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Why An MBA With Specialisation in Business Analytics Can Be A Game Changer For Non-Tech Graduates


As more organisations embrace digital transformation, the need for analytics expertise has grown sharply. Today, identifying analytics talent has become a top priority for every company and thus career opportunities in Business Analytics are on a rise. Data from our 2018 report estimates that the Analytics, Data Science and Big Data industry in India amounts to $2.71 billion annually in revenues. In 2019, the analytics industry has grown to $3.03 billion and is expected to double by 2025. Analytics functions have experienced tremendous job growth in 2019 with almost a 45% jump in open job requirements, compared to a year back.

Usually, when we talk about the data and analytics field, we think of highly computational professionals or statisticians/data wizards with core competencies in SAS, R and Python. But there is also a growing need for analytics consultants or “translators” who understand both business and analytics, can liaise with clients, understand their requirements and communicate these requirements to product teams. These business-focused roles operate at the intersection of domain knowledge and analytics and require light quant skills.


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How An MBA With Specialisation In Business Analytics Adds Value To Your Profile 

Working professionals who want to transition to executive-level roles need to learn how to operate and lead complex business environments. In addition to that, they also have to make data-driven decisions in their day-to-day role. Today, core analytics skills like reporting, SQL, Python have become an important part of management and consulting positions. A majority of employers require business school graduate with data-driven skills to fill marketing, finance, data and analytics roles. Data from a leading jobs portal indicates Analytics Managers report a median salary of has a median annual salary of 11.5 lakh with an upper limit of 24 lakh per annum. Besides the professional value of getting an MBA from a top-ranking B-school, a management degree with Business Analytics can give one a competitive edge in the market and open doors to a fulfilling career in analytics. 

Achieve your professional goals with an MBA (Executive) with Specialisation In Business Analytics by NMIMS Global Access

NMIMS Global Access launches MBA (Executive) With Specialisation In Business Analytics   

NMIMS Global Access’ MBA (Executive) with Specialisation in Business Analytics, powered by upGrad allows professionals to kick-start their career in Business Analytics without losing out their earning potential. The 15-month online programme enables students to gain a specialization in an in-demand field with a promising career trajectory. You will get a chance to learn tools, skills and domain knowledge in high-growth verticals like finance, operations and supply chain and marketing which would allow one to take up analytics-oriented leadership roles in the industry. 

The programme is delivered by NMIMS Global Access School For Continuing Education and features leaders and CXOs from leading organisations ensuring candidates are ready for a career as data-driven managers and entrepreneurs.

We spoke to Rajiv Shah, Director and CEO, NMIMS Global Access to understand how analytics is rapidly changing business models of the modern economy by providing data-verified actionable insights. Shah shared how advances in the field have led to a competency-gap in today’s professionals. “The Master of Business Administration (Executive) with specialisation in Business Analytics crafted by NMIMS Global Access & powered by upGrad, addresses this gap while also bringing the rigour of a campus MBA to the online space. With real-life industry case-studies, the programme covers the latest analytics tools and techniques and their business applications. Thus enabling learners to succeed in business roles using analytics,” he said. 

NMIMS has consistently ranked in the top ten B-Schools in India, has over 15,000 students on-campus, 45,000 in Continuing Education and 750 full-time faculty members. “We are confident that NMIMS’s superior academic performance and upGrad’s advanced ed-tech platform, industry tie-ups & Career Services will together create a pool of top-notch professionals ready to take up the industry’s challenges head-on,” he added.  

Why NMIMS Global Access’ MBA With Specialisation In Business Analytics, Powered By upGrad Can Transform Your Career

  1. Analytics has become a trending topic in business circles and companies are showing a great demand for data-driven managers, who can analyse data to inform business strategy and take effective decisions 
  2. Our data clearly hints a 2% increase in analytics jobs offering more than 15 lakh per annum. However, the demand clearly outstrips supply with organisations facing a huge talent gap
  3. NMIMS Global Access’ MBA with specialisation in Business Analytics powered by upGrad combines the best of both core management skills and data analytics skills to deliver a comprehensive, intensive which features 20 real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries and a 3-month-long, industry mentor-guided capstone project 
  4. Divided into 4 modules, the comprehensive programme covers key topics like Python, Tableau, Business Statistics, Marketing, Web & Social Media Analytics, Risk and Fraud Analytics, HR analytics to make one a holistic leader.  
  5. The 15 month hands-on programme led by an expert faculty from NMIMS and upGrad provides one-on-one mentorship to guide students throughout their learning journey
  6. Some of the big banner names hiring from upGrad are KPMG, Kantar, Flipkart, American Express and Star TV among others. 
Wherever you are in your professional journey, an MBA (Executive) with Specialisation In Business Analytics by NMIMS Global Access will pay off professionally 


MBA degrees need to marry both core management skills and analytics to ensure professionals gain the right skillset which aligns with the current industry demand. As more and more businesses, even large conglomerates start integrating emerging technologies into their portfolio to stay competitive, there is a greater demand for data-driven managers. NMIMS Global Access’ MBA (Executive) programme allows students to fulfil career goals and transition into the buzzing analytics field without leaving their current job. And upGrad’s strength in data analytics education combined with NMIMS teaching pedagogy (one of the top-ranked B-schools in India) can play a pivotal role in transforming your career and take your career to new heights. 

Hard Facts 

Course: MBA (Executive) with Specialisation in Business Analytics 

Duration: 15 months

Delivery: Online 

Core Skills: Core Management skills and application of analytics in conjunction to them: Finance, Marketing, Economics, Human Resources, Operations and Supply Chain, Machine Learning, and Big Data Technologies

Fee: ₹3,00,000

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) in any discipline from a recognised university with minimum 50% marks and 2-3 years of work experience OR, Bachelor’s degree (10+2+3) in any discipline from a recognised university with minimum 50% marks and a post graduation / professional degree with minimum 50% marks and 1-2 years of work experience

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Richa Bhatia
Richa Bhatia is a seasoned journalist with six-years experience in reportage and news coverage and has had stints at Times of India and The Indian Express. She is an avid reader, mum to a feisty two-year-old and loves writing about the next-gen technology that is shaping our world.

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