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Certificate in Business Analytics – Calcutta Business School & SAS Institute

About Calcutta Business School

Calcutta Business School is an autonomous institute offering an AICTE approved two-year fully residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) program and several Executive Education Programs. The school, modelled on some of the top ranking Business Schools in the world, is located on a sprawling 15 acres fully residential, eco-friendly and 'intelligent' campus on the outskirts of Kolkata. Calcutta Business School has been set up and is managed by Shikhshayatan Foundation (formerly Marwari Balika Vidyalaya Society), founded in 1920. The Institute is governed by reputed industrialists, business leaders, and former IIM Directors with Mr. S. K. Birla as the Chairman.Full Time Faculty members at Calcutta Business School have distinguished academic and research background from some of the world's leading institutions like Wharton Business School, USA, Johns Hopkins University, USA, IIMs, XLRI, and IITs. They have long years of teaching experience in leading institutions like IIMs or have long years of industry experience in organizations like ITC Ltd., Tata Motors, Philips, and Exide Industries among others. Apart from full-time faculty members, Calcutta Business School attracts eminent Visiting Faculty members from across the world.For more details visit 

Programme Highlights:

Program Title - Certificate in Business Analytics
Program Commencing on - 14th December, 2013

Certificates by:

  • On successful completion of the program, Calcutta Business School will issue a 'Certificate in Business Analytics' along with transcripts.
  • On successful completion of the courses taught by SAS Institute, Participation Certificate will be by SAS Institute.
  • On qualifying in the subsequent Predictive Modelling Certification Examination conducted by SAS Institute, participants will receive Certificate in Predictive Modelling which is globally valid.

Program duration and schedule:

  • This is a 312 hours taught program delivered in three modules, duration of each module in 8 weeks. Total program duration is 24 weeks.
  • Classes are organised in every weekend over 24 weeks or 6 months at Calcutta Business School campus and at the city at Shikhshayatan Foundation Campus.
  • SAS courses are organised on 3 consecutive days. There are two SAS courses, one in the 2nd module and the other in the 3rd module.

Program Structure:






8 weeks

Weekend classes (Saturdays and Sundays)

1] Concepts in Business and Management (36 hours)

2] Fundamentals of Statistical Analysis in Business Management (36 hours)

3] Statistical Analysis using MS-Excel (36 hours)


8 weeks

Weekend classes (Saturdays and Sundays)

1] Introduction to Business Analytics (36 hours)

2] Business Statistics for Managers (Using SAS Enterprise Guide - 30 hours by SAS Trainers)

3] Fundamentals of Operations Research for Optimization & Simulations (36 hours)


8 weeks

Weekend classes (Saturdays and Sundays)

1] Introduction to Data Mining & Predictive Analytics (36 hours)

2] Predictive Modelling for Managers (Using SAS Enterprise Miner - 30 hours by SAS Trainers)

3] Business Process Optimization & Simulation Using Open Source Software (36 hours)

Key Benefits:

  • Understanding of the application of Statistics in Business Management
  • Understanding of Business Analytics, Data Mining and Predictive Modelling for business decision making
  • Understanding of Operations Research and Business Process Optimization
  • Skills in using Excel in Business Analytics
  • Skills in using SPSS & SAS in Business Analytics and Predictive Modelling as well as skills in open source software
  • Participation Certificate by SAS Institute
  • Predictive Modelling Certification by SAS Institute


Who should participate in this program?

  • Graduates / Post Graduates in Engineering / Science / Commerce or Business Management with proficiency in Mathematics. Prior work experience in a management function is desired.
  • Entry or mid-level executives and managers who want to develop skills and knowledge in Business Analytics. Proficiency in Mathematics is required.
  • Mid-level and Senior-level managers who would outsource Business Analytics work from a consulting firm. Proficiency in Mathematics is required.

Program Fees:

  • Tuition Fee for Module I, II, and III: Rs. 1,55,000/- + Service Taxes*
  • Cost for accommodation at CBS campus during the campus sessions: Rs. 25,000 /- + Service Taxes*
  • One can combine and pay the fees for tuition and accommodation at a time. In such cases the combined fees will be Rs. 1,75,000/- + Service Taxes*
  • Service Taxes*will be applicable as per prevailing rates.
  • All fees have to be paid by a Demand Draft in favour of 'Calcutta Business School' payable at Kolkata.
  • Participants can also transfer the amount to Calcutta Business School's account in Yes Bank. Details of bank account are available on request.

Payment schedule:

  • During admission: Rs. 75,000 /- + Service Taxes*
  • Before commencement of Module II: Rs. 75,000 /- + Service Taxes*
  • Before commencement of Module III: Rs. 30,000 /- + Service Taxes*
  • Service Taxes*will be applicable as per prevailing rates.
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