ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics (ePGD-ABA) - IIM Ahmedabad

Academic Year
Course Duration
16 Months
Application End Date (Round 2)
January 15, 2023
Programme Start Date
March 2023
Blended Learning
(Live Online + Campus Immersion)

Programme Overview

With the deluge of digital data, data-driven decision-making has now become an integral part of every organization. The ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics (ePGD-ABA) programme provides a rigorous framework for transforming the data into insights for effective business decision-making. It is designed to empower professionals to ask the right questions, address them with the analysis of the right kind of data, and finally drive the decisions with the insights gained from the analysis. It builds on IIMA’s legacy of exceptional academic rigor combined with a focus on application to the real world.
In today’s world, the demand for acute and qualified data analytics specialists who can provide practical solutions to business challenges is rising. Learn to lead with data driven decisions in the booming and challenging field of business analytics. Renovate your organisation using data driven decisions and push the frontiers of efficiency. Become IIMA Certified professional by pursuing ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics (ePGD-ABA) programme that’s curated for working professionals to hone their skills in the domain of analytics. The coursework meticulously caters to the current market need to upskill and prepares you to take up leadership positions and shoulder bigger responsibilities in the organisation. You’ll learn industry relevant applications of analytics in all functional domains of business management and public policy. The ePGD-ABA programme delivers courses on tools and techniques for data visualisation, modelling and analysis of varieties of data of different sizes; machine learning algorithms, cloud computing, and domain specific applications of data analytics in Marketing, HR, Finance, Operations, Public Policy and much more.

Programme Highlights


Highly recognised PG Diploma Programme


Guest speaker sessions on business analytics and interactions with industry practitioners


Cutting-edge content and case-based pedagogy by renowned IIMA faculty


Flexibility in learning: online classes on weekends or after business hours


Industry-focused capstone project


Domain-specific elective choices


IIMA Alumni status


21 days of on-campus immersion

Admission Criteria

Eligibility & Selection

  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience (preferably in the domain of business analytics); the experience criterion may be waived for candidates with exceptional academic qualifications.
  • Bachelor’s degree holders with strong quantitative and analytical problem-solving skills.
  • A valid test score (GMAT/GRE/CAT/GATE or the ePGD-ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test).

Syllabus Breakdown

  • Introduction to R & Python 
  • Basic Statistics and Probability 
  • Basic Linear Algebra
  • Business Analytics in the Real World, Problems and Data 
  • Probability and Statistics using R and Python 
  • Data Visualisation using Tableau 
  • Big Data Management
  • Regression Analysis 
  • Time Series Analysis 
  • Panel Data Analysis 
  • Categorical Data Analysis 
  • Bayesian Analysis 
  • Network Analysis 
  • Machine Learning with Big Data 
  • Textual Data Analytics 
  • Applied Causality and Experiments for Business 
  • Optimization Problems in Business 
  • Business Simulation 
  • Model Thinking
  • Nonlinear Optimisation
  • Ethics, Privacy, and Data Security 
  • Analytics Communication 
  • Driving Organisational Value with Analytics
  • Marketing Analytics 
  • People Analytics 
  • Finance Analytics 
  • Operations Analytics 
  • Strategy Analytics 
  • Public Policy Analytics

500+ Learning Hours

Hands-on Exercises and
Project Assignments

Case Studies

Self-learning, Capstone Project and Simulations
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About IIM Ahmedabad

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) was set up as an autonomous institution in 1961 by the Government of India in collaboration with the Government of Gujarat and the Indian industry. The Institute provides education, training, consulting, and conducts research in management.
The ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics (ePGD-ABA) is the newest addition to the list of long-duration management education programmes offered by IIMA. Other programmes include the Post-Graduate Programme in Management (MBA), the Post-Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-Business Management (MBA-FABM), the Post-Graduate Programme for Executives (MBA-PGPX), the Doctoral Programme in Management (Ph.D.), Programme for Faculty members of Business schools and Armed Forces and a number of Executive Education Programmes (EEP).
IIMA is the first management school in India to receive international accreditation for five years. It was the first business school in India to receive EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation, by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) in June 2008 and has maintained EQUIS accreditation since then.
In 2018, IIMA made it to the number 4 position in the Financial Times (FT) Asia-Pacific Top 25 Business School Rank, ahead of all Indian B-School. In addition, it has been ranked 21th in the Financial Times (FT) Masters in Management Rankings 2019 and 61st in the FT (Financial Times) Global MBA Ranking 2020. Over the years, the Post Graduate Programme in Food and Agri-business Management (MBA-FABM) of IIMA has been ranked number one globally in its category in the Eduniversal Best Masters’ Ranking in Agribusiness/Food Industry Management.
IIMA features at the first position in the India Ranking 2020 (National Institutional Ranking Framework) released by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

NIRF – Management Category 2022

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Programme Certification

Eligible participants will receive a certificate of completion in Strategic Management from IIM Ahmedabad at the end of the Programme, subject to fulfilment of attaining an overall 80% attendance.

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Fee Structure

Programme fee
Total Programme Fee
INR 12,00,000/-

(including all applicable taxes)
Note : There will be options for educational loans from leading banks both public and private for the programme.
Sponsored Candidates : IIMA welcomes sponsored candidates (individual or in groups) from organisations looking to groom their employees in the frontier areas of applied analytics. The Human Resource and Learnings & Development teams are encouraged to get in touch with the ePGD-ABA office for more details.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be getting an alumni status after I graduate?

After the successful completion of the programme, all graduating participants will receive IIMA alumni status.

What is the duration of this programme?

The ePGD-ABA is a 16 months’ diploma programme offered by IIMA.

What will be the delivery format of the ePGD-ABA Programme?

This programme will be delivered through a blend of online and on-campus class room sessions. This format is to help you advance your career while working.

What is the fee for the ePGD-ABA programme at IIMA?

The Programme Fee for ePGD-ABA 2023-24 batch will be INR 12,00,000/- (INR Twelve Lacs) inclusive of all taxes.

What will be the class schedule?

Given that this programme is meant for working professionals, the classes will be held on Weekends and public holidays.

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