Program Overview

Statistics is the science of modelling, summarizing, analyzing data, and of using mathematics and computing tools to make predictions and decisions in the face of uncertainty. Statistical methods and statistical analysis are essential for good decision making. They help us observe important trends in real world phenomenon to enable resolution of often complex problems.

The aim of the program is to provide students with a wide range of skills, knowledge, and attitudes to respond to their need for effective data analysis and management of surveys.

  • Degree endorsed by the University of Missouri, St. Louis (USA).
  • Strong industry links, workplace and off-site field trips.
  • International faculty.
  • Comprehensive training in software for data analysis.
  • Internship placement.

There are many opportunities for graduates with degrees in statistics. One advantage of working in statistics is that you can combine your interests with almost any other field in science, technology or business. You can work individually, as a freelancer, or as part of a team for interdisciplinary projects. If your passion is in teaching and the world of academia, you can advance the frontiers of statistics, mathematics and probability through education and research.

Graduates will be prepared to support employers with:

  • Collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, as well as reporting conclusions
  • Usage of data to solve problems in a wide variety of fields like Health and Medicine, Business and Industry, as well as Government institutions
  • Application of mathematical and statistical knowledge to social, economic, medical and ecological problems
  • Recognized General Education Diploma or its equivalent.
  • English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL-iBT 65.

Applicants who do not have official IELTS or TOEFL scores are required to take MCBS English Placement Test. Based on the scores obtained in this test, students are allowed to begin their credit courses or register in the foundation program.

Duration: any Bachelor degree requires about 8 semesters or 4 years
Total credits: 120
Program delivery: 12-15 credits per normal semester and 6 credits per summer semester
Internship: placement on a 3-month internship
Courses: apart from courses closely related to the Program subject matter, students take general education courses
(53 credits):

  • Communication skills: 12 credits
  • Humanities: 9 credits
  • Social Science: 9 credits
  • Natural Science: 8 credits
  • General Business requirements: 9 credits
  • Free Electives - related area: 6 credits
Employment of statisticians is projected to grow 20% or more by 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth is expected to result from more widespread use of statistical analysis to make informed business, healthcare, and policy decisions. Bachelors in Statistics offered by MCBS provides the proficiency in application of statistics and probability concepts and methods to problems in science and society.
Jibulal Nair
Jibulal Nair
Dept. of Mathematics & Computer Science at MCBS