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8 Months Online

Eligible to apply for up to 36 months OPT

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Onlne Program Fee

INR 4,00,000 (Incl. Taxes)

    About the Program

    Blended Program

    Blended Program

    Study 8 Months online with IIIT Bangalore and upGrad, 12 Months at Central Washington University, US

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    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.

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

    Program Overview

    Key Highlights

    Dual certification - IIIT Bangalore as well as Central Washington University
    Dual certification - IIIT Bangalore as well as Central Washington University
    STEM Program Leading up to 36 months of OPT
    STEM Program Leading up to 36 months of OPT
    CWU is ranked #42 in Regional Universities West (2022-2023)
    CWU is ranked #42 in Regional Universities West (2022-2023)
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    In-built IELTS prep to be provided by upGrad
    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

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    Top Subjects You Will Learn

    Statistics, Python Programming, Predictive Analytics using Pview more

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    Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Product Analyst, Machine Learnview more

    Who Is This Programme For

    Data Scientist, ML Engineer, Data Analyst, Product Analyst, view more

    Minimum Eligibility

    For IIIT B -
    • B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc (IT/Computer Sci
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    Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, cases, and projects.

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

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    Hours of Learning
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    Case Study & Projects
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    Pre-Programme Preparatory Content (Year 1)

    12 Week
    • Data Analysis in Excel
    • Analytics Problem Solving

    Data Toolkit (Year 1)

    10 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

    Machine Learning (Year 1)

    6 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)

    11 Weeks
    • Deep Learning
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Business Analytics
    • Data Engineering

    Core Courses, Central Washington University (Year 2)

    28 Credits
    • ITAM Boot Camp*
    • Global Managerial Communications
    • Financial Analysis in IT and Administrative Management
    • Research and Statistical Analysis of Data
    • Global Administrative Management Policy
    • Global Leadership and Supervision
    • Global Project Management
    • *ITAM Boot Camp is waived on the basis of IIIT B Data Toolkit course

    Concentration: Structures of Data Analytics for IT Managers Specialization (Year 2)

    20 Credits
    • Enterprise Analytics*
    • Approaches to Data Mining for IT Managers*
    • Approaches to Data Analytics for IT Managers
    • Reporting Data and Analytics
    • Capstone Written Project
    • *Courses are waived on the basis of IIIT B courses

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              Admission Process

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

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              Program Fees (On-Campus) at Central Washington University - USD 27,000 (indicative tuition fee)

              Indicative living cost per annum in Washington is USD 13,645

              Note: Additionally, students will need to pay the USD 75 as an application fee.

              Central Washington University International Scholarship

              - A learner with a GPA between 3.4 to 3.7 (on the band of 4.0) in the bachelor's is eligible to get a scholarship of up to USD 7,720.
              - A learner with a GPA of 3.8 and above (on the band of 4.0) in the bachelor's is eligible to get a scholarship of up to USD 11,330

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              Frequently Asked Questions

              Course Curriculum

              What is the Master of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management with upGrad?

              The Master of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management is an engaging yet rigorous 8 months online and 12 months on-campus program designed for students to develop practical knowledge and skills, establish a professional network, and accelerate entry into data science careers. The student as part of this program will receive dual certification, an Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science from IIITB and Master degree from Central Washington University, US.

              What should I expect from the Master of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management?

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

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

              The programme is designed for professionals with limited data analytics experience to help them build their understanding from the basics to an advanced level. The programme covers tools such as Python, MySQL and Excel, as well as important Data Science concepts such as statistics and exploratory data analytics, regression, clustering, tree models, model selection and principal component analysis.

              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. On-campus learning experience will be 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 Master of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management from Central Washington University, US

              Selection Criteria

              How do I know if the programme is right for me?

              If you like finding meaningful insights from data and if you get excited by the prospect of informing business decisions through analysis and have an analytical bend of mind, then this program is meant for you. As long as you can clear the selection test (or are exempt) and are excited about the transition to Master of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management, this program is meant for you.

              My current role does not include exposure to data. Does it make sense for me to opt for this programme?

              Absolutely! Master of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management is becoming a necessity for all industries and is no more a choice. Hence, there is a critical demand for quality data professionals and because the supply is constrained, this is one of the most lucrative career options across industries.

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

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

              What is the selection process for this program?

              upGrad, IIIT B, Central Washington University, US, world-renowned faculty, and many industry leaders have committed a lot of time in conceptualizing and creating this program to make sure that the learners can receive the best possible learning experience in the program. Hence, we want to make sure that the participants of this program also show a very high level of commitment and passion for Data Science. For entry into Central Washington University, US students have to successfully complete IIIT Bangalore program with a minimum of 3 GPA.

              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 IIIT B: 
              • B.E/B.Tech/B.Sc (IT/Computer Science)/BCA with minimum of 60% or above marks.
              For Central Washington University, US, 
              • An aggregate score of 3.0 CGPA and above in the Advanced Certificate Program in Data Science with a minimum of 3.0 GPA in each course
              • TOEFL of >= 79  (IBT)  or IELTS of >= 6.5 or Duolingo >= 105.

              About Central Washington University

              Why should you pursue a Master of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management from Central Washington University?

              - It will allow students to learn how to draw informed decisions and conclusions with data while being attuned to ethical considerations of data use.- In the digital world, students get a chance to build a solid foundation to work in a gamut of industries.- Students will get global exposure while pursuing Master of Science in Information Technology and Administrative Management from the U.S.- According to PayScale, the average base salary for MS in Information Technology Professionals is $87k/year

              Can international students work to pay for their educational expenses?

              There are limited part-time, on-campus jobs for international students, where the income is sufficient to provide “pocket money.” A part-time job will not generate enough income to pay for all educational expenses. Some internships related to the capstone project may be paid.

              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.

              When will I go to Central Washington University?

              Central Washington University will have one intake for students coming through this route. The university has Fall intake i.e August. Though the application process for Central Washington University will start during the IIITB online program, you will be able to go to Central Washington University 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 Central Washington University?

              upGrad will apply for you in Central Washington University 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 of Central Washington University, you will have to give proof of English proficiency for application of admission to Central Washington University. upGrad will support you to get your English proficiency scores within 3 months of the start of a batch to accelerate this process.

              What will be the Application fee for the program ?

              Students will need to pay the USD 75 as an application fee for the program.

              Time Commitment

              What is the time commitment expected for the Program?

              At least 12-15 hours per week of time commitment is expected to be able to graduate from the online program. The on-campus program in the US is full-time and will have an appropriate workload.

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

              Our dedicated Student Support Team is available 7 days a week from 09 AM to 09 PM IST to resolve your non-academic queries.

              Email us at studentsupport@upgrad.com to receive a response within 24 hours. For any urgent queries, please use the Call-Back option on the learning platform and get a response within 2 working hours.

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

              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 an effective SOP.

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

              Indicative living expenses in the US for international students are USD 13,645 per annum.

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

              By virtue of your F-1 Visa, you are eligible to work part-time on-campus from Day 1 of your on-shore course commencement. You may be eligible to work off-campus subject to an additional annotation on your F-1 visa. You must meet other requirements, as advised by your insitution or the US federal regulations.

              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, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, RBL Bank, Standard Chartered, Axis Bank, Yes Bank, State Bank of India, CITIBANK and HSBC)

              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. 20,000/- will be levied. If less than Rs. 20,000/- 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.

               

              Deferral policy applicable only for International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore (“IIIT Bangalore”)

               

              • The first deferral request to any program offered by IIIT Bangalore (pre-program commencement or post-program commencement) shall be free for one time.