IBM – IFIM EPGDM Business Analytics Success Story

Success Story of IFIM’s Executive PGDM program developed in partnership with IBM

IFIM Business School enables students with on-demand analytical skills and real-world experience


Strategically located in the heart of Electronics City, Bangalore, IFIM Business School (IFIM) is one of the top business schools in India. Offering post-graduate and PhD programs, IFIM’s vision is to nurture holistic, socially responsible and consistently employable professionals. With global employers clamoring for candidates with practical big data and analytics skills, IFIM Business School  created a program that delivered the necessary hands-on experience. IFIM created a business analytics course in partnership with IBM for students and working professionals to learn and apply IBM Analytics solutions to solve real-world problems. The program has opened up exciting career opportunities for students, equipping them with highly marketable skills and experience, and help IFIM attract new students and boost its reputation.

Mr. Sanjay Padode, Secretary, Centre for Developmental Education (CDE) at IFIM, said “ IFIM is always seeking to identify skill gaps in the market, so that we can set up our students for success. We recognized a global demand for big data and analytics capabilities , with the Indian market estimated to grow to USD 1 billion by the end of the year, and a severe shortage of manpower in this area. We decided to create a new program dedicated to analytics, and began looking for the best technology and partner that could support us in this initiative.”

IFIM worked closely with IBM to create the Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management program in Business Analytics, which is an AICTE approved,  15-month program targeted at working executives from all levels of management. Additionally, a state-of-the-art IBM Business Analytics lab was established at the IFIM campus under the IBM Career Education program.