MBA in Business Analytics Online Programme BITS Pilani

Are you a working professional eager to fast-track your career in the rapidly growing field of Business Analytics and Big data? Desirous of learning the essentials of data analysis for finding solutions for real-world problems? Then learn here the details of the online course MBA in Business Analytics to be conducted by BITS Pilani.

About BITS Pilani

Birla Institute of Technology & Science or simply BITS Pilani, is a premier institute for higher education, mainly in the field of science and engineering in India. A Deemed to be University, BITS Pilani has been acknowledged by the UGC as an Institute of Eminence, a rare honour, shared only by the IITs and NITS. It has its centres at Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and one overseas campus at Dubai. The institute offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in varied streams. It also offers a number of postgraduate diploma and MBA programs. The MBA in Business Analytics is one such flagship management program at BITS Pilani.

MBA in Business Analytics

Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in Business Analytics is an online program being offered by BITS Pilani. The program is of two years duration, comprising of four semesters. Approved by UGC, it is a Work Integrated Learning Programme (WILP). The classes for the program will be held online on weekends or after business hours. As such, working people and other professionals pursuing the program need not avail any study leave or bring a break in their career. The semester exams as well as other exams will be all held online. 7-8 hours of live online classes will be held every week. In case someone misses any lecture, they can access a recorded one from the internet.

During the course of the program, the participants will be exposed to a variety of topics on data analysis and business analytics. They will come across various visualization tools such as Python, Tableau, R and SAS. They will be provided with insights on cutting edge analytical techniques to solve real-world problems. Apart from classroom learning the curriculum has an experimental learning component, where the participant learns through lab exercises, case studies, assignments and work-integrated activities. The online classes will be highly interactive at par with the regular classes at the BITS Pilani campus.

At the end of the course, in the final semester, the participants will have to carry out a project work and prepare a dissertation on the same. To assess the progress of the participants, a Continuous Evaluation System will monitor the performance of the participants at regular intervals.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the MBA Business Analytics program, candidates should fulfil any one of the two qualifications mentioned below.

  • Graduates holding B.E./B.Tech/M.Sc or Integrated First Degree of BITS and having not less than 60% of marks in aggregate. Candidates should also have at least one year of relevant work experience
  • Graduates holding a 3-year B.Sc/B.Com/BCA qualification with not less than 60% marks in aggregate. They should have studied mathematics or statistics at high school or above with at least two years of work experience in the relevant field

Course Curriculum

The curriculum followed for MBA in Business Analytics program is as follows:

First Semester
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Managerial Economics
  • Managing People and Organizations

Second Semester
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Advanced Statistical Methods

Third Semester
  • Financial management
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Strategic management and Business Policy
  • Analytics for Competitive Advantage

In the fourth semester the students will be permitted to choose two electives and also carry out a project work.

Options with online exams

The MBA in Business Analytics program will have two kinds of exams every semester – the mid-semester exams and the comprehensive exams. Usually, these exams will be held on weekends. Apart from the exams, there will be online quizzes and assignments to submit. For appearing for the exams the participants will have two options.

  1. Online exams – In this mode, the participants can appear from anywhere by using a laptop, desktop, smartphone and a good internet connection
  2. Designated exam centres – Participants may also choose to appear for the exam from a designated exam centre in cities such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Goa, Delhi NCR, Kolkata and Pilani.

Why should I do this program

Few of the reasons why you should undertake the MBA in Business Analytical program have been discussed below.

  • Throughout the world, Business Analytics is these days one of the fastest-growing field. As per one report by McKinsey, there will be an acute shortage of people with deep analytical skills. In the United States alone, there will be a shortage of more than 150,000 people with such skills. Add to it, a shortage of another 1.5 million managers with skills in big data analysis usage and decision making will also be badly felt
  • Since the program is completely an online one, you need not travel to any of the BITS campuses at all. However, for certain seminars or workshops, you may decide to visit the campus and attend them, which are anyway not mandatory
  • Successful participants, at the end of the course, will have the privilege to become elite members of the BITS Pilani Global Alumni

How to apply

The application for the MBA Business Analytics program at BITS Pilani has to be done online. To apply, prospective candidates have to visit the Online Application Center at the BITS Pilani MBA Business Analytics program page and download the Program Brochure by providing relevant details like name, contact details, company and city. By going through the brochure, the candidates will get all the necessary details regarding the program, admission process and the course fees.

  1. After accessing the Online Application Centre, the candidates to create their login credentials by providing their email id. Once logged in, select the course, fill all the necessary details and finally click on the submit button
  2. Once the application is submitted, you will be able to download a PDF copy of your online application
  3. In the next step, you need to pay the application fee of INR 1500 using any of the online means
  4. After payment of application fee, take a print out of the downloaded application form. Make a note of the Application Form Number, which is to be quoted, in case of any future correspondence
  5. On page no. 3 of the printed application form, there is a section called Employer Consent Form. At this page, you need to get the signature and stamp of an authorized person or HR head of your present organisation
  6. On page no. 4 of the printed application form, the candidate will have to get the sign of a mentor in the section called Mentor Consent Form. Ideally, a senior person or one's immediate supervisor from the same organisation is to be chosen as a mentor. For details regarding who can be a mentor, candidates to refer the program brochure
  7. On page no. 5 of the application form, the checklist for enclosures and attachment is given. Candidates to refer the same and upload the scanned copies of the documents mentioned in the checklist. Academic mark sheets and certificates are to be self-attested by the candidate
  8. The printed application form along with the Employer Consent Form and Mentor Consent Form is also to be uploaded and submitted
  9. The Admission Cell of BITS Pilani will scrutinize the applications and the selected candidates will be intimated within two weeks of submission of the documents and the application by email. The status can also be checked the Online Application Centre

Last date to apply – December 21, 2020
Registrations are already open. Classes to begin from January 2021.

Fee Structure

The fee structure for the MBA in Business Analytics program is as follows.

  • Application fee – INR 1500 (to be paid at the time of online application)
  • Admission fee – INR 16,500
  • Program fees (per semester) – INR 55,000

The admission fee and the first-semester fee are to be paid, once the candidature of the applicant is confirmed. Anyone who decides to leave the program after the confirmation of admission will have to forfeit the money paid by them till date.

The payment of the fee can be effected through any of the online means such as credit card, debit card or net banking. For the initial payment of INR 71500 (16500 + 55000), the participants have the flexibility of paying it in interest-free monthly instalments by just making a down payment of INR 7428.

Completion Certificate

On successful completion of the program, the participants will receive an MBA degree certificate from BITS Pilani.

Contact Details

For queries, if any, candidates can contact the BITS Pilani Admission Cell .

Phone: +91 40 67874600
Website BITS Pilani:

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Author: Umesh24 Dec 2020 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 6

This is a very good opportunity for the eligible candidates to acquire a qualification in this niche subject.

We all know that raw data is of no use as we cannot make any head or tail from it. It is only a chunk of data giving some basic information about a business or business event. Business Analytics shapes it in a form which can be used by the managers for taking business decisions of the company which only affects its bottom line which is where the most of the stakeholders of the company are interested.

Learning Business Analytics helps in taking quick and faster decisions especially those decisions which are in the line of the overall objective of the company and related to its growth and growth potential. There are other advantages like understanding customer/client demands in real-time, matching the financial and operational strategies, acquire the latest industry trends to gain a competitive edge etc.

Once a candidate is selected for this course and completes it then he or she has scope to apply for many existing and many emerging roles in the industry. Some of them are Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Predictive Modeller, Market Research Analyst, Data Mining Expert, Business Intelligence Expert etc.

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