Business Analytics is currently one of the hottest buzzwords among corporate and businesses across the globe. It essentially refers to processes and techniques which convert data into knowledge and insights that drive business decisions. MBA in Business Analytics will help you acquire knowledge and expertise on numerous analytical tools and use them to collect and analyze data for generation of business intelligence and support of different functional areas in an organization. The discipline will extensively utilize statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive modeling, fact-based management and more. Other aspects you will get to learn are business metrics and delivery, performance management, data visualization etc. Executive/ certificate/ online programs in this subject are also available.
Topics covered may vary from institute to institute, but apart from the core subjects generally taught in MBA, the important areas taught in this course, are:
MBA courses are usually full-time, spanning two years, and may also include internship, dissertation, industry visit, hands-on training in analytics laboratories, live case studies, professional certifications, and such.
You will generally need 50% marks in graduation from a recognized university to apply for these courses. You may need to have CAT, MAT, GMAT, XAT scores or have to appear for the entrance examination of the institute. Some colleges may only accept students who have degrees like B.E., B. Tech., B. Sc. in Physics or Chemistry or Mathematics, B. A. in Economics or Statistics, B. Com, BBA etc. Some others may also prefer work experience.
After successfully completing the MBA, you can easily secure jobs as
Industries such as financial services, retail, manufacturing, healthcare, energy, oil and gas, telecom, social media, sports, gaming, e-governance, and e-commerce will offer adequate employment scope for you.
Some of the well-known employers are Accenture, HP, IBM, Cognizant, Tata Consultancy Services, American Express, and so on.