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Prof. Somendra Pant

Professor Emeritus, Clarkson University, USA
Director, Akal Business School

Renowned Physicist Lord Kelvin said: “When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely, in your thoughts, advanced to the stage of science.”

For long businesses worked without adequate recourse to data and numbers. They accumulated huge amounts of data, but were unable to churn it into numbers which will help them take better decisions.

All that changed in the past few years, and changed rather dramatically – advances in computer technology, rapid falls in hardware prices, huge increases in data processing and data warehousing technologies, ability of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing to enable conversion of unstructured data from Facebook and other social media, to name a few, have enabled businesses to analyze mountains of data very efficiently. Businesses realize the potential of analytics – Business Analytics in a top priority for businesses, and 85 percent of businesses are likely to expand their adoption of business analytics by 2022. These factors have made an MBA in Business Analytics a top job growth area in India and abroad.

At Akal Business School we are very much cognizant of these trends and are committed to producing MBAs who will have the right skills and the mindset to help businesses benefit from analytics.

Being a part of the reputed Akal University, our endeavor is also to provide value-based quality education and serve the community that may lack access to or confidence to pursue MBA in Business Analytics.

I am honored to be the Founding Director of this program. We have a team of highly renowned International and National Faculty and a top class infrastructure. Additionally, our industry partners have faith in our ability to produce top quality MBAs and they have assured us 100% employment for them. Besides, we have an agreement with the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA, who will admit our students in their program after they have completed the first year of studies at ABS. For the first batch, the University is also discounting the fees by 70%.

So, based upon my years of academic experience in the USA and top B-schools in India, I will say: This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to pursue an MBA in a hot area, at a low cost, to be taught by international and national faculty of repute, and to put yourselves on a trajectory of fast growth.

I wish you all the best in your endeavors!