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Bachelor of Science (Hons)

– Decision Sciences

The unique B.Sc (Hons) program at Vidyashilp University, focuses on developing data driven foundational Decision Science skills in young graduates, to solve business problems. Since Decision Science centers around solving real-world business problems, exposure to them is important for a practical learning experience. Therefore, Vidyashilp University has collaborated with Mu Sigma as its Industry Experience Partner for this program.

The curriculum is not limited to just domain relevant content, but also business contexts with live problem solving. It also includes intensive coaching, exposure to real-world case studies, and an apprenticeship at Mu Sigma to help students become competent Decision Scientists. Students are placed into a problem solving business context since Semester 1 and progressively led to total immersion by the final year.

Major: Decision Sciences
Minor: Finance, Economics, Psychology, Design, Marketing

4

Years

About Mu Sigma


Mu Sigma is the world’s largest pure-play Big Data Analytics and Decision Sciences company. The primary goal of the company is to help businesses keep up with the rapid rate of change in today’s business and social environments, and assist them in leveraging big data analytics. Coined as the ‘Art of Problem Solving’ (AoPS™), this approach helps organizations make better decisions.

Moreover, Mu Sigma is devoted to constant learning. As a company, it believes in three key principles necessary to thrive in a world of uncertainty. These are; ‘Learning over Knowing’, ‘Experimentation over Expertise’ and ‘Interaction Property over Intellectual Property’. This is a distinct highlight of an organization focused on both the present and the future. The company is focused on introducing innovative methods of developing new knowledge, investing in their people, and venturing into newer areas.

Industry Experience Partner

About Mu Sigma


Mu Sigma is the world’s largest pure-play Big Data Analytics and Decision Sciences company. The primary goal of the company is to help businesses keep up with the rapid rate of change in today’s business and social environments, and assist them in leveraging big data analytics. Coined as the ‘Art of Problem Solving’ (AoPS™), this approach helps organizations make better decisions.

Moreover, Mu Sigma is devoted to constant learning. As a company, it believes in three key principles necessary to thrive in a world of uncertainty. These are; ‘Learning over Knowing’, ‘Experimentation over Expertise’ and ‘Interaction Property over Intellectual Property’. This is a distinct highlight of an organization focused on both the present and the future. The company is focused on introducing innovative methods of developing new knowledge, investing in their people, and venturing into newer areas.

Industry Experience Partner

Why VU for Decision Sciences?

Strong foundation in Decision Sciences

An interdisciplinary curriculum in holistic problem solving, rooted in Technology, Mathematics, Business, Behavioral Science and Design Thinking from Year 1 that helps you understand concepts of Data Engineering and Data Science, and the practice of Decision Science

Program rooted in industry context

You will get hands-on practise of Decision Sciences, progressively from the 1st Semester to a full immersion in the 8th Semester, with marquee clients of Mu Sigma. Go through intense practice, industry immersion, and live projects across different industry verticals like logistics, healthcare, finance, manufacturing etc. This will also help you understand Mu Sigma’s proprietary Art of Problem Solving (AoPS™)

Rewarding career progression at Mu Sigma

As a VU graduate of the B.Sc (Hons) Decision Sciences program, you will directly get placed into Mu Sigma as a Trainee Decision Scientist (TDS) and work with mid and senior leadership of Fortune 500 companies, solving some of their most complex and impactful problems. Post 4 years of a successful TDS journey, you will be eligible for a performance-based promotion to Apprentice Leader (AL) where you can lead a team and manage accounts and customers

Program Structure


4 YEARS

8 SEMESTERS

164 CREDITS


 
University Core 18

  • Overview of Learning Methods
  • Communication Lab
  • Academic and Business Writing
  • Design Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Social Engagement Experience
  • Indian Society and Culture/Performing Arts/Sports
  • Critical Thinking
  • Personality and Leadership Lab
Program Foundation 38
  • Introduction to Smart Materials
  • English Language
  • Smart Devices
  • Introduction to Economics/Psychology
  • Language
  • Foundation Seminar
  • Essentials of Finance
  • Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development
  • Professional Ethics and Human Values

  • Calculus
  • Algorithmic Thinking and Programming for Data Science
  • Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Digital World
  • Operating Systems
  • Operations Research
Major (Decision Sciences) 66

Data Science

  • Probability and Statistics
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Data Visualization
  • Data Structures
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
  • Advanced Visualization - Interactive Graphics & Story Telling
  • Deep Learning
  • Natural Language Processing

Data Engineering

  • Databases
  • Analysis of Algorithms
  • Web Frameworks
  • Cloud and Cognitive Computing
  • Big Data Analytics

Decision Sciences - Practice

  • Decision Sciences - Practice (I,II, III, IV, V, VI)
  • DS Practice - I (Semester 1)
  • DS Practice - II (Semester 2)
  • DS Practice - III (Semester 3)
  • DS Practice - IV (Semester 4)
  • DS Practice - V (Semester 5)
  • DS Practice - VI (Semester 6)
Minor/Open 24
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Indian Economy
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Development Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • International Economics

 Note: Courses highlighted in Black are Mandatory

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Development of Psychological Thought
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Integrative Practicum

 Note: Courses highlighted in Black are Mandatory

  • Culture of Design
  • Process of Design
  • Design Research
  • Design for Communication
  • Experience Design
  • Social Design
  • Design your life
  • Design Project

 Note: Courses highlighted in Black are Mandatory

  • Principles of Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Essentials of Business Management
  • Financial Economics
  • Financial Services
  • Introduction to Blockchain for Financial Services
  • Behaviorial Finance

 Note: Courses highlighted in Black are Mandatory

  • Principles of Business
  • Introduction to Digital Marketing
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Services Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Brand Management
  • Marketing Research
  • Digital Product Management
Project/Industry Immersion 18

  • Decision Sciences - Project
  • Industry Immersion

CAREER TRAJECTORY

As a VU graduate of the B.Sc (Hons) Decision Sciences program, you will directly get placed into Mu Sigma as a Trainee Decision Scientist (TDS)

As a TDS, you will spend over 3 years honing your skills from areas of math, business technology, behavioral science, design thinking and more

You will work with mid and senior leadership of Fortune 500 organizations, solving some of their most complex and impactful problems

Post a successful TDS journey, you will be eligible for a promotion to Apprentice Leaders (AL) where you can lead a team and manage accounts and customers

Based on interests, you may also be encouraged to take up roles in HR, Pre-Sales, Sales & Marketing, Founder’s Office or even create a new team

CAREER TRAJECTORY

As a VU graduate of the B.Sc (Hons) Decision Sciences program, you will directly get placed into Mu Sigma as a Trainee Decision Scientist (TDS).

As a TDS, you will spend over 3 years honing your skills from areas of math, business technology, behavioral science, design thinking and more

You will work with mid and senior leadership of Fortune 500 organizations, solving some of their most complex and impactful problems

Post a successful TDS journey, you will be eligible for a promotion to Apprentice Leaders (AL) where you can lead a team and manage accounts and customers

Based on interests, you may also be encouraged to take up roles in HR, Pre-Sales, Sales & Marketing, Founder’s Office or even create a new team

Eligibility

National/State Boards

10+2 cleared (minimum 50%) from a recognised Board


IB

IB Diploma or IB Certificate (minimum 24 points)

A Level

Minimum 3 subjects in the ‘A’ Level and 5 subjects cleared in IGCSE/GCSE

Admission

Applicants ranking in the merit list will be invited for a Personal Interview.


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