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February 28, 2022
Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, an Institute of Eminence, is open with admission process for its flagship two year on-campus MBA Business Analytics 2022-24 batch for next few days. The programme is offered through the Department of Management (DOM) at the Pilani campus. This programme encourages students to master the business acumen powered by analytics. The programme fee is Rs.11.10 lakhs. Last date to apply for admission is February 28, 2022
BITS Pilani MBA Admission 2022

Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS) Pilani, an Institute of Eminence, has launched two year on-campus MBA in Business Analytics programme through its Department of Management (DOM) at the Pilani campus from the academic year 2021-22. This programme enables students to master the business acumen powered by analytics. The programme fee is Rs.11.10 lakhs.

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Admissions for BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics 2022-24 batch are open now. Last date to apply is February 28, 2022. For MBA in Business Analytics Admission 2022, BITS Pilani will conduct institute based Business Analytics Aptitude Test (BAAT) and will shortlist the candidates based on their performance in this exam. Read this comprehensive article below to check the key highlights of the institute and programme, eligibility and admission criteria, programme fee, important dates, selection process and other details.

Table of Contents

  1. BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics: Highlights & USPs
  2. BITS Pilani MBA Business Analytics Cutting Edge Curriculum & Pedagogy
  3. BITS Pilani MBA Business Analytics Fees & Intake for Batch 2022-24
  4. BITS Pilani MBA Placements
  5. BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics: Admission Eligibility
  6. BITS Pilani MBA Business Analytics Admission 2022: Step by Step Process
  7. How to Apply for BITS Pilani MBA Business Analytics Admission
  8. BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics Admission 2022: Important Dates

1. BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics: Highlights & USPs
Here are key USPs of BITS Pilani and the MBA in Business Analytics Programme.

  • 1. Offered by an Institute of Eminence: BITS Pilani is ranked #17 among top Universities in India in Govt of India, MHRD NIRF Ranking 2021. BITS Pilani was conferred the prestigious “Institute of Eminence” status by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India in 2018.
  • 2. Access to Legendary Alumni Network of BITS Pilani for Mentorship: BITS alumni include Sanjay Mehrotra, President and co-founder of Sandisk; Rakesh Kapoor, CEO of Reckitt Benckiser; Sunil Duggal, CEO of Dabur and many others.
  • 3. Highly Rated Department of Management Studies: With the legacy of 50 years, the Department of Management at BITS Pilani has consistently improved its rankings and is now one of the highly rated management institutes. Outlook-ICARE MBA Rankings have ranked the Department of Management, BITS Pilani among the top 10 private MBA institutions offering MBA programme in India. Globally, the department is placed in Top 500 in the QS Subject Ranking 2021 for ‘Business and Management’.
  • 4. Moderate Fee: 2 years programme fee for MBA in Business Analytics at BITS Pilani is Rs.11.10 lakhs, which is lower than most of the top MBA programmes offered in India.
  • 5. Business Analytics – High In Demand Business Skill: Management education at BITS Pilani brings cutting-edge thinking and best learning practices with MBA in Business Analytics. The growing Business Analytics Market, which was valued at USD 67.92 billion in 2020, is expected to reach USD 103.65 billion by 2026. This has substantially increased the demand for skilled professionals in Business Analytics. MBA in Business Analytics at BITS Pilani will be instrumental to cater to this rising industry demand.
  • 6. Cutting Edge Curriculum: Management education at BITS Pilani brings cutting-edge thinking and best learning practices with MBA in Business Analytics. Hands-on laboratory sessions and industry relevant courses in curriculum with innovative teaching pedagogies to aid classroom teaching
  • 7. Unique Pedagogy & Programme Design with focus on Practice: BITS MBA has Three Semesters of rigorous on-campus training coupled with an option of either 6 months’ exposure to industry through a structured Paid Internship (Practice School) or Dissertation.  Pedagogical initiatives at BITS Pilani build a basic framework of qualitative, quantitative, analytical, strategic and problem solving skills. The pedagogy blends theoretical concepts and practical nuances in a healthy learning environment with three semesters of rigorous on-campus training, with an option of either six months’ exposure to industry through a structured and evaluative paid internship (Practice School) or dissertation, which makes this programme unique.
  • 8. Real Time Projects Leading to PPOs: In Practice School, students work on real-time projects in reputed companies with the possibility of getting a pre placement offer on its completion.

2. BITS Pilani MBA Business Analytics Cutting Edge Curriculum & Pedagogy
BITS Pilani MBA has three Semesters of rigorous on-campus training coupled with an option of either 6 months’ exposure to industry through a structured Paid Internship (Practice School) or Dissertation. The programme design consists of high in demand industry relevant courses in BITS Pilani MBA Business Analytics and several pedagogic initiatives as below.

2.1 Curriculum Design: Industry Relevant High in Demand Courses  

 Data Management & Warehousing
Marketing Analytics
Financial Derivative & Analysis
Programming for Analytics
Digital Analytics
Financial Modelling & Valuation
Data Visualization, Ethics & Data Privacy
Pricing Analytics
Financial Technology
Predictive Analytics
Retail Analytics
People Analytics
Deep Learning for Business
Customer Engagement & Analytics
Strategy Analytics
Big Data Analytics
Marketing Research & Metrics
Knowledge Management & Digital Strategy
Analytics for Supply Chain
Financial Analytics
 

2.2 Pedagogy: Blend of Theory & Practice
MBA in Business Analytics at BITS Pilani is imparted through a thoughtfully balanced mix of teaching pedagogy. Faculty members strive to make the classes interactive so that students can correlate the theories with practical examples for better understanding. Following pedagogic initiatives are taken at BITS Pilani

2.2.1 Case Supplement: Lectures supplemented by case studies are carried out in all the courses which enhance students' analytical, problem solving and decision making skills. This facilitates experiential learning among the students as they face real business issues, apply their classroom knowledge and strengthen their business acumen.

2.2.2: Team Activities: Students usually get a chance to work in teams wherein they learn to work and adapt with diverse workforce while working on specified assignments. Moreover, various managerial and negotiation skills get fostered in the students. Also during the semester, students undertake project(s) in each course. Herein, the students are expected to research and analyse latest industry developments, incorporate theoretical concepts, understand and propose innovative solutions to the business challenges.

2.2.3 Experiential Learning: Through various projects taken as a part of different courses and internships, students go through experiential learning process. All students have the opportunity to enrol for 6 months of structured Practice school, as a part of the curriculum. These activities strengthen their learning outcomes at BITS Pilani.

2.2.4 Continuous Evaluation: Students are regularly evaluated on different parameters to check their progress throughout a semester. Class participation, short quizzes, announced tests, assignments, projects, etc. form part of this evaluation process.

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2.2.5 Guest Lectures: Students in BITS Pilani interact with eminent guests from the industry on a regular basis. At the university level, these guests having huge experience and unparalleled expertise come from varied industries and different countries. The Department of Management arranges for regular visit by high ranking industry personnel to the campus. This ensures that the students get to know about the latest happenings in the industry, thereby making them ready for their future endeavours.

2.2.6 Workshop: Workshops on different domains are conducted on a regular basis to equip the students with necessary skills as per the demand of the industry. In 2018 workshops were conducted to improve students’ skills related to project management,

3. BITS Pilani MBA Business Analytics Fees & Intake for Batch 2022-24
BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics Fees is Rs.11.10 lakhs for two years. BITS Pilani MBA fees is much lower than other top MBA colleges in India. Total intake for BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics 2022-24 batch is 80 students. The small MBA batch size encourages peer learning, enhances classroom learning experience with greater one to one focus between faculty and students.

4. BITS Pilani MBA Placements
Although MBA in Business Analytics is a newly launched programme, the institute earlier offered General MBA with a consistent record of excellent placements. While the highest salary has remained around Rs.16 lakhs per annum, the average salary in placements over the years hovered around Rs. 9 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh per annum.

Companies visit the BITS Pilani campus from a variety of sectors. Some of the top recruiters at BITS Pilani include Accenture, Cognizant, Toyota, Bombardier, Maybank, Zomato, HolidayIQ, KPMG, IndiaMART, Rubique, VFS Global, Dream VU Inc, Shriram Transports, Newgen Software, Moolchand Healthcare among others.

5. BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics: Admission Eligibility

  • Candidates applying to this programme, should have as Qualifying Degree either of B.Tech. / B.E. / B.Pharm /B.Arch./MCA/M.Sc/First Degree of BITS Pilani or equivalent, with minimum 60% in aggregate or equivalent CGPA in the same
  • Students who are in the final year of their Qualifying Degree programme are also eligible to apply, provided they can submit the original copies of the results till 1st October, 2022, and fulfil other criteria
  • The applicant should have taken mathematics/statistics as a subject in 12th standard with at least 60% marks in either of these subjects.
  • Exposure to a programming language is desirable.

6. BITS Pilani MBA Business Analytics Admission 2022: Step by Step Process
Admission to MBA in Business Analytics at BITS Pilaniis a two step process involving the shortlisting criteria and the final selection criteria comprising entrance exam score, work experience, past academic performance among others.

6.1 BITS Pilani Shortlisting Criteria

  • After submitting the application for admission, candidates will be required to appear for the Business Analytics Aptitude Test (BAAT) conducted by BITS Pilani
  • Candidates will be shortlisted for Personal Interview based on their performance in the Business Analytics Aptitude Test (BAAT)
  • Short listed applicants will be called for an Interview Process.

6.2 Final Selection Criteria

  • All the shortlisted candidates will be called for the final selection process comprising PI round.
  • Final admission will be based on overall performance in (i) the Business Analytics Aptitude Test (BAAT), (ii) Personal Interview and (iii) CAT / XAT / GMAT (if available) performance, along with prior work experience, and previous academic history.

6.3 BAAT 2022 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

  • The Business Analytics Aptitude Test (BAAT) for admission to the Two-year (on-campus) MBA in Business Analytics in the Academic Year 2022-23 will comprise of a) Management Aptitude Section and b) Analytics Aptitude Section.
  • Management Aptitude Section will be of 2 hours duration and will comprise MCQs
  • Analytics Aptitude Section will be of 1 hour duration and will comprise MCQs

6.3.1 Syllabus for Business Analytics Aptitude Test (2022)
The overall and sectional syllabus for BAAT 2022 is as follows:

6.3.1.1  Management Aptitude Section: This section will measure management aptitude in three areas– Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. The duration of this section of the test will be 2 hours and the questions will be multiple choice.

a) Verbal Ability: Verbal Reasoning, Sentence completion, Grammar, Syllogisms, Jumbled paragraphs, Para Completion and inference, Contextual usage, Foreign language words used in English, Reading Comprehension, Analogies, Sentence correction, Verbal Logic, Different usage of same word, Idioms, Parajumbles, Antonyms.

b) Data Interpretation and Logical Reasoning: Blood Relations, Series, Proposition, Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Assumptions, Puzzles, Clocks and Calendars, Statements, Data Arrangement, Family Tree, Binary Logic, Seating Arrangement, Sets &Caselets, Syllogism, Venn Diagram, Data Structures, Tables & Pie Charts, Data Sufficiency, Bars & Line Graphs.

c) Quantitative Aptitude: Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra, Mensuration, Partnership (Accounts), Profit & Loss, Ratios and Proportion, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations, Surds and Indices, TimeSpeed-Distance, Number System, Geometric Progression, Inequalities, Work and Time, Percentages, Logarithms.

6.3.1.2  Analytics Aptitude Section: The objective of the analytics aptitude test is to check candidate’s basic aptitude on computers and mathematics. The duration of the test may be of 1 hour and the questions will be of multiple choice from Matrices; Linear Algebra; Coordinate geometry in two dimensions, Basic Differential and Integral Calculus; Numerical Analysis; Probability and combination; Fundamental Programming Concepts; Basic Data Structures (arrays, lists, stacks, and queues); Boolean Algebra.

7. How to Apply for BITS Pilani MBA Business Analytics Admission
Candidates should apply through the prescribed Application Form available online at BITS Pilani official website. Apply Now The application fee is Rs. 3,300. This includes the BAAT exam fees.

7.1 Last Date to Apply for BITS Pilani MBA Admission
The last date for filling up the online form is on February 28, 2022.

8. BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics Admission 2022: Important Dates
Key dates and deadlines for MBA in Business Analytics Admission 2022 at BITS Pilani are as below:

BITS Pilani MBA in Business Analytics Admission 2022 Activity
Important Dates
Start of online applications
November, 2021
Deadline for online submission of the applications
February 28,2022
Deadline to edit submitted applications to incorporate corrections
 March 1-6, 2022
Release of admit card for Business Analytics Aptitude Test (BAAT)
March 13, 2022
Date of BITS Pilani Business Analytics Aptitude Test (BAAT)
 April 8, 2022
Start of Personal Interviews (Online)
April 2022 3rd week
Announcement of Selected Candidates
April 2022 (last week) Likely

Hope this article on newly launched MBA in Business Analytics at BITS Pilani, has helped you to know all the important details and admission process for the programme

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