NMIMS' Centre of Excellence in Analytics & Data Science opened admissions to its highly regarded MBA (Business Analytics) in Mumbai. Students can apply for the 2-year course till December 14. The course, developed in conjunction with NMIMS faculty and industry experts, is designed to inculcate analytical thinking with managerial training. It caters to the high demand for proficiency in business analytics among management graduates in the current uncertain global economy. The industry-focused pedagogy focuses on providing real-world training through a multi-faceted corporate partnership.

The program is expected to meet the high demand for business analytics in the corporate world. It is one of the few careers which has seen minimal impact due to the COVID crisis. According to one study, business analytics was one of the most rapidly developing domains in 2019-20 with a 19% growth over the previous year. While the current pandemic has caused a contraction of jobs across domains, data from multiple job websites show that business analytics is one of the few job areas that are still in very high demand.

Speaking on the high demand for Business Analytics, Dr. Ramesh Bhat, officiating Vice Chancellor SVKM's NMIMS, Provost and Dean, School of Business Management said, "Business analytics is one of the few careers that has shown resilience against recession and will see a greater demand as enterprises try to utilise all available data to recover from the downturn. Proof of its steady demand comes from the fact that most IT companies, including TCS, Capgemini, and Accenture are now offering end-to-end analytical services for the BFSI sector. Crucially there is a lag between the demand for experts in business analytics and their supply. As Big Data and analysis grows in significance, the requirement for analytics experts will only grow. An MBA in Business Analytics offers students an opportunity to work in this rapidly growing domain."

Dr. Anuja Agarwal, Professor and Associate Dean MPSTME and In-charge MBA (Business Analytics) explained the program, "The MBA curriculum is designed to help students apply analytical skills to every aspect of business management, including, Marketing, Finance, Economics, Technology and HR. It lays a heavy emphasis on corporate partnerships through internships, roundtables, webinars, and live projects as part of their hands-on training. Students will get multiple opportunities to apply their knowledge to real-world problems through case studies and on-site projects. We have an intensive internship program where our students have worked on real business challenges in the past, adding value to the organization."

To equip students with emerging technologies, the course includes key areas like Information Management, Advanced Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Visualisation and Reporting. As one of the highly sought after management profiles, an MBA in business analytics can open up opportunities to work in the field of business intelligence, IT business analysis, Financial Analysis, Supply Chain analysis, Market Analysis, and business analysis consultant.

Eligibility: Candidates must be graduates in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or Commerce with a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent CGPA from a recognized university.

Preference will be given to those with a minimum of 1 year of full-time and relevant work experience.

Admission Process: To apply, candidates must first register at NMAT by GMAC and then apply at NMIMS. Applicants must file their application for NMIMS before their NMAT exam date.For more details, visit https://nmat.nmims.edu

Accreditation: SVKM's NMIMS has NAAC accreditation with Grade A+ (3.59 CGPA), Mumbai Campus and is recognized as Category-I University by MHRD/UGC Grant of Graded Autonomy Regulation, 2018. -I University by MHRD/UGC.

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