Master in Business Analytics & Big Data

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Master in Business Analytics & Big Data

The rise of data is producing a landscape full of challenges and opportunities across all sectors. With the Master in Business Analytics & Big Data, students gain the holistic skill set in data science, business transformation and big data to overcome the obstacles and drive disruption in their specific company.


Mode of Study
Madrid and China*
10 months
April / October


Mode of Study
Madrid, Dubai and Online*
17 months

*Destinations may vary due to Covid-19 restrictions.
**The 2022-2023 intake starts on September 19th.


Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program.

Germán Vivas

Senior Manager - Global Recruitment


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Maria Luisa Romero

Junior Manager - Global Recruitment


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


Career-focused Business Analytics Master Program

IE University 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.


Employment-centered curriculum

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.

Business Analytics and Big Data Master Academic Director

ProfileJuan José Casado Quintero

Professor, Master in Business Analytics & Big Data and Global Master in Business Analytics and Big Data

Data & Analytics Director, Repsol

Juan José Casado Quintero

Professor, Master in Business Analytics & Big Data and Global Master in Business Analytics and Big Data

Data & Analytics Director, Repsol

1st Data Science Competition
3rd Data Science Competition
Introduction to Big Data and Analytics
Meeting with the academic director
Meeting with the academic director II
Meeting with the academic director III
Real World Datathon I
Real World Datathon II

Professional Experience
Big Data & Advanced analytics expert with 15 years of work experience in consulting focused on helping business from different industries to get the most value from their data.
Juan Jose has led teams of Data Scientists at CFI Group, Cognodata, Everis and most recently IBM where he was the Head in Spain of the Strategy & Analytics Service Line and a Big Data evangelist.
From 2015 Juan Jose is committed to transform the health care system trough big data advanced analytics. Currently he is the Data & Analytics Corporate Director at Sanitas (BUPA EUROPE).
Juan Jose is founder, Professor & Academic Program Director of the Master in Business Analytics & Big Data at IE business school (Instituto de Empresa).
MBA at IE Business School (2001), Business Administration Degree at Madrid Complutense University.

Liquid Learning in the Classroom

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Schedule Full-Time Schedule Part-Time

Agility, flexibility and fluidity are key to navigating today’s increasingly digital, constantly changing world.

At IE University we have developed Liquid Learning, a unique and evidence-based educational model that transcends conventional learning methodologies and platforms by fusing physical and digital learning spaces so that you can access first-rate education, no matter where you are.

In the particular case of the Master in Business Analytics & Big Data, you are expected to attend your classes in person. However, if you are unable to attend for justifiable reasons, you have the possibility to participate remotely as a temporary solution.

Find out more about Liquid Learning at IE University

Why study 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.

Big data has revolutionized the way businesses work

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.

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)

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    IBM predicts the demand for data scientists will soar 28% by 2020


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    60% of companies say it’s more difficult to find talent for data and analytics positions than any other role. Source: McKinsey Analytics.


"While the most practical and useful learning I gained were the coding capabilities, I also developed the skills, languages, and mindset needed to be successful at a data-driven company."
"The program helped me understand how I wanted to position myself for career growth. There were also lots of opportunities to network with leading professionals in the industry."

Dual Degrees

Across the business world, a data-driven revolution is emerging. While this may seem obvious, it is only recently that companies have begun to invest deeply in understanding how to capture value through Big Data and analytics. What companies need are dynamic and specialized professionals from different backgrounds such as business, engineering, technology, economics, mathematics, or applied sciences who are able to identify, collect, analyze, interpret and use data to drive value and innovation.

The combination of this program with a Master’s in Management (if you have 0-2 years of experience) or an International MBA (if you have 3 or more years of experience) will position you on the threshold of two exciting worlds; acquiring a broader skillset and a competitive differentiation with a sharp focus. Select your dual degree based on your years of experience:

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