Big Data, Data Science
Edu type:
Formal education
Master (EQF 7)
Start date:
Study Load:
3345 hrs
2 years
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Data is everywhere. Whether you buy something online, go to an amusement park or support a charity in order to make the world a better place, just about everything you do adds to the huge volume of data in circulation.


Not only that, but data is also gaining in value. Companies and other organizations use data to gather valuable insights and create business opportunities. That’s why there’s a growing demand for skilled data scientists who know how to make sense out of the vast sea of data and put it to good use – both effectively and safely.


Unique collaboration between TU/e and TiU

Our master’s program in Data Science & Entrepreneurship is a unique collaborative venture between Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Tilburg University (TiU) that is designed to produce data science professionals with excellent business skills. The program equips you with the skills you need in order to use data science to develop innovative, value-adding and sustainable activities for all sorts of businesses, from large, established corporations to budding start-ups. You’ll learn how to translate imaginative, data-driven ideas into concrete project requirements, develop technological solutions, launch a business venture and assess its effectiveness.


Science meets business

By the time you have completed your degree, you will have developed a robust scientific perspective combined with a practical business approach that will form an excellent platform for a successful career.


Why choose this Master’s Program?

The master’s program in Data Science & Entrepreneurship combines TU/e’s technological know-how with TiU’s business, legal and societal insights. In other words, it draws on the best in theory and practice from two leading Dutch universities. It provides you with a thorough understanding and knowledge of a wide range of techniques at the interface of technology and business – all while taking account of potential social impacts.

What makes this master’s program so special?

  • It’s a brilliant combination of business skills and information technology, drawing on the best in theory and practice from two leading Dutch universities.
  • It prepares students for a career at the interface of data science and entrepreneurship.
  • It’s a unique educational experience in an exceptional setting: it means studying and working as part of a small, close-knit community on a dedicated campus.
  • Students learn to apply data-driven methods in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong links with business: an opportunity to gain immensely valuable practical experience from working on real-life cases that involve solving actual business data problems.
  • A chance to interact with a wide range of businesses, and to make an impact not just on their own operations, but on the community as a whole.
  • Short lines of communication between students and teaching staff based on direct, personal contacts.
  • Plenty of opportunities to attend both business and social events on campus,
  • Active support and encouragement for students starting a business in a data-driven environment.

The master’s program in Data Science & Entrepreneurship is based in the dynamic Marienburg campus in the vibrant Dutch city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch.


Study program and curriculum

The two-year program focuses on the tools and skills that you need in order to analyze data used by today’s businesses and turn this into meaningful insights. You’ll acquire the skills and gain the experience you need to evolve into a well-rounded data scientist. You’ll learn by using real business data and case studies based on data-driven issues.

You’ll benefit from close collaboration between TiU and TU/e, attending classes with leading researchers from across the full spectrum of data science – ranging from machine learning and information retrieval to human computer interaction and large-scale data management.


Admission Requirements

Take a look at our admission requirements to find out whether you’re eligible for the master’s program in Data Science & Entrepreneurship.

The Application deadlines for the Master’s Program are:

  • Non EER Students: 1 April, 2022
  • EER Students: 1 July, 2022
  • Dutch Students: 1 August, 2022

Premaster’s Program

We offer a half-year pre-master’s program worth 30 ECTS credits by way of preparation for the master’s program in Data Science & Entrepreneurship. This preparatory program is intended for those students who have sufficient knowledge of statistics and mathematics, but who are not immediately eligible for the master’s program itself.



The JADS JMJ Scholarship is offered by the Sisters of the Society of Jesus Mary Joseph (JMJ), a Congregation founded by Rev.Fr. Mathias Wolff S.J in the 19th century, located in the Netherlands.

This Scholarship is intended for international students from outside the EU/EEA area who want to pursue the Master Data Science and Entrepreneurship (Joint degree) at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (JADS).


Career opportunities

The career opportunities for data scientists are endless. The Harvard Business Review dubbed the data scientist as the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’. In other words, your skills will be in exceptionally high demand.