Recently, a 33 node Hadoop cluster has been set up in the Analytics Lab. The university boasts of its very own operating system: KOSMOS (KREA Operating System) and has a big data stack built on top of it using open source components which is a fairly unique achievement in academia and has been recognized by the industry as well.

IFMR Graduate School of Business offers 22 core and approximately 55 elective courses, spanning 8 disciplines for the two-year MBA program in Finance, Marketing, IT & Operations, HR, and Financial Engineering, with additional specializations in Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) & Data Sciences (Business Analytics).

The Data Science program trains students to harness the power from data and technology to reshape existing businesses and enable new products and services. Students learn through practical, hands on approach about streams such as Predictive Modeling, Big Data and Hadoop, Machine learning, NLP and Deep Learning. To challenge the skills inculcated, a Data Science Capstone project has been introduced in which students create a usable, open source data product drawn from real world problems. The university also conducts weekend certificate programs in Data Science and plans to start MS program in same.

The team at IFMR GSB consists of faculties holding PhDs from universities such as Minnesota, Texas A&M in the US as well as the IIMs and IITs in India. IFMR GSB has one of the highest ‘faculty: student ratio’ among private business schools in India. The two-year full-time MBA course consists of 6 trimesters and a two-month intensive summer internship between the 3rd and 4th trimesters. Specializations are available in Data Sciences, Finance, Quantitative Finance, IT & Operations, Marketing and Human Resources.

Applications are now open for 2 Year full time MBA with various specializations including Data Science, Operations, Information Systems, Marketing apart from others.  More information can be obtained; email [email protected]; Phone: +91 93601 34757 / 93601 34758.

About Author: Prof. Chandrashekhar GR has over two decades of industry experience in Consulting and Business Development activities in India, GCC Countries, Europe and USA – in new product, business launches, running overseas offices and assisting start-ups. He has been a faculty at XLRI, IIM Indore, IIM Ranchi before joining IFMR. He holds a B.E. in Electronics & Communication Engineering from University College of Engineering Osmania, a PGDM from IIM Bangalore and an FPM from IIM Lucknow. He has so far spear-headed the data science initiative at the IFMR GSB for MBA and working executive audiences. This initiative also includes an Analytics Hub that is now engaging with institutions and industry for analytics assignments. He has published in international journals and presented at international conferences.

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