The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, is inviting applications for the certification programme on business management in operational excellence and consulting. This is for the second batch of the one-year on-campus programme. The first batch is running successfully at the Noida campus of IIM Lucknow and would be completing the programme in April 2014.The programme has been designed for mid-level professionals to help orient their careers in the emerging fields of analytics and equip them to capitalise on the challenging and exciting opportunities in this specialised domain. It has been designed with the intent of developing strategic perspective through best practices, project work and constant engagement with EXL, a business process solutions company. Professionals with more than five years of experience, with a minimum of 50% aggregate (or CGPA of 5 on a 10 point scale), or CA/ ICWA/ CS will be eligible to apply. It will include a module of 160 hours on business management (quantitative analysis, operations, strategy, finance, marketing and organisational behaviour) and business analytics (information management, marketing analytics and consulting, etc). Aspirants can visit application www.iiml.ac.in for details. The deadline for submitting applications is February 28, 2014. The programme will commence on May 26, 2014 and will continue through April 11, 2015. It will have three six-day and one seven-day on-campus modules at IIM Lucknow’s Noida campus. The total fee for the course is Rs 3 lakh.