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All about ePGD Advanced Business Analytics by IIM Ahmedabad 2021

ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics

IIM Ahmedabad

Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad is among the Top 3 MBA Colleges in India. It provides various programs like regular MBA, MBA Food and Agri-Business Management(MBA-FABM), MBA for Executives(MBA-PGPX), Faculty Development Program(FDP), Armed Forces Program(AFP), ePost Graduate Program(e-PGP). The recent addition is the ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics(ePGD-ABA).


About ePGD-ABA by IIM A

The functioning of every organization is getting revolutionize by data-driven decisions. The decision based on data available has become integral part organization’s efficient working. IIM A has come up with ePGD-ABA diploma program to deliver blended learning especially designed for working professionals to accelerate career advancement.

iim a epgd-aba program chairperson
Prof. Anindya S. Chakrabarti and Prof. Anish Sugathan
(Co-Chairpersons, ePGD-ABA)


IIM A ePGD-ABA Syllabus

· Introduction to R & Python
· Basic Statistics and Probability
· Basic Linear Algebra 

Data: Management, Exploration, and Analysis
· Business Analytics in the Real World, Problems and Data
· Probability and Statistics using R and Python
· Data Visualization using Tableau
· Big Data Management


Data Analysis: Methods and Models
· Regression Analysis
· Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
· Econometric Modeling for Panel Data
· Categorical Data Analysis
· Bayesian Analysis
· Network Analysis
· Machine Learning with Big Data
· Textual Data Analytics
· Experiments and Causal Inference
· Optimization Problems in Business
. Network Optimization
. Nonlinear Optimization
· Business Simulation
. Model Thinking

Analytics: Communication, Ethics, and Organizational Value
· Ethics, Privacy, and Data Security
· Analytics Communication
· Driving Organizational Value with AnalyticsAnalytics in Business and Management
(electives to be opted)
· Marketing Analytics
· People Analytics
· Finance Analytics

· Operations Analytics
· Strategy Analytics
· Public Policy Analytics

Capstone Project


IIM A ePGD-ABA Eligibility Criteria

  • The candidates should have a minimum work experience of 2 years(preference for the candidates with work experience in business analytics domain); the experience condition may be waived for the candidates having exceptional academic qualifications.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders with strong quantitative and analytical problem solving skills
  • A valid test score (GMAT/GRE/CAT/GATE or ePGD-ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test)


IIM A ePGD-ABA Admission Process

  1. Apply from the official website
  2. The shortlisted candidates will be called for Personal Interview
  3. Display of merit list


In case of absence of valid GMAT/GRE/CAT/GATE test score, the candidate can take the ePGD-ABA qualifying cumaptitude test. The test duration is 1 hour 30 minutes duration.
The 3 sections in the test are:

  • English comprehension
  • Logical reasoning and data interpretation
  • Quantitative aptitude



The fee for the complete program is Rs. 10,00,000/-

The fee will includes tuition fee, course materials, accommodation and food during campus visits, library, etc.



Take a few days and ponder the question before you jump to any conclusion. This program already has a lot of criterion involved in eligibility stage so tons of application will be automatically filtered. There is no placement assistance after the course completion, this is definitely tough to digest as investment is about a million rupees.

Definitely there is no doubt about the quality of course and exponential learning to be drawn out of it. The candidates also get IIM Ahmedabad Alumni status so definitely 2 good reasons to opt for this course and third must be money available to invest in this course.


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