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.

It is delivered in 2 formats so you can choose the option that best fits your lifestyle: Full-Time 10-months (immersive year in Madrid and a week in China). Part-Time 17 months (online with face-to-face periods in Madrid and one week in Dubai).

One program, Two formats

Choose the program format best-suited for you.

1. OUR IMMERSIVE FULL-TIME PROGRAM INCLUDES:

-Engaging face-to-face classes
-Group meetings and presentations
-Hands-on simulations and in-person debates
-Access to resources, such as the Venture Lab and the IE Library
-Classes at our Madrid campus located in the fast-paced city center
-To top it off, an immersion week in China will bring you closer to your business future in action

2. OUR FLEXIBLE PART-TIME PROGRAM INCLUDES:

-A dynamic blend of virtual and on-site learning
-24 hour access to IE’s Online campus
-Live sessions on Saturdays and interactive video conferences
-Asynchronous online discussions every week from Monday to Thursday
-5 weeks of in person sessions delivered in the heart of Madrid, 1 week of face-to-face sessions in Dubai
-Unlimited access to the latest research & online press

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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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.

  • 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 & Big Data Program Structure - October Intake, Full Time Program

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 & Big Data Program Structure - April Intake, Full Time Program

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 & BIG DATA PROGRAM STRUCTURE - Part-Time format

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

TERM II

TERM III

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 Sessions – On 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.

BUSINESS ANALYTICS & BIG DATA 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.

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.
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Datathons

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

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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.

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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