IIT Hyderabad to conduct a 5-day course on Business Analytics using ‘R’ for working professionals from July 19

Hyderabad: In this tough global economy, inefficient and ill-informed decision making can mean the difference between success and failure for an organization. All leading organizations are using Business Analytics/Big Data Analytics to compete and thrive. But there is a severe shortage of qualified data scientists who are able to extract knowledge from Big Data.

Recognizing the importance of business analytics as a discipline and the shortage of qualified data scientists, the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Department of IIT Hyderabad is conducting a five-day certificate course from July 19th, 2017, on ‘Business Analytics using R’ in July 2017 for working professionals.

According to Prof. Sobhan Babu, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, “Big data analytics/Business Analytics is a discipline which is changing our lives drastically. It is touching every area of human society from banking to health care. I am quite happy to teach this wonderful and fascinating subject to working professionals and see them mastering this area.”

The course is tailor-made for those working professionals who want to enhance their knowledge in business analytics as well as for those who are looking for career shift to business analytics. This course will be taught by well qualified faculty from IIT Hyderabad and experienced data scientists from the industry.

The course will provide participants with the knowledge and essential skills needed to address the challenges of data intensive decision-making environments. It is a case-study based course, with participants getting extensive hands-on training using the open source R statistical software, whose popularity has increased substantially in recent years. Participants must have undergraduate level mathematical or statistical maturity.

The first few offerings of the course received an overwhelming response. Participants reported new job opportunities and career advancement in their current positions on completion of the course.

Enrollment for the program has begun and registration is available on a first-come-first-serve basis.