Are you keen to harness the power of data science, statistics and machine learning to optimise results and achieve strategic objectives? Ready to combine insights from mathematics, computer science and economics with highly developed communication skills? The Master’s programme in Business Analytics will deepen your knowledge - making you key to the success of any organisation.
The programme has four tracks, giving you the opportunity to specialise in your own area of interest:
1. Optimisation of Business Processes
2. Computational Intelligence
3. Financial Risk Management
You’ll finish with a six-month internship at a company, which is often the first step to a thriving career.
Discover your Business Analytics programme
Learning how to use data to improve products, services and processes requires a combination of knowledge from different fields. The Business Analytics Master's programme comprises the optimal mix of courses that cover the full process from data to solution. You'll also learn to apply this knowledge to real-life projects and case studies. Plus, it gives you the freedom to specialise through on of the tracks in your preferred field of application.
The Master’s in Business Analytics is a two-year programme, divided into four semesters.
In your first semester, you’ll take a number of core compulsory courses. During the second and third semester, you’ll focus on your own specialisation. Finally, in the fourth semester, you’ll spend six months doing an internship at a business or research institute, giving you first-hand experience of the working world.
During the programme, you’ll learn all about mathematical modelling and how to apply it in practice (including at financial institutions), how to make predictions using machine learning and statistics, how to analyse data and recognise data patterns and structures, and how to build a complete decision support system as part of a group project.
You’ll also learn valuable professional skills, including scientific writing and presentation skills, as well as communication and teamwork as part of an interdisciplinary team. Finally, you’ll combine your business analytics knowledge with your professional skills in practice during your traineeship.
You’ll be well-prepared either to focus on a single step in the process – becoming a specialist – or to take a broad view, sitting at the centre of the web in data science projects. In both cases, Business Analytics alumni are extremely valuable to all sorts of organisations.
Both the private and public sectors are constantly looking for ways to increase efficiency and effectiveness. Your skills as a business analyst are in such high demand that you may receive job offers before you graduate or at the company where you completed your internship.
And there’s more: even during your studies you could easily find yourself taking on a part-time job as a junior data analyst or programmer. While your fellow students are waiting tables or stocking shelves, you could well be generating extra income while picking up highly relevant work experience.