Professional Certificate Program in Data Science for Business Decision Making

The Foundation Course in Data Science for Next-Gen Managers. No Coding Experience Required.
Eligibility: Min. 1 Year Work Exp. + Bachelor's Degree with Min. 50%

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  • Ranked #4
    In Management, NIRF 2021
  • 8 Months
    Recommended 8-10 hrs/week
  • Jun 29, 2022
    Start Date
  • 5 out of 6 Learners
    Get Positive Career Growth
  • EMI Options
    Starts at INR 5,669/Month
  • Overview
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  • Certificate
  • Instructors
  • Syllabus
  • Projects
  • Benefits
  • Careers
  • Admission Process
  • Fees
  • Refer & Earn
About the Programme

Student Support

Student Support is available 7 days a week, 24*7 You can write to us via Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform.

Industry Expertise

One-on-one sessions with industry mentors, access to all required softwares and tools, 3 projects and a Capstone to ensure you are up-to-date with the industry.

Dedicated Career Assistance

Receive 1:1 career counselling sessions & mock interviews with hiring managers. Our Alumni work at 5000+ top companies.

Programme Overview

Key Highlights

  • Designed for Managers
  • 20+ Live Learning Sessions
  • 5+ Expert Coaching Sessions
  • Learn on Excel, Tableau and Python
  • 3 Industry Projects and a Capstone!
  • Career mentorship Sessions(1:1)
  • Learn on Excel, R, Tableau and Python
  • Student Support available all day for your convenience (24*7)
  • High Performance Coaching(1:1)
  • Case Based Pedagogy
  • 200+ Content Hours Available
  • Just-in-Time Interviews
  • Personalised Industry Session
  • AI Powered Profile Builder
  • Exclusive Job opportunities Portal
  • Daily Doubt Resolution Sessions

Professional Certificate Program in Data Science for Business Decision Making introduces difficult concepts of data science and machine learning algorithms in a simple format with special emphasis on real-world business applications.

- Prof. C Raju, Quantitative Methods and Operations Management


Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects.

  • Top Subjects You Will Learn:
    Business Problem Solving and Storytelling,Statistics and Machine Learning, and Data Science Strategy
  • Job Opportunity
    Data Analyst Manager, Data Science Leader, Business Manager in a data-driven organization
  • Who Is This Programme For?
    Managers and Aspiring Managers, MBA Graduates, Engineers, Professionals in various domains
  • Minimum Eligibility
    Bachelor's Degree with minimum 50% marks (40% for Female Learners). Minimum 1 year of work experience. Learner should have studied Mathematics at Higher Secondary Level or Graduation / Post-Graduation.

Programming Languages and Tools Covered


  • The applications will be taught primarily through R. However, learners will not be required to write major codes. Power BI modules are optional.

Professional Certificate Programme from IIM Kozhikode

Complete all the courses successfully to obtain this prestigious recognition from IIM Kozhikode.

  • 4th Ranked Management Institute in India by NIRF
  • Globally Accredited by EQUIS and AMBA
  • 2nd - Atal Innovation Rankings (ARIIA) 2021, Institutes of National Importance, Central University & CFIs (Non-Technical) category
  • Widely recognised and valued certification from IIMK
  • Network with Data Science, Business and Other Functional managers across all industries
Professional Certificate Programme from IIM Kozhikode
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Learn from India’s leading Data Science faculty and industry leaders


Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases and projects, assignments and live sessions. 

  • Pre-Program Preparatory Content
    • 1 Week
  • Business Problem Solving, Insights and Storytelling
    • 7 Weeks
  • Statistics & Machine Learning
    • 16 Weeks
  • DS Strategy - Becoming a data evangelist
    • 3 Weeks
  • Capstone Project
    • 6 Weeks
  • 200+
    Content Hours Available
  • 3
    Industry Projects
  • 20+
    Live Learning Sessions
  • 5+
    Expert Coaching Sessions

Industry Projects

Learn through real-life industry projects across industries

  • Engage in projects with problem of your choice. Bring in your own data-set and explore to apply concepts learnt in the course.
  • Personalised subjective feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement.
  • Deriving Business Insights and Storytelling
    IPL Analysis using Tableau & Data Storytelling Assignment
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  • Regression
    Use all the skills learnt in statistics and regression to build a predictive...
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  • Classification
    Solve a real-industry problem using the classification and model selection t...
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  • Job Opportunities
    upGrad Opportunities
    • Get access to our virtual hiring drives. Our Alumni work at 5000+ top companies
    • Job Opportunities Portal: Gain exclusive access to upGrad's Job Opportunities portal which has 100+ openings from upGrad's hiring partners at any given time
    • Be the first to know vacancies to gain an edge in the application process
    • Connect with companies that are the best match for you
  • Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1)
    • Get mentored by an experienced industry expert and receive personalised feedback to achieve your desired outcome
    High Performance Coaching (1:1)
    • Get a dedicated career coach after the program to help track your career goals, coach you on your profile, and support you during your career transition journey
    AI Powered Profile Builder
    • Obtain specific, AI powered inputs on your resume and LinkedIn structure along with content on real time basis
    Interview Preparation
    • Get access to Industry Experts and discuss any queries before your interview
    • Career bootcamps to refresh your technical concepts and improve your soft skills
  • Industry Expert Guidance
    • Interactive Live Sessions with leading industry experts covering curriculum + advanced topics
    • Personalised Industry Session in small groups (of 10-12) with industry experts to augment program curriculum with customized industry based learning
    Student Support
    • Student Support available all day for your convenience (24*7).
    • For urgent queries, use the Call Back option on the platform.
  • Networking & Learning Experience
    • Live Discussion forum for peer to peer doubt resolution monitored by technical experts
    • Peer to peer networking opportunities with a alumni pool of 10000+
    • Lab walkthroughs of industry-driven projects
    • Weekly real-time doubt clearing sessions
Our Learners Work At
Top companies from all around the world have recruited upGrad alumni

Over 500 Careers Transformed

Average Salary Hike
Highest Salary
Career Transitions
Personalised Industry Session
Sessions by an industry expert for a small group of 10-12 learners with similar profiles to discuss real life applications of concepts and personalised coaching
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High Performance Coaching
Get a dedicated career coach to help you stay on track to achieve your career goals, coach you on your profile, and support you in your career journey.
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Career Mentorship Sessions (1:1)
Get personalised career landscaping from experts to chart out best opportunities
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Interview Preparation
Support in polishing your hard skills and soft skills for interview preparation
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Admission Process

There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

Programme Fee - Indian Residents
INR 150,000 + GST
Starting at INR 5,669/month. EMI Options Available
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    How You Benefit From This Programme
    • Professional Certification from IIM Kozhikode 
    • Learn Data Science without quitting your job
    • Career Acceleration in your current role
    • Stepping Stone into the field of Data Science
    • Cutting-edge curriculum designed by industry experts
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