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MBA in Business Analytics

BITS Pilani, an Institute of Eminence as notified by the Ministry of Education, offers on-campus programmes to over 16,000 students across its campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad and Dubai. BITS Pilani is India’s highest ranked non-Government Institute as declared in QS Asia (2021) and is ranked 15th in NIRF 2020 University category. From the Academic Year 2021-22, the Department of Management at Pilani Campus will offer a two-year (on-campus) MBA in Business Analytics programme to cater to the changing business environments. In this program, along with core courses in management, students will be equipped with key skills in Business Analytics. The programme is of 2 years having 4 semesters, out of which 3 semesters are for the course work on-campus and last semester is Practice School / Dissertation. The curriculum of this MBA in Business Analytics programme is an optimum combination of core, electives and industrial component / research in the form of Practice School / dissertation. The pedagogy followed in the courses emphasizes that at least 50% of the sessions are devoted to cases / projects / simulations / laboratories / other experiential components. Outlook-ICARE 2020 ranked Department of Management, BITS Pilani among the top 10 private MBA Institutions in India.

Highlights of the MBA in Business Analytics Programme:

  • Management education at BITS Pilani brings cutting-edge thinking and best learning practices with MBA in Business Analytics.
  • Three semesters of rigorous on-campus training coupled with an option of either six months’ exposure to industry through a structured and evaluative paid internship (Practice School) or dissertation makes this programme unique. In Practice School, students work on real-time projects in reputed companies with the possibility of getting a pre placement offer on its completion.
  • Hands-on laboratory sessions and innovative teaching pedagogies to aid classroom teaching
  • Certification programs / training workshops will be organized for improving necessary skills related to business analytics
  • Continuous interaction with leading experts from the industry
  • Possibility of international immersion
  • Legendary alumni network of BITS Pilani for mentorship
  • Substantial financial assistance through teaching assistantship

Eligibility for Admission:
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, 2021, 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.

*Meeting the minimum eligibility does not guarantee admission into the programme. BITS Pilani reserves the right to change the admission process.

Selection Process:
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). Final selection will be based on overall performance in (i) the Business Analytics Aptitude Test (BAAT), (ii) Personal Interview and (iii) CAT* / XAT / GMAT (if available), along with prior work experience, and previous academic history.

The syllabus for the Business Analytics Aptitude Test (BAAT) uploaded by the 3rd week of January 2021.

*IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme.

Application Procedure:
The application process is completely online. Interested and eligible candidates should apply through the prescribed application form available online at

The link to apply for admission to the MBA in Business Analytics programme at Pilani campus for first Semester 2021-22 will be operational by the 3rd week of January 2021.

Important dates and deadlines (Tentative):

Start of online applications 3rd week of January 2021
Deadline for online submission of the applications 3rd week of February 2021
Business Analytics Aptitude Test (BAAT) Third or last week of March 2021
Announcement of shortlisted candidates for personal interview Within a week of BAAT
Personal interview (online) Within 10-12 days of BAAT
Announcement of admission offers Within a week of personal interview

For further assistance, you may call 01596-25- 5334, 5858, 5264 or send a mail to

Admissions Office, BITS, Pilani - 333 031 (Rajasthan) India.
Tel: 01596-25- 5334, 5858, 5264 (10.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs : Mon. - Fri.) (10.00 hrs to 13.00 hrs : Sat.)

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