Prospects of PGDBA – The Million Dollar Question

The Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) – jointly offered by IIM Calcutta, IIT Kharagpur, and ISI – aims to help shape the emerging profession of Business Analytics by delivering a cutting edge inter-disciplinary educational experience to graduate applicants with an aspiration of building a career in this field.

The elite Institutes lend their expertise and enrich the course curriculum with Business Data Acumen, Statistics, Machine Learning and Computing, and their contemporary business applications in the Analytics industry.

PGDBA’s unique course structure leverages the industry connect and offers a 6-Month Industry Internship, which provides time to the candidates to prove their mettle in the industry. This has resulted in 70% of the batch securing full time job offers (PPO) with marquee firms like DE Shaw & Co, Mastercard, Amazon, PwC DIAC, Mondelez, McKinsey, and Play Games in the recent years.

Over the years, candidates are offered roles in domains like Business Model Analytics, Financial Research, Market Research, Analytics Business Consulting, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Business Analytics, Risk Analytics, Business Intelligence, Healthcare Analytics, Supply Chain Analytics, Marketing Analytics to name a few.

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  1. sarthak aggarwal Reply

    Thanks for providing info about placement scopes of pgdba. Actually i am instrument engineer with two years of work ex in manufacturing, i am interested in pursuing pgdba course. My query is: Does it provide an edge if u r from Computer science background or with work experience in analytics?
    Thank you

    • Maunish Shah Reply

      Having the same profile and very much interested in mathematics though i have not given Olympiad or the exams like that in school time because of less awareness about that exams.Fees are around 17L should i go for it?

  2. pgdbaunofficial Reply

    There might be some advantage if you are from CS background because you need to study Database, SQL, Languages (Python/Java). But I would say that is not a deal breaker. The level of expertise that is required in these areas can be easily built during the course.

    • sarthak aggarwal Reply

      Do they prefer to admit candidates with cs background or wd work ex in analytics during admission in pgdba. Actually read about the batch profile, it seems like they admit candidates with very bright academic background.
      thank you

      • Madhur Modi Reply

        There is no preference whatsoever to any background, be it cs background or people with work ex in analytics (judging from the fact that the number is not high in the current batch). About the academic backgrounds, every student has his/her own diversity and even though it may seem the same as you inferred, we’re all normal students just like anyone else (with a strong affinity for analytics, that is)

  3. Mbs Reply

    What could be the question paper pattern for the written test for the batch of 2016-2018

  4. ankit gupta Reply

    can anyone plz provide links for PGDBA preparation material?

  5. Venkatesh Reply

    Can you please provide me sample questions paper for written test ??

  6. Madhur Modi Reply

    For the preparation material/ sample questions or pattern, There have been no official announcements in this regard and the separate test is being conducted for the first time. So going through the concepts mentioned in the syllabus on the website from any standard resource (make sure they are well seated in your mind) should be enough, As such, I’m sure such details are all unintended shrouded mystery by the conveners and would be revealed only on the test day.
    There have been many speculations about the tests and you can find some posts on pagal guy ( links as well.

  7. Hardik Agarwal Reply

    URGENT : If I don’t have an important document that has to be shown during the interview process in original (as said in the call letter), can I show its copy and give an undertaking of that? Will it work or will they cancel my candidature?

    Thanks in advance.

    • Madhur Modi Reply

      The interviews are already over. I think you would have already received the instructions from the panel about this

  8. subhodeep Reply

    hi, i converted my PGDBA call. i am looking forward to join this course and very optimistic about it. just need to convince myself that avg salary will be equivalent to PGDM of IIMC. how is the industry perceiving this course. are companies like BCG and MCG lined up for PGDBA?

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