TAPMI Manipal Introduces L.E.A.D. Programme Jointly Developed with Mu Sigma


In 2019, TAPMI Manipal has introduced a new Post Graduate Certificate program called the Leadership through Analytics and Decision Sciences (L.E.A.D.) jointly developed by TAPMI Manipal and Mu Sigma. L.E.A.D. is a 11-month Post-Graduate Certificate program which will help cultivate decision science leaders. The program will broadly cater to the following:

  • Nurture innovative and real-life problem-solving techniques

  • Blend of classroom learning and interactive workshops

  • Include experiential courses emphasizing theoretical learnings.

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About Mu Sigma

  • Mu Sigma is world’s largest data analytics firm providing data science solutions to Fortune 500 companies since 2004

  • Mu Sigma has introduced a new approach – the new Art of Problem-Solving (AoPSTM). The concept of AoPSTM is originated on three beliefs:

    • Learning Over Knowing
    • Extreme Experimentation over Expertise
    • New IP (Interdisciplinary Perspectives) over Old IP
  • Mu Sigma is a decision sciences company bringing together math, technology and business

  • Mu Sigma provides its clients a robust decision support stack transforming their data into decision support with the help of data engineering, data science and decision science.


About TAPMI Manipal

  • TAPMI Manipal is a young business school ranked among top 20 B-schools in India

  • TAPMI Manipal has the prestigious Double Crown International Accreditation – AACSB (2012, 2017) and AMBA (2018) along with A*** B-School Grading at National and State level given by CRISIL

  • TAPMI offers four ACITE approved, NBA accredited PGDM programs – PGDM, PGDM (BKFS), PGDM (Sales) & PGDM (HR)

  • TAPMI Manipal has introduced a new post graduate 11- month L.E.A.D. (certificate) program in collaboration with Mu Sigma to cater to the growing demands in the field of analytics.

About L.E.A.D. Program

The Leadership through Analytics and Decision Sciences (L.E.A.D.) program is split into three phases.

The highlights of the program are:

Phase Duration Location Details
Phase 1: Induction Module One Month Mu Sigma, Bangalore 1. Introduction: Orientation on new Art of Problem Solving (AoPSTM)
2. Course: Foundation course(s) by TAPMI faculty
Phase 2: Management & Leadership Module Six Months TAPMI Manipal 1. Sessions: Classroom sessions, Workshops, Hackathons (by Mu Sigma @TAPMI Manipal)
2. Area of Study: Digitalization, industry strategy, visualization, statistical and Math theory, design thinking, comm. & behavioral sciences
Phase 3: Experiential & Rea World Training Module Four Months Mu Sigma, Bangalore 1. Projects Live projects at Mu Sigma
2. Exposure: Industry verticals like Digital Strategy, BFSI, Robotics, Supply Chain, AI, Fraud Detection, Machine Learning, Virtual Reality
3. Apprenticeship at Mu Sigma Bangalore

Fee Structure

The program fee is INR 600000 (including GST) which includes the following:

  • Tuition for TAPMI and Mu Sigma
  • Accommodation at TAPMI and Mu Sigma

Note: The food (at TAPMI) and travel expenses will be borne by the students


About L.E.A.D. Program Admission Process

  • Eligibility

    • Degree: Graduation with minimum 50% marks (not more than four backlogs)
    • Work Experience: Minimum two years and not more than four years (maximum)
    • Entrance Exam Score:
    Entrance Exam Eligible Years Cutoff Percentile
    CAT 2016, 2017, 2018 75
    XAT 2017, 2018, 2019 75
    GMAT 2016 onwards 540
    SNAP 2016, 2017, 2018 75
    NMAT 2016, 2017, 2018 75

    Note: For those applying without any of the above score will have to sit for Mu Sigma Aptitude Test (muAPT) conducted in the Mu Sigma premises.

  • Admission Criteria

    • There is NO application Fee for applying to the L.E.A.D. program
    • Candidates must clear the eligibility criteria as mentioned above
    • Candidates must submit a Statement of Purpose (SOP)
    • Individual Problem-Solving Ability Round:
      • Pick a real-world problem of choice
      • Propose a solution
      • Prepare a video under 4 minutes and upload it on YouTube
      • Post the video for TAPMI and Mu Sigma officials to evaluate
  • Selection Process

    Those who qualify the above eligibility and admission criteria will be shortlisted for further rounds which comprise of the following:

    Activity Process Tested On
    Collaborative Problem-Solving Ability Collaborative Problem-Solving Ability Group Activity: Solve a real–world business problem 1. Team Work & Pro-activeness
    2. Problem Definition & Resolution
    3. Feasibility & Sustainability of Solution Implementation
    Writing Ability Test Written Test 1. Articulation & Synthesis
    2. Communication
    3. Technical writing skills which includes Grammar and spellings
    Personal Interview Behavioral Personal Interview by a panel of TAPMI and Mu Sigma team 1. Self-Awareness
    2. Self-Management
    3. Social Awareness
    4. Leadership
    5. Communication
  • Final Merit List

    The final selection is based on all the above components.

    Evaluation Component Weightage
    Entrance Exam Score 5%
    Problem-Solving Ability 20%
    Verbal Ability (VA Percentile) 10%
    Academic Profile 5%
    Work Experience 20%
    Problem-Solving Group Activity 20%
    WAT 5%
    PI 15%

About L.E.A.D. Program Timeline

Event Timeline Location
Mu Sigma L.E.A.D. Program Application Window 1st January 2019 – 15th March 2019 Online
Mu Sigma L.E.A.D. Program Selection Process Feb’19 – Mar’19 Mu Sigma Bangalore Office
Mu Sigma L.E.A.D. Program Phase 1 1st May 2019 Mu Sigma Bangalore
Mu Sigma L.E.A.D. Program Phase 2 1st June 2019 TAPMI Manipal
Mu Sigma L.E.A.D. Program Phase 3 1st December 2019 Mu Sigma Bangalore
Mu Sigma L.E.A.D. Program Final Result & Graduation 31st March 2020 TAPMI Manipal

About L.E.A.D. Program Career Prospects

  • Those who successfully complete the L.E.A.D. program and fulfil the pre-defined criterion will be given a job-offer as a Trainee Apprentice Leader in Mu Sigma

  • Students as AL will be given full ownership of business and revenue goals with Fortune 500 customers

  • Students get a chance to work with senior leadership of organizations

  • Students have the potential to grow into COO, CSO and CTOs and other CXO positions.