LIBA and TCS launch focused PGDM program on Business Analytics to build next-gen Digital Talent

Mumbai, March 24, 2017: Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), Chennai and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, today announced its partnership to design a first-of-its-kind management programme with a specialization focused on Business Analytics. LIBA will offer this course from the next academic year (2017-18).

Thepartnership will mark yet another milestone in the Industry-Academiacollaboration to fulfil the growing demand for Business Analytics inIndia.  The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presenceof Fr. P Christie S.J, Director – LIBA  and Mr. Ranjan Bandyopadhyay, VicePresident, HR, TCS, along with and other senior management representatives andacademicians from TCS and LIBA.

Consideringthe increasing demand for business analytics, TCS and LIBA have collaborated todesign a management course that specializes in this segment tobridge theexisting skill gap in the industry. This will be offered under full time andpart time MBA (PGDM) in Business Administration.

Fr. PChristie S.J, Director, LIBA, said,  “It is a momentous event for LIBA tosign a MoU with TCS, the largest IT Company in India, as an Industry Partner tooffer programs in the area of Business Analytics. With its expertise, TCS willbe able to add value to the students of LIBA.  LIBA is the first B-Schoolin India which is forging ahead in signing an agreement with TCS to offerBusiness Analytics as a specialization for the full-time PGDM students”. 

“We areextremely happy to note that LIBA with its focus on excellence and ethics hasfound a renowned industry partner, which espouses the same values”.

Commentingon the launch of the course, Mr. Ranjan Bandyopadhyay, Vice President, HR, TCS,said, “Analytics is emerging as a key growth area spanning industries. The needof the hour is talent that can work on delivering carefully crafted analyticssolutions insights and recommendations to businesses.  TCS designedcourses bring in contemporary application oriented inputs to the class roomthorough its academic collaboration. We are delighted to partner with LIBA inthe field of analytics.”

One of thekey highlights of the course is the ‘Train the Trainer Program (TTT) Program’,in which TCS specialists will train the faculty with the Industry knowledge.TCS designed courses will also comprise of I year Executive diploma in BusinessAnalytics, to train experienced professionals through part time/weekendprograms offered at the Institute.

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