Why IPBA

  • Expertly curated

    The programme is designed and delivered by the best minds from IIM-Indore & Jigsaw Academy.

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  • Insights from industry leaders

    Get practical insights from highly experienced industry experts through guest lectures.

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  • Assignments for improved learning

    Gain effective understanding and improve retention of knowledge through self-assessment quizzes and assignments.

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  • 'Do & learn' experience

    Through Bring Your Own Project (BYOP), you will get hands-on 'do & learn experience' that will equip you to tackle real-life business problems and provide effective solutions.

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  • Real-world case studies

    Understand concepts thoroughly with the help of case studies through the course.

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  • Extended access to course content

    Get 22 months' access to Jigsaw Academy’s specially curated learning management system content.

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Expertly curated

The programme is designed and delivered by the best minds from IIM-Indore & Jigsaw Academy.

Insights from industry leaders

Get practical insights from highly experienced industry experts through guest lectures.

Assignments for improved learning

Gain effective understanding and improve retention of knowledge through self-assessment quizzes and assignments.

'Do & learn' experience

Through Bring Your Own Project (BYOP), you will get hands-on 'do & learn experience' that will equip you to tackle real-life business problems and provide effective solutions.

Real-world case studies

Understand concepts thoroughly with the help of case studies through the course.

Extended access to course content

Get 22 months' access to Jigsaw Academy’s specially curated learning management system content.

Tools

Programme curriculum

1 Introduction to analytics and descriptive statistics

  • Introduction to Analytics and CRISP DM Data
  • Collection and biases
  • Summary statistics

2 R

  • Data manipulation
  • Data preprocessing

3 Inferential statistics

  • Probability Distributions and Sampling Theory
  • Hypothesis tests
  • Hypothesis tests – Chi Square, ANOVA
  • Confidence intervals

4 SQL (MySQL server)

  • SQL servers as data sources
  • Data normalization and consequences
  • Basic SQL DML queries
  • SQL Joins

5 Feature engineering (R)

  • Data exploration – sanity checks
  • Preparing data quality reports
  • Data preparation - outliers and missing value treatments
  • Variable profiling using information value

6 GLM – predictive statistical modelling in R

  • Linear regression
  • Logistic regression
  • Time series forecasting

7 Python

  • Basic data structures
  • Data manipulation
  • Pandas
  • Seaborn and MatPlotLib

8 Machine learning with Python

  • Tree models
  • Feature importance
  • Purity measures
  • Building and pruning trees
  • Ensemble methods
  • Clustering

9 Text mining & introduction to NLP

  • Handling text data
  • Handling image data
  • NLP
  • SVM for text mining
  • Naive Bayes for text mining

10 Big Data and machine learning with Spark

  • Introduction to Big Data ecosystem
  • Hadoop and HDFS
  • Querying with Hive
  • Data engineering case study
  • Introduction to Spark
  • Spark Streaming
  • PySPark
  • ML with Spark Case Studies

11 Tableau – Generating business value with storytelling and insights

  • Basics of data visualization
  • Models to value
  • Pitfalls of predictive models in business
  • Storytelling with data

12 Projects

  • Using Github and Kaggle to build analytics
  • Bring Your Own Project (BYOP)

Meet our faculty
  • Saurabh Kumar

    Faculty, IIM Indore

    Saurabh Kumar is part of the Information Systems faculty at IIM Indore. He has also worked at the Indian Institute of Management Nagpur, and served as a Visiting Research Scholar at Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

  • Harshal Lowalekar

    Faculty, IIM Indore

    Harshal is an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad and is working as an Associate Professor in the area of Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques at IIM-Indore.

  • Shubhamoy Dey

    Faculty, IIM Indore

    Prof. Shubhamoy Dey is part of the Information Systems faculty at IIM Indore. He has worked over 11 years in the Information Technology industry. He has represented India in the international E-Governance Study Mission to South Korea and Japan organised by the Asian Productivity Organisation, Tokyo, in 2005.

  • Dr. Pritam Ranjan

    Faculty, IIM Indore

    Dr. Ranjan holds B. Stat. and M. Stat. degrees from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, and a Ph.D. in statistics from Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada. Before joining IIM, he was an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Acadia University, Nova Scotia, Canada.

  • Dr. Bhavin J. Shah

    Faculty, IIM Indore

    Dr. Shah is a faculty of Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques at IIM Indore. He has 10+ years of experience in supply chain modelling, hospital management, healthcare delivery models, perishable inventory systems, e-commerce, simulation studies, and case research. He is a member (CA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

  • Arnab Koley

    Program Director - IPBA, IIM Indore

    An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Prof. Arnab Koley completed his doctorate in Statistics in 2018 and is currently working as an Assistant Professor - Department of Operations Management and Quantitative Techniques, at the Indian Institute of Management, Indore. With over 10+ years of experience in Research & Teaching, Arnab has published papers & articles in various national & international journals such as Statistica Neerlandica, vol. 75, Issue 2, Journal Stat Theory Practice, Metrika, vol. 80, Issue 4, American Journal of Mathematical and Management Sciences, vol. 36, Issue 3, and many more. His research interest areas include Data Analytics, Reliability Analysis, Survival Analysis, Bayesian Analysis, and Computational Statistics.

Alumni speak

  • Gowri Sandhya

    Project Manager, OpenText

    The mini capstone & capstone project helped me get hands-on knowledge & become more confident.

  • Santhosh Koppa Balasubramanyamv

    Tivoli Expert, IBM

    I'd like to thank Jigsaw Academy & IIM Indore for designing such a wonderful curriculum.

  • Abhiraj Shrivastava

    Quality Auditing Analyst, Accenture

    I would say IPBA is one of the best online programmes with an in-person component.

  • Anuj Verma

    Virtual Intern - Data Analyst Consulting, KPMG Australia

    The online live classes with expert faculty from IIM Indore were seamless. I’d rate it a 10/10! Everything was taught in an outstanding manner with professional conduct. Classes, projects and assignments were properly scheduled. All the assignments were well-balanced and the capstone project helped me boost my learning curve.

  • Ritoshuvro Banerjee

    Former Senior Business Analyst, Evergent Inc.

    By being in the IT industry for more than 6 years, I realised that there is a crucial demand for customer-centric products and services. Business Analytics has helped me achieve the skills required to design and build customer-focused products. I can now develop applications, processes, reports, dashboards, etc., keeping in mind the end-user's perspective and ultimately enriching the customer’s satisfaction and experience.

  • Anubhav Mishra

    Team Lead, RWS Moravia

    I’m happy with the exhaustive course curriculum. From Statistics, SQL, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing to Big Data, Tableau, and more, all the topics are taught really well. The comprehensive course structure is well-defined, keeping the current industry needs in mind.

How will Jigsaw Academy’s IPBA help
you become a future leader?

WORK
in a data-driven organisation
SOLVE
real business challenges using business analytics
BUILD
agile, data & facts-driven business decisions
LEAD
your organisation in establishing analytics and data science verticals and practices

Learning outcomes

Identify and describe complex business problems in terms of analytical models
Apply appropriate analytical methods to find solutions to business problems that achieve stated objective
Translate the results of business analytic projects into effective courses of action
Demonstrate data-driven intelligent decision-making in structured or unstructured and ambiguous situations
Build and enhance business analytics capabilities by adapting the appropriate technology and software solutions

Questions you might have

What is the eligibility for the IPBA?

- 50% marks in bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any discipline.

- A valid GMAT / CAT / Jigsaw Administered Test score. The score should be within five years on the date of submission of the application.

What is the programme duration?

The programme is spread over ten months.

If I choose to withdraw my application for admission, will I be eligible for a fee refund?

The application fee and payment are non-refundable. During extenuating circumstances, transfer to the next batch is possible; however, a batch change fee will be applicable. This transfer will be approved in genuine cases only.

What is included in the Program Fee?

The program fee of INR 2,70,000* + GST includes the cost for Online Live Sessions, access to the learning center, application-based learning, and course completion certificate.

Please Note: The campus visit for convocation is optional. Interested participants have to pay the fee of INR 9,000 + GST 1 month prior to the planned convocation date.

What types of industry projects do students work on?

The program provides Bring Your Own Project (BYOP) feature, which allows learners to choose a project topic/ idea as per their choice of industry and apply Analytics & Big Data tools and concepts, including Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics skills, taught during this 10-month course.

Is there an availability of financial support, like loans?

Yes, we have tie-ups with established financial institutions in case students wish to opt for an education loan to finance the program fees. However, the loan disbursal and offers are from our loan partners and are dependent on your credit rating and details. Please contact us for details.

Who awards the certificate?

The certificate is awarded by IIM Indore.

Would IIM Indore faculty be teaching this course?

Yes, part of the online classes and the in-person sessions would be taught by IIM Indore faculty.

Would the online video content be available to me after completion of the course?

The learning material, i.e., lectures and reading content, would be available to you for 12 months (in addition to the course duration, which is 10 months).

Can my company sponsor me?

We accept corporate sponsorships and can assist you with the process. Please contact us for details.

How does ‘Bring Your Own Project (BYOP)’ work?

Bring Your Own Project (BYOP) allows learners of the Integrated Program in Business Analytics to identify, shortlist, and finalize a project and its outcomes and submit it for review. After going through the proposal and understanding the project’s objective, the faculty may recommend changes (if any) and advise learners to submit an alternate project idea.

What is the step-by-step process of BYOP?

Here’s the step-by-step process of Bring Your Own Project (BYOP):

Step 1: Submitting project ideas

Step 2: Initial comments on the submitted ideas

Step 3: Re-submission of project ideas that did not get selected in the first round

Step 4: Feedback on re-submitted ideas

Step 5: Faculty allocation and project finalization

Step 6: Mid-term review with respective project guide

Step 7: Final review with respective project guide

Step 8: Presentation of the project

What are the benefits of opting for an IIM Indore’s Executive Alumni Status?

The following benefits will be available to the learners opting for Executive Alumni Status:

  • 1. Communication of brochures and newsletters from IIM Indore
  • 2. Access to the IIM Indore Campus’s rich library resources (onsite access)
  • 3. Official email ID of the institute as per the institute policy in force from time to time
  • 4. Alumni card

Is this Business Analytics course 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?

The Integrated Program in Business Analytics(IPBA), by Jigsaw in collaboration with IIM Indore, is a 100% online course for Business Analysts. There is no need to attend an in-person class in this Business Analyst online course. The program is spread over 10 Months with 150+ Hours divided across 12 Modules with all classes delivered online by SMEs and expert faculty members. The course is made completely online to enable working professionals to upskill and pursue it at their own pace.