Predictive Business Analytics Certificate

Eligibility Criteria

BRIDGE School of Management has established the following eligibility criteria:

  1. A minimum of three years of professional work experience
  2. Strong interest in statistics, modeling and data analysis
  3. Background in business, analytics or other affiliated areas
  4. Quantitative aptitude

The shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for an aptitude test and a personal interview.

Admissions Process

  1. Applicants are required to complete the online application form. Click here to apply
  2. The shortlisted candidates would be required to appear for an aptitude test and a personal interview.
  3. Once selected, the applicant will be offered admission and will be required to submit copies of the relevant documents and the program fee for successful registration.

Screening Test Details and Sample Questions

The screening test is designed to test basic statiscal knowledge and logic for future programming in R. There is no specific cutoff score for admission. The test is designed to allow us to select those applicants who will do well in the program. Â The test will be 20 multiple-choice questions and applicants will have 30 minutes to complete it. Â Below are five sample questions that students can use to prepare for the test. Â The answers to each question appear at the end of the web page.

  1. Majestik Inc. is a consumer apparel marketer. In 2010, it changed its marketing theme to Lifestyle marketing. In 2011, it was surprised to see that even though its sales in the segment of the younger population (< 35 years old) increased 20% to $600,0000, its sales in the older (>35 years old) segment reduced 40% to $240,000. What was the overall growth in Majestik's sales from 2010 to 2011?
    1. Increased 6.7%
    2. Decreased 6.7%
    3. Increased 7%
    4. Decreased 7%
  2. Plymouth Corporation, a services marketing company, wants to reduce its cost of borrowing for its operations for fiscal year 2010. In 2009, it had borrowed $150 Million from Elite Bank at a cost of 7.7%. In 2010, it can borrow from two sources:  either Elite Bank or Canara Bank. Plymouth can borrow up to $200 Million at 8% interest from Elite, or up to $50 Million from Canara Bank at 7%.  If the total loan amount needed for operations does not change from the amount needed in 2009, how much should Plymouth borrow from Elite and Canara Banks in 2010 so that its total cost of borrowing remains 7.7%?
    1. $100 Million from Elite Bank and the rest from Canara bank
    2. $105 Million from Elite Bank and the rest from Canara bank
    3. $110 Million from Elite Bank and the rest from Canara bank
    4. $115 Million from Elite Bank and the rest from Canara Bank
    5. None of the above
  3.  A company's sales at the end of year 2000 were $40,000. If sales grew at a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5% for 5 years from 2001-2004, and declined at 3% (CAGR) for three years after that, what were the sales of the company at the end of 2007?
    1. $46,593
    2. $47,583
    3. $45,483
    4. None of the above
  4. The equation Sales = Sales + 1Â is most likely:
    1. Typographical error
    2. Mathematically impossible
    3. A Â part of a computer program
    4. None of the above
  5. A production floor in a manufacturing company has 10 machines that can operate up to 8 hours daily.  Five (5) of these machines working 2 hours daily, can manufacture ½ of a Widget.  How many machines are needed to be operated for 5 hours a day to completely manufacture 5 Widgets?
    1. 125 machines
    2. 25 machines
    3. 20 machines
    4. None of the above

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Screening Test Sample Answers — Do Not Scroll Down Until Ready to Read Answers

Question 1: B

Question 2: B

Question 3: A

Question 4: C

Question 5: C