Postgraduate Programme in Business Analytics


The Postgraduate programme in business analytics at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ranchi offers a Master of Business Administration – Business Analytics (MBA-BA) degree. The students are admitted through Common Admission Test (CAT), followed by personal interviews. The programme aims to prepare students for careers that apply and manage modern data science for addressing real-life problems. It has been designed to impart in-depth knowledge on modelling business scenarios and using the tools and techniques of analytics to make the participants capable of playing a leading role in the evolving analytics field. It is structured around analytical tools and methods to identify patterns, gain insights, develop business strategies and make sound management decisions.

MBA-BA Batch of 2022-24


The Postgraduate programme in business analytics is full-time residential. It is divided into six terms, spread over two years. The programme’s first-year coursework of the postgraduate programme in business analytics will have several courses in common with the regular postgraduate management programme, along with core courses in analytics. The second year comprises specialised elective courses focussed on specific business analytics tools and domain applications, spread over three terms. The students must compulsorily complete a summer internship project in analytics applications in industry for eight weeks. Students who want to acquire a deeper understanding of any topic or explore a topic in depth can also pursue a course of independent study under the guidance of a faculty member.

A minimum of 18 credits have to be obtained in the 2nd Year from IS & BA Area, out of which at least 3 credits have to be obtained every term.

Total required credits to graduate (including Summer Internship Project): 117.0

Student Exchange

The institute has built up international linkages through which it provides international exchange opportunities to its students for a term. The list of partner institutes for the student exchange programme can be found here.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent [CGPA 45% in the case of candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Persons with Disability (PwD) categories], awarded by any University or educational institution as incorporated by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature in India or declared to be deemed as a University under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognised by the Ministry of HRD, Government of India. 

Candidates appearing for the final year of the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. However, it may be noted that such candidates, if selected, will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if they submit a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of their University/Institution (issued on or before the date as stipulated by IIM Ranchi at the time of registration) stating that they have completed all the requirements for obtaining the Bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification on the date of issue of the certificate.

Admissions for such candidates will be confirmed only when the candidate submits the mark- sheet and a certificate of having passed the bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification referred to in the certificate issued by the principal/head of the department/registrar/director of the institution/university with at least 50% marks (45% in case of the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PwD category). It is mandatory for a final-year student, who is provisionally admitted, to submit the mark sheet and degree certificate of the final year bachelor’s degree examination held on or before a date as specified by the Academic Programme Office at the time of registration (including supplementary, if any), to be eligible for admission.  The deadline for submission of the mark sheet and the certificate will be provided by the Academic Programme Office at the time of registration. Non-fulfilment of this condition will automatically result in the cancellation of the provisional admission. IIM Ranchi would not allow any candidate to join the Programme in case the candidate is unable to complete all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree on or before the date as specified by the Academic Programme office at the time of registration. IIM Ranchi may verify eligibility at various stages of the selection process, maybe even after the students have been admitted and classes have started. 

The admissions/selection process for candidates for the Postgraduate programme in management at IIM Ranchi is through CAT only. Admission is made through the Common Admissions Process (CAP).

Programme Fee

The fee for MBA, MBA-HR & MBA-BA programme for the batch 2024-26 will be ₹17.2 lakh (excluding Caution Deposit, Alumni Fee & Mess Expense).

Merit cum Means Scholarship

IIM Ranchi is committed to supporting meritorious students through the provision of 25 prestigious scholarships across MBA, MBA-HR, MBA-BA, and IPM. These scholarships are specifically designed to uplift and encourage academically outstanding individuals who face financial constraints. Our inclusive approach also entails providing additional weightage and recognition to differently-abled (divyangs) students, and students from the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories.