The Master in Business Analytics & Big Data is the complete program that will future-proof your career, putting you front and center for the most in-demand jobs of tomorrow.

Master in Business Analytics and Big Data

duration11 | 17 months
languageEnglish
locationMadrid & International Destination
intakeJanuary | April | September
Mode of StudyFull-Time | Part-Time
FormatIn-person | Blended
duration11 | 17 months
languageEnglish
locationMadrid & International Destination
intakeJanuary | April | September
Mode of StudyFull-Time | Part-Time
FormatIn-person | Blended
MASTER IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS & BIG DATA

Now more than ever, knowledge is power. Power to set your own career path, leverage the possibilities of emerging AI-powered technologies such as machine learning, and deliver added value and competitive advantage in your professional life.

The Master in Business Analytics & Big Data puts that power in your hands. With the most comprehensive curriculum in the sector, it provides the newly necessary hard skills in Data Science, including machine learning, AI, natural language processing (NLP), data visualization, Big Data Technologies and Business Transformation. It also includes soft skills essential for analytics, like leadership and communication skills development, to fully round out your professional profile. Want to specialize in a particular aspect of the sector? You can do so with a wide range of electives and concentrations covering everything from Fintech to Industry 4.0, Smart Health, Advanced AI and the FMCG sector.

And you can study on your terms, full-time or part-time. Ranked 8th worldwide, the program features multiple professional certifications, including AWS, Tableau, Microsoft and more. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend immersion weeks, undertake exchange programs at other top institutions abroad, or complete an internship with a world-leading company.

The Master in Business Analytics & Big Data is the complete program that will future-proof your career, putting you front and center for the most in-demand jobs of tomorrow.

* The 2024-2025 full-time Fall intake starts on September 9th.

* The 2025-2026 part-time intake starts on February 7th.

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RECRUITERS WILL BE BANGING DOWN YOUR DOOR

BIG DATA AND AI HAVE REVOLUTIONIZED THE WAY BUSINESSES WORK

BIG DATA AND AI ARE ESSENTIAL TO ALL SECTORS

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Learning AI with the Master in Business Analytics and Big Data

If you’re looking for a career in the fast-growing world of AI, the Master in Business Analytics and Big Data is the ideal entry point. The cutting-edge syllabus is specially designed to ensure that you graduate with up-to-date knowledge and hands-on experience of the latest AI tools and technologies. You’ll gain insights into the symbiotic relationship between big data and AI, as well as the practical applications of these topics:

Collecting and learning from consumer information, streaming analytics—allowing businesses to make vital decisions in real time—and DataOps are all crucial components of today’s business world.

You’ll be able to choose from our electives, all taught by industry experts with cutting-edge knowledge and experience in their field of specialization:

1. Big Data & Artificial Intelligence in Business Strategy

In the digital age, with the exponential growth of data and the advancement of AI technologies, businesses are at a crossroads. Those that can effectively harness the power of AI and big data are poised to lead their industries, while those that don't risk obsolescence. This comprehensive course gives you the tools, knowledge and strategies necessary to guide your organization through this transformation.

From unpacking the intricate concepts of big data and AI, through to examining the real-world barriers faced by companies striving to be data-driven and finally exploring the strategies to overcome these challenges, this course will give you a holistic view of the evolving business landscape.

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 of big data and AI, coming from companies like Amazon, Google, and IBM.

EMPLOYMENT-CENTERED CURRICULUM

Your coursework will be geared towards gaining expertise in big data and AI, and learning how to turn your analyses into business value for any company in any industry.

CONNECTIONS THAT MATTER

As an IE University student, you’ll gain access to a uniquely qualified network of faculty, fellow students and alumni. The more than 80,000 connections worldwide are sure to help you excel.

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A big year for the Master in Business Analytics & Big Data

The latest cohort of the Master in Business Analytics & Big Data graduated from an intense year of classes, projects and presentations. Luca Fiume, who recently completed the program, looks back on the challenges and rewards while sharing all his tips and lessons learned to inspire future students pursuing this unique, multidisciplinary program.

Position your career for the future with the Master in Business Analytics & Big Data

Position your career for the future with the Master in Business Analytics & Big Data

With data fast becoming the world’s most valuable commodity, professionals with the know-how to record, analyze and harness the power of big data are increasingly in demand in the job market—especially in today’s AI-powered world. We spoke to Guillermo de Haro Rodríguez, Academic Director of Graduate Programs at IE School of Science and Technology, to gain insight into how the program prepares students to thrive in an ever-changing field.

OFFICIAL DEGREE

Upon completion of this program, you will be awarded an official Master's degree in Business Analytics, as well as a University Private Degree in Big Data.

Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program. If educational prerequisites are not provided and/or if the requirements are not met on time, the student will not be able to request the official university degree as issued by the Spanish government. In this case, the studies will not be official under Spanish educational regulations.

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Acquire the knowledge and skills to thrive in the tech industry. Elevate your career with our seasoned professionals.

get two degrees in less than two years

Pursue two disciplines while gaining insight from different perspectives and ways of thinking in less than two years. You’ll cover the contents of two master’s programs—and graduate with two diplomas.

COMBINE IT WITH A MASTER IN MANAGEMENT

Suitable for 0-3 years of experience

COMBINE IT WITH AN INTERNATIONAL MBA

Suitable for more than three years of experience

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Madrid is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities, exploding with music, art, history and gastronomy. In this city that never sleeps, you can find whatever suits your interests and budget — everything from alternative culture hubs to some of the world’s most spectacular museums, world-class theater to the raw power of flamenco or all-night dancing. Whether you are on our central campus, exploring one of the city’s iconic neighborhoods or enjoying a cold drink and tapas on a sunny terrace, you will always feel at home in Madrid.  

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Madrid is a multicultural city that prides itself on openness. Discrimination due to gender, sexual orientation, religion or race is not tolerated. Instead, the city celebrates the diversity of its residents. Head to the neighborhoods of Lavapiés or Malasaña to experience the city’s rich cosmopolitan influences and enjoy food and culture from all corners of the world. Or check out the stylish barrio of Chueca to explore the heart of the city’s vibrant LGBT+ community. No matter who you are, you’re sure to fit right in.  

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Frequently asked questions

What is a master in big data?

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A Master in Big Data is a program designed to mold data scientists of the future. By studying our Master in Big Data you will learn how to gather, analyze, manipulate and present data to draw strategic business decisions and fuel today’s AI-driven applications.

Is big data in demand?

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Data science and AI professionals are in high demand. The number of data science/analysis roles is growing massively, and around 40% of those positions require a master's or PhD. Opportunities exist in every sector and Harvard called it "the hottest job of the 21st century."

Is it worth doing a masters in Business Analytics?

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A Master in Business Analytics and Big Data definitely is a worthwhile investment. Just look at where our business analytics program alumni work: Google, Renault, EY, KPMG, Sony and Facebook, just to name a few of the world-leading companies which have hired them. Master in Business Analytics and Big Data holders can work in a variety of industries and jobs, therefore is absolutely worth the effort.

Are big data and Business Analytics the same?

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Business analytics and big data are not the same. Business analytics focuses on the financial and operational side of the business. Big data, meanwhile, gathers and analyzes data from a much broader range, driving strategic decisions and forming the basis of the algorithms behind today’s AI applications.

Is business analytics a good degree?

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Business analytics not only gives you the knowledge that companies desperately need—MIT says 40% of companies struggle to find and retain analytics talent—but we work with 1,800 recruiting partners and connect students with thousands of real job opportunities.

What is a Master In Business Analytics?

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A Master in Business Analytics is a graduate program that focuses on using data analysis and information technology to help organizations in making strategic decisions. Students in this program will learn techniques for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data to drive decision-making processes. They will also develop skills in the use of data visualization tools, statistical analysis software, and other technologies that are essential for business analytics professionals.

The coursework in the Master in Business Analytics and big data program typically covers topics such as data mining, predictive modeling, machine learning, and data visualization. Students will also learn about database management, data warehousing, and other technologies that are used to store and manipulate large datasets.

Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to work in a variety of industries, including finance, marketing, healthcare, and technology. They may find employment as data analysts, business intelligence analysts, or data scientists, among other roles.

Overall, a Master in Business Analytics and Big data provides students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in a rapidly evolving field that is increasingly important for organizations looking to remain competitive in today's data-driven economy.

Is Masters In Business Analytics Difficult?

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The program offered by the IE School of Science and Technology aims to equip students with the necessary technical skills and knowledge to drive business decisions using data-driven insights. The degree program is designed to prepare graduates for a career in business analytics, where they can apply analytics techniques to solve real-world business problems.

The admissions requirements for the Master in Business Analytics and Big Data program may be rigorous, but the program itself provides a solid foundation in business management, machine learning and, Artificial Intelligence.

Students can choose from a variety of concentration areas in the elective period, allowing them to specialize in areas such as intelligence in business strategy or artificial intelligence in operations management, or fintech.

The part-time program also offers flexibility for working professionals looking to earn a graduate degree in business analytics and big data. While the program may be challenging, the master is designed to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in a data-driven organization.

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