business analytics


With the advent of information technology, availability of data is no longer a problem. Business Analytics is about working with such unstructured data to convert it into a meaningful interpretation which helps in making better management decisions. In order to cater to the needs of the current market, XLRI has launched a new certification program.

XLRI’s Post Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics is a 1-year program which provides the perfect base for professionals to master the art of analytics. The program focuses on providing an in depth knowledge of business analysis techniques and frameworks and their application in business decisions.


  • To help you gain in-depth knowledge in various areas of analytics and gain managerial insights through data analysis
  • To transform you into an exceptional, cross-functional leader who integrates all disci plines to achieve the organisation’s strategic goals
  • To help face challenges and complexities in your field, thereby equipping you with the necessary skill-sets to adopt an appropriate course of action

Program Highlights

Alumni status by XLRI
PG Certificate by XLRI on successful completion of the program
5 days of intensive campus learning at XLRI Jamshedpur
Hands-on training in R, Python, MINITAB and spreadsheet modelling
Certificate as a Specialist of Analytics in your chosen elective
300 hours of campus & Live Virtual Interactive Learning delivery at a Times Learning Centre in your city

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Foundations of Management and Analytics

  • Foundations of Management (+ assignment)

Introduction to Management, Managerial Communication, Ethical Issues in Business Analytics

  • Foundations of Analytics (+ examination)

Introduction to spreadsheet modelling, Introduction to R and Python

Descriptive Analytics

  • Data Aggregation and Statistical Testing
  • Data Mining
  • Data Visualization and Management
  • Text Mining

Predictive Analytics

  • Advanced Analytical Methods
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning Techniques
  • Regression Techniques

Prescriptive Analytics

  • Optimisation
  • Simulation & Risk Management

Application bassed Courses

  • Capstone Project
  • Social Media Analytics

Specialisation Elective

  • Analytics in Finance
  • Analytics in Marketing
  • Analytics in Human Resources
  • Analytics in Operations and SCM


The candidates should have a full time bachelor’s degree in engineering / science / commerce or arts
Minimum 2 years of work experience as on 28th August 2017
Candidates must have studied Mathematics or Statistics as one of their subjects at higher secondary level


  • Candidates need to fill an online application form
  • Shortlisted candidates to appear for an interview
  • Final selection will be based on candidate’s interview, academic qualification & work experience

Admission Schedule

Application Start Date 18th July, 2017
Application End Date 06th August, 2017
Date of Interview 08th August- 13th August, 2017
First In-campus Module Start Date 28th August – 2nd September, 2017

*XLRI Jamshedpur reserves the right to change the schedule


  • Total fees= Rs.2,60,000/- plus service tax as applicable. 4 easy installments
  • The course fees includes books, study materials and campus component of Rs.40,000/-