Launch your career in data science and business analytics with this program from Great Learning
According to McKinsey & Co and NasscomComment, data and AI could contribute USD 500 billion to India’s GDP by 2025. The AI and data science market is growing exponentially and teeming with job opportunities . To that end, Great Learning’s PG program in Data Science and Business Analytics: V.22 is a stepping stone to launching a career in the field. The curriculum of the PGP in Data Science and Business Analytics: V.22 has been updated in consultation with industry experts, academics and program alumni to make it state of the art.
The program will focus on:
- Introduction to Data Science
- Marketing and CRM
- Statistical methods for decision making
- Business financing
- SQL programming
Data science techniques
- Optimization techniques
- Predictive modeling
- Advanced statistics
- Data mining
- Time series forecasting
- machine learning
- Retail Marketing and Analytics
- Financial and risk analysis
- Web and social media analysis
- Supply chain and logistics analysis
- Data Visualization with Tableau
Flagship projects will be in retail, web and social media, e-commerce, banking, supply chain, insurance, finance and accounts, etc.
What makes this program different?
- Students will have eight industry sessions, six practice hackathons, and three virtual sessions to connect with their peers
- Participants will also have access to 15 case studies
- They will also have a choice of nine optional modules -4 from the previous version +Model Deployment+(GL Elevate AI Accelerator Pack) Power BI, Applications of AI, Cloud Computing, Blockchain.
- Students will have the option to choose between Saturday and Sunday mentoring sessions.
- They will receive a handbook on Alumni Case Studies and Alumni Sessions on “How They Applied Data Science at Work”.
- They will benefit from three 1:1 career coaching sessions and three company-sponsored hackathons.
- Students will receive guidance on publishing Capstone Project in reputable journals or presenting at conferences.
Great Learning will also provide career support through the following mechanisms:
An e-portfolio is an overview of all the projects carried out and the skills acquired during the program, shareable on social networks to present the expertise to potential recruiters.
CV writing and interview preparation
Guidance will be provided to build students’ CVs to highlight their skills and previous work experiences. Students will also learn how to crack interviews with the help of interview preparation sessions.
Students will have access to career mentorship from industry experts who have transitioned into data science roles.
The program grants candidates access to the Great Learning Job Board. Over Great Learning works with over 500 organizations to recruit students. Candidates get an average salary increase of 48% upon successful transition.
The program is designed, delivered and endorsed by leading analytics, technology and consulting firms. The course partner companies are involved in curriculum design, facilitate projects, industry conferences and also suggest pedagogical improvements.
The program combines academic elegance with business relevance to help participants learn management fundamentals, data science techniques, and applications for data-driven decision-making.
The PGP-DSBA program offers maximum learning flexibility. You can learn while you earn with online sessions. The course accommodates transfer cases and sabbaticals and provides the opportunity to catch up when you miss classes.
An integral part of the learning experience is the use of data science and analytics tools in which candidates gain hands-on exposure to Python, SQL, Tableau, R (online).
The capstone project was one of the most memorable parts of the process – Sherin Shoby, PGP DSBA
Shoby has a master’s degree in commerce and over seven years of experience in the service industry. After taking a break from raising her child, her data science journey began in 2015 when she enrolled in a graduate degree in applied statistics through IGNOU and began undertaking small projects in freelance. During this time, she was looking for full-time programs where she could meet like-minded people, have interactions, and increase her network. So, she completed the graduate program in Data Science and Business Analytics in 2020 at Great Learning.
She adds, “The journey so far has been nothing short of overwhelming and rewarding. I have nothing but gratitude for all the changes I have experienced in life. I have met amazing people who have become very good friends, teachers who have been excellent guides, and to this day I do not hesitate to call and clear up my doubts and questions because this is the level of comfort I had.”
The industry-based program has broadened the spectrum of new job opportunities – Goushika Madhmitha, PGP DSBA
Madhmitha completed her bachelor’s degree in B.Tech-EEE and as a freshman joined an IT company. She became interested in the DBMS process in software development and started working on projects using ETL applications for seven years in a few organizations.
She was blessed with a strong support system that helped her juggle and focus on work, Great Learning’s PGP-DSBA course, and my family at the same time.
She adds, “I started using ML apps at my workplace, which sparked my interest in data science. I also started looking for more data science course content. , the lack of exposure and understanding of the field was one of the barriers, as not many women are working in the field of data science.”
“It’s a learning process, and you have to be very nimble in understanding the data science requirements of various industries, because the application is endless. However, focusing more on understanding the basics helps decipher and identify problem statements from any data set. I was at a point where I felt like I was stagnating in my position and was looking to improve myself without having to leave my current job, and that’s that’s when I started researching great learning,” she said.
She also said that Great Learning’s teachers and the materials provided for the program have greatly contributed to the program. The students also managed to adjust their pace of understanding, despite the pandemic. She learned under the guidance of incredible teachers; more specifically, Professor Gurumoorthy, who patiently clarified, cleaned up and revised basic concepts each time the class started advanced topics. Students also learned from inspiring teachers like Professor Ragavshyam Ramamurthy and Professor Deepesh Singh who shared their industry experience while explaining the concepts.
Industry renowned certificates
Students can earn two graduate certificates: McCombs’ School of Business at UT Austin and Great Lakes Executive Learning, the executive learning arm of Great Lakes (one of the top 10 B schools in India).
A student can get the latest learning experience that reflects the changing landscape of the industry.
The program fee is ₹2.40,000 + GST (Top 35 students will be able to reserve the seat for a fee of ₹2.25,000 + GST).
Apply for the course here.