Professional Certificate Program in Data Science for Business Decision Making

The Foundation Course in Data Science for Next-Gen Managers.
No Coding Experience Required.
IIM Kozhikode is ranked amongst top 6 Management Institute in India.

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  • Online
  • 8 Months
    Recommended 8-10 hrs/week
  • Jun 30, 2022
    Start Date
  • 200+
    Hours of Learner Content
  • 40,000+
    Paid Learners
  • 85+ Countries
    Learner Base
  • Overview
  • Instructors
  • Syllabus
  • Projects
  • Benefits
  • Careers
  • Admission Process
  • Fees
  • Refer & Earn
About the Program

Receive industry mentorship, dedicated career assistance, learn data science applications in real business problems, and much more.

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.

Personalized Mentorship

Personalized fortnightly group (1:8) mentorship sessions with industry experts.

Program Overview

Key Highlights

  • Designed for Managers & Working Professionals
  • World Class Faculty & Industry Experts
  • Learn on Advanced Excel, Tableau and Python
  • IPL and Airbnb Case Studies
  • Industry Relevant Capstone Project!
  • 20+ Live Learning Sessions
  • 5+ Expert Coaching Sessions
  • Dedicated Career Coaching
  • One-on-One with Industry Mentors

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 Skills You Will Learn:
    Business Problem Solving and Storytelling, Foundation Modules of Statistics, Data Science and Machine Learning, Applications & Case Study based Learning, Data Science Strategy, Hand-on Data Driven Projects
  • Advance Your Career In:
    Your Current Role / Department / Organisation / Industry, Data Driven Leader, Business or Functional Manager in a data-driven organization, Data Analyst / Business Analyst Manager
  • Who Is This Program For?
    Managers and Aspiring Managers, Management & Tech Professionals, Professionals in various domains like Sales & Marketing, HR, Finance, Operations, Technology
  • 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


  • Advanced Excel concepts taught are Slicing and Dicing data, Correlation, Pivots, G-plot and much more.
  • 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 Program from IIM Kozhikode

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

  • 6th Ranked Management Institute in India by NIRF
  • Widely recognised and valued certification from IIMK
  • Network with Data Science, Business and Other Functional managers across all industries
Professional Certificate Program 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
    • 15 Weeks
  • Strategy
    • 3 Weeks
  • Capstone Project (Select Any One Project)
    • 6 Weeks
  • Introduction to Python for Data Science (Optional Modules)
    • 5 Weeks
  • 200+
    Content Hours Available
  • 3
    Industry Projects
  • 20+
    Live Learning Sessions
  • 5+
    Expert Coaching Sessions

Industry Projects

Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries

  • Engage in collaborative projects with student-mentor interaction
  • Benefit by learning in-person with expert mentors
  • Personalized subjective feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement
  • Capstone Project
    Real Life Industry Project
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  • IPL Sports Analytics
    Deriving Business Insights and Storytelling
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  • Regression Project
    Use all the skills learnt in statistics and regression to build a predictive...
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  • Classification Project
    Solve a real-industry problem using the classification and model selection t...
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  • Airbnb
    Deriving Business Insights and Storytelling
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The upGrad Advantage
Strong hand-holding with dedicated support to help you master Data Science
  • Learning Support
    Industry Mentors
    • Receive unparalleled guidance from industry mentors, teaching assistants and graders
    • Receive one-on-one feedback on submissions and personalized feedbacks on improvement
    Student Support
    • Student Support available all day for your convenience (24*7).
    • For urgent queries, use the Call Back option on the platform
  • Q&A Forum
    • Timely doubt resolution by Industry experts and peers
    • 100% Expert-verified responses to ensure quality learning
    Expert Feedback
    • Personalized expert feedback on assignments and projects
    • Regular live sessions by experts to clarify concept related doubts
  • Industry Networking
    • Online live sessions by experts on various industry topics
    • One-on-one discussion and feedback sessions with industry mentors

Career Impact

Career Counselling
Get personalised career pathing from experts to fast track and grow in your career.
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Profile Building
Obtain specific, personalized inputs on your resume structure, content and Linkedin Profile.
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Career Essential - Soft skills
Along with the hard skills, soft skills are equally important for the career growth.
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Admission Process

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

Program Fee
GBP 2,399
  • This price applies for payment in installments. An exclusive upGrad scholarship applicable for upfront payments.
Refer someone you know and receive cash reimbursements of up to $500!*

*More details under the referral policy under Support Section

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Empowering learners of tomorrow

How You Benefit From This Program
  • Professional Certification from IIM Kozhikode 
  • Learn from World Class Faculty
  • Cutting-edge curriculum designed by industry experts
  • Learn Data Science without quitting your job
  • Career acceleration in your current role, domain, industry
  • Stepping stone into the field of Data Science
  • Network with managers and professionals from diverse backgrounds

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