Data is the actual backbone for all business decisions. The Internet coupled with lower cost computing and data storage has led organizations to collect and store vast amounts of data. At no point in time, the need for MBAs who comprehend the science behind decision-making was so paramount. Top consulting firms and all good enterprises are eagerly seeking talent with data and analytics skills.
NIIT Technologies in partnership with NIIT University brings to you a first-of-its-kind MBA in Intelligent Data Science, co-created by academic experts from NIIT University and senior professionals from the NIIT Technologies Analytics practice. This program presents a unique opportunity to create a long-term career in one of the fastest growing areas globally. On successful completion of the programme, the students join NIIT Technologies as a Data Scientist at a CTC of 15 lakhs per annum.
What is Intelligent Data Science?
Intelligent Data Science is the study and analysis of patterns inherent in both structured and unstructured data, using modern data mining tools and predictive modeling. Business Analytics helps identify trends and subsequently provide insights to improve business processes, achieve corporate goals, and help make appropriate and quick decisions. It can be used to analyze everything – from social media trends to election strategy, from predicting the weather to predicting crowd dynamics in a city or even to analyze shopper behavior to drive more sales.
The program’s curriculum is focused to nurture talented professionals to become next generation data science leaders who will drive business transformations.
The first year of program will have 4 terms, each approximately of 12 weeks, designed to develop industry focused intelligent data science knowledge and skills. These 4 terms are residential, and students will stay and gain knowledge at NU campus at Neemrana.
The second year of program offers an internship at NIIT Technologies Ltd, where candidates will get an opportunity to work with global client base in real business situations, employing their data science skills.
The curriculum aims to sharpen core data science and management skills with inclusion of following programs:
These program will provide students strong understanding of business functions and vertical specific domain knowledge to help them in building business acumen to apply intelligent data science to specific business context.
Foundations of Business Analytics and Data Science
There will be series of courses spread across first three terms that will provide foundation to students for Business Analytics, Data Warehousing Concepts, Data Visualization, and Predictive Analytics skills. They will be able to build expertise in using statistical approaches, tool, techniques and methodologies for analytical decision-making.
Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Neural Networks
The focus of the entire program is to develop core expertise in intelligent data science, using advanced algorithms, tools and techniques. There will be courses that will gradually introduce to students programming concepts, data structurers & algorithms, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, NLP etc. using R and Python. At end, of course students will be able to speak the language of data scientists with business context.
Building Leaders for Innovation and Change
Organizations at large are leveraging data analytics to drive large-scale organizational changes. There will be courses that will help students understand changes in organizational strategies, links strategy to performance through alignment of culture and people, develop their communication, effective writing and leadership skills.
Intelligent Data Science Applications
The internship at NIIT Technologies Limited in second year will provide a strong grounding to students to understand the business context for application of data science & AI.