Global Master in Business Analytics and Big Data

The Program

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 videoconferences, 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)




  • Business Transformation

    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

    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.

  • Big Data Technologies

    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 like Kafka, Hadoop, Spark, and Flink, among others.

  • Professional Skills

    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 navigate the dynamics of the workplace.

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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.

IBM Watson

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.

Exposure workshops

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.


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:

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