, Founder and Dean, Great Lakes Institute of Management said, "It is becoming imperative for businesses to draw insights and tangible actions from data. Business Analytics and Business Intelligence are indispensable for today's managers and business leaders."

"The Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics and Business Intelligence (PGP-BABI) embraces a variety of techniques that can be used by companies to make effective strategic decisions apart from significantly improving performance in key dimensions. The art of modeling a business problem, then finding the solution using analytics, and finally successfully implementing the solution are the hallmarks of this program", added Prof Bala.

Dr. P. K. Viswanathan, Co-Director - PGPBABI, Chennai & Professor, Analytics and Operation said, "The PGP-BABI program curriculum has the fine ingredients of Business Foundation, Statistical Methods for Decision Making, Predictive Modeling, Data Mining for Business Intelligence, Optimization Analytics, and Industry Perspective Analytics involving Marketing, Operations, Pricing, and Finance. This program is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge of analytic techniques with an applied orientation for executives working in business analytics and professionals interested in a career in analytics. The Executives will visit the campus every alternate month for class room learning and the remaining period will be attending online modules and doing off Campus Assignments."

Inauguration of PGP-BABI witnessed the presence of eminent personalities from the industry like Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice Chairman, Cognizant Technology Solutions; Mr. Sundar Varadarajan, Senior Vice President & Practice Head, BI & Analytics, Hexaware Technologies and Mr. Suresh Krishnaswamy, Director, Cognizant Business Consulting, Analytics.

Delivering the address, Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan said, "Today, data is shared freely as people believe that the value of service obtained is greater than the privacy or confidentiality issues. Businesses should capitalize on this aspect." Businesses should demand from technology than the other way around, he added.

Currently Great Lakes offers programs in various segments exclusively for corporate like program in Management, Working Professionals Management, and Energy Management, through its various centers such as Kotler Srinivasan Center for Research in Marketing, Yale Great Lakes Center for Management Research, Union Bank Center for Banking Excellence, Center for Excellence in Technopreneurship (CET) and Centre For Excellence In Retail Management.

About Great Lakes Institute of Management
Great Lakes Institute of Management is a leading B-school in India founded in 2004 by Prof. Bala V. Balachandran J.L. Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Accounting and Information Management Northwestern University, USA. The campus has been built on sprawling 27.5 acres and is LEED Platinum rated .The institute has academic alliances with Stuart Graduate School of Business USA, Yale University USA., Nanyang Technical University, Singapore and Bordeaux University to name a few. In a short span of 10 years since inception, it is ranked in the Top 10 B Schools of India in 2013 (Outlook & Business Today). To know more visit - http://www.greatlakes.edu.in/


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