Post Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics for Management Decisions

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 for Management Decsions 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.

Program Objectives

  • To help analytics professionals gain in-depth knowledge in various areas of analytics and gain managerial
    insights through data analysis
  • To transform analytics professionals into an exceptional, cross-functional leader who integrates all disciplines to
    achieve the organisation’s strategic goals with help of advanced analytics
  • To help face challenges and complexities in analytics field, thereby equipping those working in analytics field
    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 JamshedpurHands-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

Course Content

  • Introduction to R and Excel
  • Reporting and Communications

• Data Visualisation and Descriptive Statistics
• Quantitative Techniques
• Data Mining
• Text Mining

• Regression Techniques and Forecasting
• Machine Learning Techniques
• Big Data Analysis

• Optimisation and Simulation

• Capstone Project
• Digital Media Analytics

• Basics and Analytics in Finance
• Basics and Analytics in Marketing
• Basics and Analytics in Human Resources
• Basics and Analytics in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Campus Visit

The program includes 5 days of intensive campus learning at XLRI, Jamshedpur. The participants will be exposed to intensive classroom and group learning sessions throughout the campus visit. To ease the process of availing leaves from the workplace, the schedule of the visit would be communicated well in advance.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates should have a full time bachelor’s degree in engineering/science/commerce or arts with
    minimum 50% marks throughout
  • Minimum 4 years of work experience with basic analytics exposure as on 30th September, 2018
  • Candidates must have studied mathematics or statistics as one of their subjects at higher secondary level

Admission Process

  • 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

Important Dates

Application Start Date 26th August, 2018
Application End Date 28th October, 2018
Date of Interview 10th November- 18th November, 2018
Result Declaration Date 20th November 2018
Programme Start Date 29th December 2018
Induction Date @ XLRI Campus 17th December 2018
Date for 1st Session (on IOL) 29th December 2018

Course Duration

1 Year

Application Fee

Rs. 2,500 + Tax

Total Programme Fees

Rs. 2,70,000 + Tax

Sample Certificates


XLRI: Post Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics for Management Decisions