Hybrid EPGP in Data Science, Business Analytics and Big Data in association with IBM

About the Program

Degree Program
Dr. Vinay Kulkarni
Mr. Ritin Joshi
11 Months


Course Details

Hybrid Executive Post Graduate Program (EPGP) in Business Analytics & Big Data in association with IBM
A True Holistic Data Science Program

"There were 5 exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created in every 2 days"
- Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google

Every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data — so much that 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This data comes from everywhere: sensors used to gather climate information, posts to social media sites, digital pictures and videos, purchase transaction records, and cell phone GPS signals to name a few. This data is big data and mainly constitutes the unstructured data. This Big Data offers challenge in term of storage and further analysis in rest of in real time. One can dig gold mine if we are able to make sense out of big data.

In a global and highly interconnected world we live in, the one greatest power is the right information. Data Science, Big Data and Business Analytics is thus the primary tool for any organisation, society, Govt. to seek for competitive advantage and optimisation of the existing ecosystem. A career in Business Analytics, Big Data and Data Science promise a lot of challenge, opportunity, and reward.

Modern Data Scientists are Supermen with Crystal Ball

Data Scientists are super men who tell stories out of the data, respective of the size of data: big or small. They answer questions like what’s happening. What will happen? What we should do now? These are commonly termed as BI, Predictive analytics and Prescriptive Analytics. They use statistics, Machine learning, NLP, R, Python, Hadoop, Spark to create Crystal Ball to predict future, solve business problem or find out the missing opportunities. Snapdeal, which has over 20 million subscribers and generates terabytes of data through the interactions that happen with customers in addition to a catalogue of over 5 million, churns 15 million data points (related data set like a consumer shopping on specific days for a particular thing) within two hours, using Hadoop. About 35% of its orders come from recommendation and personalized systems, and the conversion rate of such orders is 20-30% higher than normal orders, the company claims.

Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics and Big Data  (PGP-BA-BigData)

Post Graduate Program in Business Analytics and Big Data  (PGP-BA-BigData) is India’s first high end data science program designed and delivered by Aegis School of Business & Telecommunication in association with IBM and to train the new generation of data-savvy professionals. This 11 months program provides you intensive training to develop the necessary and unique set of skills required for a successful career in the world of Big Data and Business Analytics. Students who earn a PGP in Business Analytics and Big Data develop deep quantitative capabilities and technical expertise and are equipped to create business and social value by extracting gained useful insights and applying them in a various industries. 

This program is delivered at Centre for Excellence in Telecom Technology and Management (CETTM), MTNL's world class campus with state of art "IBM Business Analytics Lab" and "IBM Cloud Computing Lab" at Powai in Mumbai.

Aegis School of Business, Data Science & Telecommunication 
Aegis is a leading School in the field of Telecom Management/Technology Management started in 2002 with support of Bharti Airtel to develop future telecom leaders. Aegis offers various programs in 25 countries to top executives from top IT/Telecom firms. In 2015 Aegis has joined hands with IBM to offer high end courses in the field of Business Analytics, Big Data, Cloud Computing and Mobility. Check about Aegis at www.aegis.edu.in  and www.bellaward.com


To meet growing client demands in today’s data intensive industries, IBM has established the world’s deepest and broadest portfolio of Big Data and Analytics technologies and solutions, spanning services, software, research and hardware. Fueling this is the fact that IBM has made a multi-billion dollar investment in big data and analytics — $24 billion since 2005 through both acquisitions and R&D — to extend its leadership position in this strategic market. IBM Named A Leader In IDC MarketScape For Business Analytics practice. 

Why PGP/MS in Data Science/ Business Analytics and Big Data program? 

Aegis is a leader in Data Science, Business Analytics and Big Data. Read what makes Aegis PGP in Business Analytics & Big Data, First Data Science Program of India In association with IBM the best program in India?

Highlights of the Program

PGP program Certification from IBM

Certification from IBM, world leader in Big Data Analytics at the completion of the program.

Best Data Science curriculum

Program curriculum designed as per the Data Scientist’s skills and competencies framework with the help of leading Data Scientists. This program has wide rage of core and elective courses which no other institute aound the world offers. Check list of courses at bottom

Ranked Among Top Ten Business Anlytical Courses in India

Ranked among Top Ten programs for Business Anlaytics programs in India by Analytics Magzine. Check the ranking

True Data Science Program and NOT an MBA/PGDBM in Business Anlytics

This Program is core technology MS in Data Science program and NOT a inferior cousin of MBA/PGDBM programs in Business Analytics. This program lays down your foundation for serious Developer, Data Scientist Career or Big Data Advisory & consulting roles.

IBM Business Analytics Lab

 IBM has setup an IBM Business Analytics and IBM Cloud Computing Lab in the campus. The program is delivered by IBM subject matter experts and best Data Scientists from around the world. Online participants can access Virtual Lab on cloud any where anytime. 

Big Data Product Factory

Live Projects: work on live projects like Churn Predication, Call drop analysis from leading teleco; NLP projects, consumer analytics, sentiment analysis etc at Aegis Big Data Product Factory as part of program.

Exposure to wide range of Tech, Tools and S/W

 Hands on exposure on IBM DB2, IBM Cognos TM1, IBM Cognos Insight, IBM InfoSphere Big Insight, IBM Worklight, IBM BlueMix, R, Python, SAS, Hadoop, MapReduce, Spark, ElasticSearch, Tableau, EMR, AWS etc

World class infrastructure

On campus classes held at world class infrastructure at Aegis, CETTM, MTNL at Powai, Mumbai. 

Career Management Center (CMC) at Aegis facilitates all students excellent paid internship for 2 to 3 months with various companies which generally leads to final placement as role of Data Scientist, Manager Data Science, Business Analyst, Risk Analyst etc with companies like IBM, Persistent, HDFC, Loginext, Angelbrooking, Creditvidya, L&T infotech, Virtusa, Ixsight, Pentation, Clover Infotech, L & T Finance, Guppy Media Incorporation etc. This years PGP in Data Science, Business Analytics and Big placement record:

Fresher Lowest Package: 8.5 lacs
Fresher highest Package: 11 lacs 
Experience Candidates got over 100% hike on last Package. *For experience up to 7 to 8 years.
90% got Data Scientist Role
Paid internship for everyone for 2 to 3 months 
*Aegis does not provide any kind of job guarantee

Course Modules taught by IBM

IBM faculty will be teaching three courses: (i) Business Intelligence using Cognos BI (ii) Big Data Analytics using IBM InfoSphere Big Insight and (iii) Enterprise Performance Management using IBM Cognos TM1


Deans Scholarship for Women in Technology Leadership; Aegis Graham Bell Award Scholarship for Big Data Products; Data Science Scholar. Study Loan by HDFC Credila.

Globally acceptable Credit Structure

This program follows Globally acceptable 45 Credit Unit for master degree. In North America any master degree is min 36 Credit Unit. This program is spread over 9 months plus 2-3 months Internship or consulting assignment.

Skill for various industries & Functional areas

The curriculum caters to the skill requirements in various industries like Ecommerce, Telecom, Banks, Computer Services, Education, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Retail and other industries. 

Diverse student profile

Aegis participants' are from around the world with experience ranging from 2 year up to 25 years from diverse industry and background.


Center of Innovation

Due to Aegis's initiative of Aegis Graham Bell Awards for innovation in TIME (Telecom, Internet, Media, Edutainment) and SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud), Aegis students get to know the best of the innovations and their innovators. Hon'ble Dr. Jitender Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Ministers Office; Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Space honored the winners of Aegis Graham Bell Awards 2015 for their breakthrough innovations. Check the winners under Analytics and Big Data categories. 

Delivered by Best Data Scientist

This program is delivered by best Data Scientist engaged in real-life Data Science and Big Data Analytics projects from around the world. Check profiles....

World Class LMS on Cloud

Aegis uses world class Learning Management System (LMS) on cloud called mUniversity(mUni). All lectures, tons of study material, ebooks, business cases, video lectures available on LMS. Check sample session of Mr. Srikanth Velamakanni, CEO, Fractal Analytics at mUni......

Big Data Day leadership Series

Aegis Big Data Day Meetup provides an opportunity to meet Data Science, Big Data, Analytics leaders. Register for latest Meetup


 Download Aegis Business Analytics and Big Data Brochure

Is Business Analytics, Big Data and Data Science for me?

If you enjoy working data in different ways, exploring the stories that data may reveal, and even experimenting with visualization techniques, you may enjoy a role in data science. Whether you have an academic background in business, economics, technology, statistics, mathematics, or engineering, you are looking for a career change that will prepare you to generate high impact. You search for a challenging role that allows you to integrate the value of data into all business functions. Data analysis is necessary in almost every field and industry and Business Analysts, Big Data professionals and Data Scientists are expected to play a role in guiding strategic decisions. They are in a unique position to assist leaders in determining the right questions to ask as well as in interpreting the answers that data provides to help determine the organization's most effective courses of action.

Job Opportunities 

While there is a large and growing demand for professionals trained to collect data and use analytics to drive performance, there is currently a deficit in the supply of these individuals in the global job market. The deficit in the market for data/ Big Data analytics professionals is growing exponentially and poses a serious challenge for recruiters, but it is an enviable opportunity for professionals who have the right skills and training to fill these positions.

Program Models:

Full Time Post Graduation Program (OnCampus)

  • Total Program: 36 Credit Units
  • Program Duration: 11 months
  • 9 months of Class room training + Live projects + One Capstone project or Data Product Development + 2 to 3 months of Internships
  • 3 terms each of 3 months

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Part Time Executive Program in Weekend model (OnCampus)

  • Total Program: 36 Credit Units
  • Program Duration: 11 Months
  • Sat and Sun on-campus classes in Powai spread over 9 months
  • 9 months of Class room training + Live projects + One Capstone project or Data Product Development + 2-3 months industry internship/ project/ consulting assignment

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Part Time Executive Program in Hybrid model (OnCampus + Online)

  • Total Program: 36 Credit Units
  • Program Duration: 11 Months
  • One Block of 5 days in every 3 months plus Sat and Sun online classes spread over 11 months
  • 9 months of Class room training + Live projects + One Capstone project or Data Product Development + 2-3 months industry internship/ project/ consulting assignment

          View details and Apply

Part Time Executive Program in Online model (Online Live Interactive)

  • Total Program: 36 Credit Units
  • Program Duration: 11 Months
  • Live interactive Classes on Saturday and Sunday
  • 9 months of Class room training + Live projects + One Capstone project or Data Product Development + 2-3 months industry internship/ project/ consulting assignment

           View details and Apply

 Download Aegis Business Analytics and Big Data Brochure

Eligibility Criteria for Admissions: 

- Working executive with bachelor's degree.

Admission process:

  • Online application (click on Apply button on top of this page to register and apply)
  • Personal Interview
  • admission offer (if selected)

Get in Touch with Aegis Big Data Career Adviser Team at  +91 704 531 4371/ +91 882 808 4908/ +91 902 213 7010
You can also email your Resume to admission@aegis.edu.in and request a call back for consultation 


Dean’s Scholarship for Women in Technology Leadership

Saluting the women leaders in Technology, Aegis has announced the “Dean’s Scholarship for Women in Technology Leadership”  

Who should apply:

Aspiring Women Leaders. Please Check Eligibility Criteria above.  

What's you get:

  • 100% scholarship to study Full Time PGP in Business Analytics and Big Data Program 
  • Learn and work on Big Data Product Factory
  • Come out as Data Scientist or Entrepreneur

Data Science Scholar

Who should apply:

  • Phd, Mtech, Msc, MS in Computer science/Physics/Maths or statistics/Economics
  • or If you have developed some data product 

What's you get:

  • 100% scholarship to study Full Time PGP in Business Analytics and Big Data Program 
  • Learn and work on Big Data Product Factory
  • Job offer to work as Data Scientist ‎at Big Data Product Factory and Aegis ( this is optional )

Aegis Graham Bell Award Scholarship for Big Data Products for startups

What you get: 

For Executive PGP in
Business Analytics & Big Data in association with IBM

At Aegis Big Data Product Factory
in Mumbai.

Access to Highly Skilled Big Data Manpower to work on your Product/Solution.

From Business Leaders, Data Scientists & Functional Heads

Get Recognized at The Largest Innovation Award in TIME & SMAC
'Aegis Graham Bell Awards'.

Opportunity to network with Business leaders, Functional Heads, Peers & VC's.

Help in POC

Help in fund raising and introduction with VC's 

Who should apply:

  • Start up firms 
  • Individual who have developed some data product 
  • If you have a break through idea on Big Data product/ solution/ platform and you want to develop it   
  • check also www.bellaward.com

How to Apply for Scholarship: Click on the top apply button and submit application form. Admissions and Scholarship application is same. 

Aegis School Of Business, Data Science & Telecommunication
CETTM, MTNL, Technology Street, | Hiranandani Gardens, Powai, Mumbai – 400076, India
Mahesh Block –B, Sector 15, Central Business District (CBD), Belapur, New Mumbai 400614, India