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

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 and the power of AI 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 two formats so you can choose the option that best fits your lifestyle: Full-Time 11-months*(immersive year in Madrid and international destination). Part-Time 17 months* (online with face-to-face periods in Madrid and an international destination).

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What makes our programs unique

At IE School of Science and Technology, we take pride in offering the most comprehensive master's programs. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in the robust set of opportunities we provide to our students. All our master programs come packed with essential features, including:

  • International, Diverse and Professional Faculty
  • Individual Tech Industry Mentors
  • Professional & Industry Certifications
  • Datathon / Hackathon
  • Immersion Week
  • Internships
  • Electives & Concentrations
  • International Exchanges
  • Sustainability Certificate
  • Careers Department
  • Capstone Projects
  • Venture Lab

ONE PROGRAM, TWO FORMATS

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 location in the fast-paced city center
  • To top it off, an immersion week in an international destination 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
  • Four weeks of in-person sessions delivered in the heart of Madrid, one week of face-to-face sessions in an international destination
  • Unlimited access to the latest research & online press

FULL TIME PROGRAM - EXPLORE THE MASTER IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS & BIG DATA

PART TIME PROGRAM - EXPLORE THE MASTER IN BUSINESS ANALYTICS & BIG DATA

*Please note that our program content is continually updated to remain in sync with market demands. Therefore, we advise you that the content is subject to change and it can be dependent on student demand.

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Tech Immersion Week: discover all it has to offer

Tech Immersion Week: discover all it has to offer

TECH CERTIFICATIONS

The Master in Business Analytics & Big Data offers a variety of professional certifications to expand your technical knowledge of big data and AI applications and enhance your practical skill set. We provide numerous resources to help you prepare for the requisite examinations at the end of your certification, including in-class sessions with relevant topics embedded in the program curriculum, as well as select electives to focus your learnings.

Additionally, you also have access to self-paced online courses and additional tutoring sessions to further boost your expertise. Students can tailor their certification examinations to their specific goals.

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Professional Credentials for Advancing Your Career

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.

AMAZON WEB SERVICES ACADEMY

Build your cloud computing skills preparing for Amazon Web Services cloud certification through lectures, assessments, hands-on labs, group discussions, and individual projects that are taught by experienced AWS Academy accredited education.

MICROSOFT LEARN

Benefit from our Microsoft Learn collaboration through resources and training that will allow students access to high-quality content for maximum impact.

AWS CERTIFIED DATA ENGINEER

Develop expertise in data engineering with AWS, focusing on data collection, processing, and analysis through lectures, labs, and projects led by AWS Academy accredited educators.

AWS CERTIFIED CLOUD PRACTITIONER

Launch your cloud journey with foundational knowledge on AWS cloud, including its services, architecture, and security, guided by experienced instructors through interactive learning.

CERTIFIED TABLEAU DATA ANALYST

Enhance your data visualization skills with Tableau, mastering data analysis and storytelling through comprehensive lectures and hands-on exercises guided by experts.

CERTIFIED TABLEAU DESKTOP SPECIALIST

Gain proficiency in Tableau Desktop for effective data visualization, learning through focused lectures, practical labs, and projects under the guidance of experienced professionals.

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Berkeley Immersion Week

Attend talks on emerging technologies, innovation, start-ups, leadership, and various skills like networking, product management, fundraising, etc.

Explore the hands-on opportunities of Berkeley Immersion Week through the perspectives shared by the Managing Director and Chief Learning Officer at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET).

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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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 five 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.

International destination

One week of face-to-face sessions in International Destination.

Transform Ideas into Ventures

Joining our master's programs at IE School of Science and Technology opens the door to the exciting world of entrepreneurship through our Venture Lab. This unique opportunity empowers students to transform their innovative ideas into successful ventures with the support of experienced mentors, industry experts, and a vibrant entrepreneurial community.

IE CERTIFICATE ON FOUNDATIONS OF SUSTAINABILITY

With the IE Certificate on Foundations of Sustainability, you’ll learn how to incorporate a sustainability point of view across all business activities and functions, and be prepared to tackle the social, economic and environmental challenges of today’s world in any organization. And with this qualification under your belt, you’ll boost your career opportunities and show potential employers that you’re committed to sustainability and aligned with their values.

The IE Certificate on Foundations of Sustainability is an optional certificate that can be completed alongside your core studies. In order to earn the certificate, students must obtain ten credits.

Undoubtedly, you’ll be able to gain a thorough overview of the fundamentals, and we’ve ensured maximum flexibility, including alternative routes to attain the number of credits needed.

Students may obtain these credits through eligible courses, electives, and extracurricular activities such as participation in relevant student clubs. Please keep in mind that some of the above-mentioned courses, electives, and extracurricular activities may already be included in your program, while others will need to be added. Additionally, there’s one mandatory component, the Online Learning Journey.

Frequently asked questions

What does a master of science in business analytics entail?

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The Master in Business Analytics and Big Data is a holistic program that covers four key areas: business transformation, data science, big data technologies and professional skills. It comprehensively covers emerging tech that’s now critical in business such as AI, machine learning and deep learning, as well as the soft skills you’re going to need during your career journey.

What do i need to know for a master in business analytics?

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Students of the business analytics master program typically come from business, quantitative and tech backgrounds. But the most important things you'll need when studying our master's degree are a desire to handle large quantities of data to add value to your organization, and a keenness to get to grips with AI.

What should I study for big data?

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Ideal academic backgrounds for the Master in Business Analytics and Big Data will cover Finance, Management or Marketing and Economics. Similarly, Mathematics, Statistics or Social Science backgrounds will be valuable, as will tech knowledge such as computer science or IT management. master in big data will cover Finance, Management or Marketing and Economics. Similarly, Mathematics, Statistics or Social Science backgrounds will be valuable, as will tech knowledge such as computer science or IT management.

Is a master in business analytics hard?

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Doing a Master in Business Analytics and Big Data is challenging, yes—successful students will need to be disciplined, dedicated and resilient. But this is a practical program, delivered in a way designed to help you gain real experience and succeed. And students receive hands-on support and direct mentoring from a world-class faculty of industry experts so, although it's not an easy program, you'll succeed!

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