PG Program - Business Analytics & Business Intelligence

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PG Program - Business Analytics & Business Intelligence

Weekend Classroom | Online Mentorship
  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Pune
  • Mumbai
  • Kolkata
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Application deadline 24th Jan 2019

Academic Partners

Why Join PGP-BABI?


Alumni have transitioned to analytics roles


Average salary hike post completion


Companies share job opportunities with us

India’s #1 analytics program

Our rigorous learning ensures demonstrable competence development which you can showcase to transform your career to succeed in the digital economy.

Learn in classroom or online

Choose between weekend classroom sessions or online live mentorship sessions.

International Recognition and Dual Certificate

Dual Certificate from The University of Texas at Austin, McCombs School of Business, world rank #2 in Analytics and Great Lakes, India rank #1 in Analytics.


Learn while you earn with our weekend classes. We accommodate transfer cases, sabbaticals & provide the option to catch up even when you have missed classes.

PGP-BABI Learning Experience

The PG Program in Business Analytics and Business Intelligence, PGP-BABI, is offered by Great Learning in collaboration with McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and Great Lakes, India. It is a comprehensive program that covers the latest analytics tools and techniques along with their business applications. The topics are covered in a practical and hands-on manner with real world case studies to enable participants to succeed in business roles using data analytics.

The PGP-BABI has been ranked No.1 in India by AIM. UT Austin McCombs’ MS in Business Analytics is ranked No.2 in the world by QS World University Rankings.

Innovative approach

Our program offers a blended learning environment or an online learning environment that causes minimal disruptions to work schedule. Sessions are assisted by online webinars, discussions and assignments for continuous and cumulative learning.

Corporate collaboration

Our corporate partners are deeply involved in curriculum design, facilitating projects, industry lectures, and professional evaluation.

Capstone project

The Capstone project allows you to apply your learning to real industry projects and add it to your portfolio for potential employers to see as a tangible body of work.

Talent pool in PGP-BABI

Interaction in the classrooms is not just with peers but active employees from different industries who bring their unique experiences to the fore.

Dual Certificate & ePortfolio

Earn a Dual Certificate from The University of Texas at Austin - McCombs School of Business and Great Lakes. Your certificate and Analytics Portfolio can also be shared on social media channels to establish your credibility in Business Analytics.

Sample ePortfolio


The program is carried out in 2 formats - Classroom mode and Online mode. The PGP-BABI curriculum has been designed in collaboration with faculty from Great Lakes and UT Austin. The teaching and content in the program is by faculty from Great Lakes, UT Austin and other practicing data scientists and analytics experts. The capstone projects are approved by Great Lakes and UT Austin Faculty.

  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • R for Data Science
  • Introduction to R and R-Studio
  • Dealing with Data using R
  • Visualization using R
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Introduction to Probability
  • Probability Distributions
  • Hypothesis Testing and Estimation
  • Goodness of Fit
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Working Capital Management
  • Capital Budgeting
  • Capital Structure
  • Core Concepts of Marketing
  • Customer Life Time Value
Analytics techniques
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Regression Analysis
  • Dimension Reduction Techniques
  • Introduction to Supervised and Unsupervised Learning
  • Clustering
  • Decision Trees
  • Random Forest
  • Neural Networks
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Logistic Regression
  • Linear Discriminant Analysis
  • Introduction to Time Series
  • Correlation
  • Forecasting
  • Autoregressive models
  • Handling Unstructured Data
  • Machine Learning Algorithms
  • Bias Variance trade-off
  • Handling Unbalanced Data
  • Boosting
  • Model Validation
  • Linear programming
  • Goal Programming
  • Integer Programming
  • Mixed Integer Programming
  • Distribution and Network Models
Domain exposure
  • Marketing and Retail Terminologies
  • Customer Analytics
  • Retail Dashboard
  • Customer Churn
  • Association Rules Mining
  • Web Analytics: Understanding the metrics
  • Basic & Advanced Web Metrics
  • Google Analytics: Demo & Hands on
  • Campaign Analytics
  • Text Mining
  • Why Credit Risk-Using a market case study
  • Comparison of Credit Risk Models
  • Overview of Probability of Default (PD) Modeling
  • PD Models, types of models, Steps to make a good model
  • Market Risk
  • Value at Risk - using stock case study
  • Introduction to Supply Chain
  • Dealing with Demand uncertainty
  • Designing Optimal Strategy using Case Study
  • Inventory Control & Management
  • Inventory classification
  • Inventory Modeling
  • Costs Involved in Inventory
  • Economic Order Quantity
  • Forecasting
  • Advanced Forecasting Methods
  • Examples & Case Studies
Visualization and insights
  • Introduction to Data Visualization
  • Introduction to Tableau
  • Basic charts and dashboard
  • Descriptive Statistics, Dimensions and Measures
  • Visual analytics: Storytelling through data
  • Dashboard design & principles
  • Advanced design components/ principles : Enhancing the power of dashboards
  • Special chart types
  • Case Study: Hands on using Tableau
  • Integrate Tableau with Google Sheets
Languages and tools
  • R
  • Python
  • Tableau
  • SAS (Online Module)

Capstone - The Cornerstone

The Capstone Project is an application-oriented industry project where candidates are mentored and evaluated by Great Lakes faculty and Industry Experts. It allows them to apply their learning to real life projects and add it to their portfolio as a tangible 'body of work' for potential employers to see. It is a growth enabler that instills both confidence and conviction in our candidates.


Participate in company sponsored hackathons and establish your expertise. Apply your new skills to solve real-world business problems. Here are some of our recent hackathons
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Hackathon: 16th Dec 2018

Inventory Management

Predict the total number of customers visiting each store of a pharmacy chain to plan inventory effectively

38 Teams
  • Chennai
  • Pune
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Hackathon: 18th Nov 2018

Social Media

Predict the total number of comments a user-generated post will receive in Facebook

31 Teams
  • Online
  • Mumbai
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Hackathon: 28th Oct 2018

Airline Industry

Predict the factors that will contribute to a passenger's positive in-flight experience.

27 Teams
  • New Delhi
  • Chennai
  • Hyderabad

Meet Your Faculty

The faculty and industry speaker pool of the program consists of leading academicians in the field of data analytics along with several experienced industry practitioners from leading organizations.

Hands-On Learning from Analytics Practitioners

Get invaluable input from the who's who of the industry:

Delivery Formats

12-month classroom mode

Learn in real classrooms with 30 classroom sessions taking place one weekend a month, get access to an online learning management system for online content.

11-month online mode

Learn through 30 online mentorship sessions along with recorded content available on our Learning Management System.

Career Support - GL Excelerate

As a participant in the Great Learning's program, GL Excelerate helps you unlock your potential, highlight your skills and connect to the right opportunities for your next job.

Exclusive recruitment drives

Attend Great Learning job fairs organised every 2 months across cities. Participate in our recruitment drives with top tech companies looking for professionals like you.

Access to curated jobs

Access a list of jobs relevant to your experience and domain. Leverage our dedicated career support team working with 200+ organisations, who’ll recommend the right jobs for you.

Interview preparation workshops

Familiarise yourself with commonly asked questions that’ll help you crack any technical interview. Use your ePortfolio to showcase your skills and improve your chances of getting hired.

Personalised career mentorship

Get an expert career mentor personalised to your experience and industry, who will help you navigate your path to career success. Get guidance on choosing the right opportunities, building a great CV and much more.

Organizations Participating in Recruitment Drives

Alumni Success Stories

Batch Profile

The PGP-BABI class consists of working professionals from excellent organizations and backgrounds maintaining an impressive diversity across work experience, roles and industries.

Batch Industry Diversity

Batch Work Experience Distribution

The PGP-BABI class comes from some of the leading organizations.

Admission Details


  • done Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks or equivalent.
  • done At least 2 years of full-time post qualification work experience.

Selection Process

Step 1

Fill application form

Apply by filling a simple online application form.

Step 2

Application review

The faculty panel will review all the applications and shortlist candidates based on their profiles.

Step 3

Telephonic interview

Shortlisted candidates will go through a telephonic interview round which will then be reviewed by a faculty panel.

Step 4

Admission Offer

An admission offer will be made to selected candidates which has to be accepted by paying the admission fees.

Fee for Classroom Mode

3,95,000 + GST
Admission Fee Created with Sketch. 50,000
1st Installment Created with Sketch. 1,15,000
2nd Installment Created with Sketch. 1,15,000
3rd Installment Created with Sketch. 1,15,000
Total Created with Sketch. 3,95,000

Fee for Online Only Mode

1,70,000 + GST
Admission Fee Created with Sketch. 25,000
1st Installment Created with Sketch. 48,400
2nd Installment Created with Sketch. 48,300
3rd Installment Created with Sketch. 48,300
Total Created with Sketch. 1,70,000


Candidates can pay the program fee through

Net Banking
Credit/Debit Cards
Cheque, DD

Financial Aid

In case our students want to finance the course they can avail a loan at a substantially lower rate of interest than the market.

Batch Start Dates


March 2019


April 2019


1st Feb 2019


March 2019


March 2019


February 2019


9th Feb 2019

Upcoming Application Deadline

24th Jan 2019

We follow a rolling admission process and admissions are closed once the requisite number of participants enroll for the upcoming batch. So, we encourage you to apply early and secure your seat.

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Frequently Asked Questions

MS in Business Analytics offered by McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin is ranked No. 2 in the world by QS World University Rankings (2018).
The PGP-BABI curriculum has been designed in collaboration with Great Lakes and UT Austin. The teaching and content in the program is by Faculty from Great Lakes, UT Austin and other practicing data scientists and analytics experts. The capstone projects are approved by Great Lakes and UT Austin Faculty.

Upon completion, all successful participants get Dual Certificates from Great Lakes and the University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
The Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics (PGP-BABI) is an Analytics focused management Program designed and delivered by Great Lakes Executive Learning. Since this is an executive Program that prepares professionals for managerial careers in Analytics, a graduate degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks and a prior work experience of at least two years is required. However, for the PGP-BABI Online, it is not mandatory for the candidate to have a prior work experience.
The PGP-BABI program is available in 2 formats- Classroom based learning and completely online learning.
  • For the classroom format, classes will be held on one weekend each month for the 12 months.
  • For the online format, mentored online sessions will be held on either a Saturday or a Sunday.
The program follows classroom sessions on one weekend a month. Check the Batch Commencement Details (under Deadlines above) for details.
PGP-BABI is unique in curriculum design on the following fronts:
  • The curriculum covers general management subjects and provides a detailed study in analytics.
  • The courses are taught by eminent faculty from Great Lakes and senior executives from the analytics industry.
  • The Program provides the candidates with hands-on exposure to tools such as R, Tableau, Python and SAS.
  • The various delivery models of the program being available in a classroom format as well as a completely online format, which makes it convenient for working professionals to attend classroom sessions or mentored online sessions without having to quit their jobs.
The Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics (PGP-BABI) equips you with the relevant knowledge and skills to pursue managerial careers with best of analytics companies or move the analytics roles within your existing organization. You can know more about the career transitions made by our alumni by clicking here.
The certificate for the Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics will be awarded by Great Lakes Executive Learning.
The academic modules would be taught by senior faculty from Great Lakes, out of which 3 of the professors are also ranked amongst India’s Top 10 Analytics Academicians. In addition to, Great Lakes faculty, senior leadership from the industry would also participate in delivering certain topics/modules.
The classes for New Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai & Pune will be held at their respective Campuses/Centers in the city.
Chennai/ New Delhi/ Bangalore/ Kolkata/ Hyderabad/ Mumbai/ Pune Program Fee The total Program fee of Rs.3.95 lakhs plus GST and can be paid at one go or according to the following payment schedule:
  • Payment of Rs.50,000 at the time of acceptance of admission.
  • Payment of the remaining amount in 3 equal installments.
Online program, the total program fee of 1.70 lakhs plus GST and can be paid at one go or according to the following payment schedule:
  • Payment of Rs.25,000 at the time of acceptance of admission.
  • Payment of the remaining amount in 3 equal installments.
Great Lakes PGP-BABI Program has tie-ups with HDFC Credlia, Avanse Education (DHFL Group), and Zest Money for providing education loans.
No accommodation is provided at our learning centers. Outstation candidates are requested to arrange accommodation themselves.
We advise all candidates to have complete information before enrolling in the program. No refund requests will be accepted once the fee has been paid. However, there is a deferment policy where a candidate can choose to defer his enrollment to a future batch.
All the requisite learning material is provided online to candidates through the Learning Management System. Candidates are free to purchase any reference books or material as may be recommended by the faculty.
We believe that learning should continue and hence, all the learning material in terms of lectures and reading content would be available to the candidates’ up to one year post completion of Program.
PGP-BABI is a holistic and rigorous Program and follows a continuous evaluation scheme. Candidates are evaluated in the courses they undergo through case studies, quizzes, assignments or project reports.
We accept corporate sponsorships and can assist you with the process. For more information, you can write to us at
The career support activities at Great Lakes PGP-BABI begin with helping candidates prepare for analytics careers through sessions conducted by industry experts on careers in analytics and resume building. We also provide our candidates and alumni with access to any opportunities that analytics companies share with us. There are several examples of PGP-BABI candidates and alumni who have capitalized these opportunities to move to new roles or companies in analytics. Please be informed that Great Lakes PGP-BABI does not offer any placement process as a part of the program.
All interested candidates are required to apply to the Program through the online application form. A panel of Great Lakes faculty evaluates all applications and therein, the shortlisted candidates are contacted for interviews. The interviews may be conducted in person or through telephonic or video conferencing.
If you are interested in the Program, you can apply through the online application form. If you need assistance from our team, write to us at or call us at +91 87506 48238 and we shall guide you through the process.
Till date, we have launched 60 batches across the centers.