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Northwest Executive Education & USC Viterbi School of Engineering launch PGPA in India

20 / 10 / 2016 (Thursday) || 05:59 AM
According to an official release on October 18, Northwest Executive Education - India's leading provider of Executive Education in Leadership and Management - has announced the launch of the USC Viterbi Post Graduate Programme in Analytics (USC PGPA), in collaboration with USC Viterbi School of Engineering (ranked among top 15 Graduate Engineering Schools by US News & World Report, 2016).

USC PGPA is a rigorous, application-oriented one-year executive education programme. Led by world-class faculty and fueled by peer synergy, it prepares participants to succeed in the rapidly evolving world of data science and analytics. USC PGPA is based on USC Viterbi’s Master of Science in Data Informatics and extensively leverages research and best practices in the fields of Analytics, Data Sciences and Informatics. It reflects the commitment of USC Viterbi to “value-added” engineering programmes in dynamic areas and to lead the way in making life-long learning a reality for working professionals.

The programme will enable participants to manage and derive insights from large data sets for enterprises, and also build systems that can help companies to leverage data for effective decision making. Participants will engage in applying concepts and tools on real data sets and business problems. This will help them understand how data management, data visualisation, data mining, and artificial intelligence techniques (specifically machine learning) can be applied to solve real world challenges.

Speaking about the programme, Candace House Teixeira, executive director Corporate and Professional Programmes at USC Viterbi School of Engineering, said, “Data is opening new doors to the future – hard challenges in areas as diverse as healthcare, business, media, and sports are being solved daily. The programme faculty members from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering bring research and industry experience, knowledge and excellencein the rapidly evolving area of Data Science and Analytics.”

The programme is designed for young professionals and emerging leaders with work experience in data analysis, reporting, software, technology, business intelligence or reporting-focused functional roles. It will enable participants to gain a thorough understanding of the conceptual frameworks, build expertise on important tools and applications, get exposed to important application areas such as marketing, healthcare, finance, etc.

Tamhant Jain, co-founder, Northwest Executive Education, said, “The modular format ensures that the time away from work is well structured and exposes participants to required concepts as well as application by USC Viterbi faculty, over the course of 12 months. This also ensures that they can build upon the new knowledge, identify application areas and leverage it at the workplace in real time as the programme progresses with the help of industry experts. The programme is designed to put working professionals on a fast track path for a rewarding career in the rapidly growing fields of Business Analytics, Big Data and Data Science.”

The programme is being offered in collaboration with Northwest Education. Northwest team brings several years of experience in the executive education domain and has collaborated with other top ranked global schools to design and deliver high quality executive education programmes for senior executives in India, South East Asia and Middle east. Northwest Education is managed by alumni of Harvard Business School and Berkeley-Haas with significant leadership experience at executive positions in global organisations.

Programme Details:

USC Post Graduate Programme in Analytics (PGPA) begins in February, 2017. PGPA is a continuing education programme that awards participants the USC PGPA Certificate on completion of the programme and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for the academic courses taken in the programme. The programme’s course delivery is blended in design, combining classroom sessions with live online and self-paced online sessions and is tailored for the busy schedules of promising working professionals.

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