IIM Indore Executive Alumni StatusBecome a part of the vast network with the prestigious IIM Indore
Joint certification By Indian Institute of Management, Indore & Jigsaw Academy
Bring Your Own Project (BYOP)For comprehensive hands-on ‘do & learn experience’
Course Duration 10 Months Online Live Classes

Program Overview

The online 10-months Integrated Program in Business Analytics (IPBA), in partnership with the Indian Institute of Management, Indore, is the most up to date and robust program in Business Analytics. Through its bottom-up approach, the program enables Business Leaders and aspiring Managers to grasp the core concepts of Business Analytics. Apart from that, the program also exposes its learners to trending advanced topics and technologies like Big Data, Statistical Modelling, Data Visualization, ML, etc., to help them solve complex business problems optimally. The program offers access to IIM Indore’s vast network by providing learners a lifetime access to get all the benefits as an IIM alumnus, once they make a one-time nominal fee payment.

Batch Start Date: 22 Jan, 2021

Delivery mode: Online Live Sessions

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Graduate with minimum of 50% marks
  2. A valid GMAT/ CAT/ Jigsaw Administered Test score
Top Skills You Will Learn

Batch Start Date: 22 Jan, 2021

Delivery mode: Online Live Sessions

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Graduate with minimum of 50% marks
  2. A valid GMAT/ CAT/ Jigsaw Administered Test score
What You Get From This Program?

Get your skillset built Build & enhance Business Analytics capabilities by adapting to appropriate technologies & software solutions

Learn From Experts Develop core competencies in Emerging Tech & Management Skills with expert faculty from IIM Indore & Jigsaw Academy

Get Hands-on Experience Hands-on experience by translating results of Business Analytics projects into effective courses of action

Be job ready Be ready to be a future-focused leader through preparatory interviews with industry professionals & networking events

Tools Covered


The curriculum of this 10-months online Future Leaders program covers technical and business aspects of the application of Analytics & Data Science. Designed by expert faculty & SMEs from IIM Indore & Jigsaw Academy, the program equips learners with essential tools and techniques including data extraction & manipulation with SQL, data processing with Python & R, and data visualization with Tableau.

Duration: 10 Months

150+ Hours divided across 12 Modules

Assessments: 7+ module-level assessments & assignments

Bring Your Own Project: 1

  • Introduction to Analytics and CRISP DM
  • Data Collection and Biases
  • Summary Statistics
  • Data Manipulation
  • Data Preprocessing
  • Probability Distributions and Sampling Theory
  • Hypothesis Tests – AB tests
  • Hypothesis Tests – Chi Square, ANOVA
  • Confidence Intervals 
  • (MySQL) Server as Data Sources  
  • Data Normalization and Consequence
  • Basic SQL DML Queries
  • SQL Joins
  • Data Exploration – Sanity Checks
  • Preparing Data Quality Reports
  • Data Preparation -Outliers and Missing Value Treatments
  • Variable Profiling Using Information Value
  • Linear Regression – BLUE Estimators and Interpreting Model Results
  • Linear Regression – Checking Model Assumptions and Improving Models
  • Logistic Regression – Logistic Cost Function and Interpreting Model Results
  • Logistic Regression – Measuring Classification Performance – AUC, ROC, Confusion Matrix
  • Time Series Forecasting
  • Basic Data Structures
  • Data Manipulation
  • Pandas
  • Seaborn and MatPlotLib
  • Tree Models – Regression Trees and Classification Trees
  • Feature Importance
  • Purity Measures – GINI
  • Purity Measures – Entropy MSE
  • Building and Pruning Trees
  • Ensemble Methods – Bagged Ensembles
  • Ensemble Methods – Random Forests
  • Ensemble Methods – Gradient Boosting – Xgboost
  • Clustering – K Means and Hierarchical Models
  • Handling text data
  • Handling image data
  • NLP
  • SVM for Text Mining
  • Naive Bayes for Text Mining
  • Introduction to Big Data Ecosystem
  • Hadoop and HDFS
  • Querying with Hive
  • Data Engineering Case Study
  • Introduction to Spark
  • Spark Streaming
  • PySPark
  • ML with Spark Case Studies
  • Basics of Data Visualization
  • Models to Value
  • Pitfalls of Predictive Models in Business
  • Storytelling with Data
  • Using Github and Kaggle to Build an Analytics Profile
  • Bring Your Own Project (BYOP)
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Bring Your Own Project (BYOP)

Through BYOP, learners understand the application of tools and concepts taught during this 10-month Business Analytics program. Learners will identify, shortlist, and finalize a project idea that they’ll work on. Bring Your Own Project ensures that learners get to apply the Analytics and Big Data techniques in their project, including Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics so that they can easily tackle real-life business problems and provide effective solutions in their professional careers.


  • Promoted and nurtured by the Ministry of Human Resource Development
  • Recognized as premier management institutions, comparable to the best in the world for teaching, research and interaction with industries
  • IIM-I (NIRF Ranking 07)
  • Offers participant-centered approach to management education


  • Recognized as the No.1 institute adept at training in emerging technologies like Data Science, Product Management, Cyber Security, Business Analytics, Cloud Computing, People Analytics, Digital HR, to name a few
  • Awarded the prestigious “Partner of Excellence Award 2019” by NASSCOM

What our Alumni has to say!

Since the IPBA course has an online mode of training, it gives working professionals like me the flexibility to keep up the pace with the rest of the class. I am very happy with the teaching methodology and the course content covered.
Rahul Jain
American Express
For someone like me who isn't in India, I found the IPBA program very suitable because of the online LIVE classes. They are very rich in content and delivered by IIM Indore and Jigsaw Academy.
Srinu Gorupati
I'd like to thank Jigsaw Academy & IIM Indore for designing such a wonderful curriculum.
Santhosh Koppa Balasubramanyam
IBM India
The IPBA Program is one of the best online courses with an in-person component. I really enjoyed the classes at the IIM Indore campus. It was a great experience to meet mentors and scholars from different places. In this course, you get the highest-quality materials taught by the experienced faculty of IIM.
Abhiraj Shrivastava
he Integrated Program in Business Analytics course by Jigsaw Academy is an excellent course for budding Data Scientists who are completely novice like me in the world of data analytics. The program is a combination of IIM Indore on-campus sessions and weekend online classes. It provides an excellent platform for students to interact and network with faculty and peers from different fields with similar interests as well as develop a good understanding of the basics of data analytics.
Ramesh Rajan
JP Morgan Chase
I’m happy with the exhaustive course curriculum. From Statistics, SQL, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing to Big Data, Tableau, and more, all the topics are taught really well. The comprehensive course structure is well-defined, keeping the current industry needs in mind.
Anubhav Mishra
RWS Moravia
IPBA has made me feel that online live classes are no less than classroom sessions. All the concepts are taught in a step-by-step process, making it easier for professionals from various disciplines to understand them easily. I would recommend this program to everyone who is a data enthusiast.
Lavanya Paspuleti
Deloitte India
By being in the IT industry for more than 6+ years, I realized that there is a crucial demand for customer-centric products and services. Business Analytics has helped me achieve the skills required to design & build customer-focused products. I can now develop applications, processes, reports, dashboards, etc., keeping in mind the end-users’ perspective & ultimately enriching the customer’s satisfaction & experience.
Ritoshuvro Banerjee
Evergent Inc
The Mini Capstone & Capstone Project helped me get hands-on knowledge & become more confident.
Gowri Sandhya
The online live classes with expert faculty from IIM Indore were seamless. I’d rate it a 10/10! Everything was taught in an outstanding manner with professional conduct. Classes, projects & assignments were properly scheduled. All the assignments were well-balanced & the Capstone Project helped me immensely in exponentially boosting my learning curve.
Anuj Verma
KPMG Australia

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How to Apply

Step 1
Fill out the Application Form

Share the required details & upload the resume. Pay an application fee of INR.1000 to move on to the next step

Step 2
Talk to our Admission Counselor

Talk to our Academic Counselor, who shall resolve any query regarding the program & admission process

Step 3
Aptitude Test

Students will be required to undergo an assessment to move to the next step on obtaining a minimum pass %

Step 4

Interview with our Academic Experts

Step 5
Admission Letter

Based on the Eligibility Criteria & Resume, test, and interview results, we will send you the Admissions letter for the program

Step 6

Pay the Admission fees to enroll for the program

INR 2.95 lakhs + taxes

USD 6,000

We have tie-ups with established financial institutions in case learners wish to opt for an education loan to finance the program fees. However, the loan disbursal and offers are from our loan partners and are dependent on your credit rating and details.


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  1.   50% in Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in any discipline.
  2.   A valid GMAT / CAT / Jigsaw Administered Test score. The score should be within 05 years on the date of submission of application. 

The program is spread over ten months.

The application fees and payments are non-refundable. In case of extenuating circumstances, a transfer to the next batch is possible however a batch change fee will be applicable. This transfer will be approved in genuine cases only.

Yes, we have tie-ups with established financial institutions in case students wish to opt for an education loan to finance the program fees. However the loan disbursal and offers are from our loan partners and are dependent on your credit rating and details. Please contact us for details.

Yes, you need your own laptop. The technology requirement shall be shared at the time of enrolment.

The certificate is jointly awarded by IIM Indore and Jigsaw Academy.

Yes, part of the online classes and the in-person sessions would be taught by IIM Indore faculty.

All the requisite learning materials will be provided online through the Learning Management System. You are free to purchase any reference books or material as may be recommended by the faculty.

Would the online video content be available to me after completion of the course?

The learning material i.e. lectures and reading content would be available to you for 12 months after the course ends (in addition to the course duration which is 10 months).

We accept corporate sponsorships and can assist you with the process. Please contact us for details.

The program provides Bring Your Own Project (BYOP) feature, which allows learners to choose a project topic/ idea as per their choice of industry and apply Analytics & Big Data tools and concepts, including Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics skills, taught during this 10-month course.

No, they are not compulsory, but we advise students to attend for an opportunity to meet the faculty, network with industry representatives and their peers and for a more holistic appreciation of the course.

  • Today, Data Science & Analytics is estimated to have a whopping 50,000 machine learning and data science jobs unfilled and  there are yet around 39,000 new analytics jobs that will open up just in India by 2022. A candidate who has completed Integrated Program in Business Analytics (IPBA) can pursue any analytics and Leadership related job roles in market like Management Analyst, Senior Analyst, Analyst Leader, Business Analyst, Market Research Analyst, Financial Analyst, Analytics Vertical Head, etc.

According to a salary survey analysis conducted by PayScale.com

  •  $ 59,435 annual salary – For Entry-level Business Analyst  with 1 to 4 year experience
  • $66,695 annual salary – For Business Analyst with 5 to 9 years of experience

 $70,146 annual salary – For professionals with 10 to 19 years of experience

Yes, we provide all students with a 6-month license to Tableau Desktop.

The program comes with extra self-paced content covering functional expertise on ‘one of’ Marketing Analytics, Financial Services Analytics, Supply Chain Analytics, HR Analytics, Web, and Social Media Analytics after the end of the regular classes.

Bring Your Own Project (BYOP) allows learners of the Integrated Program in Business Analytics to identify, shortlist, and finalize a project and its outcomes and submit it for review. After going through the proposal and understanding the project’s objective, the faculty may recommend changes (if any) and advise learners to submit an alternate project idea.

Here’s the step-by-step process of Bring Your Own Project (BYOP):

Step 1: Submitting project ideas

Step 2:  Initial comments on the submitted ideas

Step 3: Re-submission of project ideas that did not get selected in the first round

Step 4: Feedback on re-submitted ideas

Step 5: Faculty allocation and project finalization

Step 6: Mid-term review with respective project guide

Step 7: Final review with respective project guide

Step 8: Presentation of the project

Each project will be evaluated on the following metrics:


  • Data analysis
  • Data visualization
  • Insight generated
  • Presentation

Bring Your Own Project (BYOP) is going to be a group project. Learners will be grouped into a team of minimum 5 members.

The following benefits will be available to the learners opting for Executive Alumni Status:

  1. Communication of brochures and newsletters from IIM Indore
  2. Access to the IIM Indore Campus’s rich library resources (onsite access)
  3. Official email ID of the institute as per the institute policy in force from time to time
  4. Alumni card

Enrolled learners will be provided with 1 email ID during the course, which expires once the program gets over. However, if a learner has opted for IIM-I Executive Alumni status, they will receive another email ID, which will give them lifetime access after successful completion of the program.


Please Note – There is a one-time nominal fee of INR 1,000/- + GST that will be charged by IIM Indore at the end of the program for lifetime access to get all the benefits as an IIM alumnus.

Refund: This program is non-refundable.

Batch Change: Please refer to the Jigsaw Acadmey’s Terms & Conditions webpage for more details.

Certificate: Please refer to the Jigsaw Acadmey’s Terms & Conditions webpage for more details.

If you’ve opted for the Executive Alumni Association with IIM-I, the new email ID (with lifetime access) will be shared with you post successful program completion. Please note that this may take some time, even up to a few weeks.

The Executive Alumni ID Card might take 3 to 4 months to arrive. We request your patience as the team is always on a mission to try to serve its learners better.

To successfully complete the program and gain proficient knowledge, all students are expected to invest in self-learning on an average of 3-4 hours per week beyond attending weekend live classes.

About Us

  • Recognized as the No.1 institute for data science training in 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014 and 2013 & Awarded the prestigious “Partner of Excellence Award 2019” by NASSCOM
  • 400+ years of combined teaching experience & 1M+ hours of learning content viewed
  • Indian Institute of Management Indore is one of India’s most prominent business institutes, built up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in 1996
  • Recognized as premier management institutions, comparable to the best in the world for teaching, research and interaction with industries

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