LIBA Chennai launches PGDM Business Analytics with TCS; targets to build next gen Digital Talent

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Updated on March 30, 2017
LIBA has launched PGDM Business Analytics in partnership with TCS and will offer the programme from academic year 2017-18
LIBA is the first B-School in India which is forging ahead in signing an agreement with TCS to offer Business Analytics as a specialization for the full-time PGDM students Fr. P Christie S.J, Director, LIBA

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), the leading B school in Chennai, has partnered with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, to design a first-of-its-kind management programme with a specialization focused on Business Analytics. Announcing the partnership on March 24 LIBA has moved forward to offer this course from the forthcoming academic year 2017-18.

Considering the increasing demand for business analytics, TCS and LIBA have collaborated to design a management course that specializes in this segment to bridge the existing skill gap in the industry. This will be offered under full time and part time MBA (PGDM) in Business Administration.

The partnership will mark yet another milestone in the Industry-Academia collaboration to fulfil the growing demand for Business Analytics in India. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in the presence of Fr. Christie S.J, Director – LIBA and Mr. Ranjan Bandyopadhyay, Vice President, HR, TCS, along with and other senior management representatives and academicians from TCS and LIBA.

On the occasion, Fr. P Christie S.J, Director, LIBA, said, “It is a momentous event for LIBA to sign an MoU with TCS, the largest IT Company in India, as an Industry Partner to offer programs in the area of Business Analytics. With its expertise, TCS will be able to add value to the students of LIBA. LIBA is the first B-School in India which is forging ahead in signing an agreement with TCS to offer Business Analytics as a specialization for the full-time PGDM students”.

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

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

One of the key 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 One year Executive diploma in Business Analytics, to train experienced professionals through part time/weekend programs offered at the Institute.

Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) was established in 1979. It is consistently ranked among the best business schools in the country.  LIBA is a Jesuit institution under the aegis of Loyola College Society, Chennai. The institute lays stress on holistic learning with particular emphasis on excellence and ethics. The institute is one of the B schools who offer dual specialization. LIBA has the USP of ‘100 % placement, competent faculty, International Collaborations, constantly updated syllabus’.

Tata Consultancy Services is an IT Services, Consulting and business solutions organization that delivers real results to global business, ensuring a level of certainty. TCS offers a consulting-led, integrated portfolio of  IT, BPS, infrastructure, engineering and assurance services. A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 378,000 of the world’s best-trained consultants in 45 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $16.5 billion for year ended March 31, 2016 and is listed on the BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) and the NSE (National Stock Exchange) in India.

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