Master in Business Analytics & Big Data - The Program

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The Business Analytics and Big Data Master’s Degree

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 for innovative minds from all over the world.

Business Analytics Master Program Key Areas

Business Transformation

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.

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 such as 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 have a real impact on business decisions.

CAREER ENHANCING COLLABORATIONS

At IE University, we are at the 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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    WORLDWIDE (3RD IN EUROPE)

    Our Master in Business Analytics & Big Data ranked 10th for Masters in Business Analytics.

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MASTER IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS AND BIG DATA PRE-PROGRAMS

  • QUANTITATIVE METHODS PRE-PROGRAM

    The Quantitative Methods Pre-Program is designed to give you the basic knowledge needed for the Master in Business Analytics & Big Data. The fundamentals of this research strategy emphasize objective measurement and statistical or mathematical analysis of data. Using quantitative methods, you will learn to collect data through questionnaires or surveys in order to determine relationships between variables within a given population.

  • CODING IN PYTHON PRE-PROGRAM

    Python is a clear and powerful programming language comparable to Perl, Ruby, Scheme, or Java. Python is popular in the data science community because it’s an easy-to-use language that quickly facilitates getting your program up and running. Specific packages make Python usable for data analysis, including NumPy and SciPy scientific computing applications, or pandas for data manipulation. With Matplotlib, you’ll learn how to produce and animate graphics, and use Scikit-learn to dive into machine learning and predictive data analysis.

  • CODING IN R PRE-PROGRAM

    R is used widely among statisticians and data miners for developing statistical software and data analysis. A powerful exploratory tool with a large number of packages and readily usable tests, R is useful for almost any type of data analysis. As part of a big data solution, it provides the necessary tools to get up and running quickly.

  • LINUX PRE-PROGRAM

    Linux is a vital operating system that all big data technologies run under. It’s similar to other operating systems like Windows and macOS, so even students with zero Linux experience will quickly get the hang of its capabilities. Knowledge of the most basic Linux commands provides an important basis for later elements of the program, such as interacting with the Hadoop software library through command.

  • SQL PRE-PROGRAM

    SQL is the language of data, widely used by companies and one of the most-used tools in analytics. During the Master’s in Business Analytics & Big Data, you will learn the SQL functions from scratch, as well as the essential skills for managing data in a relational database management system. The SQL Pre-Program provides a necessary head start to reach advanced SQL proficiency later in the program.

Business Analytics Program Structure - October Intake

MASTER IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS & BIG DATA

Duration

INTAKE: OCTOBER, 10 MONTHS

OCTOBER

OCTOBER-DECEMBER

DECEMBER-JANUARY

JANUARY-MARCH

MARCH-APRIL

APRIL

APRIL-JULY

JULY

Location

ONLINE

MADRID

MADRID

CHINA

MADRID

MADRID

Subject

PRECOURSE

TERM I

WINTER BREAK

TERM II

SPRING BREAK

IMMERSION WEEK

TERM III

GRADUATION

Business Analytics Program Structure - April Intake

MASTER IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS & BIG DATA

Duration

INTAKE: APRIL, 10 MONTHS

APRIL

APRIL-JULY

JULY

JULY-OCTOBER

OCTOBER

OCTOBER

OCTOBER-FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY

Location

ONLINE

MADRID

MADRID

CHINA

MADRID

MADRID

Subject

PRECOURSE

TERM I

SUMMER BREAK

TERM II

AUTUMN BREAK

IMMERSION WEEK

TERM III

GRADUATION

Business Analytics Career-Oriented Program

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.
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 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.

MENTORING PROGRAM

At IE University, 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 participate in the Business Analytics and Big Data Master's Degree

At IE University, 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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BROCHURE

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