WNS & NIIT University launch MBA in Business Analytics

November 25, 2015

On November 24, Mumbai headquartered WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, and Alwar, Rajasthan based NIIT University (NU), a reputed higher-education institution well-known for its innovative approach to education, announced the launch of a two-year specialised and unique work-integrated MBA Programme in Business Analytics.
This first-of-its-kind MBA, co-created by academic experts from NU and senior professionals from the WNS Analytics practice, combines comprehensive state-of-the-art academic content with actual practice and work-experience at WNS. Over the two-year duration of the programme, students will imbibe the best elements of both university education and business practice.

The selection process will have three stringent layers. The first part of the MBA programme will take place at the Neemrana Campus of NIIT University, followed by internship at WNS, under the supervision of the NU faculty. The unique feature of this collaboration is that graduating students will be placed in key positions in the analytics practice. The programme will draw upon live case-studies and practitioner-experts from WNS to ensure the right blend of academic concepts and industry application.

“WNS partners with over 200 clients across the globe, and sees Analytics becoming increasingly important for sharper and smarter decision-making. While we have a large Research &Analytics practice of over 2,500 professionals, we are further looking to build on the talent supply with a customised and specialised intervention like this programme. The selected students will join the WNS family skilled with a high-end programme that will change the course of their career for a lifetime,” said Keshav R. Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS.

“In line with our core philosophy of offering industry-aligned higher education at NU, we are pleased to join hands with WNS to offer a cutting-edge MBA programme in Business Analytics. Information in today’s knowledge economy holds the key to success, and huge amount of information that is being generated every minute makes Big Data Analytics critical for a successful business model. However we are faced with paucity of trained Business Analytics professionals and this programme will go a long way in addressing the skill-gap faced by the industry, “said Rajendra S Pawar, chairman NIIT Group and founder NU.

The first batch of the MBA programme will commence in June 2016, and information will be available online from November 24 at www.niituniversity.in. Eligibility criteria will include graduation with Mathematics as one of the subjects, followed by at least two years of work experience.

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global business process management company with presence in India, UK and North America. For more information, visit www.wns.com.

Based in Alwar, Rajasthan, NIIT University (NU) provides BTech programme (4 years) and the BTech-MTech Integrated dual degree programme (5 years) in Computer Science, Electronics and Communication Engineering and Biotechnology.

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