Certificate Program in Business Analytics – ISB Hyderabad


  • The Indian School of Business (ISB) was started in 1996 after the formation of the ISB governing board. It is a private business school.
  • The institution offers management studies in its Hyderabad and Mohali campuses.
  • It offers various certificates in different postgraduate programs including Business Analytics.


  • The course takes 1 year to complete.

Course Type

  • Certificate

Nature of Course

  • Full-time. It combines both classroom work and technology-aided teaching.

Course Description 

  • The program is designed to ensure minimal disruption of regular working schedules.
  • All students must report on campus for at least 6 days every alternate month for a minimum of 12 months
  • Students can opt to attend weekend classes on a best effort basis.
  • In the month when there are no classroom connections, all students are expected to appear for lectures through technology-aided platforms such as podcasts, video conferencing, and recorded lectures.
  • Students must achieve at least 56 connect hours every month.
  • Some of the core courses covered in the program include:
    • Big Data
    • Machine Learning
    • Critical Thinking
    • Optimal Mix of Data Collection
    • Operations Research
    • Domain Knowledge 
  • When on campus, students will be expected to have full-day lectures. Afterward, students will attend guest lectures, group work, and projects in the evening.
  • All students must reside within the campus whenever they have on-campus lessons.
  • The program has a highly intensive evaluation which includes classroom assignments, projects, group discussions, and case study analyses.
  • Lecturers use up-to-date teaching techniques such as simulations, guest lectures, podcasts, field visits, and exchange programs.


  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a Masters in Mathematics/Statistics. Any other equivalent qualification will be considered.
  • Candidates must have excellent academic records from a university recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
  • Candidates must have at least two years of working experience. They must be full-time employees by the time of submitting the application.
  • Candidates with an analytical mind and excellent academic credentials will be exempted from work experience requirements.
  • All prospective candidates must pass an online aptitude test or provide a valid GMAT/GRE/CAT scorecard.
  • All candidates must present a valid consent letter from their current employer (it can either be provided during the application or after securing an admission).

Admission Criteria

  • All prospective candidates must apply for the course through the institution’s website. Late applications will be rejected.
  • Once the admission panel receives all the application forms, they select the candidates who meet the minimum eligibility criteria.
  • Shortlisted candidates are required to undergo an online aptitude test. Candidates who submit a valid GMAT/CAT/GRE test score will be exempted from the test.
  • Based on the performance of the online test, the admission panel selects the candidates to progress to the final selection round.
  • In the final selection round, the admission panel considers other factors such as work experience (duration and quality), quality of the consent note by the employer, academic achievements, and extracurricular activities.
  • All the candidates are awarded a specific score on each evaluation parameter. Those who meet the set cut-off points are included in the final list of successful candidates.
  • In case of a tie, the following factors will be considered:
    • Benefits each candidate will acquire from the program
    • Evidence of professional success
    • Motivation to undertake the program
    • The potential to be a business leader/ attitude/ mindset of leadership
  • Qualified candidates receive their admission letters through the addresses provided during the application process. They are required to pay block fees to ascertain their interest in the program.


  • Accredited by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)


Fee Structure

  • The total fee is Rs 915,000 for the entire 12 months. It covers tuition, learning expenses, library fee, and refundable deposits.
  • It is payable in 3 installments.
  • Students will be required to pay additional hostel fees for their on-campus period.
  • The fee does not cover travel expenses.

Placement Details

  • ISB Hyderabad achieves more than 95% placement success with more than 70 organizations participating in its placement process.
  • The highest placement salary is Rs 14.2 Lakhs annually.
  • The average placement salary is Rs 7.8 lakhs annually.

Organizations Involved in the Placement Process

  • Some of the organizations that are actively involved in the recruitment process include Google, Amazon, eBay, Mahindra Electric, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, and Deloitte.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q1: Can I apply for Business Analytics and another course at the same time?

Ans: Yes, you can apply for as many courses as you want. However, you’ll be required to pay an application fee for each course.

  • Q2: Does the institution have an exchange program for Business Analytics students?

Ans: Yes, the institution organizes an exchange program for its students to get international exposure.

  • Q3: Can I defer my studies?

Ans: Indian School of Business allows students to defer their studies. However, they should provide a valid reason for that failure to which the application will be declined.

Contact Details

  • Gachibowli, Hyderabad
  • Telangana – 500 111
  • Official website: https://www.isb.edu/ 

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