IFIM Business School

Executive Education Program

Executive PGDM in Business Analytics.

EPGDM Business Analytics batch at IFIM’s 20th Convocation Ceremony 2016

Program Duration : 15 Months

A specially delineated program for working executives, from all management bands, intended to equip them with:

  • Relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to implement Business Analytics solutions in their respective organisations.
  • Imparting skills to help them move up the professional ladder.

Program Fee

  • Education Loans and Group/Corporate Packages are also available.

Program Background

While the curiosity in analytics and resulting benefits are growing day by day, some organizations are tested by the unpredictability and disruption that business environment can create. To overcome this, organizations must follow an approach of revealing the insight in their data to drive business decisions. For this to happen, one needs Business, Analytical, Organizational and Technological knowledge, which is the focus of the program.

Digital data availability has increased tremendously over a period of time with implementation of enterprise applications like ERP, SCM, CRM and Electronic Payment System apart from Electronic Governance initiated by Govt. organizations at Center & State level. However, there is an acute shortage of professionally trained personnel at middle & senior management level who understand the potential of Big Data Analytics, who can translate analysis outcome and integrate it with overall business strategy of the organization.

For successful implementation and roll out of analytics at organization level, many aspects apart from just technical play a major role. Some of them are proper KPIs to measure the success of business intelligence, organization structure to support its rollout, cultural changes required and integration of business intelligence strategy with overall business strategy.

Program Highlights

  • AICTE approved 15-months Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Executive PGDM).
  • Curriculum designed and delivered by a blend of highly qualified and experienced faculty from IFIM and industry experts.
  • Hybrid model of course delivery via facility of live streaming of lectures and classroom teaching with access to recorded sessions.
  • Hands-on-experience of working with relevant software from IBM, OpenSource and Microsoft.
  • Convenience of weekend classes (Saturdays and alternate Sundays).

Career Prospects

The program opens up exciting career prospects in the area of Business Analytics:

  • With large amount of data and subsequent pattern analysis opening up a plethora of options to explore business analysts, data scientists, information analysts and project managers will have great demand. Potential recruiters in the area of Business Analytics in India are giant IT Cos like Infosys, TCS, HCL Technologies, Cognizant, IBM, Dell, Wipro, Accenture, SAS, etc
  • Industries heavily depending on Business Analytics: Manufacturing, Retail, Financial Services, Banking & Insurance, Telecom, Health Care, Logistics and Supply Chain

Batch Composition

  • The program has gained significant attention from corporate world as well as practitioners. Individuals from various companies like IBM, Genpact, TCS, Herman Miller, Schneider Electric, Fujitsu, United Healthcare, Mindtree etc., having different career aspirations, have enrolled for the program.
  • The average experience of the batches is 8.6 years.

Students' Profiles

Graduation Background
Work Experience (years) B.Tech B.Sc. BCA/MCA BBA/B.Com. Total
Less than 5 22 4 4 3 33
5-10 26 15 6 8 55
10-15 8 0 9 3 20
More than 15 8 3 0 0 12
Total 64 22 19 14 120

Key Faculty

Dr. Chandrasekhar Subramanyam, Senior Prof. & Director - Business Analytics, IFIM Business School Dr. Madhumita Guha Majumder Professor & Chairperson Centre of Excellence – Analytics Dr. Gunjan M. Sharma Program Head - Business Analytics IFIM Business School
Dr. Sridevi V. Professor - Finance IFIM Business School Prof. Premsundar Iyengar Professor - Finance IFIM Business School Prof. H. N. Shankar Senior Functional Consultant TechM & IMS Solution Group
Mr. Prasad K. Murthy Partner - Trans Trades Mr. Jayen Thakkar, IBM Mr. Shankar R., SAP
Mr. Jayas Damodaran Co-Founder & Managing Director Jiyo Natural, Ex- CEO, Boston Dr. Prakash L. Robert Bosch Engineering & Business Solutions Ltd. Dr. Alakh Verma Director - Oracle Faculty - University of California
Mr. Rohit C. , Consultant Mr. Joy John Ukken, IBM Mr. Ramesh, SIEMENS
Mr. Aditya Shiralkar, Deloitte Mr. Krishna Bandaru, Founder & Director - Spinsoft Dr. Suresh, Accenture
Dr. Lloyd Standford Director, Topblue Supply Chain Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Ramesh, SIEMENS

Admission Criteria

  • Graduate in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university.
  • Work experience of a minimum two years and above

Companies visited for the placement so far

  • DELL
  • IBM

Hands-on training at the IBM Business Analytics Lab on campus, equipped with state of the art tools like:

Success story with IBM:

The success story of the program has recently been featured on IBM’s website. Based on the success of the program on all relevant aspects, IFIM Business School has been recognized by IBM for building capabilities for management students and Working Professionals on Big Data & Analytics using IBM software...Read More

Curriculum Overview

For Admissions Contact:

Ms. Surekha Shetty
Director - Students Services
Mob: 9900067706


A 24-month AICTE approved ‘Career Accelerator’ PGDM WP, specially designed for Working Professionals, with weekend classes.

PGDM for Working Professionals

A unique course designed for working professionals for enhancing their managerial and professional skills. The curriculum is designed to enhance skills of participants with a blend of managerial focus on Business Analytics, Investment / Credit FinTech (Finance), Market Research (Marketing), HR-Information Systems (HR), E-Commerce, Retail, Supply Chain (Operations).

At IFIM, we have extensive use of simulation, case studies, alternate weekend classes, online classes, synchronous and asynchronous learning through integrated systems for experiential learning. IFIM Business School’s Bespoke Management Programmes empowers students to create their own learning paths and career goals, thereby creating a better industry fit compared to generic management programmes that are inflexible in their approach. The flexibility to choose courses freely enables students to custom-create a curriculum uniquely suited to their individual needs and aspirations. IFIM is the only institution with a completely flexible PGDM WP programme, patterned on leading international B-Schools, which has been widely appreciated by the corporates as they get highly-focused resources. Students can pace their learning, they can take extra credits or reduced credits in a term according to their aptitude. They can even choose to drop a course if they are so inclined. The ultimate purpose is to leverage their strengths and align their learning path to the needs of the Industry and Business. IFIM’s exceptional faculty and industry mentors guide students in every step of the way to help them discover the areas in management they are passionate about. IFIM Business School’s holistic and integrated learning methodology is geared not only towards creating rewarding careers, but also towards learning and aiming for life-changing experiences.

IFIM’s unique Industry Internship Programme (IIP), has been very well received by recruiters across industries for its unmatched exposure and valuable on-the-job learning. The advantage for the recruiting companies is that students would have already completed all coursework that is expected from a graduating student. IFIM students pursue their internships with leading companies, which adds to their repertoire of achievements and accomplishments. IIP has been recognized as the most effective method of enhancing employability at the Indian Management Conclave. IIP is completely integrated into the curriculum of the programme, which spans about 4.5 months.

The IFIM Business School is working on the following four distinct interventions to align with the refreshed positioning of ‘Beyond Tomorrow’:

Curriculum for the Industrial Revolution 4.0

While the Industrial Revolution 1.0 used water and steam power to mechanize production, the 2.0 used electric power to create mass production, and the 3.0 used electronics and information technology to automate production; the Industrial Revolution 4.0 is building on the previous three revolutions, characterised by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres. The sheer velocity, scope, and impact of this revolution has seen no precedent and is evolving at an exponential pace disrupting almost everything around us. It is imperative then that management systems of production, operations, and governance etc. will be significantly transformed, and so will the essential skill sets. The World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Institute for the Future (IFTF) has identified a set of distinct skills such as Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Creativity, People Management, Coordinating with Others, Emotional Intelligence, Judgment and Decision Making, Service Orientation, Negotiation, and Cognitive flexibility for the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

Design Thinking and Innovation

For those who aspire to be innovators and entrepreneurs, IFIM Business School is contemplating offering Innovation Incubation as a choice in lieu of Research Incubation. Thus, a student will need to complete either Innovation Incubation or Research Incubation to successfully fulfil the academic obligation associated with the program.

The Innovation Incubation will be supported by the Start-up Foundry of IFIM Business School. The Start-up Foundry was established by IFIM Business School in 2016 for incubating start-ups. The foundry provides infrastructural support, legal services, marketing and branding services and mentoring by seasoned entrepreneurs. The Start-up Foundry has successfully incubated and graduated many ventures, few of them being “Hostel Backpack”, “Cliceat”, and “Rhythm on Wheels”.

As part of the Innovation Incubation, the student will need to complete a course on Design Thinking and Innovation. In the four semesters, the student will be expected to develop a business plan and either demonstrate the proof of concept or develop a minimum viable product. The plan and the outcome of the POC/MVP will then need to be presented to potential investors. If the plan solicits interest from an investor the student will be permitted to incubate the venture as part of the Industry Internship Program which follows the completion of the four semesters.

IoE (Internet of Education) Platform

IFIM Business School is developing a platform for upskilling the industry, the academia, and professionals in gen-next technology areas. The platform will comprise the latest in hardware, software and real-life datasets hosted on a cloud for easy access. We have identified four areas, namely: Artificial Intelligence; Data Engineering and Business Analytics; Digital Commerce and Blockchain aligned with new emerging job roles. The platform will host datasets from various verticals such as Healthcare, Financial Services, E-commerce, Retail etc which will allow users to develop algorithms and models for business solutions. This idea has found good traction with the industry and CXO’s from companies such as Fractal Analytics, Infosys, Wells Fargo, Fidelity, Walmart, Flipkart, Amazon, Intel have come forward to form a think tank in Bangalore to help us develop the platform. The think tank is also helping us develop courseware, domain-specific use cases and source real-life datasets for capstone projects. Providing professional development programmes on this platform is on our agenda.

Research Resource Centre (RRC)

IFIM Business School has also embarked on laying the foundation for a Research Resource Centre. This centre will be an open platform to help international faculty to tap into the growing Indian economy. The RRC will consist of a group of qualified PhD scholars to provide research support to top end international faculty who are time-starved but would like to apply their research findings to India and other Asian economies. The RRC will also be powered by the IoE platform giving easy access to real-life data sets making the research more effective and authentic.

Program Features:

  • Bespoke curriculum – Tailor made to prepare you for the Industry Revolution 4.0
  • ‘Experiential Learning’ course delivery by industry-experienced IFIM and visiting faculty, to enable you to apply the concepts and ideas at your work place
  • Focus on developing the core managerial competencies required in modern business: Decision Making, Problem Solving, Strategic Thinking, Global Perspective and Leadership
  • PGDM WP Program is approved by AICTE
  • Extensive use of simulation, case studies and learning management systems for experiential learning
  • Peer group interaction with students from other sectors/companies enabling cross-fertilization of ideas - each participant will be able to investigate the issues in their company from different perspectives
  • Alternate Weekend classes that do not disrupt your work schedule
  • Study material/lectures made available online for ready reference

Batch Composition:

  • The program has gained significant attention from corporate world as well as practitioners. Individuals from various companies like IBM, Genpact, Infosys, TCS, PWC, Accenture, CGI, Cognizant, Dell, E&Y, HCL, L&T, Oracle, Thomson Reuters, Wipro, Schneider Electric, Titan, Mindtree, etc., having different career aspirations, have enrolled for the program.
  • The average work experience of the batch is 8 years

Academic Background:

Students speak: Mr.Viswanath , PGDM-WP July 2018 batch:

Admission Criteria:

  • Graduate in any discipline with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized university.

  • Work experience of a minimum two years and above

Network and engage with peers across top companies:


All payments should be made to the (CDE) Centre for Developmental Education account only. IFIM does not collect fees through any third party vendors.


These program are conducted with the intention of enhancing people’s knowledge on current affairs and sharpening skills at multiple levels.

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