Global Master in Business Analytics and Big Data - The Program

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The Business Analytics and Big Data Global Master’s Degree

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 platform.

WHAT’S THE PART-TIME FORMAT LIKE?

This 17-months program is both online and face-to-face— in other words, it’s liquid. We align and combine the best of technology, pedagogy and our world-class faculty, so you can experience multi-layered learning in a multi-faceted environment.

Online periods – Through our virtual campus, you get a challenging and highly interactive educational experience. The well-structured, faculty-led sessions fit into the modern professional’s busy schedule and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection. Engage with other global professionals in synchronous and asynchronous sessions including interactive small groups where you work on real-world, industry-based case studies.

  • Live SessionsOn Saturdays, you will connect to live video conference sessions engaging with your peers and professors in real time, discussing previously established topics for the week. These sessions are truly an extension of the traditional classroom experience, allowing you to negotiate and collaborate with your classmates in the same space, despite connecting from all over the globe.
  • Asynchronous online discussions – The forums allow you to participate in the faculty-led asynchronous sessions every week from Monday to Thursday. Professors will moderate these written discussions about chosen topics in order to achieve the learning objectives.

Face-To-Face Periods – get to know your diverse classmates even more through all-day workshops and classes that further develop your soft skills and teamwork. Explore Madrid after class and get to know your peers on a deeper level.

  • Roughly 5 weeks of full-time course work and networking with your peers in the heart of the Spanish capital, spread throughout the duration of the program.
  • 1 week of face-to-face sessions in Dubai.

Note: due to the current situation, IE has developed the Liquid Learning model which will ensure your studies continue even if travel is not possible for you at the moment.

Career enhancing collaborations

At IE School of Human Sciences & Technology we are at the forefront of technological innovation, which is why with this program you will benefit from the collaboration with companies that lead this technological disruption in today's world.

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What does "Part-time" mean?

How many hours a week will I have to invest in studying?

You'll dedicate 28 hrs a week on average to successfully complete your Master's.

Will I have to travel to Madrid?

Yes. You'll get to enjoy the beautiful city of Madrid for a total of 4 weeks during your studies to complete our program's face-to-face portions.

Will I have Residential Periods outside Madrid?

Yes, in this Master you will spend a week in Dubai. Check the calendar.

How much time will I get to complete Online Forums?

You'll have from Mondays at 2:00 pm (Madrid time) to Thursdays at 10:00 pm (Madrid time).

When do Live Videoconferences take place?

All Live Videoconferences take place on Saturdays, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Madrid time).

Will I get to meet my fellow students before traveling to Madrid?

Of course. Our program is designed so you can meet your classmates, even if it’s digitally, and start working with them right from the beginning.

Business Analytics and Big Data Global Master Program Key Areas

  • 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.

Business Analytics and Big Data Global Master Program Structure

GLOBAL MASTER IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS AND BIG DATA

Duration

17 MONTHS

JANUARY

JANUARY

JANUARY-JULY

JULY

JULY-AUGUST

AUGUST-DECEMBER

DECEMBER-JANUARY

JANUARY

JANUARY-JULY

JULY

JULY

Location

ONLINE

MADRID

ONLINE

MADRID

ONLINE

DUBAI

ONLINE

MADRID

MADRID

Subject

PRECOURSE

FACE-TO-FACE 2 WEEKS

ONLINE PERIOD

FACE-TO-FACE 1 WEEK

SUMMER BREAK

ONLINE PERIOD

WINTER BREAK

FACE-TO-FACE 1 WEEK

ONLINE PERIOD

FACE-TO-FACE 2 WEEKS

GRADUATION

Business Analytics and Big Data Global Master Career-oriented program

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.
Lápiz

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.

Cohete

Datathons

Companies from various industries will provide your team with real data sets, and you will have to uncover actionable insights and drive innovation.

Estrella

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.

Companies that participate in the Business Analytics and Big Data Global Master's Degree

At IE University, we believe that 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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BROCHURE

Check out the brochure to explore more about the program.

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