IE School of Science and Technology's Master in Business Analytics and Big Data is among the top programs 10 worldwide, according to this year’s edition of the annual QS ranking. Out of 133 programs worldwide, IE’s program ranked 7th in the world in the QS 2023 Business Analytics Ranking, 3rd in terms of employability, and 16th for the diversity of its faculty and student profile.
The program provides a holistic skill set in data science, Big Data, and business transformation to overcome the obstacles and drive disruption in their specific company. It was recently redesigned and updated to provide a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities businesses will face in a constantly evolving data landscape.
For the ranking, QS analyzes graduate employability, professional growth, student and faculty profiles, and thought leadership, among other indicators. This master’s degree ranked for the last time in 2020. QS placed it in 16th position.
“We’re excited to see our data science graduate program in the top 10 globally. This demonstrates our students’ and faculty’s ability to connect and impact the real world.”
Ikhlaq Shidu, Dean of IE School of Science and Technology
“We’re excited to see our data science graduate program in the top 10 globally,” said Ikhlaq Shidu, Dean of IE School of Science and Technology, the major SciTech Hub in Europe. “This demonstrates our students’ and faculty’s ability to connect and impact the real world. I extend my thanks to everyone who contributed to this result.”
The rise of data to become business’s most powerful and critical tool is providing opportunities in every conceivable sector. There is a need for talent in data analytics worldwide and companies are struggling to find and retain data analytics talent. IE School of Science and Technology works as a gateway for students to access the big tech-related careers worldwide, as well as offering privileged relations with STEM researchers and corporate leaders. Top employers of this Master’s alumni are Google, BCG, BBVA, Accenture, Oliver Wyman, HSBC, EY, AWS, among others.
“Our students are prepared for the ever-changing world we live in, where data has become synonymous with modern life and a company's asset that must be managed strategically, by combining solid technical Data skills with strong experiential learning.”
Jose Esteves, Vice Dean graduate programs
IE School of Science and Technology has started the new academic year with 1.000 students of 80 nationalities, in undergraduate and Master’s programs in the fields of Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Information Systems Management, Business Technology and Business Analytics and Big Data. Top countries in terms of students’ nationalities are Italy, France, Germany, the United States and Mexico.
The institution is setting a new standard in STEM education, by shaping a new profile of multi-disciplinary impact-driven, technology leaders connected to the corporate world. The school bridges the gap between STEM research, tech companies and entrepreneurs in the field of science and technology with innovative hands-on learning, high-impact research and a practical multidisciplinary methodology.
In its ongoing commitment to innovation applied to education and the development of immersive methodologies, IE University will provide this academic year VR and AR (virtual and augmented reality) glasses to all its students. In 2023, IE University plans to open campuses in several metaverses, such as Roblox and Decentranland, where students will be able to participate in class and attend events and activities in the digital sphere. In addition, IE University and Elysium Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based technology investment fund, have recently joined forces to create the IE Metaverse Center, the first research and innovation center in the Metaverse.