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New Delhi, 20 February 2019: Great Learning, the leading Indian Ed-tech platform today announced its partnership with McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas, Austin. Under the partnership, students who complete Great Learning’s flagship postgraduate program in Business Analytics will now receive dual certification from UT Austin as well as Great Lakes.

Great Learning’s PGP-BABI is ranked No.1 in India while UT Austin McCombs’ MS in Business Analytics is ranked No.2 in the world. This partnership will further fortify Great Learning’s business analytics program and will provide Indian professionals, access to some of the best analytics faculty and course content in the world.

Across programs, Great Learning has a completion rate of 90%, which is among the best completion rates globally for online programs. Over 70% alumni of Great Learning’s PGP-BABI have achieved career transitions within six months of completing the program, demonstrating the practical relevance and industry acceptance of the Program.

Mohan Lakhamraju, Founder and CEO, Great Learning said, “We already offer the best analytics program in the country. By joining hands with UT Austin, we are making the offering even more compelling so it becomes the best of its kind in the world. UT Austin is known around the world as leaders in this space and a certification from them will open doors for our students globally.”

The teaching methodology and content for the program has been developed by Faculty from Great Lakes, UT Austin and expert analytics practitioners and data scientists. As part of the partnership, UT Austin will conduct monthly online webinars for the program participants. They will also share problems and projects from their Analytics research. This will enable Great Learning students to broaden their horizons and appreciate various applications of analytics from around the world. The program also includes a mandatory capstone project spanning 3 months to ensure hands on learning. The topic of the capstone project of each student will be jointly approved by Great Learning and UT Austin Faculty. After the completion of the course, students will be awarded Dual Certificates from Great Lakes and the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

According to Nasscom, over 2 million professionals in India will require reskilling in the next 4-5 years. This has led to massive demand for courses in analytics and other digital skills. Sectors like IT & BFSI are the leading demand drivers for analytics professionals. Some of the top roles for analytics professionals today are Analytics Manager, Business Analyst, Research Analyst, Data Analyst, SAS Analyst, Analytics Consultant & Statistical Analyst, Data Scientist

Dr. Kumar Muthuraman, Faculty Director of the Analytics Program at McCombs School of Business, UT Austin said, “India is set to become one of the largest talent pools for analytics professionals over the next few years. Being the leaders in Analytics education globally, we are excited about bringing our expertise to India and helping develop the next generation of Analytics leaders there. We have partnered with Great Learning due to their track record as quality leaders in the space. Their focus on in-depth courses that enable meaningful career transitions is in line with our objectives. We are confident that together, we will offer a world class learning experience to our students.”

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