A Perfect Beginning! NMIMS launches MBA in Decision Science in Collaboration with Purdue University


Mumbai, 13 June 2019:

It was one more important milestone for SVKM’s NMIMS as it started its first batch of Dual Degree Program in Decision Science in partnership with Purdue University. The School of Business Management is offering students an interesting blend of Dual Degrees viz. MBA in Decision Sciences & Analytics and MS in Business Analytics & Information Management which focuses equally on both technologies and management to better prepare students for the current and future landscape of business data.

A total of 28 students from diverse backgrounds like Science, Engineering & Commerce selected for this program and will be shaping the future of data as recent studies suggest that there are more than 2.7 million job opportunities emerging in the field of Decision Science.

Dr. Rajan Saxena (Vice Chancellor, NMIMS) said “The newly launched Dual Degree is in continuation of our belief to offer students something different from the convention, something which we have been doing over the years.”


Dr. David Schoorman (Associate Dean, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University) was the chief guest and while speaking about the partnership with NMIMS said, “It is an important, intense and meaningful collaboration happening at Purdue and we look forward to create a great experience for our students at all levels.”

Dr. Ramesh Bhat (Provost, Management Education and Dean, School of Business Management) emphasized on the positive influence data can have on an organizations and urged students to strengthen the DNA of value creation.


Dr. Ambica Rajagopal, Head of Data Science and Data Management at Sterlite Technologies and Mr. Jay Pathare, Krannert School of Management, Purdue University, Class of 2009, who drives Lean Six Sigma projects, are both alumni of Purdue. As the guests of honour on the occasion, they expressed that Purdue offers a conducive and encouraging learning environment.

The 2-year Dual Degree program has 3 Terms at NMIMS University, 2 Terms at Purdue University, Krannert School of Business, USA and 1 Term dedicated to internship in India. The faculty from both the Universities which is a judicious mix of academicians and experts will ensure that students get a broader exposure to various functional areas of business and how they use information from the industry.