Business Analytics For Management Decision

By Prof. Rudra P Pradhan   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 6711
Students can exposure on data analysis, modeling and spreadsheet use with BUSINESS ANALYTICS for DECISION MAKING. This course will be exclusively quantitative and an application to business/ management related problems. It is connected with problem sets and real life cases to know the relevance of a particular problem and the decision making thereof

PREREQUISITES : Basic Statistics,Basic Mathematics,Basic Management
INDUSTRY SUPPORT : Not applicable
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
  • Operations
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 24 Jan 2022
End Date : 15 Apr 2022
Enrollment Ends : 07 Feb 2022
Exam Date : 24 Apr 2022 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Introduction to Business Analytics 
Week 2: Exploring Data and Analytics on Spreadsheets
Week 3: Descriptive Analytics 
Week 4: Inferential Analytics 1 
Week 5: Inferential Analytics 2 
Week 6: Predictive Analytics 1 
Week 7: Predictive Analytics 2 
Week 8: Predictive Analytics 3 
Week 9: Prescriptive Analytics 1 
Week 10:Prescriptive Analytics 2 
Week 11:Prescriptive Analytics 3 
Week 12: Decision Analytics 

Books and references

1. Business Analytics for Managers: Taking Business Intelligence Beyond Reporting, Wiley 
2. Business Analytics: Data Analysis and Decision Making, Cengage 

Instructor bio

Prof. Rudra P Pradhan

IIT Kharagpur
Rudra P. Pradhan is Associate Professor at Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur. His specialization is Econometric Modeling and Financial Econometrics. His teaching and research assignments are mostly on financial analytics econometric modeling and mathematical modeling.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: 24 April 2022 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning.

- NPTEL team

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