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Course Structure

Course Structure

Management education at BITS Pilani is anchored in the fundamentals of general management with the latest theories and best practices in the business / corporate world. It builds a basic framework of qualitative, quantitative, analytical, strategic and problem solving skills. In addition, courses on programming, statistics, analytics and deep learning will prepare students to develop solutions and build AI products to solve complex business problems. The pedagogy is specially designed to create a healthy learning environment, a blend of theoretical concepts and practical nuances. An optimal mix of learning methods ensures a holistic personality development of the students as well.

List of Preparatory Subjects

Preparatory Courses
  • Foundation for Computing and Information Systems
  • Introduction to Business Systems
  • Business Communication
  • Introduction to Spreadsheet

List of Core Subjects

Semester I
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Statement Analysis & Reporting
  • Marketing Management
  • Managing People & Organization
  • Statistics & Basic Econometrics
  • Data Management & Warehousing
  • Programming for Analytics
Semester II
  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Data Visualization, Ethics & Data Privacy
  • Time Series Analysis & Forecasting
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Elective (from Group-1)
Semester III
  • Deep Learning for Business
  • Prescriptive Analytics for Mathematical Programming
  • Elective (from Group-1)
  • Elective (from Group-2)
  • Elective (from Group-2)
  • Elective (from Group-2)
Semester IV
  • Dissertation or Practice School

List of Electives Subjects

Group- 1
  • Advanced Spreadsheet & Macro Programming for Business
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Bayesian Analysis
  • Natural Language Processing For Business
Group- 2
  • Analytics for Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Finance
  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • IT Project Management
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Digital Analytics
  • Pricing Analytics
  • Retail Analytics
  • Customer Engagement & Analytics
  • Marketing Research & Metrics
  • Financial Analytics
  • Financial Derivative & Analysis
  • Financial Modelling & Valuation
  • Financial Technology
  • People Analytics
  • Strategy Analytics
  • Knowledge Management & Digital Strategy

Practice School

The Practice School (PS) is a distinguishing feature of the MBA in Business Analytics program at BITS Pilani. After completing the course work in the first three semesters, the students are required to undertake the PS program in the last semester which forms a part of the overall structured curriculum. Herein, all the students get an opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge and skills to real practical problems.
The Salient Features of Practice School Program:
  • 6 months of well thought-out and guided internship. Students work on real-time projects in domains of their interest
  • Enhancement of business acumen through inculcation of team working, decision making, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Insight into Industrial culture that grooms students for Corporate life
  • Marks the foundation level, wherein the students project themselves as enviable assets as managers
  • Handsome stipends along with other perks, which include travel, accommodation etc. Many graduates are offered Pre Placement Offers (PPO) on completion of the 6 months training
  • Practice School program institutionalizes the essential link between educational and professional worlds, and prepares BITS MBA students to face and meet the challenges of the professional world before they enter the industry.


Students also have the option to enrol for six month’s thesis, instead the Practice School. Interested students are assigned a faculty from the department for thesis supervision. These students often opt for further education in institutes of global repute.

The BITS Advantage

The new way to look at the world

The BITS MBA core curriculum is designed around the cross-functional way contemporary organizations work. Throughout the curriculum, students and faculty approach problems by looking to the broadest possible circle of skills and resources to fashion innovative solutions.

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