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 & 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 & 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

    Programme Coordinator (IPBA), IIM Indore

    Dr. Ranjan holds B. Stat. & 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 Ph.D. scholar in Statistics and Operations Research. He was 10+ years of research experience in the areas of supply chain modeling, 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.

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 & assignments were properly scheduled. All the assignments were well-balanced & the capstone project helped me immensely in exponentially boosting 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 & build customer-focused products. I can now develop applications, processes, reports, dashboards, etc., keeping in mind the end-user's perspective & ultimately enriching the customer’s satisfaction & 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