You Will Gain


Learn Business Analytics and Big Data as a basis of competitive strategy


Data Analysis using statistical, and machine learning


Data visualization and storytelling with data


Learn machine learning algorithms


Learn Artificial Intelligence


Use analytics in functional areas of management


Apply learning to solve problems from different industries

Program Modules

Module 1

Foundations of Data Science

  • Introduction to data science
  • Data summarization and visualization methods
  • Data visualization and story telling with data
Module 2

Data collection, preprocessing and imputation

  • Data Quality Check, data cleaning and Imputation
  • K Nearest Neighbours (KNN) algorithm for data imputation
Module 3

Predictive Analytics

  • Regression model building framework
  • Logistic and Multinomial Regression
  • Forecasting: Moving average, Exponential smoothing, Causal models
Module 4

Stochastic Models

  • Introduction to stochastic models
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Reinforcement Learning Algorithms
Module 5

Advanced Analytics

  • Principal component analysis
  • Six Sigma as a problem solving methodology
  • Lean thinking: Lean manufacturing, Value stream mapping
Module 6

Introduction to Big Data and machine learning algorithms

  • Introduction to machine learning, different types of machine learning algorithms
  • Recommender Systems

Program Schedule


The program is designed as an online program. The course consists of six modules (27 days). The online program will have conduct sessions on weekends (Friday and Saturday) in Dubai every three weeks. The sessions will be of 3 hours duration each day. The program requires participants to allocate at least 7 to 8 hours every week doing self-study.

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Program Faculty


U Dinesh Kumar

Decision Science Professor

U Dinesh Kumar’s research interest includes Business Analytics and Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Deep Learning Algorithms, Stochastic models (Reinforcement Learning Algorithms), Reliability, Optimization, Six Sigma and Performance-Based Logistics. He has published several research articles in reputed academic journals such as European Journal of Operational Research, Annals of Operations Research, International Journal of Production Economics, The Journal of Operational Research Society, Computers and Operations Research, IEEE Transactions on Reliability, International Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering and so on.

He has published more than thirty case studies on Business Analytics and Machine Learning Algorithms based on Indian and multinational organizations such as Aavin Milk Dairy, Akshaya Patra Foundation, Apollo Hospitals, Bigbasket, Bollywood,, Hewlett and Packard, iD Fresh Food, Larsen & Toubro, Manipal Hospitals, Mission Hospital, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Indian Premier League, Shubham Housing Development Finance Company and VMWare at the Harvard Business Publishing’s case portal.

He has provided analytics consulting services to organizations such as Boston Consulting Group, GE Healthcare, General Motors, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Indian Army, TVS Motors, Wipro and so on.

He has conducted an in-house training program on Analytics for several organizations including Accenture, Aditya Birla Group, Allianz Benelux, Ashok Leyland, Bank of America, CISCO, Fidelity, Honeywell and ITC Infotech.

He has authored a book titled, “Business Analytics – The Science of Data-Driven Decision Making”, published by Wiley in 2017.

Program Investment

AED 24,500 per participant. The fee is payable in nine instalments as per the indicated schedule.

Award of Certificate

A certificate of completion will be awarded by IIMB to the participants at the end of the programme upon successful completion of the programme satisfying the programme requirements.


Dr. Manoj Nakra
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New Delhi India 110024

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