Bangalore, India, December 19, 2014: Jigsaw Academy, India’s leading online school of analytics and MISB Bocconi, the first and only offshore presence of the Bocconi University, Milan, Italy today announced the launch of the Executive Program in Business Analytics (EPBA) – Big Data Analytics for Professionals. The 10 month executive program will be India’s first long-term course that blends general management with Big Data and Business Analytics and is scheduled to start 21 March 2015.
The program focuses on giving participants an understanding of predictive modeling, data mining, big data analytics, marketing, operations and risk analytics, among other analytics areas. On program completion, participants will be capable of data driven decision making and leadership in industries such as retail, finance, telecommunications, healthcare and manufacturing.
Gaurav Vohra, CEO Jigsaw Academy says, “Business analytics is gaining prominence as a must-have competency in many professions today, with more and more organisations building Big Data and analytics practices internally. Though many business analytics courses have been launched across the country, the problem is that most of these courses look at traditional techniques and business analytical tools. There is an unserved need in the market for an executive program which enables working professionals to learn conventional analytics tools and Big Data techniques, which prompted us to partner with a reputed university like MISB Bocconi to develop the EPBA program. This program is aimed at the busy working professional, for whom time is a premium, and who is keen to gain a competitive edge with professional learning in business analytics”.
“The USP of the course is that it includes renowned international faculty from SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy, together with analytics and Big Data experts from Jigsaw Academy,” adds Gaurav.
“With our courses at MISB Bocconi, we aim at helping our participants with developmental skills and trainings pertinent to the demands of the market.” says Himanshu Rai, Dean of MISB Bocconi. Elaborating, he adds, “Bocconi has been shaping leaders for several decades all over the world. Through this program MISB Bocconi continues this tradition and strives to create leaders who understand analytics and can use it strategically to transform their organizations. To ensure this, the program will be delivered by the world class faculty of Bocconi, which is adept at addressing issues faced by the industry, corporates, public sector and government services.”
The program involves 120 hours of in-person training to be held over six (6) three-day modules at the MISB Bocconi campus in Powai, Mumbai. In the interim, Jigsaw Academy will also conduct twenty (20) live online classes of three (3) hours each for a total of 60 hours which participants can attend from their home, office or any other convenient location using an Internet connection. In addition to the live online and in-person classes, participants will also have access to over 100 hours of pre-recorded video lectures on data science and Big Data analytics for a period of 12 months.
Learning hours are supplemented by round-the-clock, unrestricted access to the Jigsaw Lab, a cloud-based analytics tool and content library that allows participants to gain hands-on competence with the most in-demand analytics tools and technologies in the industry, including SAS, R and Hadoop. The corresponding data science toolkit is designed to augment participants’ practical exposure to these tools.
The program is priced at Rs. 3,60,000 which includes tuition fee, learning materials and one-year access to the Jigsaw Lab.