About the course
GLOBAL MASTER IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS AND BIG DATA
The Global Master in Business Analytics and Big Data prepares you to take on much-needed leadership roles in the data science industry and to tackle the toughest challenges of our data-driven era. You will master data science tools, business transformation, and big data technologies to use data to drive positive change in any company and any industry.
Dubai and Online, Madrid
UNIVERSITY PRIVATE DEGREE
This is a University Private Degree from IE Universidad*, and taught in IE School of Human Sciences & Technology. More Information on what earning a University Private Degree from IE Universidad entails.
*IE Universidad is a University officially recognized by the Spanish education authorities, allowed to grant both University Official Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees), which are specifically regulated and accredited by Spanish Ministry of Education and University Private Degrees (Master), that are specifically designed by the University towards the professional application of their studies and the constant update of higher education, preserving the educational standards of excellence of IE. Both types of degrees are equally backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.
HST molds students into future-forward and well-rounded professionals, using methodologies that put innovation and employability at the forefront.
LEARNING AND DOING
Get hands-on experience, learning through case studies, multimedia simulations, classroom debates and group projects with HST’s corporate partners.
LEARN FROM THE REAL PIONEERS OF THE NEW DIGITAL ECONOMY
Our professors have hands-on experience working in the field, coming from companies like Amazon, Santander, and Spotify.
SETTING YOU UP FOR SUCCESS
HST’s innovative teaching methodology prepares you up to jump right into a big data leadership role from day one with the right hands-on experience needed to lead projects and teams to success.
BUILDING THE RIGHT NETWORK
You will have access to more than 60,000 forward-thinking students, inspiring faculty and alumni worldwide, who will play a key role in helping you get where you want to go.
WHY A MASTER IN BIG DATA?
1. RECRUITERS WILL BE LOOKING FOR YOU
You will become an expert in a field that is increasingly growing and integrated across an endless number of industries.
2.BIG DATA IS A GAME CHANGER
Companies around the globe are using big data to stay fresh and increase profits. Experts in big data and analysis are key players for businesses who want to stay in the game.
3.THERE AREN'T ENOUGH DATA EXPERTS
By 2020, there will be nearly 700,000 job openings for data scientists, data developers, and data engineers. (Forbes)
The Global Master in Business Analytics and Big Data molds the future data scientists ready to face the challenge of extracting relevant insights from data by using advanced analytics and cutting-edge technologies to drive decision making processes. They are professionals who are specialized in identifying, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and transforming data.
The program is divided into three terms and covers four Key Areas of Learning, allowing for a dynamic and integrated learning experience. The 17-month course ensures an accelerated and flexible transformational journey, allowing work-life balance. The program is a blend of courses taught by live videoconferencing and discussion forums, that replicate the experience of a face-to-face classroom, and interaction with faculty on a 24/7 online campus.
IE’s part-time format allows you to continue advancing in your career while you study. With our flexible format, you can balance your classes and academic activities with your professional and personal life in an innovative and international environment. You’ll learn using IE’s Online Campus, a platform for everything from lectures to video conferences, discussion forums, and chats with your classmates and group members. Connect anytime, from anywhere in the world, and tailor your schedule to your busy life. Combined with several face-to-face periods in our Madrid campus, this format is an accurate reflection of how modern global companies operate today.
– Videoconference sessions: Saturdays from 13:00 – 14:30 and 15:00 – 16:30 (GMT+1)
– Online Forums: Monday to Thursday (open 24/7)
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
You will learn how data is collected, analyzed and utilized to drive companies forward and upward. You will gain understanding of how advanced technologies are used to extract knowledge and develop business strategy.
- DATA SCIENCE
- BIG DATA TECHNOLOGIES
- PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
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GETTING TO WORK
You’ll get to roll up your sleeves from the get-go. Gain experience completing three practical challenges with multinational tech companies, presenting your results to experts in the field.
You’ll work directly with IBM, innovatively solving a real-world business problem by developing a data-based tool or technology to improve performance.
Companies from various industries will provide your team with real data sets, and you will have to uncover actionable insights and drive innovation.
DATA SCIENCE COMPETITIONS
At the end of each period, you'll have the opportunity to compete against other students in an individual Kaggle-style competition that will put what you've learned to test.
You’ll jump into the real world of big data and business analytics right from the very beginning of this program. Our hands-on challenges and interactive classes are complemented by workshops that immerse you in the cutting-edge tools, trends, technologies, ideas, and business issues in the field. You’ll have the opportunity to delve into topics like Ethics and Privacy in Big Data, Careers and Entrepreneurship, and more. You’ll be an active agent throughout the master, learning by doing.
COMPANIES THAT COLLABORATE WITH THE PROGRAM
At HST, we believe the best way to learn is through practical, hands-on methodologies. Thanks to our strong relationship with top industry professionals, students have the opportunity to experience the real world of work in the classroom through challenges, consulting projects, and multimedia simulations, applying their knowledge as they go. Here are some of the partner companies collaborating with the program:
YOUR FUTURE IN BIG DATA
The business world is just getting started with big data and business analytics. According to “The Quant Crunch,” a study performed by Burning Glass Technologies, Business-Higher Education Forum (BHEF), and IBM, by 2020 the number of Data Science and Analytics job listings is projected to grow by nearly 364,000 listings to approximately 2,720,000 (18%). Career opportunities continue to grow exponentially and there is no end in sight.
However, the professionals that will be filling these positions must have the right education and experience to be up to par, because according to the same study, 39% of Data Scientists and Advanced Analyst positions require a Master’s or Ph.D. This means that demand – as well as salaries – will skyrocket. There is no better time to prepare for a bright future in the fast-paced and exciting world of data and analytics.
CAREERS THAT GO BEYOND THEORIES AND CONCEPTS
1 SUREFIRE PROFESSIONAL PROSPECTS
"Data scientist is the hottest job of the 21st century." - Harvard Business Review
2 UNLIMITED APPLICATIONS IN UNLIMITED INDUSTRIES
3 The top five industries hiring Big Data-related skills are Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, IT, Manufacturing, Finance, Insurance, and Retail
4 IBM predicts the demand for data scientists will increase 28% by 2020.
5 Data analysts will become increasingly more important in all industries by 2020.
Our students come from diverse backgrounds, predominantly business, quantitative, and technology, and from all over the world. This is a key factor that enriches the classroom experience. The most important quality of applicants is a drive to manage great amounts of data to create meaningful value in businesses.
People who come from Finance, Management, Marketing and Economics.
People with backgrounds in applied sciences such as Math, Statistics and Social Sciences like Psychology.
People with tech backgrounds such as Computer Science and IT management.
ADMISSIONS & FEES
The IE Admissions Department has a rigorous selection process. We seek motivated, creative and high-potential candidates who stand out for their academic and/or professional achievements, as well as interpersonal skills. We take a holistic approach when evaluating each candidate in order to bring in the most talented people into our international classrooms.
The tuition for the Global Master in Business Analytics and Big Data is 35,200€* for the 2018-2019 academic year.
*Tuition is reviewed on a yearly basis and therefore subject to change
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1). ONLINE APPLICATION
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2). ENTRANCE EXAMS
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3). ENGLISH TEST
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4). ONLINE ASSESSMENT VIDEO
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5).ADMISSIONS INTERVIEW & FINAL DECISION
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ONLINE APPLICATION FORM
At www.ie.edu/app, candidates should complete the sections that appear in the online application form and must also upload the following documents:
- Bachelor degree from an accredited university
- Official university transcripts (certified translation into English or Spanish)
- 1 page CV/Resume
- 1 personal statement
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Photocopy of current passport
- Passport size picture
- Application fee: 125€ or 175€ in case of applying to 2 programs (fee is not refundable)
English will be evaluated during the entire Admissions Process. Should the Admissions team consider that your English level is does not reach the required level, you will be asked to take an official English exam