IIM A’s Executive Programme In Advanced Business Analytics

In 2020, every person created 1.7MB of data, every second. 90 per cent of the world’s data was created in just the last two years. Currently, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data is being produced by humans each day. But is all of this data of any use. For companies, big or small, the answer is an astounding yes. 

Data is truly today’s oil. Enterprises are investing heavily in collecting, preserving, and analysing data. However, despite the availability of abundant data, not each piece of it is useful. Raw data in its form may not be of much consequence to a business. Here is where the role of a Business Analytics professional comes to play. 

Business Analytics As A Career

Organisations rely on insights obtained from historical data to help them make informed business decisions. This makes business analytics a vital aspect for the working of an organisation. Initially, the job

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Top 10 ASU Business Analytics Master’s Coming to Los Angeles in August 2021 | State

TEMPE, Ariz., April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Arizona State University’s plans for its new ASU California Center in downtown Los Angeles took another step forward today with the announcement that the W. P. Carey School of Business will be launching its highly ranked Master of Science in Business Analytics (MS-BA) in California for the fall 2021 semester. The program is currently accepting applications for the first cohort, part of ASU’s inaugural class of students based in California.

The ASU California Center is located in the historic Los Angeles Herald Examiner building, constructed by William Randolph Hearst and completed in 1914. Opening in August, ASU’s new home in California will include classrooms, conference spaces, venues for community events, and more. In addition to the W. P. Carey School, more than 15 academic colleges and administrative units will call the ASU California Center home, including the recently christened Sidney

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Why business analytics matters – Intelligent CIO Middle East

Business analytics (BA) is the iterative, methodical exploration of an organisation’s data, with an emphasis on statistical analysis. Successful business analytics depends on data quality, skilled analysts who understand the technologies and the business and an organisational commitment to using data to gain insights that inform business decisions. Industry experts share insights on the types of business analytics and how organisations should go about selecting the best suited type for their business.

Data-driven companies treat their data as a corporate asset and actively look for ways to turn it into a competitive advantage. The success of business analytics largely depends on data quality and skilled analysts who understand the technologies and the business, and an organisational commitment to using data to gain insights that inform business decisions.

Once the business goal of the analysis is determined, an analysis methodology is selected and business data is acquired to support the analysis.

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Moulding the next generation of business analytics experts

Business analytics has the potential to make modern organisations more efficient, robust and successful than ever before. Source: UNH

The global market is continuously evolving through competitive and regulatory pressures, necessitating fast and accurate business decisions. Big data has disrupted the skills and knowledge required of employees across functions to deliver value to their organisations.

The McKinsey Institute projects that the US will face a shortage of about 190,000 data scientists and 1.5 million managers and data analysts who can interpret and implement data.

These are essential skills that businesses need to unlock insights that bolsters their competitive edge.

It’s clear that business analytics has the potential to transform modern organisations, and improve their business strategies, making them more efficient, robust and successful. Despite that, deriving insights from data and converting that knowledge into action, is a skill that requires trained experts.

Narrowing the data-driven professional gap

The University of

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