Post-graduate Programme in Business Analytics 2016 - 2017


This One year programme has been discontinued. Click here to see the new two year full time residential programme in Analytics.


The Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics (PGPBA) is a one year, full-time, residential program run by SCMHRD. The aim of the program is to provide students with a comprehensive background in Analytics – for which demand is fast growing today.

Eligibility and Intake

  • Eligibility:
  • i. Full-time Graduate in any discipline from any recognized University with a minimum of 50% marks is mandatory
    ii. A minimum of 2 years work experience as of 1st June 2016 is mandatory
    iii. Basic knowledge of computer programming is recommended (HTML, JavaScript, SQL)
  • Intake:
  • 30 students

Admission Process

There will be a written test and an interview (see dates below). You can download last year’s written test paper here Download

Syllabus for the entrance test for PGPBA

  • The written test/interview will test basic math/analytical skills. Candidates should expect to be asked questions about the topics below either in the written test or in the interview. Candidates can also expect to be asked to discuss basic cases in Analytics in the interview.
  • Basic differential calculus: Maxima/minima for functions of one variable
  • Matrix algebra: Multiplication of matrices, inversion of matrices, determinants
  • Solving systems of linear equations
  • Elementary statistics: Mean, standard deviation, variance, Pearson correlation, histograms, scatter plots
  • Elementary (discrete) probability theory: definition of probability, calculating probabilities for simple problems (rolling dice, picking cards…)
  • Elementary set theory: basic set operations (union, intersection, complement...)
  • Basic programming concepts (NOT language specific): variables, loops, conditional statements...

Program Calendar


Timeline (Tentative)

Online Registration Start Date

Jan 15, 2016

Online Registration Last Date

April 5, 2016

Entrance Test (Written and PI)

April 9, 10, 2016

Declaration of Merit Lists

15 April onwards

Reporting & Registration

June 06, 2016

Commencement of Classes

June 07, 2016

Semester I(4 months)

June 16 to Oct 16

Semester II(4 months)

Nov 16 to March 17

Course Curriculum

Semester I​

Semester II​

Analytics Foundations

Data Mining

Managerial Economics

Security & Master Data Management

Database Technology

Mobile Analytics

Quantitative Methods

Visual Analytics

Research Methodology

Internet Of Things

Marketing Analytics

Risk Analytics

Sales Analytics

Cloud And Big Data

Social Media Analytics

Financial Management

Human Resource Analytics

Finance Analytics

Project Management

Digital Transformation

Business Communication

Operations Analytics

In addition to the above courses, there will be workshops on SAS and other subjects...

Fee Breakup

  PGPBA 2016 - 2017 Amount in Rs.
1st Installment 2nd Installment
At the time of admission by 30/11/2016
Academic Fees 300000 100000 400000
Institute Deposit (Refundable) 20,000   20,000
Hostel Deposit (Refundable) 15000   15,000
Hostel Fees 23500 23500 47000
Mess Fees 22500 22500 45000
Total 380000 145000 527000

Award of Degree

Symbiosis International University will confer the degree of “Post Graduate Programme in Business Analytics” on successful completion of the programme.

News and Events

The students of the programme run an ‘Analytics Forum’, which organizes guest lectures, quizzes, competitions and other such events.


This will be the first batch passing out and the placement week is still under way (as of 4th March, 2016).
Some of the industry sectors who have come so far:
Analytics consulting companies, Banking and Finance, e-Commerce and Retail, Pharmaceutical, Start-ups...
The median salary offered so far has been approximately Rs 9 Lakhs per annum

Download brochure for the PGPBA 2016 program

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