Academic Partnership

The Business Analytics Institute (BAI), a French-based service provider dedicated to improving managerial decision-making and the highly ranked Indian Business School SDMIMD, located in Mysore, announced today a strategic partnership to mutually promote Data Science training and to management students


Under the terms of the alliance the BAI and SDMIMD will design and promote original pedagogy through their respective organizations, co-promote their training and research, and collaborate in the production of innovative workshops and programs in the fields of data and decision sciences.

The BAI and SDMIMD share a common commitment to developing our students’ knowledge and skills around managerial decision making, this agreement will allow us to expand both our management programs and the breadth of our engagement to our students and corporate clients, explained BAI Managing Partner Dr. Lee SCHLENKER.

“In recent years, we have introduced various courses under Business Analytics for our second-year specialization students and have been heartened to find enthusiastic response to these.  We realize that the horizon for these need to be widened in line with international practices.  We at SDMIMD are excited about this agreement and are confident that great work will be accomplished with mutual cooperation, said SMDIMD’s Dr. N.R. PARASURAMAN, Director.

About The Business Analytics Institute:

The Business Analytics Institute (BAI) is a service provider dedicated to helping both managers and management improve their ability to take tough decisions. The Institute disposes of corporate training facilities in the center of Paris, as well as a campus in Bayonne on the French coast. BAI’s expertise focuses on the practices of work in the digital age, managerial decision-making, machine learning, community management and visual communications. BAI offers a wide range of training and consulting services to meet market demand: e-learning and digital content, one-day MasterClasses , Corporate and ExecEd modules, and a dedicated Summer School


Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Institute for Management Development (SDMIMD), is a premier B-School located in Mysuru, India. SDMIMD is promoted by Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Educational Trust that runs over 40 recognized institutions including Engineering, Medical, Dental, Ayurveda and Naturopathy colleges. Under the able leadership of our chairman Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade, the trust has played an active role in empowering people and bettering the lives of communities in Southern India. SDMIMD’s core offering is the two-year residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) programme approved by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA), the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), USA and the European Federation for Management Development (EFMD), European Union.

For more information on BAI service offer, please contact Lucile Sorenson at <

To learn more about SDMIMD programs and research, please contact Prof. Mohamed MINHAJ at <