- ISB, Hyderabad campus & Mohali campus ISB has established itself as a world-class business school from the time it started offering management programs in 2001. It now has two campuses - in Hyderabad and Mohali. Both the campuses use GMAT scores for admission to their 1 year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP.)
- S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai A globally top-ranked b-school, S.P.Jain's 2 year Post Graduate Diploma in Management is equivalent to an MBA and accepts GMAT scores apart from CAT & XAT scores. GMAT score required for SP Jain, Mumbai: At least 650 for Indian applicants & 600 for international candidates
- IIM, Ahmedabad It is only IIM Ahmedabad's Post-Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX) that accepts GMAT scores for admissions. The other 2 year programs like PGP & PGP-FABM accept only CAT scores for Indian applicants. GMAT scores are accepted only for international or overseas candidates Average GMAT score range for IIM-A's PGPX: 695 - 728
- IIM, Bangalore The one year Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (EPGP) offered to professionals with 4 - 12 years of work experience, requires a GMAT or GRE score. Average GMAT score for IIM Bangalore's EPGP: 710
SOIL Institute of ManagementSOIL Institute of Management started its journey 10 years ago and is based out of the start-up & innovation hub of India – Gurgaon. Co-created with 32 partner companies (Indian and International) the institute has a legacy of more than 1000 alumni. The institute’s leadership curriculum is based on traditional Indian Vedic & spiritual principles and it is the best example of blending the wisdom of traditional India with the business practices of the New India. SOIL offers 3 full-time programs:
- 1-year PGPM Business Leadership
- 1-year PGPM Human Resources
- 2-year AICTE Approved PGDM in Business Design
It is difficult for someone new to find out the best way to start a career in Analytics. As this industry is in its new phase, hence it gets difficult to find proper guidance. Also, there is a buzz created about Business Analytics but very actually understand these terms. There is a limited well-designed path which one could follow to enter the field. To build a career in Business Analytics you can follow two approaches-
Like any other employment skill, there are 2 approaches to enter an analytics career:
- Approach 1 – Get in touch, hired or trained by a company on the required skills be it on job or internal training.
These would be companies which have Analytics in their system and use it for their day to day decisions. This approach is better from long term perspective but yes it takes time and investment. Some of the companies known for using cutting edge Analytics (in India) are:
- Technology leaders: Google, Facebook, Linkedin
- Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI): Capital One, American Express, ICICI, HDFC
- Telecom companies: Idea, Vodafone, Airtel
- Analytics Consultancies: Fractal, Mu-Sigma, Absolutdata, ZS Associates
Else you can also go for internship. It will give you altogether 2 months to extract as much knowledge as you want to know this industry closely..
- Approach 2 – Get Business Analytics related certification: These certifications will provide you with in depth knowledge of all the technical knowledge and skills required for this industry but will not be able to give you the real life experience of the job or the industry which on job trainings provide.
- For people with work experience, various leading academic institutes run certification courses.
- For beginners, there are many certification courses available. Getting these certification courses can increase your chances of getting hired in some of the best companies.
While these are two ways to gain knowledge for starting a career in Analytics, there are smaller tips which you can follow to increase your awareness. You should keep on reading about this subject. Nothing is going to be enough. As much as you read, you are likely to be more expert. Keep reading blogs and books. There are any workshops and conferences on this particular topic, you can always go have an idea about the industry. Go through the training materials which are available on the internet. Talk to people related to this industry. And try to get an internship. You just need to have faith and work hard.