S P Jain School of Global Management Launches a New Undergraduate Program in Data Science

Sydney & Mumbai, 25th June 2018: The Bachelor of Data Science is a futuristic program designed to bridge the ever-widening gap for data scientists. The application-based full-time program, will commence in September 2018, and will be offered at S P Jain Global’s campuses in Mumbai and Sydney. Students have the option of studying in Mumbai (Year 1) and Sydney (Years 2 and 3), or entirely in Sydney (Years 1, 2 and 3). An attractive highlight of the program is that students will graduate with 2-year Post Study Work Rights in Australia. Careers in this emerging field, dubbed the “sexiest job of the century” by the Harvard Business Review, are in such a high demand that they are expected to fetch up to three times Australia’s average salary.

The new program is expected to equip students to fill the need for data expertise in practically every field imaginable – from IT, Consulting, and BFSI to Healthcare, Education, Retail, Telecom, and Media. Graduates will be well positioned for careers in data mining, data modelling, data architecture, extraction, transformation, loading development, and business intelligence development, and for roles like Data Scientists, Analysts, Developers, and Consultants.


An exciting option provided to students is a subsidised trip to Silicon Valley, USA, between Years 2 and 3, where students will meet key people involved in designing the future.

Speaking on the launch of the program, Dr. Mehregan Mahdavi, Program Director based in Sydney, shared, “It is reported that more data has been created in the past two years than in the entire previous history of the human race. It is also estimated that by 2020, 1.7 megabytes of new data will be created every second for every human being on the planet. Data is everywhere in our lives, and under this evolving scenario, we felt that the time was right to pioneer such an innovative program.”

“Through this course, graduates will develop an in-depth understanding of data science and the techniques for analysis of quantitative and qualitative data to arrive at solutions. They will be able to identify patterns in order to predict trends from analysing data from various sectors such as manufacturing, banking and finance, retail and healthcare.”

To ensure that the program meets the needs of employers, Dr. Mahdavi, who holds a Doctorate in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales, Australia, will collaborate with leading technology experts and academicians drawn from some of the world’s top educational institutions including Columbia University, the Indian Institute of Technology, Sussex University, and the Nanyang Technological University.

The program coursework will include foundation topics in Statistics and Programming, as well as specialist topics such as Algorithms, Data Structures, Data Integration and Warehousing, Visual Analytics, Programming, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Social Web Analytics, and Big Data Processing. Mandatory capstone projects and internships are included within the coursework to help students gain practical, hands-on experience in identifying and interpreting actionable information from raw data and using them to make informed, mathematically-valid decisions.

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