IIM Ahmedabad ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics (ePGD-ABA) Admissions

Are you a professional looking to develop your analytical skills in business to progress further in your career? IIM Ahmedabad is offering admission to ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics for professionals just like you. This article has all the details of the program that you need to know before applying.

About the program

Decision-making and formulating new strategies from time to time is an important part of the growth of any business and this is done by analyzing data from past performances, different predictive methods, studying the latest trends, and then taking the necessary actions.

The ePost Graduate Diploma in Advanced Business Analytics from IIM Ahmedabad is a program of 16 months duration and is designed for professionals willing to move ahead in their careers in the domain of business analytics. The course will arm the professionals with all the necessary skills required to analyze businesses with the help of current technologies and tools like algorithms of machine learning, statistical models, cloud computing, etc. The program is divided into six modules and will be delivered through offline classroom sessions, online mode, and assigning project works.


To secure admission to this program, one should meet the following criteria:
  • Applicants should have qualifying marks in GATE/GRE/CAT/GMAT or clear the ePGD-ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test.

  • Applicants should have a work experience of minimum 2 years, suitably in the field of business analytics. For applicants with outstanding academic records, the experience criteria may be relaxed.

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree with efficiency in solving analytical problems.

Application procedure

The application to this program is done in two steps where the applicant has to complete the online registration first by providing the email id, name, mobile number, etc, and then submit the online application form in the next step.

There are four sections in the online application form and the applicants need to fill up every detail in the sections. The sections and the documents required to be uploaded in each section are described below

General Information: Here the personal details of the applicant and the details of the test score have to be mentioned. Applicants need to upload their latest photograph and qualifying score sheet for GATE/GRE/CAT/GMAT.

Educational Qualifications: Details of the educational qualification of the applicants since bachelor's degree have to be mentioned here. Copies of all the academic credentials indicated in the form have to be uploaded in this section.

Employment Details: All the details of the past and present employers have to be mentioned here. An offer letter from the current employer indicating the date of joining and the current payslip has to be uploaded. In the case of previous employers, either the experience/service certificate or the first and last payslips need to be uploaded.

Statement of Purpose: The ambitions of the applicants in future have to be mentioned here. They also need to upload their digital signature or a scanned signature.

Admission test and final selection

In case the candidates do not have a qualifying score in GATE/GRE/CAT/GMAT, they need to qualify for the ePGD-ABA qualifying-cum-aptitude test. This is a 90 minutes test consisting of 3 sections - 1) English comprehension, 2) Logical reasoning and data interpretation and 3) Quantitative aptitude. A sample paper from 2019 is provided here for the reference of the applicants.

Because of the pandemic situation, this aptitude test will be held online in device-to-device mode.

Based on the application and the qualifying scores, the applicants will be shortlisted for personal interviews which will be conducted through video conferencing. The selected candidates will be notified according to the admission timeline mentioned hereunder.
[Source: Official Website]

Program fees

The application fee for admission to Round 2 is INR 1500/- and the application has to be submitted between 7 November 2022 and 15 January 2023.

The total program fee is INR 12,00,000/- inclusive of all taxes. Education loans for this program are available from nationalised/private banks. Selected candidates can contact the office for more details about the banks and loans.

Contact information

ePGD-ABA Office,
Indian Institute of Management
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad
Gujarat 380 015
Telephone: +91-79 71524514
Mobile: +91 7069010599
Email: epgdaba-query@iima.ac.in
Website: https://iima.ac.in/academics/ePGD-ABA

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