Alternative career path post MBA? - Try out a course in Analytics

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In the last 3-5 years there has been an explosion in the jobs in Analytics. To provide adequate training and coaching, we now have a long list of institutes which run courses on Analytics. So which course works best? My take is 'it depends' . It...
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sir,i have completed BE in mechanical in 2009 from sinhgad college,later that went for MBA in finance ang now done with it..but the college was nt that much good for placement...so i didnt get it..no i admire my mistake not to get admitted to top buisness school...so while going for off campus placement i am getting lot more trouble as finance+mechanical combination....so advice me a proper career path...



Is Analytics the right career for you ? 5 points that help you decide

So you want to work with an IBM, HP, Accenture, Genpact etc. in the latest field of 'Analytics' or 'Data Science' and you want to be absolutely sure if this is the career for you ? Check out these 5 questions that you should answer to make this decision .( If you have a YES for 3 out of these 5 questions and an OK for 2, then Analytics is a viable the career option for you .)

1. Do you believe that data should be the basis of all decisions?

2. Do you like to constantly learn new stuff?

3. Do you like to interpret outcomes and then track it to see if your recommendations were right?

4. Are you ready to go back to a text book and brush up / pick up concepts of maths and statistics ?

5. Do you like debating and logical thinking?

Do check your answers to the questions above . If you have a YES for 3 out of these 5 questions and an OK for 2, then Analytics is a viable the career option for you . Welcome to the world of Analytics !!

I hope this has provided you some clarity on Analytics. Please feel free to contact me for any query or discussion at subhashinitripathi@yahoo.com , 9731107798.

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sir,i have completed BE in mechanical in 2009 from sinhgad college,later that went for MBA in finance ang now done with it..but the college was nt that much good for placement...so i didnt get it..no i admire my mistake not to get admitted to top buisness school...so while going for off campus placement i am getting lot more trouble as finance+mechanical combination....so advice me a proper career path...

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In the last 3-5 years there has been an explosion in the jobs in Analytics. To provide adequate training and coaching, we now have a long list of institutes which run courses on Analytics. So which course works best?

My take is 'it depends' . It depends on your requirement, the experience you have and what you want to achieve by doing the course. I am putting down the 5 courses which I would explore if I had to do undergo training in Analytics :-

1. Advanced certificate program for Business Analytics :- IIT Bombay

This is a 1 year course (class on Sundays 3pm – 6pm) it focuses on enterprise analysis and requirements analysis, documentation and implementation. Participants learn the ins and outs of the data modeling, the power of entity relationship diagramming and best practice in system design, solution implementation and impact communication. Taught over the ground breaking Interactive Onsite Learning Technology, it helps participants to attend lectures without compromising their daily routine and at the ease of their own locations.

The sessions are delivered on Hughes HughesNet Global Education interactive learning platform.Students will be awarded an Advanced Certificate in Business Analytics from Shailesh J Mehta School Of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Advanced Certificate Program in Business Analytics(IITB) | Hughes Net Fusion)

2. Business Analytic & Data Mining- ISI Mumbai

Business Analytic & Data Mining program is designed to guide business analytic professionals in analyzing large quantities of data in order to extract previously unknown interesting patterns such as groups of data records (cluster analysis), dependencies (association rule mining), classification of data, reduction of data dimension and predictive analytic.Participants are expected to have knowledge of basic statistical techniques, application and interpretation and some experience in analytics is preferred.

3. Foundation Course – Jigsaw Academy (online) :- A personal favourite in the online learning space , aimed at beginners

The Foundation course has been designed by industry experts who have applied analytics to solve business problems in a variety of fields like retail, FMCG, financial services, telecom and health care. The instructors use their real-world experiences to teach you analytical skills that are most valuable at the work place. Teaching is of statistical concepts, analytical skills and analytic tools (Excel and SAS language). The aim is to be able to make business decisions based on statistics. The biggest draw is that no prior knowledge of Statistics, SAS or analytic techniques is required. The Videos make it easier to study (much less boring)

This is a three month course with classes on Saturdays and Sundays.

Beginner course in Analytics- Jigsaw Academy

4. SAS/Excel Basics/Advanced Excel/Advanced Analytics – Analytics Training Institute:- A personal favourite in the physical , instructor led training space aimed at beginners

ATI offers courses in Analytical tools such as Excel (Basics and Advanced) and Advanced Analytics where analytical techniques such as predictive modelling, data mining, logistic regression, factor and cluster analysis, churn analysis, CHAID, etc. are taught. These courses together give a beginner a complete understanding of analytics and its applications. No prior knowledge of Statistics, SAS or Excel is required. Weekend and Weekdays options available in centers Delhi , Mumbai and Bangalore .

These guys were the early movers into the analytics space and do a lot of corporate trainings, giving them credibility with employers of Analytics talent

Statistical Analysis Software (SAS) Analytics Training Institute

5. Executive program on managing business decisions- IIM ,Calcutta

This course aims to equip practitioners with key concepts and tools of Modelling and Business Analytics. The program assumes that the participants would have working fknowledge of basic management functions and hence would focus mostly on application areas of management. Applicants should be working professionals/self-employed (Need to submit supporting proof), with minimum 3 years of work experience post completion of graduation is required .The program is delivered through classes held at NIIT Imperia Centres for Advanced Learning once a week on Sunday (2.00 PM to 6.00 PM)

Executive Program on Managing Business Decisions - Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta

If you want to discuss which course would suit you or share feedback on the article, please feel free to contact me at subhashinitripathi@yahoo.com , 9731107798.

About the Author :

From 2002 onwards, Subhashini has a decade of experience across roles in Analytics in Retail Finance and Banking. These roles have been across Risk Management , Collections strategy , Fraud Control and Marketing in GE Money, Standard Chartered Bank, Tata Motors Finance and Citi GDM . Her area of interest is the integration of results / outputs of Analytics with Business Decisions – Tactics and Strategy.

She is currently active in the Analytics Training and Consulting arena. For a discussion on careers and training programmes in Analytics you can contact her at 9731107798, subhashinitripathi@yahoo.com.

(Link to LinkedIn profile - Subhashini S Tripathi - India | LinkedIn )

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