India’s First International Certification in Business Analytics Announces its Second Batch Beginning on October 23, 2015

MISB Bocconi & Jigsaw Academy’s Executive Program in Business Analytics: A Big Data Analytics Program for Professionals 

MISB Bocconi and Jigsaw Academy today announce the  opening of the admission process for the second batch of Executive Program in Business Analytics (EPBA) that is expected to start on October 23rd, 2015. Students can apply for the course here:

Earlier this year MISB Bocconi and Jigsaw Academy launched an Executive Program in Business Analytics (EPBA), a Big Data analytics program for professionals at Bocconi University’s first and only offshore campus in Powai, Mumbai. The inaugural batch began on 21st of March, with 23 students. The students were carefully selected after a stringent selection process which included multiple rounds of interviews. “The first batch of students we selected came from diverse backgrounds and with varying years of experience. This brought a certain dynamism to the sessions, as they all were able to bring in a perspective that was unique and valuable in equal measures.” Himanshu Rai, Dean, MISB Bocconi.

The MISB Bocconi EPBA is the first long term Big Data analytics program in India that has been designed specifically for working professionals who want to earn an international certification while continuing to work. Using not only conventional tools, but also Big Data techniques, the program aims at providing in-depth Big Data analytics knowledge that is most sought after by the industry, like predictive modeling, data mining, Big Data analytics, marketing, operations and risk analytics, among other analytics areas. The curriculum is focused on the present needs of the industry, while also preparing the participants for leadership roles in the future.

One of the key highlights of the program is that participants will be taught and mentored by renowned international faculty from SDA Bocconi and Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, as well as analytics experts from Jigsaw Academy, in a blended learning model.

Says Swapnil Deshmukh, a student from the first batch of the EPBA, “The teaching was refreshing and highly stimulating. We were able to really connect and engage with the faculty from both Bocconi in Italy, as well as Jigsaw Academy in a way that really allowed for a free flow of ideas and experiences that enhanced our learning in new and interesting ways.”

The program involves a total of 280+ hours of training including 120 hours of in-person training to be held over six (6) three-day modules at the MISB Bocconi campus in Powai, Mumbai. In the interim, Jigsaw Academy will also conduct twenty four (24) live online classes of two and a half (2.5) hours each for a total of sixty (60) hours which participants can attend from their home, office, or any other convenient location using an Internet connection. In addition to the live online and in-person classes, participants will also have access to over 100 hours of pre-recorded video lectures on data science and Big Data analytics for a period of twelve (12) months.

Sanjiv Jha, VP Architecture at Personagraph and a senior techno-manager with over 19 years of experience, currently enrolled in the first EPBA batch says, “For me one of the highlights of the program was the very good mix of participants from all kinds of backgrounds. They bring their experiences into the classroom and this really enhances our learning. The teaching is also very broad-based and covers some very practical issues. ”

Upon completion of the program the participants will receive a certification in business analytics from SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy, one of the top business schools in Europe. In 2014, SDA Bocconi was ranked the 8th Best European Business School by the Financial Times. Forbes also ranked SDA Bocconi the 3rd Best MBA Program in the world, outside of the US, for return on investment in 2013.

“We are proud to be associated with SDA Bocconi, a Top 10 business school in Europe. Having together developed this joint program in Business Analytics, we are confident that the EPBA will grow to be among the best analytics courses available, not only in India but the world.” Gaurav Vohra, CEO Jigsaw Academy.

Applications for the second batch of students are now open. There is a super early bird discount of Rs. 40,000 off, if accepted students pay the 1st installment by 17th August, 2015. There is also a Jigsaw alumni discount of Rs.30,000 (this cannot be clubbed with the offer above). Both these offers are valid till admissions close.

For more information take a look at the EPBA Course Brochure

About Jigsaw Academy

Jigsaw Academy, the online school of analytics, has trained over 10,000 students across 20+ countries in the most widely used industry-relevant data analytics tools and techniques. Jigsaw founders have over 25 years of combined experience in consulting and analytics across multiple industry verticals in India and the United States.

Jigsaw Academy’s industry-relevant curriculum has led to innovative partnerships with leading academic institutions such as SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy, Great Lakes Institute of Management in Chennai, and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore. As Jigsaw’s award winning courses are well recognized in the industry, Jigsaw is the approved analytics training partner for many large organizations, including Accenture, Infosys and Genpact.

About MISB Bocconi

MISB Bocconi, located in Mumbai, is the world’s only offshore presence of Università Bocconi, one of Europe’s premier universities. MISB Bocconi offers Post-Graduate program in Business and Executive Education, designed and taught by the faculty of SDA Bocconi, Milan, Italy.

SDA Bocconi, the management school of Università Bocconi, is one of the select business schools world-wide to have received all three prestigious international accreditations for its MBA program —AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), and AMBA (Association of MBAs).

MISB Bocconi’s key differentiator lies in the wide-ranging practical and academic expertise of the SDA Bocconi faculty; pro-active learning pedagogies include industry interaction, job-oriented internships and projects to prepare students for global leadership. International exposure is integral to the program through the dual-campus student exchange between Milan and Mumbai and immersion across three continents.


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