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IIT-B announces business analytics programme

education Updated: Jun 30, 2010 09:20 IST

IIT-B announces business analytics programme
SJM School of Management, IIT Bombay, has announced an advanced certificate programme in business analytics in the major locations of Delhi like Raja Garden, Ashok Vihar, Connaught Place, GK, Vikaspuri, Malvya Nagar, Pitampura, Kingsway Camp, Dwarka, Noida 16, Noida 64, Sector 14 and DLF phase one targeting, researchers, executives, consultants, developers for better career prospects in the corporate sector. The programme aims to provide knowledge about sophisticated quantitative and statistical analysis by focussing on developing new insights and understanding of business performance. In contrast, business intelligence traditionally focuses on using a consistent set of metrics to both measure past performance and guide business planning.

The teaching process will be highly interactive enabling students to watch and interact with the central faculty. It is a two-way communicated classroom consisting of judicious blend of lectures, real life case studies, live corporate examples, general discussions and assignments. In order to provide greater industry insights, business leaders from the different industries would be invited to share their experiences. Candidates would be highly employable with an in-depth understanding of both theoretical and practical knowledge, which would enable them to adapt with diverse management and learn global leadership skills.

The programme focuses on enterprise analysis and requirement analysis, documentation and implementation. More details about the programme are available at www.indialearn.com.


GRE programme announces discount for test takers

Educational Testing Service (ETS), which conducts GRE exam announced a bold move recently that is likely to capture the interest of more than 6,75,000 GRE test-takers worldwide. With the introduction of the GRE revised General Test, planned for August 2011, ETS will offer a limited-time 50-percent discount on the test fee to all individuals who take the test between August 1 and September 30, 2011.

The announcement appeared on the GRE website where ETS revealed a completely new test-taker section designed to educate potential graduate and business school students about the GRE revised General Test. “We know students are going to find the overall testing experience better with the introduction of the GRE revised General Test,” says David G. Payne, VP and COO for Graduate and College Programs at ETS. “The questions more closely reflect the kind of thinking they’ll need to do in graduate and business school, and the new test- taker-friendly navigation features allow them to use more of their traditional test-taking strategies.”

The GRE revised General Test will deliver many new features when it is introduced in 2011. Some of the new things test takers will notice:
. More questions featuring real-life scenarios to better reflect the kind of thinking students will do in today’s demanding graduate and business school programmes
. Less reliance on out-of-context vocabulary, more emphasis on reading — and no antonyms or analogies
. Many new navigation features, including the ability to skip questions and go back to them later within a section for a better test-taking experience
. New answer types, such as filling in a number or providing more than one response when asked, so students can better demonstrate what they know
. An on-screen calculator for the quantitative reasoning section