Blended Format8 Months Online and 12 Months On-Campus in US
Batch Start DateComing Soon
Eligible to apply for up to 36 months OPT Visa
Accreditation NECHE
in US universities, as listed by QS Rankings 2021#201-250
Online Program fee INR 3,00,000 (incl. taxes)
Learning Hours12-15 hrs/week

    About the Program

    Blended Program

    Blended Program

    Study 8 Months online with IIITB and upGrad, 12 Months at the University of Bridgeport, US

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    Student Support

    Student support is available 7 days a week, 24*7. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com or for urgent queries use the " Talk to Us" option on the learn platform.

    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    End-to-end counseling and visa support

    upGrad team will help you with application to University of Bridgeport, US, securing confirmed offer letter & support with US visa application.

    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Dual certification - IIITB  as well as University of Bridgeport
    Dual certification - IIITB as well as University of Bridgeport
     Eligible to apply for upto 36-month STEM OPT after graduation
    Eligible to apply for upto 36-month STEM OPT after graduation
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    World Class Faculty Members & Industry Experts
    Career Essential Soft Skills Program
    Career Essential Soft Skills Program
    Timely Doubt Resolution
    Timely Doubt Resolution
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
    Online Sessions + Live Lectures
     In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    Ranked #201-250 in US universities, as listed by QS Rankings 2021
    Ranked #201-250 in US universities, as listed by QS Rankings 2021

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    Programming in Python, Linear Regression, NLP & Text Mining,view more
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    Analytics Specialist, Data Scientist, Data Engineer, Data Anview more
    Who Is This Programme For
    Engineers (Freshers and with any experience), Engineers (Freview more
    Minimum Eligibility
    For IIITB -
    • Graduates with a minimum of 55
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    Syllabus

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    Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore
    Complete all the courses in the programme successfully to receive Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science from IIIT Bangalore. It is India's #1 Technical University (Private) as per the survey of India Today, 2021.
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    • Upgrade to a widely recognised and valued Advanced Certificate Programme in Data Science
    • Network with Data Science professionals across all industry sectors
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    Instructors

    Along the way, you will receive support from an unmatched faculty of data science instructors with decades of industry experience.

    Syllabus

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    Pre-Programme Preparatory Content - (Year 1)

    • Data Analysis in Excel
    • Analytics Problem Solving

    Course 1- Data Toolkit (Year 1)

    13 Weeks
    • Introduction to Python
    • Programming in Python
    • Python for Data Science
    • Data Visualization in Python
    • Exploratory Data Analysis
    • Credit EDA Case Study
    • Inferential Statistics
    • Hypothesis Testing
    • Data Analysis using SQL
    • Advanced SQL & Best Practices
    • SQL Assignment: RSVP Movies

    Course 2 - Machine Learning-I (Year 1)

    10 Weeks
    • Linear Regression
    • Linear Regression Assignment
    • Logistic Regression
    • Classification using Decision Trees
    • Unsupervised learning: Clustering
    • Basics of NLP and Text Mining
    • Business Problem Solving
    • Case Study: Lead Scoring

    Course 3 - Specialisation (Option to choose from 5 tracks) (Year 1)

    6 Weeks
    • Deep Learning
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Business Analytics
    • Business Intelligence/Data Analytics
    • Data Engineering

    Core Courses - University of Bridgeport (Year 2) (6 Credits)

    • Information Systems and Knowledge Management
    • Global Program and Project Management

    Analytics Intelligence Courses - University of Bridgeport (Year 2) (9 Credits)

    • Enterprise Intelligence and Decision Support Systems*
    • Technical Concepts for Analytics Professionals*
    • Foundations in Advanced Enterprise Analytics*
    • *Course waived off on the basis of IIITB course

    Analytics Applications Courses - University of Bridgeport (Year 2) (9 Credits)

    • Data-Driven Marketing
    • Behavioral Economics and Algorithmic Finance
    • Strategic Sourcing and Outsourcing

    Capstone - University of Bridgeport (Year 2) (6 Credits)

    • The capstone in the MS in Analytics consists of a research methods course and either a thesis or internship.
    • Research Methods
    • Thesis or Internship

    Industry Projects

    Learn through real-life industry projects sponsored by top companies across industries
    • Solve actual industry problems designed by experts
    • Engage in collaborative projects with your peers
    • Personalised subjective feedback on your submissions to facilitate improvement

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            Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

              Admission Process

              There are 3 simple steps in the Admission Process which is detailed below:

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              On-Campus at University of Bridgeport - USD 16,380 (Indicative Tuition Fee)

              Indicative Living Cost per annum in US - USD 16,000

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              Frequently Asked Questions

              Course Curriculum

              What is the MS in Analytics with University of Bridgeport?

              The MS in Analytics is an engaging yet rigorous 8 months online and 12-month on-campus program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network and accelerate entry into computer science careers. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification, an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIITB and an MS degree from the University of Bridgeport, US.

               

              What should I expect from the MS in Analytics?

              You should expect to carry out several industry-relevant projects simulated as per the actual workplace, making you a skilled computer science professional at par with leading industry standards. Upon completion of the program, you will have the option to apply for OPT in the US as well as get support from the University of Bridgeport Career Services to build a career in the US.

              Which topics are going to be covered as part of the Program?

              You will study subjects ranging from Data Analytics, Python, Hypothesis testing, Machine Learning, Logistics Regression to name a few.

              What type of learning experience should I expect?

              The online learning experience will be a mix of interactive lectures from industry leaders as well as world-renowned faculty. Additionally, the program comprises live lectures dedicated to solving your academic queries and reinforcing learning. The on-campus learning experience will be an in-class experience face-to-face with the faculty.

              Is any certification granted at the end of the Program?

              Post successful completion of the program, an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science would be granted from IIIT Bangalore and an MS in Analytics from the University of Bridgeport, US.

              Will I be supported for IELTS/TOEFL/PTE or other English language exams during this program?

              Yes, upGrad will help you prepare for the English proficiency test to establish your current English proficiency to be eligible for the Master's program in the US.

              University Partners

              Where is the University of Bridgeport Located?

              The University of Bridgeport is located on a spectacular 56-acre seaside campus in the state of Connecticut, approximately 1 hour north of New York City by car or train. Our proximity to major cities such as New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. make UB an attractive destination for students seeking to study abroad.

              Is the University of Bridgeport accredited?

              Schools and Colleges (NECHE), the Board of Governors of the Connecticut Department of Higher Education, as well as a number of national and professional accreditations.

              What is University of Bridgeport’s ETS code?

              University of Bridgeport’s ETS code is 3914.

              After I apply, when will I receive an admission decision and my I-20 Form?

              Applications typically take 3-4 weeks from the date the application is received. Processing time may be extended if certain required documents are missing. Therefore, we recommend that ALL of the above-mentioned documents are uploaded to your online application portal in a timely manner to avoid any unnecessary delays

              Can I change my academic major once I arrive at University of Bridgeport?

              No. You will not be able to change your major until you have completed at least the first semester of studies in the major you were initially accepted into. Once you have completed your first semester, the academic advisor of the major you wish to transfer to will evaluate your grades and determine your eligibility. Please note that there are additional academic requirements for certain majors, and you may be asked to provide additional documentation. Changing majors may result in increased coursework and add time to your degree program, and/or increase the tuition fees you are required to pay. Please note that you can change majors only if you meet the specific requirements of the major you wish to change to. We strongly recommend that all students research the program requirements of their major before they request a change.

              When will I go to the University of Bridgeport, US?

              The University of Bridgeport will have 2 intakes for students coming through this route. The first intake of the year will be the January (Spring) intake and the second intake of the year will be the September (Fall) intake. Though the application process for the University of Bridgeport will start during the IIITB online program, you will be able to go to the University of Bridgeport in the nearest intake which is at least 3 months away from completion of your IIITB program.

              When will I get an Offer Letter from the University of Bridgeport?

              upGrad will apply for you at the University of Bridgeport once all the documents are provided by you (as given in the offer letter issued to you by upGrad). Apart from the documents mentioned in the offer letter from the University of Bridgeport, you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission to the University of Bridgeport. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of the batch to accelerate this process.

              Can I do a part-time job while studying in the US?

              You may be eligible to work in the US while studying if your study permit includes a condition that says you can work on or off-campus. You must also meet all the other requirements. You can only start working in the US when you start your study program. You can't work before your studies begin.

              Selection Criteria

              What is the application process for the program and what are the timelines?

              You can start the application process by submitting the application. Applications have already started for the next cohort. 

              What is the selection process for this program?

              upGrad, IIIT B, University of Bridgeport, US, world-renowned faculty, and many industry leaders have committed a lot of time to conceptualising and creating this program to make sure that the learners can receive the best possible learning experience in Computer Science. Hence, we want to make sure that the participants of this program also show a very high level of commitment and passion for Computer Science. For entry into the University of Bridgeport, US, students have to successfully complete the IIIT Bangalore program with a minimum of 2.85 CGPA or above on the band of 4.

              Is there any minimum educational qualification required to take this program?

              To be eligible for the program, the following criteria need to be fulfilled: 

              For IIITB: 
              • Graduates with a minimum of 55% or above marks are eligible to apply

               

              For the University of Bridgeport:
              • Applicant must complete the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIIT, Bangalore with 2.85 or above CGPA on the band of 4
              IELTS >= 6.0 or TOEFL >= 80 (IBT) or Duolingo >= 95 or PTE >= 58

               

              Note - Learners who are from non-management backgrounds need to complete an additional "Management Essentials" bootcamp provided by upGrad.  

              For details please visit - https://www.upgrad.com/management-essentials-online-program/

              Can a student from a tech background be eligible for this program?

              Yes, Tech learners can also enrol for this program but, they have to complete the "Management Essentials" bootcamp before they move to the University of Bridgeport. They can parallelly complete the Management Essentials program along with their advanced Certificate Program in Data Science.

               

              For details please visit - https://www.upgrad.com/management-essentials-online-program/

              Time Commitment

              What is the time commitment expected for the Program?

              Upto 12-15 Hours/Week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the program

              How will my doubts/questions be addressed in an Online Program?

              Our Student Support Team is available 7 days a week, 24*7. You can write to us via studentsupport@upgrad.com Or for urgent queries, use the "Talk to Us" option on the Learn platform.

              Additionally, an upGrad buddy will enhance the learners’ experience by engaging with them to ensure they are on track with upcoming deadlines, submissions, offer guidance, and resolve their non-academic queries.

              Peer-to-peer discussion forum where you can post your queries and your peers/faculty/teaching assistants answer your queries within a day. Regular Q&A sessions with faculty to get clarification on conceptual doubts.

              Visa

              Will upGrad help me in writing Academic and Visa SOP?

              Yes, upGrad will help with your Academic and Visa SOP and will also organize training on how to write a good SOP.

              How much are living expenses for a year in the US?

              Living expenses in the US for international students are USD 16,000.

              Payment

              No cost CC EMI FAQ's

              0% EMI with Finance partners /Credit card option availability will vary program wise.

              1. Which banks allow using 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
              No cost EMI is available on credit cards from all major banks (American Express, Bank of Baroda, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, Indus Ind Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank)

              2. Is there any minimum transaction limit ?
              Yes. 50000 is the minimum.

              3. Standard Chartered Bank offers 18 or 24 months No Cost EMI ?
              No. ONLY 12 months is available irrespective of the Program enrolled.

              4. Will I have to pay any extra amount for EMI transaction?
              If you are availing 0% credit card EMI, upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions. Your bank may levy GST or other taxes on the interest component of the EMI.

              5. Are there any fees or down payment?
              Certain banks charge nominal processing fees between INR 99 - 500 on 0% Credit Card EMI transaction. If charged, will be billed in the first repayment installment.

              6. Can I use my International credit card for 0% credit EMI or Credit Card EMI?
              Only the Indian bank credit cards can be used. But you can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions, this will be purely between you and your bank.

              7. Are there any charges in case I opt for cancellation/refund from the course after paying balance with no cost EMI ?
              Yes, there will be additional charges to the extent of interest paid by the upGrad to the bank, you will be refunded only Principal amount, i.e. the amount actually deducted/blocked from your card. This deduction will be in addition to the amount mentioned in the refund policy shared with your offer letter.

              8. Can I Pay Using Multiple Credit Cards ?
              Multiple cards can be used to complete the payments using Part payment option make sure to inform the learner, minimum transaction is INR 50000 to opt for 0% CC EMI E.g. Amount to be paid: 150000. I can pay using 2 Credit cards. Yes, Example :
              HDFC Card – Part payment – INR 100000
              ICICI Card – Part payment – INR 50000

              9. How can I opt for Credit card EMI if my bank is not listed in the 0% Credit card EMI or Credit card EMI?
              You can pay the amount using the Credit card option in one shot / part payments, and later you can convert into EMI from your respective bank. The tenures and interest charged will depend on your bank. upGrad will not charge any processing fees or down payment for these transactions.

              10. Why is the entire amount blocked on my credit card?
              Initially your bank will block the entire amount from your available purchase limit and from your next billing cycle, you will be charged the EMI amount. As you start paying your EMI, your credit limit will be released accordingly. For example, if you have made a payment of ₹100000 on 6-months EMI and your credit limit is ₹200,000 then initially your bank will block your credit limit by ₹100000. After payment of your first month EMI of Rs.15000, the blocked amount will come down to ₹85000.

              11. Why is interest getting charged on No Cost EMI?
              Your bank will charge you interest. However, this interest charge has been provided to you as an upfront discount at the time of your payment, effectively giving you the benefit of a No cost EMI. The total amount paid during the entire EMI tenure to the bank will be equal to the amount to be paid to upGrad.

              Eg. Amount payable to upGrad: INR 405000
              Let's say Amount deducted at the time of transaction: INR 379850 (Principal amount) Bank charges interest of 12-15% per annum on INR 379850
              [Note: Interest factor is reducing rate and not Flat rate]
              EMI AMOUNT = INR 33750 x 12 = INR 405000
              Effectively, you have taken loan on 379,850 instead of 405,000

              Refund policy

              Is there any deferral or refund policy for this Program?

              Refund Policy: (Programs with prep-session component) 

               

              • Students must pay applicable caution money for the enrolment to the Program. This caution amount will be adjustable against the total Program fee payable by the student.
              • You can claim a refund for the amount paid towards the Program at any time, before the Cohort Commencement Date, by visiting www.upgrad.com and submitting your refund form via the "My Application" section under your profile. Processing fee of Rs. 10,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 10,000/- have been paid in total, the student shall not be eligible for any refund in such case.
              • The student shall not be eligible for any refund under any circumstances if any such refund requests are raised post Cohort Commencement Date and student will continue to pay the EMI for the loan (if applicable) and such loan cannot be cancelled. This is also applicable for those students who could not complete their payment and could not be enrolled in the cohort opted for. However, the student can raise a request for Pre-Program deferral as per the policy defined below for the same.
              • In case of a refund, the student will be solely responsible for any cancellation of the loan, including but not limited to applicable loan cancellation charges levied on the total cancelled loan amount.
              • Students must pay the full fee within 7 days of payment of Caution Money or Cohort Commencement Date, whichever is earlier, otherwise, the admission letter will be rescinded.
              • Request for refund must be sent via e-mail in the prescribed Refund Request Form. The refund will be processed within 30 working days of commencement of the program after being duly approved by the Academic Committee.

               

              Deferral Policy: (Pre- Program Commencement) 

               

              • If a student, due to unavoidable circumstances is unable to commence with the cohort and requests for a deferral before the cohort starts, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
              • However, the student will be required to pay 50% of the total course fee amount (inclusive of taxes) before the deferral can be approved. Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
              • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
              • The student has time till the current cohort launch date to make the payment of the 50% program fee, post which the deferral request will expire. Once the deferral window expires and the student now asks for a refund, the above-mentioned applicable refund policy will apply.
              • The fee applicable to the deferred student will be as per prevailing fee for the batch student as opted to defer to (No additional deferral fee is required to be paid).

               

              Deferral Policy: (Post Program Commencement) 

               

              • If a student is facing severe issues in dedicating time to the course, we provide the opportunity for the student to defer to another batch.
              • A student can request for deferral only once and to either of the scheduled cohorts to start in the next 1 year from the batch start date of the initial batch the student enrolled for.
              • The student will be required to pay deferral fees of 10% of the total course amount fee + Taxes if any along with the differential program fees between the two cohorts.
              • The deferral request will be approved once the deferral fee is paid.
              • Till this is completed, the student will be assumed to be continuing in the same cohort.
              • The student has 7 days (including holidays and weekends) from the date of deferral request to make the payment of the deferral fee post which the deferral request will expire, and the student will continue as part of the current cohort.
              • If the student completes the deferral payment, the student’s login will be disabled, the student will leave the deferred cohort and the student will start learning on the new cohort from the point of the last assignment that was graded in the deferred cohort. All grades and progress till that point will be carried forward as it is to the new cohort. For clarification, the grades of the graded assignments will be carried forward, whether the student had submitted these grading during the initial stage.
              • The deferral can only be requested during the batch for which the student has enrolled is ongoing. Once the batch has been completed, deferral requests shall not be entertained. For clarification, the batch completion here shall mean the “last grace deadline” as communicated by upGrad.