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Post Graduate Diploma in Management-Big Data Analytics


The Two-year Full-Time Post Graduate Diploma in Big Data Analytics is an AICTE approved Programme. It is designed on a unique curriculum structure to cater to the growing requirements for data analytics in the field of retail, E-commerce, marketing, HR, banking and financial services, insurance, investment and portfolio management among others.


This programme builds a student’s skills and knowledge in Big Data Analytics and attempts to develop a holistic approach of management in all disciplines of Analytics. In the Emerging Business environment there is a fundamental change is coming in the nature of work. Humans and machines collaborate to make decisions. Uniquely human traits – emotional intelligence, creativity, persuasion, innovation become more valuable. In future intelligent systems take over decision-making. The future of humans at work is questioned.

Big Data is not just another buzzword. It is being used to good effect in several industry sectors and areas. From building Smart Cities to getting consumer insights to encouraging innovation in Marketing and Sales, its influence can be felt across domains. The impact is only going to grow in the future, which makes it almost imperative for managers and corporate leaders to equip themselves with basic skills in Big Data.

The total number of approved seats available for this Programme is 60.


  • Familiarizing the students with the increasing role of data and insight it brings to decision making at different levels of organizations.
  • Developing a right set of management and analytical skill to work in the diverse set of data driven industries like E-Commerce, banking and financial services, operations, supply chain and healthcare etc.
  • Developing conceptual framework for analytical models, strategies and their deployment in various industries.
  • Developing hands on capabilities on the technological driven variety of integrated tools and analytic toolkits and platforms.
  • Developing optimal data driven strategies for the organisations or business units in an automated fashion to help business processes improves and bring insight and innovation.


The instructional methodology comprises an optimum mix of lectures, classroom discussions, case studies, role-plays, group discussions, special sessions from professionals from industry and trade, management games, sensitivity training, management films, industrial visits, and industry interaction. Students are encouraged to present their cases through written case reports, individual or group presentations. Further opportunity is provided through participation of students in various seminars.


The curriculum of the PGDM (BDA) at FORE School of Management is an outcome of benchmarking against the best in the world, and continuous review by the faculty in concert with practitioners from industry, alumni and students. The curriculum is designed such that students acquire conceptual understanding of theoretical and abstract concepts, big data ecosystem, computing and programming environment and business problems and remain abreast with all developments and innovation in the industry. The content and design of courses are directed towards developing managers who (i) have holistic and deep knowledge of their functional specialization along with the appreciation of its role in the value proposition of the firm; (ii) are industry-ready due to understanding of concepts, frameworks and models steeped in the context of practice; (iii) and have sustainable employable competencies suffused with learning through cutting-edge courses that are contemporaneous as well as futuristic.

In the two years of the programme, students have to undergo both core and elective courses. These courses are an eclectic mix of foundational, perspective building, tools and techniques oriented, and functional courses. The core courses provide rigorous grounding in the discipline of management and the understanding of business in their proper relief. The core courses are taught in the First year, which is divided into three Terms (a Term is typically of 10 weeks of classes and at most 2 weeks of examinations). Elective courses begin from Term-3 onwards. Thus, while Term-1 and Term-2 have only core courses, Term-3 has both core and elective courses. The elective courses allow students to choose and develop proficiency in their Area of Specialization.

Following the first year programme, students are required to undertake 8-10 weeks of Summer Internship in a public or private corporate organization. The successful completion of the Summer Internship programme is a mandatory requirement for the completion of the Post Graduate Diploma Programme. Summer Internship is expected to provide students powerful managerial insights with regard to business problems, understanding of management concepts in the bedrock of industry practices, and refinement of knowledge acquired in the classroom.

The second year of the programme, from Term-4 to Term-6 consists only of elective courses. These electives comprise courses offered by different Areas, courses of independent study, exchange programmes, and complimentary International Immersion Programme (IIP).

The International Immersion Programme is a part of the full time course curriculum held after Term-3 for students to have an exposure to international business scenario and global best practices in their respective area of specialization. The immersion involves 15 hours of in-class course in an elective of choice along with industrial and corporate visits at any one of the international partner institutions abroad. The credits earned in the IIP accrue in Term-6.

International Certification

We also offer an opportunity to earn complimentary International Certification on Big Data Analytics for Business & Management to all our students joining PGDM (BDA) programme. This Certificate is awarded jointly by FORE School of Management and the University of California-Riverside, USA. It equips the students with adequate knowledge for bettering their employment opportunities.

In case of students getting Fail "F" grade by UCR, a re-examination may have to be conducted within the framework of FORE academic rules. If the student passes the re-examination as per academic norms, the student earns those grades towards PGDM (BDA) diploma, but the student does not get the Jt. Certificate.

Programme Structure and Credits:

The institute uses the concept of credits to indicate the number of in-class contact hours in a course, and thus to define the weight of a course. One credit equals 10 in-class contact hours. The rule of the thumb is that a 3.0 credit course involves around 100 hours of work– 30 hours in the classroom, and the rest for preparation and assignments.

A student at FORE is required to do 103.5 credits (in total) for the award of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Big Data Analytics). Out of the required credits, 97.5 credits come from classroom teaching, and the balance 6.0 credits from summer internship. The 97.5 credits of classroom teaching are obtained from 54.0 credits of core courses and 43.5 credits of electives. It must be noted that the credits earned from Summer Internship are not used for calculation of CGPA.

Year and Term Wise Credit Course Structure

First year


21 credits (core)


21 credits (core)


18 credits (12 credits from Core courses + 6 credits from Electives)

1 week International Immersion Programme* of 1.5 credit (will reflect in Term-6)
8-10 weeks Summer Internship Project of 6.0 credit

Second year


18 credits (Electives)


9 credits (Electives)


10.5 credits (electives including 1.5 credit earned in IIP)


103.5 credits

* International Immersion Programme (IIP) is a complementary component of the PGDM/PGDM (IB)/PGDM (FM)/PGDM (BDA) programs. It is subject to the safe International traveling conditions during the said period of time and Institute reserves the right to cancel the same in a pandemic like situation.

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