Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies has entered into a joint venture with the Bridge School of Management to deliver innovative blended online and in-person professional certificate programmes in India, with the first programme to be launched early this summer in Predictive Business Analytics.

The agreement was signed on March 20, in Evanston, Illinois, by Northwestern University Provost Daniel Linzer and Bridge School Director Rajiv Verma.

The Predictive Business Analytics certificate will be a one-year programme for Indian professionals seeking to hone their skills in the field of big data. The joint initiative will soon launch other hybrid professional certificate programmes to meet the needs of industry in India, starting with Delhi NCR.