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    PGDM in Business Analytics

    About PGDM in Business Analytics

    PGDM in Business Analytics is a 2-year management course that targets a rapidly growing sector of business analytics. It is related to the data analytics field and involves the study of subjects involved in the theorems, applications, technologies and processes employed in the analysis of data to derive business-related insights. 

    PGDM in Business Analytics course is offered at the postgraduate level and is accessible to graduates of all streams. However, colleges usually prefer candidates who have studied Mathematics in school or graduation for this course. It builds expertise in a student on the operations involved in processing raw data into usable information on which business decisions can be based. It is an excellent choice of course for a candidate who wishes to work in Big Data Analysis.

    The course offers good placement opportunities and its scope is only expected to increase in the future as emerging technologies make it easier than ever to collect, store and analyse data. From small companies to large organisations, the influence of business analytics can be seen on every scale.

    PGDM in Business Analytics Highlights

    Course Name

    Post Graduate Diploma in Management in Business Analytics

    Short Name


    Course Level

    Post Graduate

    Course Type

    Diploma Course


    Post Graduate Diploma in Management


    Business Analytics

    Course Duration

    2 years



    Course Mode

    Full Time / Distance

    Minimum Qualification Required

    Graduation in any stream with at least 50% aggregate marks


    No Limit

    Selection Process

    MBA Entrance Exam + GD / PI round of colleges

    Average Course Fee

    Rs. 4 - 10 lacs

    Average Salary

    Rs. 3 - 6 LPA

    Top Recruiting Companies

    Accenture, Wipro, Google, Citi Bank, FSSAI, HCL, Amazon etc.

    PGDM in Business Analytics Eligibility Criteria

    The candidates who are interested in taking admission to the PGDM in Business Analytics course must first ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for the course. Given below is the eligibility criteria specified by AICTE for PGDM in Business Analytics. Colleges may have additional or different conditions than the ones specified below.

    • The candidate must have completed a bachelor's degree course from a recognized university.

    • The candidate must have no active backlogs and must have received at least 50% aggregate marks in the graduate degree.

    • Colleges either prefer or require candidates who have studied Mathematics as a subject in Class 12th or Graduation. Thus, Science and Commerce candidates get a preference when being selected for this course.

    PGDM in Business Analytics Admission Process

    Here are the details regarding the process of admission to the PGDM in Business Analytics course.

    • The admissions are entrance-exam based and colleges also consider other details such as previous academic performance.
    • The candidates have to appear for MBA entrance exams such as CAT / MAT / XAT / IPMAT etc. Some private colleges have seats reserved under management quota for which direct admissions are conducted.

    • The candidates who qualify the cutoff of the college are shortlisted for selection. Shortlisted candidates are then called for a GD/PI round of the institute.

    • Final admissions are granted based on the overall performance of the candidates. 

    PGDM in Business Analytics Popular Colleges

    Given below is a list of private colleges popular for their PGDM in Business Analytics course.


    Course Fee

    Vishwa Vishwani Institute Of Systems And Management (VVISM), Hyderabad

    Rs. 7,20,000

    ASM's Institute Of Management And Computer Studies (IMCOST), Mumbai

    Rs. 6,50,000

    ICBM - School Of Business Excellence (ICBM SBE), Hyderabad

    Rs. 5,76,000

    NITTE School Of Management (NSOM ), Bangalore

    Rs. 6,80,000

    Siva Sivani Institute Of Management (SSIM), Secunderabad

    Rs. 6,50,000

    PGDM in Business Analytics Syllabus

    First Year

    Business Statistics Introduction to IT Systems
    Operations Management Management Functions
    Financial Management Managerial Economics
    Business Communication Marketing Management
    Human Resource Management Research Methodology

    Second Year

    Introduction to Big Data Business Law
    Data Analytics using R Data Analytics Using SAS
    Advanced Analytics Entrepreneurial Management
    Business Simulation International Business
    Enterprise Systems Case Study and Project

    PGDM in Business Analytics Career Options and Job Prospects

    PGDM in Business Analytics deals with a relatively new stream that has immense scope for development in a digital world that is generating data at an unprecedented rate. Professionals who can help businesses make sense of this data and make better business decisions in today's world. Almost all of the modern companies are investing in Data Analytics as a means of business and the data market has grown to be worth more than USD 50 billion.

    Business and Data Analytics is influencing an increasing number of sectors and has potentially transformed how businesses are conducted. Jobs for Analysts are not only available in private industries but also in the Government sector. The graph below provides a rough estimate of the distribution of employment opportunities in the analytics field.

    Here are the common areas of employment for PGDM in Business Analytics graduates.

    • Banks

    • Business Consultancies

    • MNCs

    • Market Research Agencies

    • Advertisement Agencies

    • Telecoms etc.

    Take a look at the table below for career options available after PGDM in Business Analytics.


    Average Salary

    Business Analyst

    Rs. 6.10 LPA

    Data Scientist

    Rs. 8.10 LPA

    IT Analyst

    Rs. 6.10 LPA

    Computer Systems Analyst

    Rs. 6.50 LPA

    Health Care Analyst

    Rs. 3.50 LPA

    Predictive Modeller

    Rs. 9.05 LPA

    PGDM in Business Analytics Top Recruiting Companies

    Some of the top recruiting companies of PGDM in Business Analytics holders have been listed below.

    • Flipkart
    • IBM
    • Accenture
    • Wipro
    • Amazon
    • Godrej etc.

    FAQs about PGDM - BA

    What are some good colleges for PGDM in Business Analytics?

    NMIMS Mumbai, LBSIM New Delhi, MMDU Ambala, IIMC, IBMR Bangalore etc. are some of the good colleges offering a PGDM in Business Analytics course.

    Can Arts students take admission in PGDM in Business Analytics?

    Yes, but not many colleges allow Arts students into PGDM in Business Analytics. Science and Commerce students who have studied Maths as a subject are considered to be more suitable for this course.

    What are the career options available after PGDM in Business Analytics?

    Career options such as Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Data Modeller, IT Analyst etc. can be taken up after a PGDM in Business Analytics.

    What are the areas of employment after PGDM in Busines Analytics?

    Career opportunities after PGDM in Business Analytics can be found in MNCs, Banks and other Financial Service Providers, Service Aggregators such as Uber / Ola, E-Commerce Companies, Business Consultancies etc.

    How much money can I make after a PGDM in Business Analytics?

    The salary package after PGDM in Business Analytics will differ by your company and job profile. On average, the starting salary after PGDM in Business Analytics can be around Rs. 5 to 6 LPA.
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    Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student

    St. Francis Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai offers MMS and PGDM at the postgraduate level. Eligibility criteria for both the programs is clearing a bachelor's degree with at least 50% marks in case of general candidate and 45% marks in case of reserved category. Besides this, you must have appeared for either MH-CETATMA/ GMAT/ CMAT/ CAT/ XAT or MAT entrance exam. You can fill the Common Admission Form to apply for admission or you can also visit the official website of the college. Selection for both the programs will be done on the basis of performance in the counselling round. The college will release a merit list of selected candidates on its official website. Selected candidates may proceed to college to confirm their admission. The annual fee of the MMS program is INR 2,27,840 while the annual fee of the PGDM program is 2,86,000. If you have further queries you can call on our toll-free number 18005729877. 

    You can also consider some of the other popular PGDM colleges below

    AAM- The Pragmatic B School, Chennai

    International Institute of Business Studies, Bangalore

    International School of Business and Media, Pune

    Thank You


    Arshiya, Student / Alumni

    LPU is known for its MBA. LPU provides quality education, with great scholarship programs plus holistic learning opportunities. Mittal School of Business is among the first 10 institutions in India to get ACBSP (USA) accreditation, Mittal school of Business ranked among the top 40 Management institution in India, as per NIRF ranking 2021. The curriculum is made keeping in mind the current market trends. The placements are 100%, and students have special placement-oriented classes that serve as a booster for students to clear the exam and interview. Companies like Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, Adani Wilmar, Altruist, Al-Rakha, Dharam Consultancy selected LPU students for International locations. The highest package availed is 21 LPA. More than 650 companies visit LPU every year for recruitment with an average of 5-12 LPA packages and the highest package was 21LPA. Every year visiting companies escalate in number and till date University has recorded the highest placements in North India. The students can join an internship by sitting in the placement drive organized by LPU or they can organize at their own end. The students can work in banks (Private or Public), the Pvt sector or Public Ltd. companies, etc. The students have done an internship in Companies like IDBI, FUTURE GENERAL INSURANCE Company, COHO, Times of India, Hindustan Times, Karvy stockbroking, Decathlon Sports Ltd; etc. The best thing about LPU about placement is that they provide placement classes to all the students from the first year who opt for the placement. With the help of this, they can prepare themselves for placements till the pre-final year because the companies will start visit for the recruitment of students since a pre-final year. Some of the students go for internships also in their final year.
    Does IIKM Business School, Kolkata offer PGDM?
    -Rifa -Updated on Jul-27-20201 Answers

    Shreya Sareen, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student

    No, IIKM Business School, Calicut does not offer PGDM courses. However, the college offers an MBA program in many branches such as Marketing ManagementFinance Management,  Human Resource ManagementInformation Technology, Healthcare Management and Production Management. If you are interested in any admission in MBA program then you can visit the official website of the college to complete the registration form. However, if you are looking for PGDM colleges then you can check other colleges provided below.

    Versatile Business School, Chennai

    Greater Noida Institute of Technology, Greater Noida

    John's Business School, Hyderabad

    ICBM-SBE, Hyderabad

    AAM, Chennai

    IILM Academy of Higher Learning, Jaipur

    If you want to apply to any of these colleges then you can fill out Common Application Form or you can also call our toll-free number 1800-572-9877. Besides this, if you have any other admission queries then you can ask questions at Collegedekho QnA zone. Some articles provided below will also help you to know about PGDM admission of some other colleges.

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