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Work Integrated
Learning Programmes
Harvard Business review (October 2012)
carried an article “Data Scientist: The Sexiest
Job of the 21st Century”. A recent McKinsey
Report suggested that “by 2018, the United
States alone could face a shortage of 140,000
to 190,000 people with deep analytical skills as
well as 1.5 million managers and analysts with

the know-how to use the analysis of big data to
make effective decisions.”

The world over, there is a demand for Data

Scientists, professionals comfortable with
Statistics, IT and Business – Predictive/
Prescriptive/ Embedded/ Behavioural The programme addresses the learning
Analytics. The Internet of Things will also needs of highly driven and ambitious
generate vast amounts of data which will professionals, such as:
require such skills.
Analysts who wish to hone their technical
M.Sc. Business Analytics is a five-semester skills in Statistics and IT
Work Integrated Learning Programme
designed for working professionals, who are Statisticians who want to pick up
aspiring for rapid career progression in the programming skills and domain
high-growth areas of Business Analytics and knowledge
Big Data, and wish to stand out in highly
competitive workplaces by acquiring IT professionals who need to hone their
prestigious Master’s-level qualification from a quantitative knowledge and domain
premier institution. understanding.

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M.Sc. Business Analytics 01

The programme offers exposure to The Dissertation/ Project Work in the final
state-of-the-art data analysis/ visualization semester enables learners to apply
tools such as R, SAS, Python and Tableau concepts and techniques learnt during the
Practitioner-oriented insights from industry
experts will help you develop solutions to The programme uses a Continuous
real world problems using cutting edge Evaluation System that assesses the
analytical techniques learners over convenient and regular
intervals. Such a system provides timely
The programme is of five semesters, with and frequent feedback and helps busy
online classes conducted mostly on working professionals stay on course with
weekends or after-business hours the programme

Semesters 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cover four The education delivery methodology is a
courses each. The 5th semester covers blend of classroom and experiential
Dissertation/ Project Work learning. Experiential learning consists of
lab exercises, assignments, case studies
and work integrated activities

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M.Sc. Business Analytics 02

Studies have shown that senior Equip working professionals to take on
positions in the analytics industry challenging roles in business analytics by
require holistic understanding and
i Laying a foundation in the area of
capabilities that span multiple domains, Statistics, IT and selected business
critical thinking & problem solving domain areas
situations and cross-functional ii Training students in the latest
collaboration. This programme aims to: developments in the area of business
analytics across various industry verticals
iii Ensuring a good mix of theoretical and
cutting edge practical skills

Build and nurture the knowledge, skills and

aptitude required to realise long-term career
growth and enables participants to undertake
higher responsibilities at the workplace

Provide requisite conceptual foundation, and

contextual understanding of real-world
applications that enable a learner to enhance
workplace performance and stand out among
peers for growth opportunities

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M.Sc. Business Analytics 03

Upon completion of this programme, Apply statistical data analysis and other
the participants will be able to decision science techniques to effectively
solve real world business problems
effectively apply:
Objectively analyse alternatives using
quantitative techniques

Apply cutting edge tools and technologies to

analyse Big Data

Develop appropriate algorithms using

machine learning techniques to solve
business problems

Be able to effectively communicate the

results of the analysis using appropriate data
visualization techniques

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M.Sc. Business Analytics 04

Learners get an opportunity to interact with
expert faculty using interactive,
technology-enabled virtual classrooms. These
online classrooms offer similar levels of
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING interactivity as regular classrooms at the BITS
The programme emphasises on Experiential Pilani campus
Learning that allows learners to apply concepts
learnt in classroom in simulated and real work
situations. This is achieved through:

Data analysis/ visualization tools such as

Linear Optimization, Descriptive Statistics,
Multivariate Analysis & Mining Algorithms
using R, Python, Excel and Excel Solver
Learners can access engaging learning
Case Studies and Assignments: Carefully material at their own pace which includes
chosen real-world cases & assignments are
both discussed and used as problem-solving
recorded lectures from BITS Pilani faculty
exercises during the programme members, course hand-outs and recorded lab
content where applicable
Dissertation/ Project Work: The fifth semester
offers an opportunity for learners to apply their
knowledge gained during the programme to a
real-world like complex project. The learner is
expected to demonstrate understanding of
vital principles learnt across semesters and
their ability to successfully apply these
Continuous Assessment includes graded
Assignments/ Quizzes, Mid-semester exam,
and Comprehensive Exam

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M.Sc. Business Analytics 05

Working professionals holding B.Sc./ M.Sc./
B.E./ MCA/ MBA or equivalent are eligible to
apply. Applicants with other qualifications such
as B.Com. etc. may apply provided they have
done a basic mathematics/ statistics at both
10+2 and Undergraduate level. All candidates
should have a minimum one year of relevant
work experience.
The following fees schedule is applicable for
candidates seeking new admission during the
academic year 2017-18.

Application Fees
(one time) :INR 1,500
Admission Fees
(one time) :INR 16,500
Semester Fees
(per semester) :INR 42,800

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M.Sc. Business Analytics 06

First Semester
Management Information Systems
Models and Applications
in Operational Research
Introduction to Statistical Methods

Second Semester Fifth Semester

Financial Management Elective 4
Business Data Mining Project
Advanced Statistical Methods
Introduction to Data Science
Advanced Financial Modeling
Third Semester Data Visualization
Supply Chain Management Financial Risk Analytics
Big Data Analytics HR Analytics
Predictive Analytics Investment Banking Analytics
Optimization Methods for Analytics Marketing Analytics
Marketing Models
Fourth Semester Retail Analytics
Supply Chain Analytics
Analytics for Competitive Advantage Real-time Analytics
Elective 1 Text Analytics
Elective 2
Elective 3

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Choice of Electives is made available to enrolled students at the beginning of each semester. A limited selection of Electives will be offered at the discretion of the University.

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Click here to go to the BITS Pilani Online
Application Center. Create your login at the
Application Center by entering your unique
Email ID and create a password of your
choice. Once your login has been created,
you can anytime access the online Application
Center using your email ID and password.

Once you have logged in, you will see a screen

showing 4 essential steps to be completed to
apply for the programme of your choice

Begin by clicking on Step 1 - ‘Fill/ Edit and

Submit Application Form’. This will enable you
to select the programme of your choice. After
you have chosen your programme, you will be
asked to fill your details in an online form.
You must fill all details and press ‘Submit’
button given at the bottom of the form
Now, click on Step 3 - 'Pay Application Fee’ to
Take the next step by clicking on Step 2 - pay INR 1,500/- using Net banking/ Debit
'Download Application PDF Copy’. Card/ Credit Card
This will download a pdf copy of the application
form on your computer Take a printout of the downloaded Application
Form and note down the Application Form
Number that appear on the top-right corner of
the first page. This Application Form Number
should be referred in all future correspondence
with BITS Pilani

In the printout of the downloaded Application

Form, you will notice on page no. 3 a section
called the Employer Consent Form. Complete
the Employer Consent Form. This form needs to
be signed and stamped by your organisation’s
HR or any other authorised signatory of the

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Further on page no. 4 of the printed
Application Form is a section called the
Mentor Consent Form. The Mentor Consent
Form needs to be signed by the Mentor.


Candidates applying to Work Integrated Learning

Programmes must choose a Mentor, who will
monitor the academic progress of the candidate,
and act as an advisor & coach for successful
completion of the programme.

Candidates should ideally choose the immediate

supervisor or another senior person from the same
organisation. In case a suitable mentor is not
available in the same organisation, a candidate
could approach a senior person in another
organisation who has the required qualifications.
Wherever the proposed Mentor is not from the
same employing organization as that of the
candidate, a supporting document giving Further on page no. 5 of the downloaded
justification for the same should be provided by Application Form, is a Checklist of
the candidate’s employer. Enclosures/ Attachments.

Candidates applying to B.Tech. programmes a. Make photocopies of the

should choose a Mentor who is an employed documents mentioned in this
professional with B.E./ B.S./ B.Tech./ M.Sc./ Checklist
A.M.I.E./ Integrated First Degree of BITS or
equivalent. b. Applicants are required to
Candidates applying to M.Tech., M.Sc., MBA, self-attest all academic mark
M.Phil programme should choose a Mentor who sheets and certificates
is an employed professional with:
Finally, click on Step 4 - 'Upload & Submit All
a. B.E./ M.Sc./ M.B.A./ M.C.A./ M.B.B.S. Required Documents’.
etc. and with a minimum of five years of This will allow you to upload one-by-one the
relevant work experience printed Application Form, Mentor Consent
OR Form, Employer Consent Form, and all
b. M.E./ M.S./ M.Tech./ M.Phil./ M.D./ mandatory supporting documents and
Higher Degree of BITS or equivalent complete the application process. Acceptable
file formats for uploading these documents
are .DOC, .DOCX, .PDF, .ZIP and .JPEG.

Upon receipt of your Application Form and all

other enclosures, the Admissions Cell will
scrutinise them for completeness, accuracy
and eligibility.

Admission Cell will intimate selected

candidates by email within two weeks of
submission of application with all supporting
documents. The selection status can also be
checked by logging in to the Online
Application Centre.

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