IFIM introduces India’s first Distance Learning Management Program with Business Analytics Certification

Learners will be job ready from the first semester

Mumbai, August 22, 2016: IFIM’s Centre for Distance Learning introduces its PGDM in Business Analytics, as part of its Professional Series, which is a combination of PGDM and a professional certification. This UGC-DEB and AICTE approved course helps in developing domain certified skills and knowledge which will enable continuous employability of learners. This e-learning program has been collaboratively designed with leading certification partners and seasoned analytics experts. The distinctive attributes of this Professional Series can be outlined as:

·         First distance learning program that uniquely blends management course with the business analytics certification.

IFIM introduces India’s first Distance Learning Management Program with Business Analytics Certification

·         This is the first program that will offer semester-wise certification to learners as a consequence of it they are job ready from the first semester based on the completion of their certification.

Business Analytics is the practice of using data to drive business strategy and performance. Application of Information Technology such as cloud and IoT has resulted into the exponential growth of disposable data from multiple sources. It is anticipated that by 2020, corporations will deliver 60% of actionable information to decision makers or management using business analytics, which will help them in taking critical decisions. Therefore, these corporations will need people with knowledge of the right tools to analyse data with broader management perspective for comprehensive and insightful business decisions. 

IFIM has identified that professionals trained in business analytics without the knowledge of management concepts will face the bottlenecking in application of analytics and will face the road block in their career. Therefore, IFIM has painstakingly designed this innovative program that blends real world experience with the functional knowledge. 

This curriculum offers six subjects in each semester out of which four subjects teach function oriented management concepts and two are domain oriented training tools. The course blends directly with the skills that are required in the industry such as Data Visualisation, Business Statistics, SAS/R Programming and Statistical Modelling. Thus, it creates continuously employable professionals, which makes a learner job ready at the end of every semester. 

Speaking on the program’s key highlight Mr. A M Thimmiyya, Board of Governor, IFIM, said “Organizations have invested exorbitantly on gathering data, and therefore, need data managers who can generate insights and help them in fact-based-decision-making. As data managers, the learners of this program would be uniquely equipped to achieve demanding business targets and grow exponentially in their career.” 

The learners would have strong career prospect across the industries such as FMCG, Manufacturing, Retail, Insurance, and Banking, Information Technology etc. as Business Analyst, SAS/R Analyst, Data Scientist and Big Data / Hadoop Analyst.

One of the recent surveys conducted by Jigsaw Academy on the salary prospects of Business Analytics revels that it is the one of the highest paid jobs. The average salary is Rs 9.9 lakhs per annum. 


IFIM Business School, located in Electronics City, Bangalore is one of the top business schools in India. Consistently rated as ‘Bangalore’s No.1 Private B-School’. The Business School was awarded the Best Institution for Promoting Industry- Academia Interface at the National Education Excellence Awards 2015, organized by ASSOCHAM India and the 'Most promising B-School with Excellent Industry Interface in Karnataka' at the Asia Education Summit this year. 

 IFIM offers three core programs that are AICTE approved — PGDM, PGDM-Finance (recognized by CFA Institute) and PGDM-IB (International Business). IFIM Business School is accredited by South Asian Quality Assurance System (SAQS) and is also ISO 9001:2008 certified. The School is a member of AACSB. Differentiators that propel IFIM in a stratosphere far above its peers in India include a faculty with a perfect blend of industry and academic experience, international collaborations with American and European top B-Schools for faculty and student exchange programs and its internationally recognized curriculum. For more information about IFIM visit www.ifim.edu.in /www.ifim.edu.in/ifim-distance-learning.html or call +91-8067831012/ +91 – 7349256521