Executive Programme on Business Analytics (EPBA)

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Executive Programme on Business Analytics (EPBA)

Consequent to decades of information technology deployment, organizations today have more information at hand than ever before. But in many cases the information is not being utilized to out-think the rivals. Thus, organizations are missing out on a potent competitive tool.

Business Analytics is about quantitative analysis and predictive modeling towards data-driven competitive strategies. Exemplars of analytics are using tools to identify their most profitable customers; offer the right price; accelerate product innovation; optimize supply chains; identifying the true drivers of financial performance etc. Organizations as diverse as HSBC, PepsiCo, Amazon, Barclay's, Capital One, Procter & Gamble, Wachovia, and the Boston Red Sox illuminate how to leverage the power of analytics. Competence in analytics along with the ability to handle big-data has become a critical skill for managers of the new age business organizations.

This executive long distance programme would have modules such as Data Mining, Business Intelligence, Statistical Decision Modeling, Spreadsheet Modelling, Financial Analytics, Marketing Analytics, and Operations Analytics, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Data Visualization and Descriptive Analytics. The overall value gained at the end of the programme is expected to build a solid foundation of business analytics.

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  • Thanks to IIM Calcutta's EPBA, I was able to take up a leadership role to set up the Analytics Pra.....
    Lakshmikanth Darbha
    Digital Head Delivery, Infrasoft Technologies Ltd
    Batch: EPBA-04
  • It was indeed a rewarding experience to be part of EPBA 07. I thoroughly enjoyed campus visits, the .....
    Sri Harsha D S
    Engineering Manager, Maersk
    Batch: EPBA-07
  • EPBA from IIM Calcutta is an ideal starting course for the executives who want to progress his/her c.....
    Dipyaman Sinha
    Business Development Manager (BDM) - Analytics & Insights, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
    Batch: EPBA-07
  • EPBA equipped me with multi-dimensional skills and provided me with a platform to interact with like.....
    Anjalee Agarwal
    Manager, Bank of America
    Batch: EPBA-07
  • It gives me great pleasure to say with pride that I have completed my EPBA from the oldest IIM in In.....
    Safiul Alom
    Manager- Business Analytics, L&T
    Batch: EPBA-07
  • The structure was clear, logical and effective. The main benefits came from hands on experience with.....
    Palak Parikh
    Business Analyst, Organicatdoor
    Batch: EPBA-07
  • Great learning experience. I have learnt all the basics of Analytics & hope to be able to lend & ma.....
    Shreyas S Bhagwat
    Sr Project Manager, Infosys
    Batch: EPBA-08
  • Business analytics course is relatively new field in my career considering my previous experience in.....
    Ajit Jain
    Team Lead, Accenture
    Batch: EPBA-08
  • Gained 360° overview of Analytics & ways to solve the real life business problem through use of Ana.....
    Amit Suraj
    Associate VP, Kotak Mahindra Bank
    Batch: EPBA-08
  • Gained exposure to analytics, various tools to solve problems & taking decisions on facts based appr.....
    Palin Bose
    Group Manager Customer Service, Apollo Tyres
    Batch: EPBA-08
  • EPBA programme has been a very rich experience in terms of gaining knowledge about the application o.....
    Puja Sen
    Sr. Consultant, MAP-IT
    Batch: EPBA-08
  • Bird's eye view of the various components of Business analytics. I have got the starting point from .....
    Sumit Dutta
    Sr Systems Integration Engineer, TIETO India P Ltd
    Batch: EPBA-08
  • I got promoted to the next level in my current organisation. I was already working with the Data Ana.....
    Vaibhav Jain
    Analytic Manager, Mercer Consulting India Pvt Ltd
    Batch: EPBA-08
  • Gained the ability to solve business problems that occur in my day to day work. It gave me the confi.....
    Anurag Yeddula
    Technology Specialist, Wells Fargo
    Batch: EPBA-08
  • Last 12 months were like back to school/College again. Enjoyed it thoroughly whenever there were ses.....
    Hem Prakash Sharma
    Director Quality, Conduent Business Services (Erstwhile Xerox/ACS)
    Batch: EPBA 09
  • The program gave an interesting insight in the world of Analytics. The topics had been comprehensive.....
    Arpan Kar
    Advisory Consultant, Growel Softech
    Batch: EPBA 09
  • Learning was immense - thanks for these Professors: Preetam Basu, Soumya Kanti Chakravarty, Ashis Ga.....
    Kapil Budhiraja
    Group Director-Global Quality & Process Excellence, Conduent Business Services (India) LLP
    Batch: EPBA 09
  • Really good experience. In spite of the pandemic IIM Calcutta managed to keep us engaged and the pro.....
    Rama Manas Panda
    Associate Vice President, WTW(Acclaris)
    Batch: EPBA 09
  • It was an amazing experience visiting the campus, meeting the faculty, meeting the batch mates from .....
    Bhumika Singhal
    Technology Analyst, Infosys Technologies
    Batch: EPBA 09
  • It was a great learning. Overall, reminds me back to college days. Good networking and overall a ver.....
    Tej Santosh Giri
    Senior Manager, Schneider Electric
    Batch: EPBA 09
  • Awesome, full of learning. A career transpiring journey. I feel the change in my attitude, way of an.....
    Subodh Kumar Dubey
    Senior Engineer, Ericsson India Global Services Private Limited
    Batch: EPBA 09
  • An extra-ordinary journey and learning experience. The faculties were very friendly and responded to.....
    Anwita Acharya
    Senior Technology Specialist, Wells Fargo
    Batch: EPBA 09
  • Improved my perspective on how the industry is assessing data analytics, provided a good insight int.....
    Aravind Sastry Nudurupati
    Finance Manager, Wells Fargo
    Batch: EPBA 09
  • Understood the overall business thinking and how in the modern age data becomes a very important dif.....
    Abhishek Jayant Patil
    Business Intelligence Developer, Rolls Royce India Pvt Ltd
    Batch: EPBA 10
  • These last 12 months of EPBA have been very structured and planned despite the pandemic situation. T.....
    Vinit Acharya
    Specialist Hyperloop Project, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
    Batch: EPBA 10
  • Hypothesis Testing, Machine Learning Techniques, Marketing Strategies are modules closely related to.....
    Abhishek Sinha
    Information Security Engineer - Sr, Cartrack Technologies South East Asia Pte Ltd
    Batch: EPBA 10
  • Overall experience with business analytics course was good, this will help me in entering the field .....
    Bhuvan Nagpal
    Manager-Business Analytics, FIS
    Batch: EPBA 10
  • I have gained theoretical and functional knowledge about the domain of business analytics as a whole.....
    Utkarsh Shankar
    IT Analyst, Opicle Technologies Pvt Ltd
    Batch: EPBA 10
  • Excellent!!As a whole this program uncovered a newer and advanced area in the field of data analytic.....
    Sudipta Saha
    Associate, Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Batch: EPBA 10
  • Lakshmikanth Darbha
    Digital Head Delivery, Infrasoft Technologies Ltd
    Batch: EPBA-04

    Thanks to IIM Calcutta's EPBA, I was able to take up a leadership role to set up the Analytics Practice in a not-for-profit organization mandated by RBI with a vision to set up an umbrella organization for all the retail payment systems in the country.

  • Sri Harsha D S
    Engineering Manager, Maersk
    Batch: EPBA-07

    It was indeed a rewarding experience to be part of EPBA 07. I thoroughly enjoyed campus visits, the diverse topics taught, interacting with eminent professors and guest lecturers and making new friends. Apart from rich learning, EPBA also helped to a great extent in attracting a number of interview calls towards job change which wouldn't have been possible without brand EPBA. Further, I have gained a lot of confidence in terms of leading Data Mining/Machine Learning projects after completing EPBA though my primary skill is in data engineering.

  • Dipyaman Sinha
    Business Development Manager (BDM) - Analytics & Insights, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
    Batch: EPBA-07

    EPBA from IIM Calcutta is an ideal starting course for the executives who want to progress his/her career in the field of Data Analytics. The course has the right mix of theory with hands-on exposure to commonly used tools & techniques used in Analytics. The course gave me the initial direction to excel my career as a BDM for Analytics & Insights unit in my Organization. After completing the course, I am now more comfortable to communicate with my customers in business language and guide them to build analytics platform to extract insights from there.

  • Anjalee Agarwal
    Manager, Bank of America
    Batch: EPBA-07

    EPBA equipped me with multi-dimensional skills and provided me with a platform to interact with like-minded peers and eminent persons of industry. Campus visit was fascinating as most of the course work was based on case studies, group discussions, knowledge sharing with peers and finally applying those learnings to industry. This course is a great value add for my risk analytics consulting profession.

  • Safiul Alom
    Manager- Business Analytics, L&T
    Batch: EPBA-07

    It gives me great pleasure to say with pride that I have completed my EPBA from the oldest IIM in India - The one and only IIM Calcutta. It has been a wonderful experience for me in IIM Calcutta. This programme has been designed magnificently. We have explored real world cases with a diverse group of industry peers and emerged with new insights on analytics. This course has helped me to grow better professionally & personally.

  • Palak Parikh
    Business Analyst, Organicatdoor
    Batch: EPBA-07

    The structure was clear, logical and effective. The main benefits came from hands on experience with various software and tools, receiving individual feedback and interacting with professors and other participants. Above all I am happy to use my newly gained knowledge in my new business of organic grocery, for driving decision making backed by data and analysis.

  • Shreyas S Bhagwat
    Sr Project Manager, Infosys
    Batch: EPBA-08

    Great learning experience. I have learnt all the basics of Analytics & hope to be able to lend & manage a team of data analysts & will be able to guide them on use of Analytics into business priorities.

  • Ajit Jain
    Team Lead, Accenture
    Batch: EPBA-08

    Business analytics course is relatively new field in my career considering my previous experience in professional world. So it was very enriching for me to proceed with future in this field.

  • Amit Suraj
    Associate VP, Kotak Mahindra Bank
    Batch: EPBA-08

    Gained 360° overview of Analytics & ways to solve the real life business problem through use of Analytics.

  • Palin Bose
    Group Manager Customer Service, Apollo Tyres
    Batch: EPBA-08

    Gained exposure to analytics, various tools to solve problems & taking decisions on facts based approach & many new things like R, data mining, etc., which will help me to work with data. I can now better understand the reports shown to me by my analytics team & can interpret the same to top management for betterment of my organisation.

  • Puja Sen
    Sr. Consultant, MAP-IT
    Batch: EPBA-08

    EPBA programme has been a very rich experience in terms of gaining knowledge about the application of analytics for various business domains. Along with that the exposure with IIM Calcutta Faculty & the world class setup has definitely added to my personal growth.

  • Sumit Dutta
    Sr Systems Integration Engineer, TIETO India P Ltd
    Batch: EPBA-08

    Bird's eye view of the various components of Business analytics. I have got the starting point from where I can deep dive to more detailed studies for the individual components easily.

  • Vaibhav Jain
    Analytic Manager, Mercer Consulting India Pvt Ltd
    Batch: EPBA-08

    I got promoted to the next level in my current organisation. I was already working with the Data Analytics Team & now I am Analytic Manager at Mercer. Happy experience for me.

  • Anurag Yeddula
    Technology Specialist, Wells Fargo
    Batch: EPBA-08

    Gained the ability to solve business problems that occur in my day to day work. It gave me the confidence to compete with peers who have greater work experience than me.

  • Hem Prakash Sharma
    Director Quality, Conduent Business Services (Erstwhile Xerox/ACS)
    Batch: EPBA 09

    Last 12 months were like back to school/College again. Enjoyed it thoroughly whenever there were sessions from Prof Preetam Basu, Prof Soumya and Prof Rahul Roy. I have gained knowledge of statistical tools and concepts which were completely new to me like Decision tree, R, Tableau.

  • Arpan Kar
    Advisory Consultant, Growel Softech
    Batch: EPBA 09

    The program gave an interesting insight in the world of Analytics. The topics had been comprehensively covered and is theoretically based with emphasis on the concept and understanding. The campus visits and the feel of the air of the IIM Calcutta campus along with the structured format of the program is indeed stimulating.

  • Kapil Budhiraja
    Group Director-Global Quality & Process Excellence, Conduent Business Services (India) LLP
    Batch: EPBA 09

    Learning was immense - thanks for these Professors: Preetam Basu, Soumya Kanti Chakravarty, Ashis Gangophadhay, Rahul Bose. They were very impressive - wonderful way of teaching, answering all queries and making it engaging.

  • Rama Manas Panda
    Associate Vice President, WTW(Acclaris)
    Batch: EPBA 09

    Really good experience. In spite of the pandemic IIM Calcutta managed to keep us engaged and the professors motivated us a lot to perform better and learn a lot. Gained overall knowledge on Business analytics and few things which I never would have known had I not registered for this course.

  • Bhumika Singhal
    Technology Analyst, Infosys Technologies
    Batch: EPBA 09

    It was an amazing experience visiting the campus, meeting the faculty, meeting the batch mates from different domains across different industries with wide experiences. I have gained confidence that I have a base to start on with analytics.

  • Tej Santosh Giri
    Senior Manager, Schneider Electric
    Batch: EPBA 09

    It was a great learning. Overall, reminds me back to college days. Good networking and overall a very good experience. Professors were good in ensuring we have understood well. Pace of the programme was very good.

  • Subodh Kumar Dubey
    Senior Engineer, Ericsson India Global Services Private Limited
    Batch: EPBA 09

    Awesome, full of learning. A career transpiring journey. I feel the change in my attitude, way of analysing the problems and an upliftment in my skills. Batch is full of diversity. The professors are great scholars, influential, admirable and much to learn from.

  • Anwita Acharya
    Senior Technology Specialist, Wells Fargo
    Batch: EPBA 09

    An extra-ordinary journey and learning experience. The faculties were very friendly and responded to all my doubts and helped me in understanding the topics covered. The campus facility and experience was very good and exciting. Overall my learning experience was memorable.

  • Aravind Sastry Nudurupati
    Finance Manager, Wells Fargo
    Batch: EPBA 09

    Improved my perspective on how the industry is assessing data analytics, provided a good insight into tools and various methods which have to be adopted, vast knowledge of the faculty has also helped us in understanding nuances of industries and their outlook towards data analytics.

  • Abhishek Jayant Patil
    Business Intelligence Developer, Rolls Royce India Pvt Ltd
    Batch: EPBA 10

    Understood the overall business thinking and how in the modern age data becomes a very important differentiator in order to make business decisions. I think this course will help me taking up roles where strategic decision making is required and I will know how to leverage the use of data to take decisions.

  • Vinit Acharya
    Specialist Hyperloop Project, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
    Batch: EPBA 10

    These last 12 months of EPBA have been very structured and planned despite the pandemic situation. The program has been structured very nicely and continuous study has helped in really re-vitalising the brain cells for better utilisation in our respective jobs. It is an excellent program with probably the best faculty in India. Given the time constraint and the situational constraint I think the IIMC faculty and the LDP programme directors have done a beautiful job. Kudos to each and every member of the LDP Programme.

  • Abhishek Sinha
    Information Security Engineer - Sr, Cartrack Technologies South East Asia Pte Ltd
    Batch: EPBA 10

    Hypothesis Testing, Machine Learning Techniques, Marketing Strategies are modules closely related to my profession. These modules have been very helpful in improving my learning curve. A journey that I would really cherish throughout my life. Happy to be a part of IIMC.

  • Bhuvan Nagpal
    Manager-Business Analytics, FIS
    Batch: EPBA 10

    Overall experience with business analytics course was good, this will help me in entering the field of analytics and I will be able to apply the knowledge in my upcoming projects. I have learned the importance of data as an asset and how proper analysis and visualisation of data in real world can help businesses take crucial decisions. I am very happy and proud to have completed the program, I think this will help a lot in my career and will give me a direction to proceed in my professional career ahead. I have gained a skill which will make me stand out from the crowd.

  • Utkarsh Shankar
    IT Analyst, Opicle Technologies Pvt Ltd
    Batch: EPBA 10

    I have gained theoretical and functional knowledge about the domain of business analytics as a whole and I am very confident to apply all these learnings in my job. This course has made me well versed and confident to pursue business analytics as a career in future.

  • Sudipta Saha
    Associate, Tata Consultancy Services Limited
    Batch: EPBA 10

    Excellent!!As a whole this program uncovered a newer and advanced area in the field of data analytics apart from descriptive analytics which I was doing for long now. Obviously knowledge gained from this course will allow me to venture new career opportunities in near future.