About the course
MASTER IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS & BIG DATA ( Full Time)
The Master in Business Analytics and Big Data positions students to tackle the biggest challenges in our data-driven era. Nail down skills in data science, business transformation, and big data technologies to turn data into a powerful driver of disruption in any company, in any industry.
October & April
Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program.
HST molds students into future-forward and versatile professionals, using methodologies that put innovation and employability at the forefront.
APPLY AS YOU LEARN
Our innovative methodology centers on practical learning through real data analysis, case studies, workshops, multimedia simulations, classroom debates, and group projects for global organizations.
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, Google, and IBM.
Your coursework will be geared towards gaining expertise in big data and learning how to turn your analyses into business value for any company in any industry.
CONNECTIONS THAT MATTER
As an IE student, you’ll gain access to a uniquely qualified network of faculty, fellow students and alumni. The more than 60,000 connections worldwide are sure to help you excel.
WHY A MASTER IN BIG DATA?
- RECRUITERS WILL BE BANGING DOWN YOUR DOOR Graduates of this program are primed to enter one of today's fastest-growing fields that spans countless industries.
2.BIG DATA HAS REVOLUTIONIZED THE WAY BUSINESSES WORK
Big data is at the foundation of the megatrends that are happening today, from social to mobile to cloud to gaming.
CHRIS LYNCH Vertical Systems
3.BIG DATA IS TAKING OVER
Today's top companies know data analysis is now the way to enhance profits—and they need trained professionals to do it.
4.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 Master in Business Analytics and Big Data molds future data scientists ready to help their companies become data-driven businesses by extracting relevant insights from data and using advanced analytics to drive decision-making processes. They are professionals who are capable of rethinking and rebuilding processes, products, and services by applying machine learning & AI to solve user problems.
The program is divided into 3 terms that combine subjects from 4 key areas of knowledge and skills needed for professionals in data science and analytics. The 10-month course, with intake options in October as well as April, is an immersive experience in Madrid, a burgeoning tech hub that is teeming with innovative minds from all over the world.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Gain a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of how organizations today collect and utilize data generated from a wide variety of sources to drive performance. Understand how companies are adopting advanced technologies to generate new and actionable insights.
Dive into the world of data science, gaining practical knowledge in a wide range of Artificial Intelligence techniques from Machine Learning, to Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Conversational Agents, and Robotics.
Get a grasp on the emerging tools and technologies available to successfully tackle challenges in Big Data. Learn to design and build a Data Lake capable of handling large-scale structured and unstructured collections of data in real time by using cutting-edge technologies such as Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, and Flink, among others.
Being successful in data science and analytics isn’t just about having top-notch technical expertise. Develop the professional and behavioral skills you need to have a real impact on business decisions.
GETTING TO WORK
You’ll get to roll up your sleeves from the get-go. Gain experience completing practical challenges with multinational tech companies, presenting your results to experts in the field.
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 will have the opportunity to compete against other students in an individual Kaggle-style competition that will out what you've learned to the test.
At HST, we believe that our alumni should play an active role in making each program a unique experience. At the beginning of the year, each student will be assigned a mentor who will advise them on things like how to manage your time during the program, which electives best suit their profile and professional aspirations, or what companies really ask for when you join a real team of data scientists.
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:
CAREERS OF TOMORROW
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.BULLETPROOF JOB OUTLOOK
"Data scientist is the hottest job of the 21st century." - Harvard Business Review
2.NOT LIMITED TO ONE INDUSTRY
3.THERE IS A NEED FOR TALENT IN DATA ANALYTICS
40% of companies are struggling to find and retain data analytics talent. (MIT Sloan)
4.I keep saying that the sexiest job in the next 10 years will be statisticians. I’m not kidding.
Chief Economist, Google
Graduates can land roles such as:
DATA SCIENTIST BUSINESS ANALYST BUSINESS TRANSLATOR PRE-SALES ANALYST LEAD DATA SCIENTIST DATA ENGINEER ADVANCED ANALYTICAL CONSULTANT MACHINE LEARNING & AI CONSULTANT DATA & ANALYTICS MANAGER ASSOCIATE & CLIENT SERVICES MANAGER BIG DATA CONSULTANT CHIEF DATA OFFICER (CDO) CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER (CTO)
TOP EMPLOYERS OF THIS PROGRAM’S ALUMNI
Accenture BBVA EY Amazon Deloitte Google Oliver Wyman
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 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.
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 essay
- 2 letters of recommendation
- English language certificate – for non-Native English speakers: we accept the TOEFL (minimum score of 100), the IELTS (minimum score of 7) or a Cambridge Advanced or Proficiency level. A certificate is not required if you completed an undergraduate degree in English. If you take the TOEFL or the IELTS, your English exam is valid for two years, from the date you took the exam.
- Photocopy of current passport
- Passport size picture
- Application fee: 125€ or 175€ in case of applying to 2 programs (fee is not refundable)
- *Possible additional legalization and/or translation requirements might be applicable:
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