MBA in Digital Business

The future of business is DIGITAL!

A recent McKinsey survey suggests that the future will belong to companies that put technology at the center of their outlook, capabilities, and leadership mandate. We live in an age where technology is transforming enterprises, and societies, and every industry and enterprise is striving to digitalize their core processes. And in order to stay afloat and succeed, businesses are adapting technology into their business strategies. 

According to an Amazon Web Services report, the number of Indian workers requiring digital skills for their jobs is set to rise by 27.3 million, over the next year, and 95% of professionals surveyed in India acknowledged that they require more digital skills. 

MBA in Digital Business is a four-semester Work Integrated Learning Programme designed for working professionals, who are working in or wish to make a career in the areas of Digital Business, E-Commerce and related areas. Participants will gain a good understanding of the business practices, processes, design, and strategies relevant for success in digital businesses.

MBA in Digital Business is a BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programme (WILP). BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes are UGC approved.

 

Option to pay fees using an easy EMI option is available with 0% interest

WILP programs are

WILP programs are

UGC approved

Easy EMI Option With

Easy EMI Option With

0% Interest

Admission begins

Admission begins

April 2023.

Fees per semester

Fees per semester

INR 60,500

Programme Highlights


  1. MBA in Digital Business is a BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programme (WILP). BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes are UGC approved.
  2. The programme is of four semesters, with online classes conducted mostly on weekends or after business hours. You can pursue the programme without any career break.
  3. The programme allows participants to learn about emerging technologies and how those technologies can be leveraged to design, build, and manage Digital businesses.
  4. The Project in the final semester enables students to apply concepts and techniques learnt during the programme.
  5. The programme uses a Continuous Evaluation System that assesses the learners over convenient and regular intervals. Such a system provides timely and frequent feedback and helps busy working professionals stay on course with the programme.
  6. The education delivery methodology is a blend of classroom and experiential learning. Experiential learning consists of lab exercises, assignments, case studies, research projects, and work-integrated activities
  7. Participants who successfully complete the programme will become members of an elite & global community of BITS Pilani Alumni
  8. Option to submit fee using easy-EMI with 0% interest.

UGC Approval

BITS Pilani is an Institution of Eminence under UGC (Institution of Eminence Deemed to be Universities) Regulations, 2017. The Work Integrated Learning Programmes (WILP) of BITS Pilani constitutes a unique set of educational offerings for working professionals. WILP are an extension of programmes offered at the BITS Pilani Campuses and are comparable to our regular programmes both in terms of unit/credit requirements as well as academic rigour. In addition, it capitalises and further builds on practical experience of students through high degree of integration, which results not only in upgradation of knowledge, but also in up skilling, and productivity increase. The programme may lead to award of degree, diploma, and certificate in science, technology/engineering, management, and humanities and social sciences. On the recommendation of the Empowered Expert Committee, UGC in its 548th Meeting held on 09.09.20 has approved the continued offering of BITS Pilani’s Work Integrated Learning programmes.

Programme Curriculum

  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Managerial Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Managing People & Organizations
  • Marketing
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Management and Business Policy
  • Digital Business Design
  • Digital Strategies for Business
  • Digital Technologies and Analytics
  • Digital Customer Experience Management
  • Operations Management
  • Elective 1
  • Elective 2
  • Project
  • Introduction to Fintech
  • Business Analysis and Valuation
  • Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring
  • Advanced Risk Models
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Management of Banks & Financial Institutions
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Derivatives & Financial Engineering

Choice of Electives is made available to enrolled students at the beginning of each semester. A limited selection of Electives will be offered at the discretion of the Institute.

For detailed programme curriculum, download the brochure.

Learning Methodology

ATTEND ONLINE LECTURES OVER WEEKENDS

Lectures are conducted live via online classes. These lectures can be attended via the internet using a computer from any location. These online classrooms offer similar levels of interactivity as regular classrooms at the BITS Pilani campus.

Classes for students admitted during the period Oct 2022 - Jan 2023 will begin in Jan 2023. The class schedule is announced within 1 week of completion of the admission process.

The online lectures are conducted usually over weekends for a total of 7-8 hours per week. If you miss a lecture, you can also access the recorded lecture on the internet.

DIGITAL LEARNING

Learners can access engaging learning material at their own pace which includes recorded lectures from BITS Pilani faculty members, course handouts and recorded lab content where applicable.

CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT

Continuous Assessment includes graded Assignments/ Quizzes, Mid-semester exam, and Comprehensive Exam.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

This is achieved through the exposure to contemporary software packages in the Analytics Lab that can be accessed remotely by the students.

CASE STUDIES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Carefully chosen real-world cases & assignments are both discussed and used as problem-solving exercises during the programme.

PROJECT

The fourth semester offers an opportunity for learners to apply their knowledge gained during the programme to a real-world like complex project. The learner is expected to demonstrate understanding of vital principles learnt across semesters and their ability to successfully apply these concepts.

Remote Labs

The students enrolled in the WILP management programs have remote access to the labs in the areas of finance, analytics, and general management. These labs play a vital role in enhancing student engagement and enriching the “learning by doing” which has been the cornerstone of BITS Pilani WILPD programs.

Analytics Lab

The Analytics Lab hosts software packages such as Tableau, SPSS, Stata, @risk, StatTools, Eviews, Anaconda Navigator, R, Python, and PowerBI among others. These packages help the students perform basic as well as advanced analytics exercises that are related to their workplace or are covered in the analytics courses offered in our management programs. This lab enables the students to perform descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics related to all the functional areas of finance, marketing, supply chain management, HR management, etc. The lab has an adequate suite of packages to equip the students to work on different types of data- numeric or text, structured or unstructured.

Finance Lab

The Finance Lab hosts state-of-the-art Bloomberg Terminals that capture real-time information about the financial markets as well as the financial statements and valuable business information of the industry. The databases such as "Prowess” are also made available to the students so that they can download the information of various companies, sectors, and economies; and can undertake projects related to financial accounting, management accounting, corporate finance, derivatives trading, portfolio optimization, equity research, behavioral finance, and fintech among others. The Lab also hosts a simulation on working capital management that gives the students rich experience in managing the working capital and increases their absorption through experiential learning.

Management Lab

The Management Lab is equipped with software, simulations and digital resources that students can leverage in core areas of management. The simulations help improve the decision-making skills, business competence and integrating the application of learnings from various courses. With the Microsoft Project software, the students would be able to plan, schedule, track, collaborate to successfully execute projects, With the HSTalks Business & Management collection, students get access to the digital collection of professionally produced multimedia lectures, case studies, interviews, and peer-reviewed journals by renowned authorities in diverse subject areas such as Global Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Marketing & Sales, Strategy, Technology, and Operations.

Mode Of Examination

Examinations Mode Options applicable for students admitted in Batch starting in January 2023:

Semester 1, 2 and 3 have Mid-Semester Examinations and Comprehensive Examinations for each of course. These examinations are mostly scheduled over weekends. During these semesters, in addition to the Mid-Semester and Comprehensive examinations, there will also be Quizzes/Assignments conducted online on the Learning Management System (LMS) as per the course plan in which the students need to participate. In Semester 4 (Final Semester), the student will be doing a Dissertation/Project Work as per the Institution’s guidelines.

Two Options on Mode of Examinations during Semester 1 & 2:

The institution offers a choice between taking the examination Online or taking them at a Designated Examination Center. The student will choose one of the options depending on his or her own preference and circumstances. Both options are explained below:

  1. Online Examinations:

Students choosing this option can take the examinations online from any location e.g. office or home. To take an Online Examination, the student must possess a Laptop or Desktop system with Two Web Cams (One Web Cam for the student’s frontal face view and a Second Web Cam for the student’s and Laptop or Desktop system’s full side view during the exam), a smartphone and good internet connectivity. Please click here to refer to the complete details about mandatory IT and Non-IT Infrastructure requirements for taking the online examinations. You should choose this option only if you are confident to arrange the required mandatory IT Infrastructure and Non-IT Infrastructure to take the examinations under this mode. Students opting for online examinations should log in to the institution’s online examination platform as per the examination schedule and take the online examinations in compliance with the institution’s defined instructions, guidelines, and rules which will be announced before the examinations.

  1. Examinations at Designated Examination Centers:

Students choosing this option will need to appear in person for taking the examinations at the institution’s designated examination centers. These designated examination centers are at the following locations: Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa, and Pilani. In addition to these locations, Institution also has a designated examination center in Dubai. Please note that the offering of examinations at designated examination centers is subject to the institution’s assessment of the safety conditions as per prevailing pandemic conditions and also subject to a required minimum number of students preferring this option. The institution may choose not to offer this option, if as per its own assessment, the safety situation due to pandemic conditions is not conducive to conducting examinations at designated examination centers or if as per its assessment, an adequate number of students have not preferred for this option. In circumstances as explained, Institute will then conduct the examinations only in online mode.

Important: The option of taking Online Exams for Semester 1 & 2 will remain available for normal duration of the programme. However, in case a student chooses to take a break from the programme, the options on the mode of examination available will be as prevailing at the time the student resumes the programme. Also, if a student has backlog course/s to successfully complete and due to which he/she needs to register in additional semester/s over and above the normal duration of the programmes, the options on the mode of examination available will be as prevailing at the time when a student registers for an additional semester.

Also note that The Institute regularly takes actions to optimize its examination system and hence the mandatory IT and Non-IT Infrastructure requirements, instructions, guidelines, and rules associated with online and designated examination center exams may change at the Institute's discretion. All students will need to 100% comply with any such changed specifications announced by the Institute.

Mode of Examinations for Semester 3:

One or both of the options on the mode of the examination as listed above for Semester 1 & 2 will be made available as per discretion of the institution. The institution’s decision on the mode of examinations will take into account its assessment of the pandemic situation and any other feasibility constraints associated with each mode. The Institution’s decision on the mode of examination to be offered to the student will be as per its sole discretion and students must comply with the institution’s decision.

Mode of Evaluation for Semester 4 (Final Semester):

During Semester 4, students will be required to register for a full semester of Dissertation/Project work. Each submission required for the Dissertation/Project Work as per the institution’s guidelines can be made ONLINE on BITS Pilani’s approved and managed online assessment platform.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply, candidates must possess one of the following qualifications:

  • Employed professionals holding an Integrated First Degree of BITS or its equivalent such as B.E. / M. Sc. in relevant disciplines, with at least 60% aggregate marks, and minimum one year work experience after the completion of the degree in relevant business domains.

    OR
  • Employed professionals holding a three year undergraduate degree in such areas as Mathematics, Statistics, Science, Economics, Commerce, and Business Management, with at least 60% aggregate marks and having studied one course in mathematics or statistics at the high school or higher level, and with minimum two years of work experience after the completion of the degree in relevant business domains..

Fee Structure

The following fees schedule is applicable for candidates seeking new admission during the academic year 2022-23

  • Application Fees (one time) : INR 1,500
  • Admission Fees (one time) : INR 16,500
  • Semester Fees (per semester) : INR 60,500

The one-time Application Fee is to be paid at the time of submitting the Application Form through the Online Application Centre.

Admission Fee (one-time) and Semester Fee (for the First Semester) are to be paid together once admission is offered to the candidate. Thus, a candidate who has been offered admission will have to pay INR 77,000/-. You may choose to make the payment using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card through the Online Application Centre. Option to submit fee using easy-EMI with 0% interest.  Click here to learn more.

Semester Fee for subsequent semesters will only be payable later, i.e. at the beginning of those respective semesters.

Any candidate who desires to discontinue from the programme after confirmation of admission & registration for the courses specified in the admit offer letter will forfeit the total amount of fees paid.

For the examination centre at Dubai, in addition to the semester fees, for each semester there will be an examination centre fees of 1000 UAE Dirhams or equivalent per semester out of which 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in Mid-semester examinations at Dubai Centre for that semester and the remaining 500 UAE Dirhams is to be paid at the time of appearing in comprehensive examinations at Dubai centre for that semester.

All the above fees are non-refundable.

Important: For every course in the program institute will recommend textbooks, students would need to procure these textbooks on their own.

How to Apply

  1.  
  2. Once you have logged in, you will see a screen showing 4 essential steps to be completed to apply for the programme of your choice.
  3. Begin by clicking on Step 1 - ‘Fill/ Edit and Submit Application Form’. This will enable you to select the programme of your choice. After you have chosen your programme, you will be asked to fill your details in an online form. You must fill all the details and press ‘Submit’ button given at the bottom of the form.
  4. Take the next step by clicking on Step 2 - 'Download Application PDF Copy’. This will download a pdf copy of the application form on your computer.
  5. Now, click on Step 3 - 'Pay Application Fee’ to pay INR 1,500/- using Netbanking/ Debit Card/ Credit Card.
  6. Take a printout of the downloaded Application Form and note down the Application Form Number displayed on the top-right corner of the first page. This Application Form Number should be referred in all future correspondence with BITS Pilani.
  7. In the printout of the downloaded Application Form, you will notice on page no. 3 a section called the Employer Consent Form. Complete the Employer Consent Form. This form needs to be signed and stamped by your organisation’s HR or any other authorised signatory of the company.

    Important: In view of work-from-home policies mandated by many organisations, a few candidates may not be able to get the physical forms signed by their HR/ other authorised organisational representative. Such candidates may instead request an email approval to be sent to their official email ID by the HR using the format available through this link.

  8. Further on page no. 4 of the printed Application Form is a section called the Mentor Consent Form. The Mentor Consent Form needs to be signed by the Mentor. Click here to know who could be a Mentor.

    Important: In view of work-from-home policies mandated by many organisations, a few candidates may not be able to get the physical forms signed by their Mentor. Such candidates may instead request an email approval to be sent to their official email ID by the Mentor using the format available through this link.

  9. Further on page no. 5 of the downloaded Application Form, is a Checklist of Enclosures/ Attachments.
  10. Make photocopies of the documents mentioned in this Checklist.
  11. Applicants are required to self-attest all academic mark sheets and certificates.
  12. Finally, click on Step 4 - 'Upload & Submit All Required Documents’. This will allow you to upload one-by-one the printed Application Form, Mentor Consent Form, Employer Consent Form, and all mandatory supporting documents and complete the application process. Acceptable file formats for uploading these documents are DOC, DOCX, PDF, ZIP and JPEG.
  13. Upon receipt of your Application Form and all other enclosures, the Admissions Cell will scrutinise them for completeness, accuracy and eligibility.
  14. Admission Cell will intimate selected candidates by email within two weeks of submission of application with all supporting documents. The selection status can also be checked by logging in to the Online Application Centre.

Student Speak

FAQs

MBA in Digital Business is a BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programme (WILP). BITS Pilani Work Integrated Learning Programmes are UGC approved.

This programme is designed for working professionals. At the time of submitting the application, candidates must be employed in another organization. Professionals who are owners of a registered business are also eligible to apply.
For detailed information, including academic background, work experience, etc. refer to the programme eligibility criteria.

Lectures are conducted live via online classes. These lectures can be attended via the internet using a computer from any location. These online classrooms offer similar levels of interactivity as regular classrooms at the BITS Pilani campus.
The online lectures are conducted usually over weekends for a total of 7-8 hours per week. If you miss a lecture, you can also access the recorded lecture on the internet.

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will receive a degree certificate from BITS Pilani.

The Degree of Master of Business Administration in Business Analytics

Each semester has a Mid-semester Exam and a Comprehensive Exam, which are conducted over weekends. Participants will need to appear in-person to take these exams at exams centers in the following locations:
India Centers: Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pilani, Pune
International Centers: Dubai
In case participants are unable to take an exam due to work-related commitments, there is also a provision of appearing for Make-up Exams.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, an option of taking exams online is also being offered. For details, please refer to the programme brochure.

The programme provides high degree of interactivity between participants and the faculty members and programme instructors. Q&A sessions during the live online lectures allow participants to pose questions to the faculty members, and seek guidance through voice and chat. Further interaction with faculty members and peers is enabled through the e-learning portal, by using discussion forums and message boards. 

The programme features high usage of experiential learn components such as Simulations, Virtual Labs, and Remote Labs, in order to mimic the on-campus experience.
Participants will be given access to portals, that will allow them to access both cloud-based labs, as well as Campus-based physical labs. Using leading industry-recognised Software tools, Programming languages, and Simulation software, participants will be able to perform experiments and run simulations to advance their knowledge
 

Candidates applying to the programmes must choose a Mentor, who will monitor the academic progress of the candidate, and act as an advisor & coach for successful completion of the programme. Candidates should ideally choose the immediate supervisor or another senior person from the same organisation. In case a suitable mentor is not available in the same organisation, a candidate could approach a senior person in another organisation who has the required qualifications. For detailed information, please refer to the programme brochure.
Kindly note that BITS Pilani does not assign Mentors to programme participants.

The programme is designed for working professionals, and participants are not required to travel to a BITS campus. However, certain programme offer Campus Immersion Modules such as workshops or seminars, which are highly recommended but not mandatory. 

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