Professional Certificate Programme in Data Science for Business Decisions - IIM Kozhikode

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Course Duration
1 Year
Application Closure Date
Closing Soon
Commencement Date
2nd December 2023
Session Timing
Saturday, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Programme Overview

Data science, a rapidly growing segment, has witnessed over 650% growth since 2012. With a projected market value of $230.80b by 2026, organizations are leveraging data for competitive advantage. Redefine your data science prowess with IIM Kozhikode – Professional Certificate Programme in Data Science for Business Decisions ideal for tech professionals, mid-level managers, early managers/team leads, senior executives, etc., which offers a comprehensive curriculum and interactive learning approach. Participants gain in-depth knowledge and essential skills in supervised and unsupervised learning, social media analytics, big data technologies, and more. The focus is on understanding data science applications in business and management rather than programming/coding. 

Programme Highlights


Certificate of Completion from IIM Kozhikode


Gain Lifelong Executive Alumni status


Learn from Eminent IIM faculty and Industry Experts

High-Impact Learning: Industry Case Studies, Practical Insights

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Assimilate and Apply Learnings via Capstone Project


High-Intensity Classroom: 2 Days In-Campus Immersion

Acquire know-how ‘Data Science’ Tools and Techniques

Develop Analytical and Critical Thinking Abilities

Admission Criteria

  • Selections will be based on candidates’ profiling.

Eligibility Criteria

  • For Indian Participants – Graduates (10+2+3) or Diploma Holders (only 10+2+3) from a recognized university (UGC/AICTE/DEC/AIU/State Government/ recognized international universities) in any discipline.
  • Minimum of 3 years of work experience (after graduation) as on the programme date i.e. technical orientation date.

Syllabus Breakdown

  • Data sources, Database
  • Structured vs Unstructured data
  • Data extraction/acquisition, storing, integration
  • Data pre-processing
  • Big Data
  • R, Python
  • Tableau
  • Exploratory data analysis (Summary measures, Visualizations, Probability and Distribution)
  • Confirmatory data analysis (Statistical Inference)
  • Unsupervised Learning Technique (Clustering and Dimension Reduction)
  • Regression and Classification (Statistical Learning)
  • ML Techniques: CART, Ensemble Techniques (Bagging, Boosting, Random Forest), SVM
  • Time series forecasting techniques
  • Optimization technique
  • Artificial neural network (ANN)
  • RNN, CNN
  • Web scraping
  • Text mining 
  • NLP tools and techniques (Gephi, NodeXL)
  • Information Value chain and Big Data characteristics
  • Data Supply Chain: Data Architecture approaches under Traditional and Big Data landscape
  • Data Monetization, Big Data Business Value Discovery, Big Data economy and business value 
  • Big Data applications (Industry, X Industry) · Big Data tools – Hadoop, Apache Spark, HBase, Cassandra, MapReduce, Hive
  • Marketing and Retail Analytics (Customer lifetime value, Market Basket Analysis, Customer attrition)
  • Financial Analytics (Fraud analytics, Portfolio Management)
  • Operations and Supply Chain Analytics (Demand Forecasting, Network optimization)
  • HR Analytics (Employee churn) 
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Analytics in Government
Interactive Lectures
Group Assignments
Group Projects
  • The above list is indicative and is subject to IIM Kozhikode’s discretion.
  • The content provided in every module provides a brief summary. The detailed course handout will be provided upon request.

About IIM Kozhikode

Started in 1997 with its Post Graduate Programme (PGP), the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode (IIMK) is on a high growth trajectory today, offering the widest range of academic programs in the field of management education. These include Fellow Programme in Management, Executive PG Programmes, Management Development Programmes and Faculty Development Programs. IIMK set up a Satellite campus at Infopark, Kochi, in 2013 dedicated to Executive Education. IIMK also has the unique distinction of launching a PhD (Practice Track) programme for working professionals besides bringing in new dynamic courses like the one-year Post Graduate Programme in Business Leadership (2019) MBA in Finance and MBA in Liberal Studies & Management (2020). The institute is also home to IIMK LIVE a first-of-its-kind startup incubation programme and the Indian Business Museum. IIMK is ranked 3rd as per NIRF India Rankings 2023: Management. The institute also features regularly among top global institutes for its flagship MBA (PGP) and EMBA programme (EPGP) in QS World University Rankings. The Institute has leapfrogged 100 spots to be placed in the Top 251-300 Institutes in Business & Management Studies globally, as per the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023. It is also Ranked No.2 in CFIs (non-Technical) category in the Atal Innovation Rankings (ARIIA 2021) rankings released recently by Ministry of Education, Govt. of India, and has the distinction of being the only IIM in the coveted innovation rankings. IIM Kozhikode is globally accredited by EQUIS (EFMD) and AMBA (UK). IIM Kozhikode also made its debut in the prestigious Financial Times Rankings (FT Rankings 2023) at 72nd position among the top-75 Open-enrolment executive program providers globally, catapulting the 27-year young IIM to an exclusive list of foremost providers of executive education in the world. IIM Kozhikode has successfully delivered close to 1300 MDP programmes for the past two decades, training more than 41000 participants from 150+ organisations – which also includes several Fortune 500 companies – in the process.

Amongst IIMs
& Public B Schools
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Research Best
B School’s Survey

Overall category
The Week-Hansa Research Best
B-School’s Survey

Top B-School in India
NIRF India Rankings
(2023: Management)

Financial Times
Open Enrollment Rankings (India) 2023

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Programme Certification

  • Participants who successfully meet the evaluation criteria and satisfy the requisite attendance criteria will be awarded a ‘Certification of Completion’.
  • Participants who are unable to clear the evaluation criteria but have requisite attendance will be awarded a ‘Participation Certificate’.
  • “Professional Certificate Programme in Data Science for Business Decisions” Certificate will be provided by IIM Kozhikode.

Note: All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of IIM Kozhikode.

Programme Structure

Programme Fee
Fee Structure
Application Fee
INR 2,000/- + GST
Total Programme Fee
INR 2,00,000/- + GST

(Exclusive Application Fees)

No cost EMI available.
Installment Pattern
Installment Pattern
Booking Amount
INR 80,000 + GST

(7 days from the release of the offer letter)

Instalment 1
INR 60,000 + GST
Instalment 2
INR 60,000 + GST
  • Any change in any of the applicable taxes during the tenure of the programme, to be borne by the participants
  • Boarding and Lodging during campus visit provided by IIM Kozhikode
  • Application fee is not included in the installement pattern

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Frequently Asked Questions
Will I receive a certificate upon completion?
  • Yes, upon successful completion of the programme in Data Science, participants will receive a Professional Certificate from IIM Kozhikode.
Are there any prerequisites for enrolling in this programme?
  • There are no specific prerequisites, but basic familiarity with data analysis concepts would be helpful.
Who can attend the IIMK’s Professional Certificate Programme in Data Science for Business Decisions?

It is ideal for participants:

  • Tech professionals who want to upskill
  • Mid-level managers/business analysts/domain specialists managing Data Science projects who want to manage Data Science projects
  • Suitable for early managers/team leads who want to transition to Data Science career
  • Senior Executives who want to gain a holistic understanding of Data Science
  • Math/Stats Background Beneficial: No Hands-on Big Data Coding

It will be advantageous for the participants if they are familiar with mathematics, statistics, or any programming language. The programme might not be appropriate for applicants aspiring to learn how to code and gain practical experience with any Big Data technologies.

Do I need prior knowledge of Mathematics, Statistics, or programming?
  • Familiarity with Mathematics, Statistics, or any programming language will be beneficial for the participants.
How will the programme be assessed?
  • The evaluation methodology is at the discretion of the faculty. The methodology includes online quizzes, case analysis, class contribution, assignments, and any other component as decided by the faculty. A minimum of 75% attendance is a prerequisite for the successful completion of this programme. The participants will have to secure the minimum pass marks in the evaluation components specified by the faculty.

Program Counsellor

Program Manager

Prajwala Patil

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