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Transform Your Career with Information Systems and Data Engineering

MBA (Information Systems & Data Engineering) with NIIT Technologies


About the Programme

MBA program in Information System and Data Engineering is designed to convert students with an interest in analytics into market-ready professional who would be able to tap the huge untapped potential of analytics across different business sectors. Such opportunities have already been identified in KPOs, Banking, Retail, Pharmaceuticals, Web, and Market.

The backbone for all business decisions lies in data. Lower cost of computing and data storage powered by the internet has enabled organizations to collect and store humungous amounts of data. As a result, the need for MBAs who comprehend the science behind decision-making has become paramount. Top consulting firms and renowned enterprises are eagerly seeking talent with data and analytics skills. The popularity of analytics jobs is at a peak-high now. With high demand comes a high tag, and data engineering has emerged as the highest paying job worldwide. However, the talent market is experiencing an acute shortage of data professionals.

3 lakh+ Indian management graduates pass out every year, with just 10-15% of them being employable! The remaining 85% often are considered unemployable by companies due to lack of specific competencies. The need of the hour is to bridge this gap between the standard education system and the industry principles through an 'industry integrated MBA program.'

NIIT Technologies Limited, a leading global IT solutions organization, brings to you a two-year MBA program in Information Systems and Data Engineering in partnership with NIIT University (NU). This unique, two-year work-integrated program supported by Artificial Intelligence has been created with strong industry focused domain training. This is a first-of-its-kind MBA in Information System and Data Engineering, co-created by academic experts from NIIT University and senior professionals from the NIIT Technologies Analytics practice highlighting first-mover advantage. This program presents a unique opportunity to create a long-term career in Data which is one of the fastest growing areas globally. Designed to meet the challenges of dynamic corporate India, it guarantees students a high-paying full time job around Data Engineering upon completion with NIIT Technologies.

Program Architecture

The NIIT Technologies-NU MBA Information Systems & Data Engineering is a two-year industry-linked program.

The program's curriculum is focused to nurture talented professionals to become next generation data engineering leaders who will drive business transformations.

Year 1

The first year of program will have 4 terms, each approximately of 12 weeks, designed to develop industry focused information systems and data engineering knowledge and skills. These 4 terms are residential, and students will stay and gain knowledge at NU campus at Neemrana.

Year 2

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 skills.

Curriculum Outline

Management Program

This program will provide students strong understanding of business functions and vertical specific domain knowledge to help them in building business acumen to apply Data Engineering to specific business context.

Foundations of Information Systems and Data Engineering

There will be a 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 artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics process automation, DevOps tools and technique and Agile methodologies for analytical decision-making.

Building Leaders for Innovation and Change

Organizations are leveraging data analytics to drive large-scale organizational changes. There will be courses that will help students understand changes in organizational strategies, link strategy to performance through alignment of culture and people, develop their communication, effective writing, and leadership skills.

Information Systems & Data Engineering

The internship at NIIT Technologies in second year will provide a strong grounding to students to understand the business context for application of engineering.

Programme FAQs

1: What is the rationale behind partnering with NIIT University for this program?

NIIT University is the perfect embodiment of a 'University of the Future' and a leader in providing niche higher education and science courses. All aspects of the university, from academics to infrastructure draw upon the Four Core Principles: a) Industry-linked b) Technology-based c) Research-driven d) Seamless. Partnership with NIIT University helps develop cutting-edge courses in Data Science that can meet the actual requirements of the industry as well as guarantee placements to post graduates.

2: What value proposition does the program offer?

We are ushering into the era of intelligent automation that combines the potential of data-driven technologies and cognitive thinking. This era, of unprecedented capabilities and possibilities will reach its fullest realization if there is a skilled workforce with relevant skillsets. Through this two-year MBA program, we, together with NIIT University aim to build the future workforce with advanced data science skills. This program brings about an evolution at both ends of the value chain – industry and academia with data science to steer the ecosystem towards Industry 4.0.

3: How will the program help bridge the talent demand and supply in today's market?

Centered around sharing and collaboration, we are transitioning to a new era of work, where humans, machines, and artificial intelligence will form powerful new partnerships that we are only beginning to imagine today. Jobs and employment trends are constantly evolving and there are professions today that we didn't even know existed a decade ago.

We are confident that programs like ours will help bridge the gap between the talent demand and supply in the data field – by providing professionals an environment of continuous learning that equips them with problem-solving, collaboration, design thinking and management skills. We also believe that this program will accelerate change by enabling the professionals of tomorrow to embark on a journey of new-age learning experiences.

4: How is this program different form the MBA/diploma programs offered by other technology companies and institutes? Please highlight the key differentiator?

This is a one-of-a-kind program that provides a master's degree in the field of Information System and Data Engineerig – with a promise to provide employment to the graduates, following the completion of the two-year classroom program. With NIIT University's world-class professors, who are dedicated to student success, we are confident that the first batch will set an example for professionals looking to make it a success in the world of data. Our differentiator is our holistic industry-focused program that is well-aligned with the changing demands of business globally and in India.

5: Please share details about the program?

The program's curriculum is focused to nurture talented professionals to become next generation data science leaders who will drive business transformations. First year of program is designed to develop industry focused information systems, data science & AI skills covering domain, programming skills, machine learning algorithms and industry use cases for Travel, Insurance and BFS. Second year of program offers full time internship at NIIT Technologies Ltd that provides an opportunity to work with global client base in real business situations to implement data science skills.

6: What is the market for Data Science & Data Engineering in India? How will this MBA program help?

According to recent research reports, Data Science is one of the fastest-growing fields in India. Over the past few years, India has become a prominent data capsule, with global firms setting up their data science centers in the country. New technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning, when integrated with Information Systems will help in driving business transformation and disruptions in the industry – becoming the major driving force of Industry 4.0.

This comprehensive two-year MBA program will help students to understand the challenging domain of analytics and data engineering as well as apply the concepts to real-world problems.

Year 1: The first year of program will have 4 terms, each approximately of 12 weeks, designed to develop industry focused information systems and data engineering. These 4 terms are residential and students will stay and gain knowledge at NU campus at Neemrana.

Year 2: The second year of program offers 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 knowledge.

7: What all tests would I have to take up for getting selected to the MBA (Information Systems & Data Engineering) program? / Can you provide the aptitude test and GD/PI details?

Once the candidates complete his/her application, he/she will have to appear for the following tests.

Round 1 : The NU Management Aptitude Test will measure management aptitude in three areas– Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension and Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning. The duration of the test will be one hour and the questions will be multiple choice

The Programming Test will be held together with NU Management Aptitude Test.

The duration of the test will be thirty minutes.

Round 2 : Group discussion and Personal Interview :Group based interaction followed by one to one interview.

8: Are you planning to introduce similar programs in other markets?

The program is available for professionals across India.