Top Business Analytics and Data Science Programs

23 October, 2021

The requirement for analytics professionals is growing leaps and bounds.

India is seeing a similar trend in their emerging jobs as a McKinsey report says India is the second fastest digitizing economy in the world and according to the LinkedIn Emerging Jobs report AI, ML and Analytics are the fields that maximum job requirements are emerging from.

Skill-sets for Business Analytics and Data Science:

  1. Interpret Data: As a business analyst, you should have the ability to understand data and make it useful for interpretation.
  2. Analytical and Logical Reasoning Ability
  3. Must love working with numbers: including algebra and calculus
  4. Data Visualization:
  5. Written and Communication Skills: and communication skills
  6. Computer programming language skills
Business Analytics & Data Science Programs in India

If you are planning to pursue a course in Business Analytics or Data Science from India then definitely look at the PGDBA course that is jointly offered by IIM Calcutta + IIT Kharagpur + ISI Kolkata. It is a 2 year program and you have to take a separate PGDBA test for this program. You can also see the MBA –Business Analytics 2 program offered by IIM Bangalore. Another institute that is offering both Business Analytics and Data Science is Praxis Business School, Kolkata. The course duration is 2 years and it accepts CAT, XAT, CMAT, GRE etc. IIM Kashipur and IIM Ranchi have also recently added programs in Business Analytics.

For a detailed list of the Indian B-Schools that offer Business Analytics and Data Science, please take a look at the tables below:

Table 1: Program Details, Fees & Average Salary

Business Analysis & Data Science Programs in India
Institute Programs Duration Fees (Rs.Lakhs) Average Salary (LPA) Location
IIM Bangalore MBA -Business Analytics 2 years 23 Bengaluru
IIM Calcutta PGDBA PGDBA 2 years 24 25.05 Calcutta
Praxis Business Analytics & Data Science 2 years 9.57 8.1 Kolkata
IIM Kashipur MBA Analytics 2 years 15.42 Kashipur
IIM Ranchi MBA – Business Analytics 2 years 16.3 Ranchi
NMIMS MBA in Decision Sciences & Analytics+MS in Business Analytics & Information Management (Purdue University, Krannert School of Business) 2 years 12 L + 24 000 USD Mumbai/USA
NMIMS MBA Business Analytics (offered by Center of Excellence, Mumbai) 17.04 Mumbai
SCMHRD Pune MBA in Business Analytics 2 years 15.69 16.1 Pune
IIM Amritsar MBA in Business Analytics 2 years 13.2 Amritsar
BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics 2 years 10.51 Pilani
FORE Delhi PGDM (Big Data Analytics) 2 years 15.98 Delhi
GIM Panji PGDM (Big Data Analytics) 2 years 17.21 Goa Panji
K J Somaiya Mumbai (MBA) MBA-DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS 2 years 16.29 Mumbai
LBSIM Delhi PGDM (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DATA SCIENCE) 2 years 11.67 Delhi
SCIT Pune MBA-Data Sciences and Data Analytics 2 years 13.79 9.93 Pune
SME IIT Jodhpur MBA + MS – Business Analytics(George Washington University-USA) 1+1 years 8L + 8766 USD Jodhpur/USA
Diploma Programs
IIM Ahmedabad ePGD in Advanced Business Analytics 16 months 10 Placement not provided Ahmedabad
NMIMS – Bengaluru Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science & Analytics 16 months 16.5 Benguluru
Praxis PGP in Data Science 9 months 6.05 9.08 Kolkata

 

Table 2: Tests Accepted, Selection Criteria & Admission Deadline

Business Analytics & Data Science Programs in India
Institute Programs Test Accepted Selection Criteria Application End Date
IIM Bangalore MBA -Business Analytics CAT
IIM Calcutta PGDBA PGDBA PGDBA Graduate Degree with 60%
Praxis Business Analytics & Data Science CAT/XAT/CMAT/MAT/ATMA/GRE
IIM Kashipur MBA Analytics CAT Closed
IIM Ranchi MBA – Business Analytics CAT Closed
NMIMS MBA in Decision Sciences & Analytics+MS in Business Analytics & Information Management (Purdue University, Krannert School of Business) NMAT/TOEFL Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 55% marks in the aggregate with Maths or Statistics or Econometrics as a subject in their graduation. TOEFL score for 93 with minimum subsection scores, or IELTS score of 7.0 or higher with minimum subsection scores. 21st November 2021
NMIMS MBA Business Analytics (offered by Center of Excellence, Mumbai) NMAT Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Commerce or Economics with minimum 55% marks in the aggregate. 21st November 2021
SCMHRD Pune MBA in Business Analytics SNAP 7th January 2022
IIM Amritsar MBA in Business Analytics CAT Closed
BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics CAT/XAT B.Tech./ B.E./ B.Pharma./ B.Arch./ MCA/ M.Sc. with min 60%.
Mathematics/Statistics as a subject in 12th standard with at least 60% marks in either of these subjects.
Candidates will be required to appear for the Business Analytics Aptitude Test conducted by BITS Pilani.
FORE Delhi PGDM (Big Data Analytics) CAT/XAT
GIM Panji PGDM (Big Data Analytics) CAT/XAT/CMAT 31st December 2021
K J Somaiya Mumbai (MBA) MBA-DATA SCIENCE AND ANALYTICS CAT/XAT/NMAT/CMAT/GMAT
LBSIM Delhi PGDM (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND DATA SCIENCE) CAT/GMAT 1st Week of December
SCIT Pune MBA-Data Sciences and Data Analytics SNAP 15th January 2022
SME IIT Jodhpur MBA + MS – Business Analytics(George Washington University-USA) CAT/GMAT/GRE
Diploma Programs
IIM Ahmedabad ePGD in Advanced Business Analytics CAT 2yrs Work Exp 19th December 2021
NMIMS – Bengaluru Post Graduate Diploma in Data Science & Analytics NMAT Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Commerce or Economics with minimum 55% marks in the aggregate.
Having relevant industry work experience of at least an year would be an added advantage.
Praxis PGP in Data Science CAT/XAT/GMAT/GRE Graduate Degree with 60% + 1 year of Work Experience

 

Business Analysis & Data Science Programs in the US

If you are keen to pursue an MS in Business Analytics then you can look at some of the top international B-Schools like MIT Sloan School of Management, UCLA, The University of Texas, Marshall School of Business, Carlson School of Management etc.

For a detailed list of the international B-Schools that offer Business Analytics and Data Science, please take a look at the tables below:

Table 1: Program Details, Fees & Average Salary

Business Analytics & Data Science Programs in the US
Institute Name Program Name Program Duration Tuition Fee Salary
MIT Sloan School of Management MS in Business Analytics 12 months $1,36,480 $1,14,000
UCLA Anderson School of Management MSc in Business Analytics 15 months $66,709 $1,07,497
The University of Texas at Austin – McCombs School of Business MSc in Business Analytics 10 months $48,000 $90,235
Marshall School of Business MSc in Business Analytics 3 semesters (with the flexibility of extending to 4 semesters) $68,000 $1,01,265
Carlson School of Management MSc in Business Analytics 1 year $63,450 $94,952
The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management MS in Business Analytics 12 months $39,000 $84,000
Krannert School of Management MS in Business Analytics & Information Management 11 months $48,600 $97,228
W. P. Carey School of Business MS in Business Analytics 9 months $55,488 $75,214
Mendoza College of Business MS in Business Analytics 10 months $51,500 $70,600
UC Davis, Graduate School of Management MSc in Business Analytics 1 year $58,916 $99,918
Rady School of Management MSc in Business Analytics 11 months $58,000
Goizueta Business School MSc in Business Analytics 10 months $70,942 $88,000
$88,000 MSc in Business Analytics 11 months $51,084 $73,355
University of Cincinnati MS in Business Analytics 1 year $43,844 $91,915
George Washington MS in Business Analytics 12-month (accelerated), 16-month (full-time), or 24-month (part-time) $63,540
University of Miami MSc in Business Analytics 10 months $73,080 $70,000
UT Dallas (Naveen) Master of Business Analytics 36 semester-credit-hour $48,362 $84,000
UIC (Liautaud) MS in Business Analytics 1 year $38,960 $87,300
SMU (Cox) MS in Business Analytics 2 semesters $76,710 $74,700
Washington (Olin) MS in Business Analytics 18 months $85,150 $69,300
Case Western (Weatherhead) MSc in Business Analytics 16 months $70,000
Drexel (LeBow) MS in Business Analytics 15 months $51,255 $70,360
Rensselaer Polytechnic (Lally) MS in Business Analytics 9 months $74,306 $99,400
American (Kogod) MSc in Analytics 12-24 Months $58,047
William & Mary (Mason) MS in Business Analytics 12 months $41,600 $78,000
Syracuse (Whitman) MS in Business Analytics 36 credit hours $50,659
University of South Florida MS in BAIS 12 months $37,000 $80,000
Rochester (Simon) MS in Business Analytics 12 months $66,000 $68,000

 

Table 2: Tests Accepted & Admission Deadline

Business Analytics & Data Science Programs in the US
Institute Name Program Name Test Accepted Application Deadline
GMAT GRE TOEFL IELTS PTE
MIT Sloan School of Management MS in Business Analytics No No Yes Yes 10th Jan, 2022
UCLA Anderson School of Management MSc in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Round 1: 7-Jan-22
Round 2: 11-Mar-22
Round 3: 13-May-22
The University of Texas at Austin – McCombs School of Business MSc in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Round 1: 18-Oct-21
Round 2: 10-Jan-22
Marshall School of Business MSc in Business Analytics No No Yes Yes Opens in Oct’21
Carlson School of Management MSc in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Round 1: 1-Nov-21
Round 2: 3-Jan-22
Round 3: 1-Feb-22
Round 4: 15-Mar-22
The Eli Broad Graduate School of Management MS in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes 15th Oct, 2021
Krannert School of Management MS in Business Analytics & Information Management Yes Yes Yes Yes Round 1: 1-Nov-21
Round 2: 15-Jan-22
Round 3: 31-Jan-22
W. P. Carey School of Business MS in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Round 1: 1-Oct-21
Round 2: 1-Dec-21
Round 3: 1-Feb-22
Mendoza College of Business MS in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Early: 14-Sep-21
Round 1: 2-Nov-21
Round 2: 18-Jan-22
Round 3: 1-Mar-22
UC Davis, Graduate School of Management MSc in Business Analytics No No Yes Yes Over
Rady School of Management MSc in Business Analytics No No Yes Yes Over
Goizueta Business School MSc in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Round 1: 6-Oct-21
Round 2: 10-Nov-21
Graduate School of Business, Wake Forest University MSc in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Early: 1-Nov-21
Final: 1-Mar-22
University of Cincinnati MS in Business Analytics No No Yes Yes 30th Nov, 2021
George Washington MS in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Over
University of Miami MSc in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes
UT Dallas (Naveen) Master of Business Analytics No No Yes Yes 1st Oct, 2021
UIC (Liautaud) MS in Business Analytics No No Yes Yes 1st Sept, 2021
SMU (Cox) MS in Business Analytics Optional Optional Yes Yes Rolling
Washington (Olin) MS in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Round 1: 19-Oct-21
Round 2: 25-Jan-22
Case Western (Weatherhead) MSc in Business Analytics Optional Optional Yes Yes Over
Drexel (LeBow) MS in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Over
Rensselaer Polytechnic (Lally) MS in Business Analytics Optional Optional Yes Yes Over
American (Kogod) MSc in Analytics Yes Yes Over
William & Mary (Mason) MS in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Rolling
Syracuse (Whitman) MS in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Over
University of South Florida MS in BAIS Yes Yes Yes Yes Spring: 15-Oct-21
Fall (Early): 1-Mar-22
Fall (Final): 1-Jul-22
Rochester (Simon) MS in Business Analytics Yes Yes Yes Yes Round 1: 15-Oct-21
Round 2: 5-Jan-22
Round 3: 15-Feb-22
Round 4: 31-Mar-22
Round 5: 1-May-22

 

To Conclude: In the recent years India has seen a massive tech growth and that has also increased the demand for talent that is responsible for growing the business. Thus, if you are good at analytical thinking, enjoy working with a lot of data and enjoy matching organizational problems to solutions, then don’t miss this opportunity to fast track your career in the field of Business Analytics and Data Science.