18 Months | Accredited Degree Program | Monthly Campus Immersions


Become a Digital Leader.
Go from Tactical Operations to Customer Facing Innovation Roles

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Executive MBA in Data Science & Technology Management is an 18-months UGC Accredited degree program that is created by industry practitioners to build new age innovation leaders. Unlike general purpose management programs, it’s designed to build career paths with roles like Agile Product Managers, Project Managers, Data Analysts & Data Science Managers, Business Analysts, UX Designers and Digital Marketing Managers who are are high in demand in the age of Digital Transformation

Program Summary


Round 1 Application Deadline Aug 31
Early Admitted Participants get access to additional Career Coaching, Learning Labs and Harvard repository. 

Become a Digital Leader

Emerging Tech + Data Science + Business = FUTURE PROOF CAREERS!

A unique program that enables every engineer & IT Professionals - a career path as a Digital Innovation Manager. Today's managers are expected to understand the big picture and be converse with the latest trends and technology and make data driven decision making so that they can go beyond managing people to managing technology, managing innovation and managing process.

72% of companies across all industries are going through digital transformation & hence what we need are leaders and managers who can understand the context of customer, technology and business.
Amit Phadnis
Amit Phadnis,
Office of CTO, GE Healthcare


benefits of a Executive MBA that has focus


You are unique and so should be your curriculum. Career growths are accelerated when passion meets skills. Learn only whats relevant and learn something that you can actually apply!

● 4 Semesters of Integrated Coursework, Labs & Industry Internship.
● Traditional exams replaced by Skill Hackathons - working on real company problems sponsored by hiring managers.

6 +
Skill Labs
Skill Hackathons

Core Courses

Foundation courses focused on cross functional management and leadership skills


● Customer Insighting
● Design Thinking
● Prototyping and UX Design
● Hypotheses and Experimentation
● Lean Methodology & Entrepreneurship


● Content Marketing
● Performance Marketing (Google, FB, Linkedin)
● Positioning & Messaging


● Accounting and Finance
● NPV, IRR, New Project Evaluations.
● Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
● Financial Modeling for Digital Products


● Influence Without Authority
● Negotiation and Conflict Management
● Career Path Planning
● Art of Storytelling


● Systems Design
● Project Management
● Six Sigma
● Innovation Management

Data Science is not just for Data Scientists! In an increasingly data driven world every business leader needs to understand and apply Data Science and its application to make better decisions build new innovative capabilities

Core Courses

Statistical paradigms(regression, time series, dimensionality, clusters)

Probabilistic representations(causal networks, Bayesian analysis, Markov nets)

Frequentist and Bayesian statistics

Exploratory and confirmatory data analysis

Cloud Computing architecture and services

Cloud Computing engineering (design, management, operation)

Cloud-enabled applications development (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, autoscaling)

Capex vs Opex consideration

Advanced Courses

Machine learning theory

Supervised learning methods- Linear regression, Random forest, Support vector machines Unsupervised learning methods- Clustering and Association

Neural networks, deep learning and reinforcement learning

Convolutional neural networks (CNNs)

Recurrent Neural Networks (RNNs),

Long Term Short Memory (LSTM)

Deploying deep neural networks

atul batra

Industry wants to hire professionals who not only understand the depth of data science but can leverage that to business outcomes.


Technology is not just for engineers, modern innovators need to know whats technically possible and make trade off decisions in choosing the right technology for the problem at hand and communicate and set direction with other engineering functions

Core Courses

Agile methodology

Lean product management


Product roadmapping and prioritization

Agility for software development

Introduction to Strategy and strategic frameworks

Competitor Analysis

Distinctive Competencies & Competitive Differentiation

Product Line and Portfolio

Platform & Technology Strategy

Advanced Courses

DevOps Principles

DevOps Culture

DevOps Practices

Continuous Integration and Deployment

User interface characteristics

GUI UI Models

MVC Architectural patterns

OO Analysis, techniques

Skill Labs​

Sandbox Environment for Applied Learning

Our state-of-the-art skill labs are designed to help solve real world problems. With constant mentoring from coaches and solving real industry challenges you will build demonstrable assets and confidence to manage workplace challenges.

Global Network

Communications Labs

Story Telling, Personal Branding, Proposal Writing, Exec Presence


Digital Marketing/Growth Hacking Labs

Hubspot, Kissmetrics, Google Analytics


Data Science Labs

R, Python, Hadoop, Spark, Kafka, Tensor Flow.


Cloud Labs

Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IOT


Product Labs

MVP, Go To Market Plan, Unit Economics, Customer Acquisition Plan


UX Labs

InVision, POP, Axure.


Preparing you for Global Industry Certifications Mapped to Industry Roles & Career Paths


Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI, USA


Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)


Certified Product Owner from IPL, USA

Career Impact & Accelerated ROI


List of Participants & Placement Organization

Admission Process

Assessment Fees 3500 INR
(includes the Skill Aptitude Test & Campus Visit)

Affiliations, Accreditation & Partners

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Career Decisions are important and we want you to understand carefully before you make them!

● Bachelor’s degree of three years in any stream or B E/ B Tech with 50% (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) of marks in aggregate from any recognized University / Institution or any other qualification recognized as equivalent thereto.

● Applicants are required to take /have taken any of the following standardized entrance exams – CAT 2018 / XAT 2019/ CMAT 2019/ GMAT & GRE (taken on / after 1st January 2018).

● Qualifying scores in the Institute of Product Leadership Skill Aptitude test (IPSAT), 2019.

● The cut off and weightage is not the same for all the entrance exams – so your performance in all the entrance exams will be considered.

● While CAT/XAT/CMAT percentiles or GRE/GMAT scores are an important component of the admission process, these are not the sole criteria for admission.

● All shortlisted applicants are required to appear for the ‘Admission Selection’ process.

● Academic Performance: We believe in consistency of excellence. Our candidates are desired to have demonstrated consistently high standards of academic performance right from their tenth standard.

● Nationalised Test Scores

Candidates are required to take the IP-SAT exam. Registration for the exam will be considered as the first step to applying to the course. No further application is required. 

IPSAT: A 30 minute in-class test for assessing the innovation potential of the candidate. The test can have multiple choice as well as descriptive questions.

1. Each question will carry marks

2. There is no negative marking

3. Assessment areas (Basic Knowledge in Product Management)
    3.1 Market Analysis
    3.2 Strategy planning and vision
    3.3 Product planning and development
    3.4 GoTo Market
    3.5 Sales Enablement
    3.6 Business Finance and Revenue Modelling.

4. Maximum Time limit -30 min

5. Number of questions -28

Group Discussion: A 30-minute indoor group exercise in groups of six to eight candidates each for assessing the solution orientation of the candidates.

  • All the courses in the program are focused and customized to the needs of technology-based companies, while most MBA programs focus on a number of generic skills that are required across various industries. The result is more depth and laser focus on technology leadership.
  • Global Business Perspectives with end to end understanding the business. You will also be ready to take Globally Recognised Certifications without any extra coaching
  • Ability to reach leadership positions faster for high-potential technology professionals​
  • One stop-shop for relevant Global Certifications

    This course will include comprehensive training on global certifications from PMI, IIBA and also in Scrum and Agile

  • By Practitioners (Industry Veterans- 15+ years)

    Individual leadership interventions, assessments and 1:1 executive coaching to help refine the leader in you. Reach a heightened self-awareness of emotions, personal and business values, and removal of blind spots through 1:1 ‘Executive Coaching’ with a certified CXO Coach.

  • Skill Labs

    Our state-of-the-art skill labs are designed to help solve real world problems. With constant mentoring from coaches and solving real industry challenges you will build demonstrable assets and confidence to manage workplace challenges.Forget Exams, think Hackathons!​

● INR 6 Lakhs (Inclusive of books, reference materials, skill labs licenses, and university fees)
● Please note that the application for different global certifications is not included. All cohorts have to apply for these certifications on their own ​

Become a cross functional specialist with new age skills and future proof your career.

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